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In this unit, you will have the opportunity to identify historical and current inequalities in the health status of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals, families, and groups. You will learn about culturally safe care to gain a better understanding of how to partner and collaborate to meet health needs and improve health outcomes. Focus will be given to the inequities that continue in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health status compared to their non-Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander counterparts. You will develop the knowledge and skills needed to work with people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. In this unit, you will propose ways of collaborating with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals, groups or communities to facilitate equal access to equitable and appropriate health services.
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites
There are no requisites for this unit.
Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).
Offerings For Term 2 - 2023
All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).
Recommended Student Time Commitment
Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.
This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades.
All University policies are available on the CQUniversity Policy site.
You may wish to view these policies:
- Grades and Results Policy
- Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework)
- Review of Grade Procedure
- Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure
- Monitoring Academic Progress (MAP) Policy and Procedure – Domestic Students
- Monitoring Academic Progress (MAP) Policy and Procedure – International Students
- Student Refund and Credit Balance Policy and Procedure
- Student Feedback – Compliments and Complaints Policy and Procedure
- Information and Communications Technology Acceptable Use Policy and Procedure
This list is not an exhaustive list of all University policies. The full list of University policies are available on the CQUniversity Policy site.
- Describe the impact that colonisation has had on the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
- Examine current demographic, health indicators and statistical trends for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
- Define and reflect on different forms of white privilege and racism in healthcare
- Outline the contemporary role of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health professionals, organisations and communities in delivering culturally safe health care to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
- Identify professional practice factors that facilitate quality health care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
Content in this unit incorporates a number of professional nursing requirements
Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and National Boards Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Strategy
Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia Registered Nurse Standards for Practice
Thinks critically and analyses nursing practice
Maintains the capability for practice
Evaluates outcomes to inform nursing practice
Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia Nursing Code of Conduct
Cultural practice and respectful relationships
Research in health
Health and wellbeing
International Council of Nursing Code of Ethics for Nursing
Nurses and People
Nurses and Practice
Nurses and the Profession
Nurses and co-workers
National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards
Partnering with consumers
Communicating for safety
Patient Safety Competency Framework
Teamwork and collaborative practice
Preventing, minimising and responding to adverse events
Aged Care Quality Standards
Consumer dignity and choice
Ongoing assessment and planning with consumers
Personal care and clinical care
Services and supports for daily living
Organisation’s service environment
Feedback and complaints
Intraprofessional and Interprofessional prep
Working with other health professionals including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
|Assessment Tasks||Learning Outcomes|
|1 - Online Quiz(zes) - 40%|
|2 - Case Study - 60%|
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
|Graduate Attributes||Learning Outcomes|
|1 - Communication|
|2 - Problem Solving|
|3 - Critical Thinking|
|4 - Information Literacy|
|5 - Team Work|
|6 - Information Technology Competence|
|7 - Cross Cultural Competence|
|8 - Ethical practice|
|9 - Social Innovation|
|10 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultures|
There are no required textbooks.
- CQUniversity Student Email
- Unit Website (Moodle)
- Student will need to access Zoom sessions. Equipment such as a microphone and web camera is highly recommended.