Indigenous Health and Communities (KCDE2203)


The continuing poor health status of Indigenous people is well documented. However, attempts at improving Aboriginal health have often been met with inappropriate policy and practice. This unit of study aims to give an historical and contemporary understanding of a diverse range of issues impacting on Aboriginal Health. Students are given the opportunity to explore sociological and Indigenous health frameworks in order to identify a range of strategies which will work towards improving the health of Indigenous Australians. A focus of this unit will be in providing students with the opportunity to explore the ways in which they may work with Aboriginal communities to facilitate self-determination in Aboriginal health.

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Further unit of study information


Block Mode


in-class exam (20%) and presentation (20%) and fact sheet (20%) and essay (40%)

Faculty/department permission required?


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Additional Information

Available only to students enrolled in the Diploma in Education (Aboriginal)

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.