IDIG306 Indigenous Health

Credit Points 6
Offering
Responsible Campus Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 2 Online
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is no supervised examination.

Pre-requisites 12cp or candidature in a postgraduate award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions ABED306 or ABED406 or AMC360 or AMC460 or AMC413 or EDST306 or EDST406 or PDAB306 or PDAB406 or IDIG506
Notes None
Combined Units IDIG506 - Indigenous Health
Coordinator(s) Belinda Beattie (bbeattie@une.edu.au)
Unit Description

The unit examines socio-political factors influencing the health of First Peoples with a particular focus on colonisation to the present in Australia. It explores issues and concerns relating to change, morbity and mortality rates, cultural shock, cultural safety, empowerment and delivery of heath care. Emphasis is placed on providing skills and understandings relevant to professional roles and responsibilities.

Prescribed Material
Mandatory

Text(s):

Note: Students are expected to purchase prescribed material. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.

Binan Goonj: Bridging Cultures in Aboriginal Health

ISBN: 9780729539364
Eckermann, A.K. and others, Elsevier 3rd ed. 2010

Note: Also available as an e-book from the Dixson Library, UNE.

Text refers to: Trimester 2, Online

Referenced Material
Optional

Text(s):

Note: Reference material is held in the University Library - purchase is optional

Health Care and Indigenous Australians - Cultural Safety and Practice

ISBN: 9781420256871
Guerin, P. and Taylor, K., Palgrave Macmillan 2nd ed. 2014

Note: Available from the Dixson Library, UNE

Text refers to: Trimester 2, Online

Social Determinants of Indigenous Health

ISBN: 9781741751420
Carson, B., Dunbar, T., Chenhall, R. and Baile, R. (eds), Allen and Unwin 2007

Note: Available from the Dixson Library, UNE

Text refers to: Trimester 2, Online

Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment
Must
Complete
Title Exam Length Weight Mode No. Words
Compulsory Assessment 1 15% 900
Assessment Notes

Discussion in Forum Topics

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-4

Compulsory Assessment 2 40% 1800
Assessment Notes

Annotated Bibliography

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-4

Compulsory Assessment 3 45% 2300
Assessment Notes

Case Study

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-4


Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. apply an understanding of approaches, concepts/theories and contexts of socio-political factors influencing the health of Indigenous people;
  2. demonstrate a broad and coherent understanding of factors impacting Indigenous health;
  3. analyse contemporary issues and concerns relating to healthcare approaches and experience, cultural safety, empowerment and service delivery of Indigenous heath care; and
  4. apply research and presentation skills to communicate a clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge and ideas which demonstrates theoretically and contextually informed ideas and arguments.