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MO1003 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Context

Credit points: 0.5
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

This module enables participants to develop knowledge and understanding of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community to whom they provide a service, demonstrating an understanding of Australian socio-political history and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander contemporary socio-political survival and resilience. Participants will demonstrate awareness and understanding of the fundamental values that are important to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: respect, equity, equality, responsibility, reciprocity, spirit, integrity and 'country'. Participants will explore and engage with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals, families and community representatives through community-based activities using recognised processes for engaging and communicating effectively, through applying general cultural and local community protocols.

Learning Outcomes

  • evaluate the impact of the cultural competency of health professionals on their role in an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community context through the development of a community profile using demographic/service information integrated with knowledge from key community contacts;
  • identify and prioritise appropriate mechanisms that a health professional, and a health service could implement to enhance social and professional community engagement and cultural competency according to general cultural and local community protocols.

Subject Assessment

  • assignments.

Availabilities

External, Study Period 13
Census Date 30-Mar-2020
Workload expectations:
  • 22 hours - Integrated Online and Work-based learning activities.
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

External, Study Period 15
Census Date 06-Jul-2020
Workload expectations:
  • 22 hours - Integrated online and work-based learning activities.
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.