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CHP303 Contemporary Illnesses of Indigenous Australians (16)


This subject provides a theoretical and practical overview of the major illnesses affecting Indigenous Australians today, the conditions under which they prevail and how these illnesses can be identified and treated.

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Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details prior to contacting their course coordinator: CHP303
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

CHP301 and CHP302

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
* list and describe the major illnesses being experienced by Indigenous Australians today
* demonstrate an understanding of the relation between lifestyle and the general state of Aboriginal health, particularly in relation to: cardiac disease; pulmonary disease; diabetes
sexually transmitted diseases; renal disease; mental health; skin disorders
* analyse research studies relating to Aboriginal health status
* carry out a minor research study into an aspect of Aboriginal health


The subject will cover the following topics:
* Concepts of illness, health and wellbeing from an Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal perspective. * Classifications of illnesses. * Major illnesses affecting Indigenous Australians - history. * Lifestyle effects on health and wellbeing of Indigenous Australians. * Identification and treatment of major illnesses affecting Indigenous Australians. * Types of research into Aboriginal health. * Shortcomings of research. * Developing, carrying out and reporting research.

Residential School

This subject contains a compulsory 3 day residential school.


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.