SAHE5312 Service Learning Aboriginal Health Unit 2

6 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (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
SAHE4222 Service Learning Aboriginal Health Unit 1, IMED4211 Systems-based Learning 2
Unit Outline
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.
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