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Unit Overview


This unit will involve students in an Aboriginal health research project. Aboriginal health research seminars will cover the following topics: how to engage effectively with the Aboriginal community; Aboriginal health qualitative research design, methods and process; how to complete a literature review; and the principles of ethical research. Students will be encouraged to engage in a discussion of the material delivered and supported to undertake the assessments required for this unit. Students will be assessed on the following: a research report and a presentation of research findings.

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 3 core unit in the Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing major sequence
  • Level 3 elective

Students are able to (1) demonstrate principles required in developing effective research partnerships with Aboriginal communities and organisations; (2) demonstrate an understanding of ethical practice in Aboriginal health research; (3) apply a critical approach to a literature review; (4) apply a qualitative research method to an Aboriginal health project; and (5) demonstrate ability to disseminate Aboriginal health research findings.


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) report; (2) tutorial presentation; and (3) rapid fire presentation. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Dawn Bessarab and Dr Kate Smith
Unit rules
AHEA2201 Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing.
and INDG2300 Indigenous Knowledge: Mind, Body and Spirit.
and INDG3300 Indigenous Research and Ethics
Contact hours
seminars: 2 hours (alternate weeks)
  • 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.
  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.
  • Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.