Health and Indigenous Populations (HSBH3001)


This Unit of Study provides students with specific knowledge pertaining to Indigenous people's health and the complexities surrounding 'closing the gap' between non-Indigenous and Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Australians. Students are exposed to the impacts of colonisation and past policies that have contributed to Indigenous disadvantage and Indigenous health status. The unit examines models of care that promote 'best practice' of health service delivery to Indigenous people, including comprehensive primary healthcare and Aboriginal Community Control. Students will be engaged in strategies for effective cultural communication between health professionals and Indigenous peoples. Ethical approaches for researching Indigenous peoples and communities will also be explored.

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1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week.


On line quizzes (4x10%), report 1 500wd (30%), on line discussion 1500wd (30%).

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

(HSBH1006, HSBH1007, HSBH1008 and HSBH1009) or (NURS1003)

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