UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

AHEA3301 Aboriginal Social and Emotional Wellbeing

Credit 6 points
  Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 3 core unit in the Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing major sequence
Content Social and emotional wellbeing (SEWB) in Aboriginal community contexts is still relatively poorly understood within mainstream health and healthcare service settings. This unit continues the exposure of students to the complexity of factors at play in health and wellbeing with a particular focus on a multidimensional analysis of these factors. Drawing on a range of case studies from individual and community contexts, a seminar series guides students through a deeper understanding of causation, engagement, strategies and ways of working utilising the multidimensional model as a framework.
Outcomes Students are able to analyse and discuss the current complexities surrounding the (1) SEWB from an Aboriginal perspective; (2) cultural and clinical complexities; (3) understanding of the interplay between SEWB and physical health; (4) appropriate models of care; (5) appropriate language to use in a healthcare setting and beginning to reflect this language throughout their work; (6) attributes required for a culturally safe service including engagement strategies; and (7) critical analysis of existing programs in health and mental health care for Aboriginal patients.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) continuous assessment (40 per cent); (2) two-hour theory examination (40 per cent); and (3) half-hour practical examination (20 per cent). Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s) Dr Paula Edgill and Mr Kevin Taylor
Unit rules
Prerequisites: AHEA2201 Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing; and INDG2300 Indigenous Knowledge: Mind, Body and Spirit
Contact hours seminars: 3 hours per week
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.meddent.uwa.edu.au/Units/AHEA3301/SEM-1/2017

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