University of Technology Sydney

92376 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health: Women and Babies

6cp; Forms of attendance in this subject have changed to enable social distancing and reduce the risks of spreading COVID-19 in our community. Consequently, the Subject Outline information for this subject has changed. Details of the changes are published in an addendum to the Subject Outline which is available on UTSOnline.
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.



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, 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 includes 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, City campus

Detailed subject description.

Access conditions

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