313508 v.1 Bachelor of Applied Science (Indigenous Community Health)
This course is not available to International Onshore Students on Student Visas
This course provides students with the skills and knowledge necessary to empower and strengthen the well-being of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities through a holistic, multi-disciplinary approach that encompasses Indigenous healing traditions. The broad aims of the course are to enable students to facilitate self-determination in health, including the social and emotional well-being of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, families and individuals through the application of Indigenous knowledge and primary health care, and community development concepts and practices. The 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 and Indigenous research skills. At the degree level, students learn to apply the principles and practices of Aboriginal Terms of reference, primary health care, health promotion, and community development to program evaluation.
Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites
Available only to applicants of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent. Standard University entry requirements including successful completion of the Curtin Aboriginal Bridging Course, or the Associate Degree in Indigenous Community Health.
It is preferable that prospective students be working or prepared to undertake voluntary work in an Aboriginal health related position.
Employment or work experience in an area of health is an advantage. Alternative pathways are available for mature age students.
Recognition of Prior Learning
Applications for recognition of prior learning are assessed on an individual basis. Application can be made on the basis of work experience, general and professional education or relevant qualifications. Recognition of prior learning may be awarded following completion of the Associate Degree in Indigenous Community Health or other relevant qualifications.
Duration and Availability
The course is three years full-time study. Compulsory study block releases, four blocks per year, are conducted at Bentley campus. Study blocks may also be held at other locations depending upon student numbers and available funds.
Course organisation is based on a block system of education. There are four, two-week blocks per annum. Attendance at all study blocks is compulsory. For the first two years students enrol in the same units as the Associate Degree in Indigenous Community Health.
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 3 Semester 1|
|303329||v.5||Evaluation Research Processes 313||30.0||25.0|
|303339||v.5||Community Program Evaluation 311||30.0||25.0|
|303342||v.5||Indigenous Community Education Practice 312||30.0||25.0|
|303347||v.5||Indigenous Community Practice 314||30.0||25.0|
|Year 3 Semester 2|
|303348||v.5||Evaluation Research Processes 322||30.0||25.0|
|303349||v.5||Community Program Evaluation 324||30.0||25.0|
|303352||v.5||Indigenous Community Education Practice 323||30.0||25.0|
|303354||v.5||Indigenous Community Practice 325||30.0||25.0|
|Year||Location||Period||All*||Internal||Partially Online Internal^||External||Fully Online#|
|2013||Bentley Campus||Semester 1||Y|
|2013||Bentley Campus||Semester 2||Y|
The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.
* 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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