FIRST NATIONS HEALTH IN AUSTRALIA

PHA3FNH

2021

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 pharmacy 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.

SchoolMolecular Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJason Buccheri

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

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Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Yatdjulgin Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorEditors: Odette Best & Bronwyn Fredericks

Year2017

Edition/Volume2nd Edition

PublisherCambridge University Press

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Inclusive Practice for Health Professionals

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorDavis, Birks, Chapman

Year2015

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PublisherOxford

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Indigenous Australians and Health, the wombat in the room

Resource TypeRecommended

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AuthorHampton and Toombs

Year2013

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PublisherOxford

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

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-centred care.
02. Describe First Nations concepts of health and healing, and analyse how interconnected physical, social, historical, political and cultural factors impact on health outcomes.
03. Explain the meaning of 'cultural safety' in relation to improving health outcomes for First Nations people and critically analyse how it influences effective pharmacy practice, and health service delivery.
04. Engage in culturally appropriate communication that facilitates respectful therapeutic relationships, and supports effective partnerships with First Nations health professionals, organisations and communities.
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.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJason Buccheri

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
Four 1.00 h lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
Two 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h workshop every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 750 word Individual written assignmentAssessment to be submitted to e-portfolio to support evidence of culturally safe practice

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2

One 1500 word Individual written Assignment

N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Individual Online Quizzes x5 (worth 8% each) (word equivalent 1500 words)Online quizzes x5, worth 8%

N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5