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.
No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2019.
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.
Subject Information
Grading System
One session
School 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 nonIndigenous 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 12 day Compulsory 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.
Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure you will need to contact your Course Director. You can find the name and contact details for your Course Director in your offer letter or contact your School office.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 334 733 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2017 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: June 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.