Unit description

Contextualises the role of the midwife and primary health care from the Australian and global healthcare perspective including historical, socio-political, culture influences and the social determinates of health. Students explore fundamental frameworks for evidence-informed, culturally competent and appropriate midwifery care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and other people from culturally and linguistically different backgrounds.

Unit content

  • History of health provision from an Australian and global perspective
  • Philosophy, principles and strategies of primary health care (Australian & global)
  • Health beliefs, systems & practices and midwifery care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and other culturally & linguistically diverse Australians
  • Principles of cultural competence & philosophy of midwifery

 

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 1

  • Best, O, & Fredericks, B (Ed.) , 2017, Yatdjuligin: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nursing and Midwifery Care, 2nd edn, Cambridge University Press, Melbourne.
  • Guzys, D, Brown, R, Halcomb, E, Whitehead, D, 2017, An Introduction to Community and Primary Health Care, 2nd edn, Cambridge University Press , Melbourne.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Coffs Harbour

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 2 hours (Wk 1)
Lecture on-site 1 hour
Tutorial on-site 2 hours
Assessment
Online Activity20%
Presentation30%
Essay50%

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 1 hour
Tutorial on-site 2 hours
Lecture on-site 2 hours (Wk 1)
Assessment
Online Activity20%
Presentation30%
Essay50%
Notice

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Fee information

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