Indigenous Health

Level: Postgraduate coursework

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health professionals play a unique and vital role in their communities. The Indigenous Health program at Sydney Medical School emphasises two Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health areas of interest: Indigenous Health (Substance Use) and Indigenous Health Promotion.

Indigenous Health (Substance Use) is designed to give Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers and other practitioners the opportunity to add to their knowledge and skills particularly with regard to clinical service delivery in the areas of use and misuse of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, and in the development and implementation of an action plan to promote community health.

Indigenous Health Promotion is designed to give Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers and other practitioners the knowledge and skills they need to help prevent illness and injury or reduce the harms associated with these conditions. It has a particular focus on community participation and empowerment and as such, is guided by the principles of social justice and social inclusion.

Courses available in this area