This unit provides theoretical and practical knowledge about relevant models of community development in Aboriginal communities in New South Wales. Students will gain experience in working with Aboriginal communities in a health services setting, participating in an approximately 4 week placement in a local Aboriginal community. Students participate in a community identified development project and will document and report on their experiences in working with the local Aboriginal community. Students will be required to demonstrate project management skills including time management and reporting abilities. Students are required to attend briefing and debriefing activities and complete on-line learning activities in addition to their field experience.
1x2-hr introduction session (to be completed before enrolment), 5x2-hr workshops,1x2-hr debriefing session, and online learning activities
Pre-fieldwork preparation paper 1000wd (30%), participation and contribution to on-line learning activities and discussion (10%), Fieldwork critical reflection report (60%)
Successful completion of all 1st year units in an undergraduate FHS degree