University of Technology Sydney

92441 Contemporary Indigenous Health and Wellbeing

6cp; 8 x 1hr (lecture), 8 x 2hrs (Yarning Circles), 8 x 4hrs (independent study). To comply with health advice from NSW Health, the planned delivery of this subject for Spring 2021 has been adjusted. Laboratory classes will now run in an intensive format and not as originally timetabled. Please log into Canvas and monitor your UTS email for the latest advice concerning subject delivery and assessment information.
Requisite(s): 92435 Communication and Diversity OR 92328 Workshops for Practice Readiness 2 OR 93203 Healthcare Communication
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses.
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.



Nurses have a major role to play in improving the health of Australian Indigenous people. To be effective however, nurses require both clinical skills and cultural respect. This subject focuses on improving students' knowledge of Indigenous people in order to foster respect and understanding. Exploring their own attitudes, beliefs and understandings contributes to students being able to deliver evidence-based care in a culturally respectful way. This subject emphasises exploring Indigenous perspectives of Australian history and the ongoing effects of colonisation for Indigenous people nationally and internationally; intergenerational loss and trauma; acknowledging Indigenous people as experts in their own health; comprehending the social and cultural implications of engaging with the health care system for Indigenous people; and fostering humility in safe, appreciative, collaborative spaces.

Typical availability

Spring session, City campus

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