NURSING 3008EX - ATSI Health
External - Semester 2 - 2015
General Course Information
Course Code NURSING 3008EX Course ATSI Health Coordinating Unit Adelaide Nursing School Term Semester 2 Level Undergraduate Location/s External Units 3 Contact Online Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N Restrictions Available to B.Nurs students only Course Description This course provides an understanding and an appreciation of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples health, culture and history. This will inform an understanding of the health issues facing the ATSI population and importantly will identify the contribution that nurses can provide in both primary and acute health care settings.
Course Coordinator: Mr Iain Everett
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning OutcomesIt is intended that this course will enable you to:
- Identify historical, socio-cultural and economic determinants of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ health, cross cultural communication, primary health care and rural and remote issues.
- Acquire an understanding the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service and strategies for delivering effective health care services.
- Describe the role of government and non –government organisations, initiatives and laws on provision of health care for ATSI peoples.
- Demonstrate an understanding of cultural safety issues related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
- Demonstrate an understanding of Primary Health Care principles in relation to ATSI health
- Debate the role of health care systems in the provision of care in rural and remote communities
- Critique previous ATSI health strategies and examine mechanisms of injury.
- Demonstrate an understading of child and Maternal health with in the context of ATSI health
- Examine the prevalence of mental health, ATOD and suicide in ATSI communities
- Examine in detail the various chronic diseases prevalent in ATSI communities and identify how you as a nurse could respond to the issues surrounding their care including the role of the Aoriginal Health Workforce and the critical role they play in the delivery of ATSI health.
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) Knowledge and understanding of the content and techniques of a chosen discipline at advanced levels that are internationally recognised. All The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. All An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. 6. 7, 8, 9 Skills of a high order in interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication. 7, 8, 9, 10 A proficiency in the appropriate use of contemporary technologies. 4, 5 A commitment to continuous learning and the capacity to maintain intellectual curiosity throughout life. 3, 5 A commitment to the highest standards of professional endeavour and the ability to take a leadership role in the community. 7, 8, 9 An awareness of ethical, social and cultural issues within a global context and their importance in the exercise of professional skills and responsibilities. 6, 7, 8
Required ResourcesPRESCRIBED TEXTS
Taylor, T, Guerin, P 2010 Health care and indigenous Australians, Palgrave Macmillan, Australia
Recommended ResourcesRECOMMENDED TEXTS
Carson, B, 2007 Social Determinants of Indigenous Health, Allen & Unwin, Australia
Couzos, S & Murray, R 2008 Aboriginal Primary Health Care: An Evidence-Based Approach, Oxford University Press
Goonj, B 2010 Bridging cultures in aboriginal health, University of New England Press.
Trudgen, R 2001 Why warriors lie down and die, Aboriginal Resource and Development Services Inc, Darwin.
Note: You are not required to buy recommended texts. However, they provide valuable supplementary reading on various aspects of the material covered within this course and you are encouraged to have a look at them.
Online LearningThere is no internal contact for this course however students are always free to contact the lecturer for face to face support or assistance. Please note all lectures and activities provided for the course ATSI Peoples Health and Culture are designed to introduce the topic and to give some insights for students to further develop their knowledge.
Content in the form of PowerPoint lectures or presentations, Interviews, Podcasts and links to various other media are for you to access for each weeks topic. It is expected that you will listen to these and if you have any queires or questions then please contact me. If you have difficulty accessing this content then please contact the Student Support officer
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesThis course will provide a historical and cultural background that will inform an understanding of the health issues facing this population and the contribution that nurses can provide in primary and acute health care.
ATSI Health involves a program of reading which students are expected to complete as an integral component of the course. This Study Guide takes the student through the readings contained in the recommended texts, offering the student insights into key issues, significant understandings and directions for further reading. The Study Guide utilises stimulus questions,and discussion points to maximise student learning. It also provides students with a time frame in order to ensure steady progress.
There is no specific internal contact for this course. Content in the form of PowerPoint lectures or presentations, Interviews, Podcasts and links to various other media are for you to access for each weeks topic. It is expected that you will listen to these and if you have any queires or questions then please contact me. If you have difficulty accessing this content then please contact the Student Support officer
Please note all lectures and activities provided for the course ATSI Health are designed to introduce the topic and to give some insights for students to further develop their knowledge.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.Students would expect to study 5- 6 hours per week throughout the duration of this course. Students are strongly advised to set aside a regular time for study and approach each weeks topic.
Learning Activities SummaryArticulate presentations – the School of Nursing has a licence for the Articulate e-learning authoring software program and has a number of staff that are expert in its use. The advantage to the student is the freedom to progress through content at their own pace while receiving in time support for their learning. This is particularly helpful for the nature of the content which will be available for revision across the semester. The School of Nursing has a purpose built e-learning room with dedicated PC access to training support software.
LAMS presentations for selected topics – LAMS (learning activity management system) provides a simple learning design tool that encourages student interaction and engagement with a diverse range of material. The visual interface allows the lecturer to author individual and group assignments. LAMS allow the student freedom to progress at their own pace and to easily review content they are uncertain of. LAMS offer lecturing staff a novel and innovative way to present content that often resists transition from text book to engagement. A number of school staff have used LAMS and more will be able to as the university increases IT support for this and other learning systems.
The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:
- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
- Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
- Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Assessment Type Myth Quiz Formative Online Quiz (x2) Summative 10% (5% each quiz) Literature review critique
30 % Analytical Paper Summative 60%
Assessment DetailASSESSMENT 1: Myth Quiz
An online quiz to explore the misconceptions and misnomers related to Aboriginal health and culture.
ASSESSMENT 2 : Quiz (x 2) concerning course content
ASSESSMENT 3: Literature review
Literature review (1500 words): students will critique a contemporary journal article regarding an aspect of ATSI health. The literature review will be assessed using a marking rubric.
ASSESSMENT 3: Analytical paper
Analytical paper (2250 words): students will analyse a case taken from a range of real life examples of a person of ATSI background and their journey through the health care system. With a selection of cardiovascular, renal, diabetes, infant health, injury and respiratory cases students will have to produce an analysis of the patient’s care that demonstrates a critique of the systems and cultural aspects of the care provided to the person. The critique will need to be balanced and draw on research and policy documents to support the findings
SubmissionUnless otherwise indicated all submission of assignments is to be through the assignments portal of MyUni. Students MUST keep an electronic copy of all assignments submitted. Cover sheets are required for all assignments and can be accessed from the School of Nursing website. Extension of time for submission of assignments is subject to negotiation with the course coordinator. Requests must be made before the due date of the assignment. In principle, all assignments should be submitted by the due date. However, an extension may be granted if the request is made before the due date and the usual administration procedures are followed. Late submission without an approved extension will be penalised at the rate of 5% of available marks for each working day after the due date. Work submitted more than ten days after the due date may be returned unmarked. This action will be taken to prevent students who do get their work in on time being disadvantaged.
Whenever possible staff will turn around marked assignments within 4 weeks or earlier.
Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
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