This course will enable nursing and midwifery students to analyse practices and issues related to the provision of health care and health education where health providers and clients share culturally diverse backgrounds. Particular interest will be given to: the health inequities that are currently present in the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in comparison to their mainstream Australian counterparts; and developing the skills and knowledge that nursing and midwifery students need to communicate effectively to work with people from cultures other than their own.
|Online – Online asynchronous learning and teaching recording. Information session/drop-in via Zoom.||4hrs||Week 1||13 times|
The impact of colonisation on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People’s health, origins of cultural safety and the code of ethics and the code of conduct.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders maternal, child and family health, and the National Health Plan and Closing the Gap.
Past government policies and the adverse impacts on the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s today.
300 Level (Graduate)
|Course Learning Outcomes On successful completion of this course, you should be able to...||Graduate Qualities Completing these tasks successfully will contribute to you becoming...|
|1||Reflect on and apply professional standards, guidelines and codes of practice as they relate to culturally safe decision making and practice||
Creative and critical thinker
|2||Analyse information relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples' health in a context in order to formulate effective health care strategies, behaviours and communication||
|3||Explain the principles of cultural safety and apply to decision making in healthcare settings in ways that support the needs and aspirations of clients of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds||
Creative and critical thinker
Refer to the USC Glossary of terms for definitions of “pre-requisites, co-requisites and anti-requisites”.
NUR117 or NUR141 or HLT132 and enrolled in Program SC391, SC392, SC393
Standard Grading (GRD)
|High Distinction (HD), Distinction (DN), Credit (CR), Pass (PS), Fail (FL).|
Task 1 - Assesses knowledge of the Professional Standards and Codes of Practice. This assessment prepares students for Task 2 and Task 3.
|Delivery mode||Task No.||Assessment Product||Individual or Group||Weighting %||What is the duration / length?||When should I submit?||Where should I submit it?|
|Week 4||Online Test (Quiz)|
|All||2||Artefact - Creative||Individual||50%||
1500 words and a 500 word synopsis
|Week 9||Online Assignment Submission with plagiarism check|
|Exam Period||Online Assignment Submission with plagiarism check|
|All - Assessment Task 1:Review quiz|
The aim of this task is for you review a range of professional standards, guidelines and practice codes in terms of their content relating to culture and professional practice. Undertaking this assessment will help you to prepare your final assessment in this course.
You will access your on-line quiz on Canvas
|All - Assessment Task 2:Digital Poster health issue case study scenario.|
The aim is for you to use information about a specific health issue relevant to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations, to produce a case study scenario analysis which informs decision making and best practice.
|Product:||Artefact - Creative|
You will use information provided on the course Canvas site to develop a case study scenario analysis for a Digital poster presentation. You will: Build a case study scenario from the trigger material provided. Draw on relevant evidence and sources of information to analyse the case study scenario implications for decision making and practice. Make recommendations for best practice to respond to the health issue. Full details and information together with poster framework and triggers will be provided on Canvas.
|All - Assessment Task 3:Written Assignment|
The aim of this assessment task is for you to learn about and make the links between how history and past Australian government policies relating to Indigenous Australians, has generated the current politically engineered Indigenous health crises. You will demonstrate your understanding and knowledge as well as application of principles to decision making for healthcare. See Canvas for full details of the task.
Individual assignment submission via Turnitin.
A 12-unit course will have total of 150 learning hours which will include directed study hours (including online if required), self-directed learning and completion of assessable tasks. Directed study hours may vary by location. Student workload is calculated at 12.5 learning hours per one unit.
Please note: Course information, including specific information of recommended readings, learning activities, resources, weekly readings, etc. are available on the course Canvas site– Please log in as soon as possible.
Please note that you need to have regular access to the resource(s) listed below. Resources may be required or recommended.
|Required||Odette Best,Bronwyn Fredericks||2017||Yatdjuligin||n/a||Cambridge University Press|
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