TM5510 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health
|Student Contribution Band:
||Sch Public Health,Trop Medicine&Rehabilitation Sc (pre 2015)
This subject introduces students to the social, cultural and historical factors that
have combined to create the current health patterns among Indigenous Australians.
Customs and beliefs, pre-colonial social organisation and post-colonial history are
examined. Modern social organisation is studied. Indigenous health policy and decision-making
structures are reviewed. Demographic, morbidity and mortality patterns are surveyed.
Cross-cultural communication is explored and some "dos" and "donts" for health staff
working with Indigenous people are discussed. Specific major health problems are examined
from a public health perspective with emphasis on identification and overall management.
Tips are given for clinical management strategies and health promotion strategies
including screening and surveillance and community development models. Students are
introduced to a range of literature on the subject.
- compare health status and trends to the whole Australian population and other Indigenous
- critically self examine the personal role in cross-cultural situations in the work
and community environment;
- familiarity with models of best practice in Indigenous health care;
- knowledge of health and demographic status and trends, including risk factors;
- knowledge of issues relating to health promotion and service provision;
- knowledge of the history, organisation and influences on Indigenous health policy,
financing and service provision;
- understand current Indigenous health standards in their historical, cultural and political
Study Period 6
|Census Date 26-Jun-2014
|Face to face teaching
16-Jun-2014 to 27-Jun-2014
||Ms Melody Muscat.
||other exams (40%); presentations (30%); assignments (30%).
An enrolment quota applies to this offering.
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