Skilled Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers are in great demand. More Indigenous professionals are needed in the health industry to work within their communities and provide holistic healthcare frameworks.
This course also aims to empower you to become a role model for positive change in Indigenous health. You will learn how to achieve this through the application of Indigenous knowledge, primary healthcare, health promotion, community development concepts and practice, and project development, implementation and evaluation.
If you are already working in a health related position, this course will increase your knowledge and skills to perform more effectively. You can learn the skills required to provide an alternative, inclusive approach to health management that acknowledges Indigenous healing practices.
Graduates may qualify for entry into a bachelor degree with honours and some graduate certificates, graduate diplomas and master degrees.
Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.
What you'll learn
- apply, demonstrate and compile academic knowledge and principles in a variety of contexts to promote self-directed and independent learning
- think critically and creatively to generate solutions in an academic environment; apply logical processes in problem solving
- access, evaluate, synthesise information from multiple sources in order to make valid judgements
- communicate effectively with consideration of audience and purpose, demonstrating respect for others and cultural awareness
- use technology appropriately to develop research skills, access resources and to communicate effectively to a wide community
- be self-motivated and take responsibility for one's own learning; develop life-long learning skills to source new and relevant information
- consider global and cultural issues from a variety of perspectives
- demonstrate respect for cultural diversity within Indigenous Australia, the wider community and University environment; respect and promote cultural diversity
- work ethically and professionally both within a team and independently; develop a positive sense of Indigenous identity to empower others in the wider community