OT5202 - Cultural Competency Principles in Australian Healthcare Practice
|Student Contribution Band:
||College of Healthcare Sciences
Applicants must have completed an AQF level 7 bachelor degree in a relevant health
discipline at an Australian University or hold an equivalent international entry level
qualification. Note: Completion of the subject will not enable Australian registration
of overseas qualified health professionals.
This subject was developed in consultation with the Australian Aboriginal and Torres
Strait Islander Centre at James Cook University. It focuses on equipping students
with knowledge and skills in cultural competency through the development of critical
reflexivity. Students will explore current Indigenous theories and models of health,
in order to develop deeper insight into key opportunities for change within their
current models of service delivery. Core elements of cultural competency will be examined
and linked to healthcare practice in order to support meaningful and sustainable health
outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities.
- explore current Indigenous healthcare models/frameworks and critically evaluate how
they can be embedded within current healthcare practice;
- demonstrate advanced skills in analysing and synthesising current evidence surrounding
health priorities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities
and how it influences professional decision making;
- critically examine elements that support the development of cultural competency and
analyse their interplay and the impact they have on the health outcomes of Aboriginal
and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities;
- develop advanced knowledge in concepts of self determination, resilience and strength-based
approaches as reflected in Indigenous theories and evaluate their role in shaping
current and future healthcare practice;
- create a document that details key implementation strategies for changing practice
when working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities.
|To enrol in this subject students will require the knowledge and skills commensurate
with completion of an undergraduate degree in a relevant health discipline.
Study Period 1
|Census Date 28-Mar-2019
||Mr Daniel Lowrie
||Dr Trish Wielandt, Ms Susan Menzies.
- 10 hours lectures - Online lectures covering core concepts
- 120 hours - Student self-directed learning activities
|Method of Delivery:
||WWW - LearnJCU
||presentations (20%); assignments (40%); develop an implementation strategies document (40%).
|Special Assessment Requirements:
||In order to pass this subject you must successfully meet the pass criteria within
each assessment item and achieve a subject total of 50% or greater to pass the subject,
demonstrate completion of all compulsory on-line lectures, and participate in online
discussion forums and workshops.
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