This subject introduces students to Indigenous Australian perspectives on health and well-being, and Indigenous-community controlled models of health care. It explores the underlying historical, political, social, economic and cultural factors contributing to contemporary Indigenous ill-health. It considers relationships between race, racism and health care to further explain Indigenous health outcomes. Students will apply a cultural competence approach to personal and professional models of health. The subject draws comparative lessons from Canada and New Zealand in Indigenous health outcomes.
School of Indigenous Australian Studies
- Indigenous perspectives on health and well-being
- Models of health
- Historical factors and the impact on Indigenous health
- Contemporary factors impacting on Indigenous health
- Culture, healthcare and health outcomes
- Race, Racism and Health Care
- Cross-cultural communication
- Cultural Safety
- Introduction to cultural competence
- Applying cultural competence to individual and professional health models
- Indigenous Health in Comparative Context
- Reconciliation and future directions in Indigenous health
The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2019. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.