Year
2020
Units
4.5
Contact
1 x 9-hour independent study weekly
2 x 30-minute on-line tutorials per semester
Prerequisites
1 Admission into GCRHP-Graduate Certificate in Remote Health Practice
1a Admission into GDPRHP-Graduate Diploma in Remote Health Practice
1b Admission into MRIH-Master of Remote and Indigenous Health
1c Admission into MD-Doctor of Medicine
Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a or 1b or 1c))
Enrolment not permitted
HLTH8202 has been successfully completed
Assumed knowledge
Assumed knowledge of basic requirements to practice as a remote health professional
Course context
This topic is available to students enrolled in other graduate awards with the approval of the course coordinator
Assessment
Assignments; Tutorial Participation
Topic description
This topic introduces the student to knowledge and attributes required for competent, confident, and accountable inter-professional Remote and Indigenous health practice using the globally recognised framework for Primary Health Care as the central theme. Students are provided with an opportunity to reflect on the factors that influence delivery of health services to remote areas locally, nationally and internationally. Factors explored include: social determinants of health; geographical, historical and political influences on health services; and public health issues. Community development, health literacy and health promotion initiatives are contextualized to the unique environmental and cultural context of Remote and Indigenous Health practice. Students are expected to read widely and examine the construction of their own values and beliefs. Examples of partnerships with Indigenous people, which implement the principles of Primary Health Care, are explored. Students are expected to apply principles underpinning these examples to their own practice.
Educational aims
The aim of this topic is to apply the principles of a Primary Health Care framework and to develop an understanding of the social determinants of health in order to identify issues that affect health care services and delivery for remote and Indigenous people.
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic, students will be expected to be able to:

  1. Evaluate the influence and impact of the social determinants of health on the health of disadvantaged people and in particular on the health and well-being of remote and Indigenous people

  2. Recommend appropriate multilevel health strategies and solutions that could be applied at a community level, taking into account different complex health environments

  3. Analyse and critique the principles of Primary Health Care (PHC) and describe the application of PHC in different environments

  4. Interpret and apply the use of health promotion theory in communities with a Primary Health care framework

  5. Demonstrate advanced written communication and skills across a range of formats.