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92470 Introduction to Specialty Practice: Aboriginal Community Engagement

6cp; 1hpw (online or face-to-face lectures), 2hpw (tutorial), 120hrs (clinical)
Requisite(s): (90 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10122 Bachelor of Nursing OR 90 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10123 Bachelor of Nursing Bachelor of Arts International Studies OR 90 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10351 Bachelor of Nursing Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation) AND (92441 Contemporary Indigenous Health and Wellbeing OR 92317 Contemporary Indigenous Health and Wellbeing)

Undergraduate

Notes

Numbers in this subject are capped due to limited placement opportunities.

Description

Nurses have a major role to play in improving the health of Indigenous people. To be effective however, nurses require both clinical skills and cultural respect. Building on cultural skills developed in 92432 Health and Society, 92435 Communication and Diversity, and 92411 Contemporary Indigenous Health and Wellbeing, this subject intends to grow undergraduate nurses' cultural respect, academic and clinical skills. Modelled on the Faculty's Indigenous Framework of 'respect, engagement and sharing, and moving forward together' (REM), student nurses demonstrate respect for the Aboriginal community through respectful engagement and listening and learning about Aboriginal culture. Engagement and sharing is demonstrated through students learning from community members entering the institution or appearing on podcasts to share knowledge, and undertaking field trips and clinical placements in community to learn from Indigenous people. Students also initiate social media connections with Indigenous people and organisations. Moving forward involves students reflecting on their legacy as health professionals. Numbers in this subject are capped due to limited placement opportunities.

Typical availability

Autumn session, City campus


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