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MPM5212

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

4 points, SCA Band 3, 0.0833333 EFTSL

LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedAustralia (Other) Second semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)TBC

Synopsis

Through a series of interactive seminars and readings, students will engage with a range of perspectives on Aboriginal social and emotional wellbeing. Historical, social, economic, political and cultural factors will be analysed to consider ways of understanding the type, and extent of Aboriginal social and emotional health and wellbeing in contemporary Australia.

Objectives

Upon completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Analyse particular Aboriginal mental health issues in terms of their historical antecedents;
  2. Analyse contemporary Aboriginal mental health issues in terms of key socio-economic and political variables;
  3. Critically analyse the potential of public health interventions in relation to Aboriginal experiences of social and emotional wellbeing;
  4. Critically analyse professional and popular representations of Aboriginal mental health disadvantage;
  5. Reflect on their professional practice in relation to Aboriginal social and emotional wellbeing.

Assessment

Critical analysis of set readings totalling 1,000 words due mid-semester (40%)
Essay of approximately 1,500 words due at end of semester (60%).

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Sean Jesperson

Prerequisites

MPM1001, MPM1006, MPM1009.