FIRST NATIONS HEALTH

NSG2FNH

2019

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, you will begin to develop the knowledge and skills required to work effectively and safely with Australian First Nations peoples in the healthcare environment. You will explore key features and concepts related to traditional and contemporary First Nations cultures and communities; multi- dimensional models of First Nations health and healing;and the underlying social determinants influencing current health outcomes,including historical and cultural factors. You will also explore concepts related to health inequality, reflect on the responsibility of the whole health system in improving First Nations health outcomes, and consider how culturally safe nursing and midwifery practice can contribute to closing the gap in Indigenous health disadvantage.The concepts of honouring First Nations knowledge, strength-based approaches, and evidenced-based learning are strongly reinforced throughout the subject.This subject is delivered via a blended learning approach comprising on-line modules and face-to face workshops.

SchoolSchool of Nursing & Midwifery

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorShirley Godwin

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in one of the following courses: HBN, HBNM, HBNUP, HBNPRW, RBN, HZNMD, HZNMDB, HBNGE, HBNGEB, HBNGEM, HBNGES, HBNGEW, HBNEN, HBNENB, HBNENM, HBNENS, HBNENK, HBNENW - Bachelor of Nursing, Bachelor of Nursing (Graduate Entry), Bachelor of Nursing (Enrolled Nurse), Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Midwifery. Must complete 60 credit points of first year subjects

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsYatdjulgin Aboriginal & Torres Strait IslanderPrescribedEditors: Odette Best & Bronwyn Fredericks 2nd Edition, 2017Cambridge University Press

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Describe the key features of Australian First Nations culture and history, and apply an understanding of diversity within the First Nations population to person-centered care.

Activities:
Online resources and activities, participation in workshop exercises and discussions

02. Describe First Nations concepts of health and healing, and analyse how interconnected physical, social, historical, political and cultural factors impact on health outcomes.

Activities:
Online resources and activities, participation in workshop exercises and discussions

03. Explain the meaning of 'cultural safety' in relation to improving health outcomes for First Nations people and critically analyse how it influences effective nursing & midwifery practices, and health service delivery.

Activities:
Online resources and activities, participation in workshop exercises and discussions

04. Engage in culturally appropriate communication that facilitates respectful therapeutic relationships, and supports effective partnerships with First Nations health professionals, organisations and communities.

Activities:
Online resources and activities, participation in workshop exercises and discussions

05. Outline the concepts of health inequality, the factors that contribute to it, and ways of redressing it to close the gap in health outcomes between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.

Activities:
Online resources and activities, participation in workshop exercises and discussions

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2019, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSean Parker

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Four 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
Ten 2.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"20 hrs of online required readings and activities"

WorkShop Week: 15 - 16
Eight 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 15 to week 16 and delivered via face-to-face.
"16 hours of face to face workshops"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 750 word Individual written assignmentAssessment to be submitted to e-portfolio to support evidence of culturally safe practice20 01, 02
One 1500 word Individual written Assignment40 03, 04, 05
Individual Online Quizzes x5 (worth 8% each) (word count equivalent 1500 words)Online quizzes x5, worth 8%40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Bendigo, 2019, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorShirley Godwin

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Four 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
Ten 2.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"20 hrs of online required readings and activities"

WorkShop Week: 15 - 16
Eight 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 15 to week 16 and delivered via face-to-face.
"16 hours of face to face workshops"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 750 word Individual written assignmentAssessment to be submitted to e-portfolio to support evidence of culturally safe practice20 01, 02
One 1500 word Individual written Assignment40 03, 04, 05
Individual Online Quizzes x5 (worth 8% each) (word count equivalent 1500 words)Online quizzes x5, worth 8%40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Berwick, 2019, Week 10-25, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJoanne Joyce-McCoach

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 25
Four 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 25 and delivered via online.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 25
Ten 2.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 25 and delivered via online.

WorkShop Week: 10 - 25
Eight 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 25 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 750 word Individual written assignmentAssessment to be submitted to e-portfolio to support evidence of culturally safe practice20 01, 02
One 1500 word Individual written Assignment40 03, 04, 05
Individual Online Quizzes x5 (worth 8% each) (word count equivalent 1500 words)Online quizzes x5, worth 8%40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Frankston, 2019, Week 10-25, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJoanne Joyce-McCoach

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 25
Four 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 25 and delivered via online.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 25
Ten 2.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 25 and delivered via online.

WorkShop Week: 10 - 25
Eight 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 25 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 750 word Individual written assignmentAssessment to be submitted to e-portfolio to support evidence of culturally safe practice20 01, 02
One 1500 word Individual written Assignment40 03, 04, 05
Individual Online Quizzes x5 (worth 8% each) (word count equivalent 1500 words)Online quizzes x5, worth 8%40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Melbourne, 2019, Week 10-25, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorShirley Godwin

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 25
Four 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 25 and delivered via online.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 25
Ten 2.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 25 and delivered via online.
"20 hrs of online required readings and activities"

WorkShop Week: 10 - 23
Eight 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 23 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Wk 10-13 Cohort B1 and B2 Week 20-23 Cohort A1 & A2 "

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 750 word Individual written assignmentAssessment to be submitted to e-portfolio to support evidence of culturally safe practice20 01, 02
One 1500 word Individual written Assignment40 03, 04, 05
Individual Online Quizzes x5 (worth 8% each) (word count equivalent 1500 words)Online quizzes x5, worth 8%40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Mildura, 2019, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorShirley Godwin

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Four 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
Ten 2.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"20 hrs of online required readings and activities"

WorkShop Week: 10 - 13
Eight 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 13 and delivered via face-to-face.
"16 hours of face to face workshops"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 750 word Individual written assignmentAssessment to be submitted to e-portfolio to support evidence of culturally safe practice20 01, 02
One 1500 word Individual written Assignment40 03, 04, 05
Individual Online Quizzes x5 (worth 8% each) (word count equivalent 1500 words)Online quizzes x5, worth 8%40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Shepparton, 2019, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorShirley Godwin

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Four 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
Ten 2.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"20 hrs of online required readings and activities"

WorkShop Week: 15 - 16
Eight 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 15 to week 16 and delivered via face-to-face.
"16 hours of face to face workshops"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 750 word Individual written assignmentAssessment to be submitted to e-portfolio to support evidence of culturally safe practice20 01, 02
One 1500 word Individual written Assignment40 03, 04, 05
Individual Online Quizzes x5 (worth 8% each) (word count equivalent 1500 words)Online quizzes x5, worth 8%40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05