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This unit offers a broad overview of Indigenous Australian health. It begins by examining Indigenous Australian identity and the health status of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples prior to colonisation. This is contrasted with the impacts on Indigenous Australian identity from earlier indifferent practices of governance, to formal government policies of protectionism/segregation, assimilation and self-determination and their profound effects on the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The unit then overviews Indigenous Australian health in the current context, exploring Aboriginal community-controlled health services, Torres Strait Islander health services, primary health care services, differences between Indigenous Australian men's and women's health, health promotion and research, and Indigenous Australian models of health care.
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites
There are no requisites for this unit.
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- Evaluate the health status of Indigenous Australians prior to European colonisation
- Analyse the historical and contemporary impacts of government policies upon the health of Indigenous Australians
- Explain differences between various health care services available to Indigenous Australians
- Identify Indigenous models of health care and promotion in Australia.
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
|Assessment Tasks||Learning Outcomes|
|1 - Written Assessment - 40%|
|2 - Written Assessment - 40%|
|3 - Online Quiz(zes) - 20%|
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
|Graduate Attributes||Learning Outcomes|
|1 - Self Management|
|2 - Communication|
|3 - Information Literacy|
|4 - Information Technology Competence|
|5 - Problem Solving|
|6 - Critical Thinking|
|7 - Cross-Cultural Competence|
|8 - Ethical Practice|
|9 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultures|
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