The Indigenous Health Major builds on the Indigenous Health Minor to provide students with a complete context and understanding of the cultural and historical factors that need to be considered when developing and implementing health programs for Australian Aboriginal populations. Students explore, analyse and deconstruct disciplinary and lived perspectives, impacts and outcomes for Australian Aboriginal individuals and communities in the 21st Century. Topics that are explored include history, human rights, traditional owners, sovereignty, governance and societal structures, and colonial systems of power through an inter-disciplinary unit set, and how these influence and impact the health outcomes of Australian Aboriginal populations and communities. In addition to this students may explore contemporary health and community interventions used by Aboriginal organisations and communities and their relationship to the conventional western medicine construct and mainstream service provision. A group research project will be presented in relation to Australian Aboriginal health, representing discipline and multi-disciplinary approaches through detailed action plans.

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