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92470 Introduction to Specialty Practice: Aboriginal Community Engagement

6cp; 1hpw (online and face-to-face lecture), 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 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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