University of Technology Sydney

96703 Indigenous Public Health

6cp; 3 x 8hr (workshops), block


In this subject, students develop and progress their knowledge of the health status of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples through learning about historical context, the impacts of and Indigenous responses to colonisation, the social determinants and the cultural dimensions of health. Examinations of the key comparative health indicators provide a context of the current and future health needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Students in this subject explore public health programs which partner with Indigenous communities, essential for promoting, improving and maintaining the individual health of Indigenous Australians and the wellbeing of their communities. The key aim of Indigenous health policy is to prioritise equity in access to healthcare services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Students examine services in the context of such policy, investigating whether health services and programs are available, accessible, affordable and acceptable, to and for this population. Further to this, students review evidence, policies and programs which consider the critical social issues that impact on the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

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