Unit

School Of Nursing And Midwifery

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander HealthWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 401206.1

Discipline: NURSING

Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 2

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Liz Flannery


Assumed Knowledge
Foundational knowledge related to primary health care, professional communication, behavioural and social sciences, nursing or midwifery practice.


Equivalent Units
401009 Health in a Culturally Diverse Community

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in 4691 Bachelor of Nursing, 4692 Bachelor of Nursing Graduate Entry, 4693 Bachelor of Nursing (Advanced) or 4684 Bachelor of Midwifery.


Teaching Periods

PeriodOffered  Campus  Contact
2020 Autumn  Yes  Campbelltown Campus - DAY  See Coordinator above   Timetable.  
2020 Autumn  Yes  Hawkesbury Campus - DAY  See Coordinator above   Timetable.  
2020 Autumn  Yes  Liverpool Campus - DAY  See Coordinator above   Timetable.  
2020 Autumn  Yes  Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road - DAY  See Coordinator above   Timetable.  
2020 WSU Online Trimester 1  Yes  WSU Online - ONLINE  Cathy Dickson  Timetable not available  
2020 WSU Online Trimester 3  Yes  WSU Online - ONLINE  Cathy Dickson  Timetable not available  

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About this Unit
This unit will specifically enable nursing and midwifery students to investigate, discuss and develop an understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, health statistics, historical and present day issues associated with poor health outcomes in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. In addition, the general concepts of cultural safety and health and illness, will be explored in terms of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations. Further, the unit promotes the development of critical knowledge essential for students to understand their own values, beliefs, biases, and perceptions to become culturally sensitive and appropriately adaptable when meeting the health needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People. A case study approach will provide the framework for students to explore and reflect on the impact of the different attitudes, institutional policies and value systems relating to the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia.

Special Requirements - Essential Equipment
Access to an internet enabled device is essential in order to be able to: access course materials; to participate in discussion groups; and to access additional resources provided by the lecturer during the session. See http://www.westernsydney.edu.au/currentstudents/current_students/services_and_facilities/uwsonline_student_support for further information.


Courses
4684.3Bachelor of MidwiferyCURRENT
4691.2Bachelor of NursingCONTINUING
4691.3Bachelor of NursingCONTINUING
4691.4Bachelor of NursingCURRENT
4692.2Bachelor of Nursing (Graduate Entry)CONTINUING
4692.3Bachelor of Nursing (Graduate Entry)CONTINUING
4692.4Bachelor of Nursing (Graduate Entry)CURRENT
4693.3Bachelor of Nursing (Advanced)CONTINUING
4693.4Bachelor of Nursing (Advanced)CONTINUING
4693.5Bachelor of Nursing (Advanced)CURRENT




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