Health and Indigenous Populations (HSBH3001)


The aim of this unit of study is to bridge the gap in understanding the post-colonial impact on the health of Indigenous Australians today. It explores how imposed policies have contributed to the disadvantage experienced by Indigenous Australians and how this has been perpetuated through the generations contributing to the high incidences of various health conditions. The unit of study will also provide students with avenues of Best Practice in closing the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people for effective health service delivery.

Our courses that offer this unit of study

Further unit of study information


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


Online quizzes (20%), case study 1500 words (40%), critique diary 1500 words (40%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

(HSBH1006 and (HSBH1007 or HSBH2007) and HSBH1008 and HSBH1009) or (BACH1161) or (NURS1003)

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.