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Indigenous Health in a Global Context (POPH90291)

Find the subject in the Handbook here. Schedule: Semester 2 (Dual-Delivery)

Subject Description

This subject focuses on Indigenous health and serves as a foundational course for individuals interested in working with Indigenous communities. It covers local and global concepts, frameworks, and methods used by Indigenous populations to promote health equity and well-being, with a particular emphasis on the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and Sustainability Development Goals. Students will engage with Indigenous and tribal communities from around the world to develop strategies for addressing health disparities, including poverty, malnutrition, overcrowding, environmental degradation, infections, and inadequate healthcare. The subject highlights the importance of a transdisciplinary approach and offers practical insights for public health practitioners working in local and international development, with potential applications for other marginalized and vulnerable populations.

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• Online exercise - 400 words (10%)

• Group presentation - 20 minutes (20%)

• Online exercise - 400 words (10%)

• Tutorial participation (10%)

• Case study - 3000 words (50%)


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