MULTICULTURAL PERSPECTIVES ON HEALTH AND WELLBEING

PHE2MHW

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject will provide you with a broad understanding of health and wellbeing among Indigenous, culturally and linguistically diverse communities. This understanding is important for people working with diverse populations in healthcare settings who need to develop culturally-appropriate health promotion initiatives. Through guest and expert presentations, workshops and consideration of theoretical frameworks, you will cover topics such as risk factors to diseases, interactions with healthcare institutions and services, Australian settlement and migrations policies, and inequities of gender to good health and wellbeing. Your learning in this subject will be assessed through participation in group work and producing individual written work.

SchoolPsychology and Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorN/A

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

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Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Ethnicity, health and primary care.

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorKai, J

Year2003

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherOXFORD UNI PRESS, OXFORD.

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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

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
COMMUNICATION - Cultural Intelligence and Global Perspective
DISCIPLINE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Leadership and Teamwork

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Students should be able to critically analyse how the background of Indigenous and culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD persons can influence their health status and a. identify patterns of health and illness among different ethnic groups, e.g. Indigenous populations and immigrant and refugee groups; b. discuss the differences of these patterns vis-a-vis the host population (i.e.. Anglo-Australian); c. articulate the reasons why people emigrate to, or seek refuge in, another country, gain an understanding of push-pull factors for migration, and identify current government polices on migration.
02. Students should be able to examine the factors that may contribute to the health risks, for non-communicable diseases (NCDs), among different populations and a. compare lifestyle factors, such as diet and exercise, between CALD and host populations; b. examine how cultural and social factors shape people's experience of health and illness, with particular reference to western societies.
03. Students should be able to apply a framework or theoretical perspective to argue the need for culturally sensitive health promotion initiatives and services, and a. identify the social and cultural factors that shape individual's experiences; b. critically reflect on students' own cultural and social experiences, as well as the experiences of other diverse CALD groups; c. identify organisations/community/health centres/local government agencies in Victoria that cater to Indigenous and CALD groups and describe the services they provide.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNicole Johnson

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h lecture per week from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

WorkShop Week: 11 - 22
One 2.00 h workshop per week from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Group presentation (equiv 1,000 words)N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2
Online quiz (equiv 1,000 words)N/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3
Project proposal (equiv 2,000 words)N/AN/AN/ANo45 SILO1, SILO3

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2020, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSabrina Gupta

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.00 h lecture per week from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

WorkShop Week: 32 - 43
One 2.00 h workshop per week from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Group presentation (equiv 1,000 words)N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2
Online quiz (equiv 1,000 words)N/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3
Project proposal (equiv 2,000 words)N/AN/AN/ANo45 SILO1, SILO3