First Peoples' Health
Study what influences the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Consider the environment, social-ecological factors, policy, and more. Think about how history is at play. Become an advocate for the Indigenous community.
Your upfront cost: $0
The University of South Australia, UniSA, is ranked in the top 10 universities nationally and amongst the very best young universities in the world. They offer over 200 world-class degrees that are informed by industry and delivered with a highly practical approach to teaching and learning. In fact, they are South Australia’s number one university for graduate careers. They are a valuable partner with Open Universities Australia.
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By the end of this 10-week course, you’ll be able to:
- Describe key demographic, cultural and socio-economic factors that underpin the diverse health issues and experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
- Describe the relationship between the history of race relations in Australia and contemporary socioeconomic disadvantage faced by Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander people, particularly in association with changing patterns of epidemiology for Australia's first people.
- Discuss the cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with regard to the provision of culturally safe healthcare delivery.
- Describe the importance of cross-cultural communication in relation to healthcare practice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
- Discuss contemporary healthcare strategies as they relate to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities and explore barriers and enablers with regard to healthcare delivery.
- Describe approaches for promoting the social, emotional and physical wellbeing of individuals, families and community groups in association with contemporary health policy and consumer directed care.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the changing patterns of epidemiology for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia.
- Sovereignty, identity and cultures
- Aboriginal Peoples’ health status and history
- Impact of colonialism, racism and white privilege
- Determinants of health for First Peoples
- Health promotion
- Aboriginal community controlled health services
- Health workforce
- Culturally safe healthcare – working in partnership
- Culturally safe and sensitive healthcare – four areas of cultural responsiveness
- Promoting the rights of First Peoples
No eligibility requirements
No additional requirements
Explore contemporary health issues of Aboriginal people, their families and communities in Australia. Broaden your knowledge of the health inequities between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and non-Indigenous people. Examine the influence that education, employment, income, housing, transport and social exclusion have on health outcomes.
While you may find this course confronting at times, you’ll be encouraged to engage in self-reflection and identify steps to become an advocate for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ health. You’ll gain a solid foundation to promote culturally safe health services that meet the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and propel your career in health.
UniSA Online’s 10-week short courses give you the flexibility to upskill in a certain area, stay current with developments in your field, diversify your knowledge, or even explore a new direction in your career – without having to commit to the time and cost of a full university degree.
Delivered 100% online, you’ll be able to study where and when it suits you. Access online academic and student support seven days a week, fit study around work and life commitments, view learning resources 24/7, and log in to the interactive online environment anywhere, any time and on any device.
This is a first-year course from UniSA Online’s Bachelor of Community Health degree.
- Essay (40%)
- Portfolio (60%)
Current study term: 19 Sep 21 to 26 Nov 21
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