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MID2202 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander: Health and Cultural Practices for the Midwife

Short Description: Health & Cultural Practices
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Nursing and Midwifery
Student contribution band : National Priority - Nursing
ASCED code : 060303 - Midwifery
Grading basis : Graded


Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in the following Program: BMID


This course aims to provide the student with the knowledge and skills to be able to identify and explore Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people history, identity, health, wellness and culture. Students will be able to identify inequalities in in the health status of individuals and their families. They will gain an understanding of the maternity care needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and their families and to ensure that midwifery care is culturally safe. They will learn about, and respect, customary law. They will further develop their knowledge and skills to work with people from cultures other than their own. The principles of Primary Health Care will be included in the strategies for care to enable women and their families to have access to affordable, equitable and appropriate midwifery care. Intercultural interactions will be examined and strategies developed for positive relationships to be developed.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2019 Online