University of Technology Sydney

96733 Indigenous Public Health

3cp; 3 days (workshops Yarning Circles); online activities


In this subject, students develop and progress their knowledge of the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples with a focus on contemporary Indigenous perspectives. This includes the historical context, the impacts of and Indigenous responses to colonisation, Indigenous social determinants of health and cultural dimensions of health. Examinations of the key comparative health indicators provide a context of the current and future public health needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Students in this subject explore public health responses essential for promoting, improving and maintaining the 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.

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