No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2016

CHP103 Contemporary Issues in Aboriginal Health (16)


Factors contributing to Aboriginal Health and wellbeing in Australia today are examined including communication issues, lifestyle and community practices, emotional and spiritual harmony, gender and substance abuse.

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Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details prior to contacting their course coordinator: CHP103
Where differences exist between the handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Nursing, Midwifery and Indigenous Health

Assumed Knowledge


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
* describe the importance of effective communication, and the means of interpreting messages in Indigenous and non-Indigenous cultures
* analyse the role of communication in health care delivery in Indigenous society
* describe how communication affects, and is affected by, issues (eg. education, lifestyle, health status)
* demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the following issues and Indigenous Australians: education; lifestyle practices; emotional and spiritual harmony; gender; substance abuse; violence


The subject will cover the following topics:
* Verbal and non-verbal forms of communication in Aboriginal communities. * Communication, community participation and health and well being. * Aboriginal health and the mass media. * Communication and health care delivery. * Influences on health status of Indigenous Australians (eg. education, lifestyle practices, gender).

Residential School

This subject contains a compulsory 12 day residential school. Residentials will provide students with intensive support with lectures and tutorials providing the studends with enough support to achieve satisfactory subject performance outcomes.


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.