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92470 Introduction to Specialty Practice: Aboriginal Community Engagement

6cp; 1hpw (online and face-to-face lecture), 2hpw (tutorial), 80hrs (clinical)
Requisite(s): 92441 Contemporary Indigenous Health and Wellbeing
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses.
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.



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


Nurses have a major role to play in improving the health of Indigenous people. To be effective however, nurses require clinical skills and cultural respect. Building on the cultural skills developed in 92441 Contemporary Indigenous Health and Wellbeing, this subject grows undergraduate nurses' cultural respect, and research and clinical skills. Modelled on the faculty's Indigenous framework of respect, engagement, sharing and moving forward (REM), students demonstrate respect for alternative world views, gaining insight and understanding into the effectiveness of community-controlled health services both theoretically and practically. Engagement and sharing are demonstrated through students learning from community members entering the institution or appearing on podcasts to share knowledge, and undertaking clinical placements in community-controlled organisations to learn from Indigenous and non-Indigenous health professionals. 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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Access conditions

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