UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

AHEA5755 Aboriginal Health

Credit 6 points
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(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
Content 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.
Outcomes 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.
Assessment Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s) Craig Allen
Contact hours offered intensively
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.meddent.uwa.edu.au/Units/AHEA5755/TS-Y-10/2017

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