School Of Science And Health

Mangamai'bangawarra: Indigenous ScienceWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 300959.1


Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 2

Credit Points: 10

Assumed Knowledge
Equivalent to a basic understanding of Level 1 introductory biology and chemistry.

About this Unit
This unit explores aspects of Aboriginal science and medical science in the treatment and prevention of illness. The unit has a particular focus on the knowledge of the local D'harawal People. The culture and history of Indigenous Australians is introduced to provide a contextual backdrop to the study of Indigenous medical remedies from eastern Australia, the deserts, and the tropics. To complement this study, Indigenous perspectives on the seasons, weather and land management will be studied.

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