NURSING 1012 - Aboriginal Healthcare
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2022
General Course Information
Course Code NURSING 1012 Course Aboriginal Healthcare Coordinating Unit School of Nursing Term Semester 2 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N Restrictions Available to B .Nurs students only Course Description This course provides students with knowledge and strategies to enable them to provide high quality clinical and cultural care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. It promotes an understanding and appreciation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people?s experiences of health and culture, and of Australia?s history. This will inform an understanding of the health issues facing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today, and the contribution that nurses can provide in primary and acute health care settings.
Course Coordinator: Ms Yvette SalamonSchool Office
Phone: +61 8 8313 3595
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning Outcomes
1 Relate the impact of policies and history to the current cultural and health contexts of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the perceptions of health and wellbeing.
2 Examine meanings of health and illness from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives.
3 Recognise and appreciate the impact of social and cultural determinants of health for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
4 Explain the importance of cultural awareness and cultural safety in relation to culturally appropriate care and service provision for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
5 Apply critical reflections on own values and attitudes towards cultural safety and the provision of health care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities.
6 Appreciate the experiences of Indigenous patients and their families when engaging with health services through health journey mapping.
7 Identify effective strategies for health promotion and health maintenance for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
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)
Attribute 1: Deep discipline knowledge and intellectual breadth
Graduates have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of their subject area, the ability to engage with different traditions of thought, and the ability to apply their knowledge in practice including in multi-disciplinary or multi-professional contexts.
Attribute 2: Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving
Graduates are effective problems-solvers, able to apply critical, creative and evidence-based thinking to conceive innovative responses to future challenges.
Attribute 3: Teamwork and communication skills
Graduates convey ideas and information effectively to a range of audiences for a variety of purposes and contribute in a positive and collaborative manner to achieving common goals.
Attribute 4: Professionalism and leadership readiness
Graduates engage in professional behaviour and have the potential to be entrepreneurial and take leadership roles in their chosen occupations or careers and communities.
Attribute 5: Intercultural and ethical competency
Graduates are responsible and effective global citizens whose personal values and practices are consistent with their roles as responsible members of society.
Attribute 6: Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural competency
Graduates have an understanding of, and respect for, Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander values, culture and knowledge.
Attribute 7: Digital capabilities
Graduates are well prepared for living, learning and working in a digital society.
Attribute 8: Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
Graduates are self-aware and reflective; they are flexible and resilient and have the capacity to accept and give constructive feedback; they act with integrity and take responsibility for their actions.
Required ResourcesBest, O and Fredericks, B, 2018, Yatdjuligin - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nursing & Midwifery Care, Cambridge University Press
This textook is highly recommended but purchase is not required.
Recommended ResourcesTaylor, T, &Guerin, P 2019 Health care and Indigenous Australians, Macmillan International, London
Biles, B & Biles, J 2020, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples' Health and Wellbeing, Oxford University Press, Docklands, Victoria
Health Infonet website @ https://healthinfonet.ecu.edu.au/
Managing Two Worlds Together Case Study Reports @ http://www.flinders.edu.au/medicine/sites/health-care-management/managing-two-worlds-together.cfm
Online LearningAll lectures and activities provided for the course 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, guest speakers, interviews and links to various other media are provided for students to access for each weeks’ module.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesThis course will provide current, historical and cultural perspectives to inform a greater understanding of the health challenges facing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the contribution that nurses can provide in primary and acute health care.
Aboriginal Healthcare involves a program of reading, on line resources and videos on Canvas in weekly modules, as well as interactive face to face lectures and tutorials which students are expected to engage with. Students will need to engage with material on Canvas prior to attending tutorials, and before completing assignments.
Students are expected to engage with all materials, critically reflect on their own values and attitudes towards cultural safety, and discuss how quality health care can be provided for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.Students would expect to study 12 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 Summary
Blended learning activities are embedded throughout the course. Tutorials, lectures, videos, small group work and online quiz material are used to enhance student learning experiences.
Specific Course RequirementsStudents are required to attend the face to face tutorials.
If they are unable to attend a tutorial they will need to contact the course coordinator for alternative learning options (for example watch a specific video).
- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
- Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Practice Critical Reflection: 0%: Learning outcome 5
Quiz - focus on content. 30%: Learning outcome - all
Quiz 1 – for weeks 1 & 2
Quiz 2 – for weeks 3 & 4
Quiz 3 – for weeks 5 & 6
Critical reflection assignment 40%: Learning outcome – all
Reflection task 1 (20%)
Reflection task 2 (20%)
Application to practice interactive activity 30% Learning outcomes 4, 5, 6
Attendance and interaction at worksop (10%)
Written reflection on learning in workshop (20%)
Assessment Related RequirementsStudents are encouraged to complete all quizzes, critical reflection tasks and interactive activities.
Assessment DetailFormative - Practice critical refleciton
Quiz - focus on content (30%)
- Quiz 1 – covers content in weeks 1 and 2
- Quiz 2 – covers content in weeks 3 and 4
- Quiz 3 – covers content from weeks 5 and 6
Critical reflection (40%)
Critical Reflection Task 1 (750 words and three references)Using Driscoll’s ‘What’ Reflective Model:Critically reflect over your worldview and how this has influenced your attitudes towards people who have a different culturalbackground to your own.
Critical Reflection Task 2: (750 words and three references)Using Driscoll’s ‘What’ Reflective Model:Critically reflect on one reading,video or conversation that has influenced your thinking and perceptions about Aboriginal people and health care.Application to Practice Interactive activity (30%)
There are 2 parts to the application to practice activity
Part 1: Interactive activity 10%Clinical yarning role play. Practice using ‘Yarn with me’ clinical yarning approach as described by Lin, Green and Bessarab (2016). Students will pre read the article and engage with a role play using the three step social yarn, diagnostic yarn and management yarn.
Small group work – Students will be encouraged to discuss the challenges they have faced and strategies they have used,encountered, or could use to embedcultural safety into clinical practice in a range of health care settings and situations. Aboriginal students will bring a unique perspective to this activity, and will be invited to share to the extent to which they are comfortable.
Part 2: Written reflection on interactive workshop learning 20%
Using Driscoll’s ‘What’ Reflective ModelCritically reflect on one activity during the application to practice activities and how this has impacted you, your thinking and/or perceptions about embedding cultural safety into health care settings.
SubmissionUnless otherwise indicated all submission of assignments is to be through the assignments portal of MyUni.
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
Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.
Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.
The previous assignments were not working for individual students, nor for the increasing numbers of students. The critical reflection
is now scaffolded throughout the course, enabling students to build their reflective skills over the semester, and the quiz’s modified so that students can more easily engage with all content.
The course has been adjusted to better meet the learning needs of students, and enable students to interact more effectively with the course content and concepts in line with the requirements of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Curriculum Framework and the Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives Guidelines.
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