Aboriginal Social & Emotional Wellbeing

Subject PSYT90063 (2015)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.

Credit Points: 6.25
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:

June, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 29-Jun-2015 to 03-Aug-2015
Assessment Period End 03-Aug-2015
Last date to Self-Enrol 06-Jul-2015
Census Date 10-Jul-2015
Last date to Withdraw without fail 24-Jul-2015

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 6 weeks x 3.5 hour seminars
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering requests 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 Overview, Objectives, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
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 programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and the Disability Liaison Unit: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/


Academic contact:

Mr Shaun Ewen
Email: shaun.ewen@unimelb.edu.au

Administrative contact:

Victoria Kingsley
Email: vkingsley@unimelb.edu.au

Subject Overview:

Through a series of interactive seminars and readings, students will engage witha range of perspectives on Aboriginal Social and Emotional Wellbeing. Historial, Social, Economic, Political and Cultural factors will be analysed to consider ways of understanding the type, and extent of Aboriginal Social and Emotional Health and Wellbeing in contemporary Australia.

Learning Outcomes:
  • analyse particular Aboriginal mental health issues in terms of their historical antecedents
  • analyse contemporary Aboriginal mental health issues in terms of key socio-economic and political variables
  • critically analyse the potential of public health interventions in relation to Aboriginal experiences of social and emotional wellbeing
  • critically analyse professional and popular representations of Aboriginal Mental health disadvantage
  • reflect on their professional practice in relation to Aboriginal social and emotional wellbeing
  • Critical Analysis of set readings totalling 1,000 words due mid-semester (40%)
  • Essay of approximately 1,500 words due at end of semester (60%)
  • Attendance: 75% of sessions (for face-to-face students) OR 75% completion of online modules (for online students) (Hurdle requirement)
Prescribed Texts:


Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject is available through the Community Access Program (CAP).

Related Course(s): Master of Psychiatry

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