LismoreSession 2Session 2
OnlineSession 2N/A

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.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 2

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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)
Discussion Board presentation followed by participation in a discussion30%


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

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