1 x 1-hour on-line exercises weekly
1 x 1-hour on-line lecture weekly
1 x 2-hour on-line tutorial fortnightly
Enrolment not permitted
1 of HLTH1206, PHCA8313, PHCA8504 has been successfully completed
Topic description

This topic employs Indigenous knowledges (Knowing, Being and Doing), drawing of the lived experience and shared voices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Australia and First Nations peoples internationally, and their connection to health and well-being. This topic critically engages with dominant Western frameworks and their interplay in ‘truth’, ‘power’, ‘science’ and ‘politics’ in creating colonial structures which enforce marginalisation, deficit discourses and problematic constructions of First Nations Health and Wellbeing in Australia.

Educational aims
    Students will advance their philosophical, theoretical and practical understanding of First Nations Health and Well-Being

  • Students will engage with Indigenous knowledges and develop skills on Indigenous research methods
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Identify and illustrate the multiple determinants of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and well-being
  2. Synthesise connections between the social determinants, social gradient, and health equities in First Nations health
  3. Analyse and interpret colonial processes and their connection to ongoing marginalisation for First Nations peoples
  4. Critically analyse and critique key health indicators for First Nations people
  5. Evaluate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander public health policy and programs
  6. Develop reflexivity skills in First Nations health