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Bachelor of Health Science (Indigenous Health) | 2018
Testamur Title of Degree:
Bachelor of Health Science (Indigenous Health)
UOW Course Code:
Total Credit Points:
3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health
Delivery Campus / UAC Code:
Wollongong / 756632
The Bachelor of Health Science (Indigenous Health) is a degree open to both Indigenous and non-Indigenous students. The course covers areas including community health, community development, cultural issues, comparative Indigenous health issues and Indigenous health research; which are complemented with study in Aboriginal Studies, Psychology, Sociology, Education and other related areas.
Job opportunities include working in the community sector, in Aboriginal Medical Services or with State or Federal health agencies. Graduates may be interested in working in a rural or remote community, or in community development, health promotion, planning or policy.
Assistance is given to Indigenous students via Commonwealth funded 'away from base allowances' and the Woolyungah Indigenous Centre will assist students by providing tutors, access to support staff and resources, and helping individual students find their best method of study.
Entry Requirements and Credit Arrangements
Information on academic and English language requirements, as well as eligibility for credit for prior learning, is available from the Course Finder.
Course Learning Outcomes
Course Learning Outcomes are statements of learning achievement that are expressed in terms of what the learner is expected to know, understand and be able to do upon completion of a course. Students graduating from this course will be able to demonstrate:
|1||Demonstrate a broad understanding of the historical, social and cultural factors that have impacted Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health care|
|2||Critically review, analyse and synthesise information relating to evidence-based health care practice and disease prevention for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.|
|3||Exercise critical thinking and judgement to identify and independently solve problems relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health.|
|4||Communicate perspectives in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health to diverse audiences using a range of communication strategies.|
|5||Apply the concepts of community development, ownership, consultation, empowerment, capacity-building, reciprocity and respect to health care delivery and working/researching with Indigenous individuals and communities.|
|6||Demonstrate ethical, professional, public and personal conduct and capacity to reflect on and direct own learning and practice and participate constructively in decision-making with the context of Aboriginal Health.|
|7||Develop strategies for the promotion of equitable health care practice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peopl|
To qualify for award of the degree, the Bachelor of Health Science (Indigenous Health), a candidate must successfully complete at least 144 credit points in accordance with the table below.
|Subject Code||Subject Name||Credit Points||Session(s)|
|MEDI142||Introduction to Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Health||6||Autumn|
|MEDI143||Working effectively in Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Health||6||Spring|
|MEDI240||Current Services in Indigenous Health||6||Autumn|
|MEDI241||Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Health Research||6||Not available in 2018|
|MEDI242||Functional Structures in Indigenous Communities||6||Spring|
|MEDI243||Comparative Indigenous Health Issues||6||Autumn|
|CRLP200||Career Ready Learning & Practice||6||Autumn, Spring|
|MEDI341||Research in Indigenous Health||6||Autumn|
|MEDI342||Indigenous Community Development: Environmental Health Issues||6||Autumn|
|MEDI343||Indigenous Community Development: Social and Emotional Wellbeing||6||Spring|
|MEDI344||Indigenous Community Development: Health Promotion||6||Not available in 2018|
|MEDI345||Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Advocacy in Health||6||Not available in 2018|
|Plus 12 credit points of subjects from the following list:|
|INDS150||Introduction to Indigenous Australia||6||Autumn|
|INDS207||Critical Themes in Indigenous Studies||6||Autumn|
|INDS302||Indigenous Thinkers: Global Perspectives||6||Spring|
|Plus 60 credit points (to total 144cp) of subjects chosen in consultation with the Undergraduate Indigenous Academic Course Director and approved by the Head of School.|
Indigenous Health Studies Minor
Students who are studying a Bachelor of Health Science (Indigenous Health) cannot complete a minor study in Indigenous Health.
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