Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:March, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 5 full day sessions from Week 1 to Week 9 of semester one. |
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For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
CoordinatorDr Jonathan Kingsley, Mr Alister Thorpe
Academic Programs Office
Melbourne School of Population and Global Health
Tel: +61 3 8344 9339
Fax: +61 3 8344 0824
This subject provides students with specific foundational knowledge for understanding the ‘Gap’ in Indigenous health. Following a chronological approach, this subject provides students with an understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health from pre-invasion to the present. Along this continuum, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health issues are examined in terms of their socio-economic origins, the clash of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and settler values, aspirations and outcomes, and comparative demographical trends. Key topics include: colonisation and infectious disease; loss of land/economy & health impacts; conflict and health; impacts of segregation; cultural oppression, identity and health; inter-generational health effects of family separations; and, institutional racism and health. Students will also consider the development of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander-led strategies, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leadership and community control of health services. The subject draws on a range of rich archival material, recent research, audiovisual materials as well as contemporary Indigenous community perspectives on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and wellbeing.
On completion of this subject students should be able to:
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A book of readings will be made available to the students.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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Upon completion of this subject students will have developed skills in:
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Online readings; interactive forums; email support; one-to-one Skype support; teleconferences
Master of Public Health |
Indigenous Health |
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