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Courses Handbook 2014

This handbook contains information for courses and units at Curtin in 2014.
Information for the previous year's courses and units is available at Courses Handbook 2013.

311882 (v.2) International Indigenous Health 600

Area: Centre for International Health
Credits: 25.0
Contact Hours: 8.0
TUITION PATTERNS: The tuition pattern provides details of the types of classes and their duration. This is to be used as a guide only. Precise information is included in the unit outline.
Individual Study: 1 x 7 Hours Weekly
Tutorial: 1 x 1 Hours Weekly
Equivalent(s): 312822 (v.2) INH180 International Indigenous Health
UNIT REFERENCES, TEXTS, OUTCOMES AND ASSESSMENT DETAILS: The most up-to-date information about unit references, texts and outcomes, will be provided in the unit outline.
Syllabus: Overview, scope, history and definitions of Indigenous health from both international and Australian perspectives; Indigenous and modern world views and their impact on health, society and environment; epidemiological aspects of Indigenous health; patterns of morbidity and mortality, and geographic, social, economic and political determinants; the history and evolution of delivery of health care to Indigenous people; Indigenous and modern health care systems; basic principles underpinning health care delivery to Indigenous peoples; different levels of health care delivery at the primary, secondary and tertiary levels, the politics of health care delivery and how systems of government impact on health care delivery and allocation of funding and resources; models of practice and case studies from Indigenous peoples in developing and developed countries; intercultural knowledge and skills to work effectively across Indigenous social and health settings.
Field of Education: 061305 Indigenous Health
Result Type: Grade/Mark


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