|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences|
|School or Department :||School of Nursing and Midwifery|
|Student contribution band :||Band 1|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||24 May 2022|
Pre-requisite: NUR1100 and NUR1102 and Students must be enrolled in the following Program: BNSG
Enrolment is not permitted in NUR1204 if NUR3030 has been previously completed
NUR1204 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health is one of eight, first year, foundation courses in the Bachelor of Nursing Program.
The outstanding life differentials between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australian peoples remains at an unacceptable level. The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC) have mandated that Indigenous Health be incorporated in all nursing programs to support and inform the future nursing workforce of the many complexities that have informed Indigenous health today. Further, this course aims to inform the student on Culturally Safe practice when working in partnership with Indigenous peoples.
As per the BNSG Program Rules, students are required to attempt and submit all assessment items in a course. This program rule forms part of the USQ accreditation agreement with the Australian Nursing & Midwifery Council [ANMAC].
An understanding of the social and cultural determinants of health and the impacts of historical and contemporary practice and their influence on the social and emotional wellbeing of First Nations Australians is essential in providing cultural safe health care with these populations. This course utilises cultural safety as the model to contemporary health care delivery in Australia. It emphasises the contemporary nurse as a foundational member of the health partnership and who is necessary in enhancing First Nations people's social and emotional wellbeing. It values the role of First Nations Australians in self-determining processes and leadership in health and research.