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NS1555 - Culturally Safe Healthcare for Australia's First Peoples

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

This subject explores issues that impact on the provision of nursing and midwifery care to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Students undertaking this subject will develop awareness of the historical, social and cultural issues that influence the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. This increased awareness will enable students to acquire critical and reflective skills to provide nursing and midwifery care in a culturally safe manner.

Learning Outcomes

  • Reflect on and apply the principles of cultural safety to the care of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples;
  • Examine the impact of historical events on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples' access and engagement with health services;
  • Discuss strengths and challenges in delivering healthcare with respect to the social and cultural determinants of health and the National Agreement on Closing the Gap;
  • Evaluate strategies for delivering healthcare that builds trust and relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities;
  • Define the principles of cultural safety and how these promote person-centred care.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Essay (including multi-draft) 1 - (50%) - Individual
  • Written > Reflection/reflective task 1 - (50%) - Individual
  • Written > Self-reflection task - (%) - Individual
  • Participation > Online participation - (%) - Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

Passing requirements: complete and submit all assessment items; pass every assessment item; achieve a cumulative score of at least 50% after the application of any penalties such as late penalties; participate in at least 80% of specified online content/tutorials.

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Combinations:
HS2101

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 24-Aug-2023
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 20 hours tutorials
  • 10 hours online activity
  • assessment and self-directed study

Mackay, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 24-Aug-2023
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 20 hours tutorials
  • 10 hours online activity
  • assessment and self-directed study

Mount Isa, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 24-Aug-2023
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 20 hours tutorials
  • 10 hours online activity
  • assessment and self-directed study

Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 24-Aug-2023
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 20 hours tutorials
  • 10 hours online activity
  • assessment and self-directed study

Study Period 2, External
Census Date 24-Aug-2023
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 30 hours online activity - Specified online content (20hrs); online activity (10hrs)
  • assessment and self-directed study
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.