University of Technology Sydney

93212 Indigenous Health and Well-Being

6cp; 5 x 1hr (online lecture), 1 x 4hr Learning Circles x 5 weeks, on campus.
Requisite(s): 93205 Health and Society OR 92432 Health and Society
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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