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Unit description

Establishes a critical understanding of the social and cultural struggle experienced by Aboriginal generations. Students critically evaluate assumptions about Aboriginal people and communities as a basis for analysis of social control, cultural imposition and the cost of dominion. 

Unit content

Topic 1: Social Design, Regard and Disregard

Topic 2: Resistance and Progress Myths

Topic 3: Costs of Marginalisation and Social Determinants

Topic 4: Causation Health and Causation Health Enquiry

Topic 5: An Equitable Evidence Base

Topic 6: Methodological Diversity, Evidence Synthesis and Situation Analysis

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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1summarise the origins and classify the significance of self-image and the images of others within contexts of domination, marginalisation and social change Ethical practice
2demonstrate an understanding of the impact on the Aboriginal community of different forces in modern Australian society that shape position, regard and the ability to exist with confidence and power. Intellectual rigourEthical practiceKnowledge of a discipline
3analyse attitudinal manipulations as a political device in a media rich world and explain the conservative power of self-image and self-regard in Australian society Intellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
4Critique the principles of social determination and identify relevant social issues and community contexts that impact on the health and well-being of Aboriginal people.Intellectual rigourKnowledge of a disciplineCultural competence

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. summarise the origins and classify the significance of self-image and the images of others within contexts of domination, marginalisation and social change
    • GA3: Ethical practice
  2. demonstrate an understanding of the impact on the Aboriginal community of different forces in modern Australian society that shape position, regard and the ability to exist with confidence and power.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. analyse attitudinal manipulations as a political device in a media rich world and explain the conservative power of self-image and self-regard in Australian society
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. Critique the principles of social determination and identify relevant social issues and community contexts that impact on the health and well-being of Aboriginal people.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA7: Cultural competence

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Workshop on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 1 hour (12 weeks)
Assessment
Discussion Board presentation followed by participation in a discussion30%
Essay50%
Journal20%

Teaching method
Structured online learning 2 hours/week (12 weeks)
Assessment
Essay50%
Journal20%
Discussion Board Presentation followed by participation in a discussion. 30%
Notice

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Fee information

Domestic

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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

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