AHEA5755 Aboriginal Health
- 6 points
Availability Location Mode Non-standard teaching period UWA (Perth) Face to face
- This unit provides students with an opportunity to learn in depth through interaction with Aboriginal lecturers and guest speakers. Health issues covered include historic and cultural concerns; impacts of policies and programs; and contemporary and contentious factors that influence Aboriginal people today. Other topics include Aboriginal health statistics and specific health problems; environmental health; community diagnosis; sociocultural factors in health; community development and disease prevention; and the role of Aboriginal medical services and their relationship to state health services. The unit is run in a mixed lecture and tutorial format. The learning outcomes are achieved through lectures, guest speakers, student group discussions, media resources and discussion with a panel of Aboriginal professionals.
- Students are able to (1) gain an understanding of the cultural definition of the concept of health and wellbeing as described in the holistic health model; (2) understand the origins of ill health in Aboriginal people; and (3) apply approaches to redress some of the health inequalities Aboriginal people face.
- Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) essay outline; (2) essay; and (3) reflective journal. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Dr Paula Edgill and Mr Kevin Taylor
- Contact hours
- offered intensively
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
- All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
- Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available at the University Co-operative Bookshop (from early January) and appropriate administrative offices for students to consult. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.