University of Technology Sydney

95735 Indigenous Health and Wellbeing

6cp; 1.5hpw (lecture, online), 1.5hpw (tutorial, on campus) To comply with health advice from NSW Health, the planned delivery of this subject for Spring 2021 has been adjusted. Activities planned for campus in the first 4 weeks of session are being moved online. Activities for the remainder of the session will be scheduled on campus only if the public health situation permits face-to-face learning in available teaching spaces. Please log into Canvas and monitor your UTS email for the latest advice concerning subject delivery and assessment information.
Requisite(s): (24 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10360 Bachelor of Health Science OR 24 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10410 Bachelor of Health Science Bachelor of Sustainability and Environment OR 24 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10396 Bachelor of Health Science Bachelor of International Studies OR 24 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10441 Bachelor of Health Sciences Bachelor of Languages and Cultures) AND (95730 Psychosocial Perspectives in Health OR 92494 Psychosocial Perspectives in Health)) OR ((24 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10347 Bachelor of Advanced Science OR 24 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10352 Bachelor of Advanced Science Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation)

Undergraduate

Description

This subject introduces students to the foundations of Indigenous health and wellbeing, with a focus on contemporary Indigenous peoples’ perspectives. Students examine cultural, historical, structural and social determinants of Indigenous wellbeing. Students develop core public health skills in communication and advocacy with Indigenous peoples. Students engage in reflective practice, questioning their own cultural lens and the influence this lens has on ensuring equitable healthcare. The knowledge and skills learned form the foundations for developing graduate cultural capabilities that support culturally safe and respectful practice working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.


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