IDIG306 Indigenous Health

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

Materials Textbook information will be displayed approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the teaching period. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment Assessment information will be published prior to commencement of the teaching period.
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.