Investigate the cause and effects of morbidity and mortality in Indigenous people. Compare the social, economic and political influences impacting health services.Analyse the healthcare barriers at risk people face in developing countries.
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This subject will explore the health of vulnerable populations, including the Australian Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander, South Sea Islander persons, and Indigenous populations’ global and local perspectives. Epidemiological aspects of Indigenous, non-Indigenous health; patterns of morbidity and mortality, and geographic, social, economic and political determinants will be critically investigated. Basic principles underpinning healthcare delivery to Indigenous, non-Indigenous and culturally diverse peoples; healthcare delivery and resource allocation and models of practice are analysed. Students will also explore cultural awareness, culturally-informed practice and beginning cultural competence and migrant and refugee health.
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