Introduction to Koori Health for Nurses

Subject 514-329 (2008)

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Credit Points: 6.250
Level: Undergraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

On campus

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 18
Total Time Commitment: 18 contact
Prerequisites: n/a
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements: It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's courses. Students who feel their disability will impact on meeting this requirement are encouraged to discuss this matter with the Course Coordinator and the Disability Liaison Unit.


Kyllie Cripps
Subject Overview:

This subject provides students with an introduction to Koori Health. Upon completion of this subject, students will be expected to be able situate themselves, and their profession, in terms of both the historical response to colonisation, and their continuing professional practice with Koori people.

Subject Objectives

On completion of this subject students will be able to:

  • understand the significance of social, environmental, economic and historical factors for contemporary Koori health;
  • develop a coherent personal and professional approach in relation to Koori health, which is reflective and informed by understandings about cultural difference, Indigenous history and racism;
  • recognise Koori aspirations regarding health and health care, including cultural autonomy and self determination;
  • demonstrate their understanding of these issues in their interactions with Koori patients, their families and Koori health staff, and in their approaches to primary health care.
Assessment: Oral presentation at the end of semester - 40%Written assignment of 1500 words mid semester - 60%
Prescribed Texts: Readings will be provided on LMS
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • demonstrate the capacity for information seeking, retrieval and evaluation;
  • communicate knowledge using written and oral presentation methods;
  • demonstrate intercultural sensitivity;
  • demonstrate an openness to new ideas;
  • demonstrate analytical skills and the capacity for problem-solving and analytical skills;
  • demonstrate the ability to work effectively in a team
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Notes: n/a

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