313507 v.1 Associate Degree in Indigenous Community Health
This course is not available to International Onshore Students on Student Visas
This course provides Indigenous students with the skills and knowledge necessary to work in the policy, planning, health promotion and project management areas of the Indigenous health industry. It aims to empower and strengthen the well-being of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities through an holistic, multidisciplinary approach that encompasses contemporary Indigenous healing practices, Indigenous self-determination in health, the application of Indigenous knowledge, primary health care, health promotion concepts and practices. This course will enable Indigenous primary health care practitioners to take leadership roles in the formulation and implementation of programs, in particular, through the development and application of Aboriginal Terms of Reference.
Course Entry Requirements
Standard University entry requirements for Associate Degree Programs. Education, personal and work experience, existing skills, community, family and employer support, and other evidence is evaluated in an assessment process which takes place at regional centres towards the end of each year.
It is preferable that prospective students be working, or prepared to undertake voluntary work, in an Indigenous Australian health-related position or similar community work.
Duration and Availability
This course is two years full-time study. Four study blocks per year are conducted at the Bentley Campus and or regional learning centres. Study blocks may also be held at other locations depending upon student numbers and available funds.
This course is delivered using a block system of education as the mode of delivery. There are four, two-week blocks per annum with a number of individual student field visits (reverse blocks) undertaken by academic staff each year.
Additional Course Expenses
Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other essential study materials.
Course Structure Disclaimer
Curtin University reserves the right to alter the internal composition of any course to ensure learning outcomes retain maximum relevance. Any changes to the internal composition of a course will protect the right of students to complete the course within the normal timeframe and will not result in additional cost to students through a requirement to undertake additional units.
|Year 1 Semester 1|
|303237||v.5||Indigenous Issues and Factors in Local Region 114||30.0||25.0|
|303245||v.5||Indigenous Ways of Working 124||30.0||25.0|
|313512||v.1||Indigenous Communication Skills 101||30.0||25.0|
|313513||v.1||Indigenous Healing Practices 121||30.0||25.0|
|Year 1 Semester 2|
|313514||v.1||Indigenous Health Issues 111||30.0||25.0|
|313515||v.1||Indigenous Health Issues 122||30.0||25.0|
|313516||v.1||Indigenous Primary Health Care 123||30.0||25.0|
|313517||v.1||Indigenous Community Development (Health) 124||30.0||25.0|
|Year 2 Semester 1|
|309948||v.2||Indigenous Organisational Practice and Management Skills 222||30.0||25.0|
|313518||v.1||Indigenous Project Management (Health) 211||30.0||25.0|
|313519||v.1||Health Promotion for Indigenous Australians 210||30.0||25.0|
|313524||v.1||Australian Political and Health Systems 212||30.0||25.0|
|Year 2 Semester 2|
|313520||v.1||Indigenous Health Project Implementation 223||30.0||25.0|
|313521||v.1||Global Health Perspectives 250||30.0||25.0|
|313522||v.1||Indigenous Health Project Evaluation 225||30.0||25.0|
|313523||v.1||Indigenous Professional Practice and Leadership 260||30.0||25.0|
|Year||Location||Period||All*||Internal||Partially Online Internal^||External||Fully Online#|
|2013||Bentley Campus||Semester 1||Y|
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* The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.
^ Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.
# Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.
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