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.
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
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 3 day Compulsory Residential School.
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.