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92360 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health: Women and Babies

6cp; 3hpw (blended learning online and on-campus)
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.

Undergraduate

Description

This subject enhances students' understanding and awareness of the issues related to the health of Indigenous people, particularly Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Students are given the opportunity to explore their own personal and professional beliefs and attitudes in relation to working alongside Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and babies. Students examine the ways that colonialism has impacted, and continues to impact, on the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people through cultural, political and socioeconomic circumstances. Content includes a focus on health conditions and outcomes that more commonly occur in the population of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and babies, and examining causal pathways and programs developed to support optimal health. It also examines primary health care initiatives and community development approaches that have been implemented to address the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and babies in Australia as well as Indigenous people in other countries.

Typical availability

Autumn session


Detailed subject description.

Access conditions

Note: The requisite information presented in this subject description covers only academic requisites. Full details of all enforced rules, covering both academic and admission requisites, are available at access conditions and My Student Admin.