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SRH2002

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedBairnsdale Second semester 2011 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2011 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2011 (Off-campus)
Peninsula Second semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Associate Professor Marlene Drysdale

Synopsis

This unit looks at the impact of colonisation and government legislation on the health and well being of Indigenous Australians. It also provides students with an overview of the complexity of Aboriginal health and ill health and examines access to health care systems and evaluates how Indigenous communities, remote, rural and urban practice self determination in the delivery of health care and well-being. The unit also moves the student from being a culturally aware to a culturally safe health professional.

Objectives

At the conclusion of the Unit, students will be able to:

  1. Analyse the perspectives on health and well-being, and the social organisations of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and other cultures.
  2. Discuss of the impact of colonisation and past and present policy on Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples' health at the organisational, community, and individual level.
  3. Describe different indigenous worldviews (at the international level), speaking positions and goals in relation to their health and well-being.
  4. Relate interdisciplinary perspectives to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples' health and well-being.
  5. Critically analyse information sources and be able to develop and sustain arguments in oral and written communication.

Assessment

Online Short Answer Test (1000 words) 20%; Essay (2000 words) 30%; Two Hour Examination (2000 words) 40%; Tutorial Attendance and participation (80% attendance required) 10%.

Chief examiner(s)

Associate Professor Marlene Drysdale

Contact hours

2 hr lecture/tutorial per week.