SAHE5312 Service Learning Aboriginal Health Unit 2
- 6 points
Availability Location Mode Non-standard teaching period UWA (Perth) Face to face
- This is the second unit of four in the Scholarly Activity (Service Learning): Aboriginal Health stream. In this practicum unit, students undertake a range of activities based in an Aboriginal health or health-related organisation. They are required to take an active role in the organisation (documented 150 hours over the semester); describe and explain the organisation's mission, vision and goals and the relationship of these to supporting health and wellbeing within a community; articulate the strategies used by the organisation to meet its goals; identify a particular activity for their engagement (service) and collaboratively set goals for service activity; work as part of a team to provide service that the organisation confirms is useful in achieving its broader aims; and respond to community priorities and organisation feedback.
- Students are able to (1) describe the principles of Aboriginal self-determination and how they can be demonstrated in Aboriginal community organisations; (2) demonstrate the ability to work in a team environment in an Aboriginal community organisation; (3) concisely describe the aims and goals of the organisation with whom they are working; (4) effectively convey, in writing, the key strategies used in the Aboriginal organisation to achieve the organisation's aims and goals; and (5) describe the strategies in place within the placement organisation that enable ongoing health disparities to be addressed.
- This comprises continuous assessment through host organisation evaluation, a summative written portfolio and a seminar presentation. There are no unit examinations.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Dr Paula Edgill
- Unit rules
- This unit is recognised by the University as a service learning unit. Service learning refers specifically to community engagement activities that are embedded in units of study, being structured and assessed as formal educational experiences.
- 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.