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FHS Indigenous Communities - HSBH5002

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. Students participate in a 4-6 week placement in a local Aboriginal community. The placement is preceded by cultural awareness training by the FHS partner organisation. Students participate in a community identified development project. Students 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 online learning activities and discussion (10%), Fieldwork critical reflection report (60%)


Successful completion of all 1st year units in a graduate entry masters FHS degree


Faculty: Health Sciences

Semester 2

05 Aug 2019

Department/School: Health Sciences
Study Mode: Field experience
Census Date: 31 Aug 2019
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
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Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Josephine Gwynn
HECS Band: 1
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