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HS2101 - Indigenous Health Studies for Nursing and Midwifery

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Nursing, Midwifery & Nutrition (pre 2015)

This subject explores the issues that impact on the provision of nursing care to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Students undertaking this subject will develop an understanding and awareness of the historical, social and cultural issues which influence the health of Indigenous people in Australia today. Students should develop the critical and reflective abilities to practice in a culturally safe manner.

Learning Outcomes

  • (1) Demonstrate an appreciation of the diversity of cultural perspectives, values, and beliefs; (2) Identify the principles of effective cross cultural communication between nurses and clients with whom they work;
  • (3) Describe the impact of colonisation, history and the policy eras on current health inequalities experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples;
  • (4) Compare current Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health status, mortality and morbidity patterns with Indigenous populations from other countries; (5) Identify and discuss social determinants of health and health inequalities that contribute to the excess mortality and morbidity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples;
  • (7) Discuss health services, workforce, policy and political issues that impact on health care planning and the delivery of health services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and (8) Identify the principles of culturally safe practice with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people;
  • (6) Outline strategies to "close the gap" in health disparities between Indigenous and non- Indigenous Australians.
Prerequisites: NS1211 AND NS1222 AND BM1011 AND BM1022 AND HS1111 AND HS1005 AND NS1012 AND NS1220
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
HS3101

Availabilities

Townsville, Limited, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Face to face teaching (2 day residential including: lectures, structured workshop session and fieldtrip )
Coordinator: Dr Lynore Geia
Lecturers: Dr Ylona Chun Tie, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 16 hours workshops/Seminars - 2 day residential including: lectures, structured workshop session and fieldtrip
  • 12 hours - online flexible modules
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (40%); the online quiz will examine module 1 content that will be delivered online over a four-week period (10%).

Cairns, Limited, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Face to face teaching (2 day residential including: lectures, structured workshop session and fieldtrip )
Coordinator: Dr Lynore Geia
Lecturers: Dr Ylona Chun Tie, Mrs Catrina Felton-Busch, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 16 hours workshops/Seminars - 2 day residential including: lectures, structured workshop session and fieldtrip
  • 12 hours - Online flexible modules
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (40%); the online quiz will examine module 1 content that will be delivered online over a four-week period (10%).

Mackay, Limited, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Face to face teaching (2 day residential including: lectures, structered workshop session and fieltrip)
Coordinator: Dr Lynore Geia
Lecturers: Dr Ylona Chun Tie, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 16 hours workshops/Seminars - 2 day residential including: lectures, structured workshop session and fieldtrip
  • 12 hours - Online flexible modules
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (40%); the online quiz will examine module 1 content that will be delivered online over a four-week period (10%).

Mount Isa, Limited, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Face to face teaching (2 day residential including: lectures, structered workshop session and fieltrip)
Coordinator: Dr Lynore Geia
Lecturers: Dr Ylona Chun Tie, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 16 hours workshops/Seminars - 2 day residential including: lectures, structured workshop session and fieldtrip
  • 12 hours - Online flexible modules
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (40%); the online quiz will examine module 1 content that will be delivered online over a four-week period (10%).

Thursday Isl, Limited, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Face to face teaching (2 day residential including: lectures, structured workshop session and fieldtrip )
Lecturers: Dr Ylona Chun Tie, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 16 hours workshops/Seminars - 2 day residential including: lectures, structured workshop session and fieldtrip
  • 12 hours - online flexible modules
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (40%); the online quiz will examine module 1 content that will be delivered online over a four-week period (10%).

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