International Indigenous Health

Qualification: Postgraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: Curtin University
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About this unit

This International Indigenous Health unit, provided by Open Universities Australia and delivered through Curtin University, will give you an overview of the scope and history of indigenous health in Australia and amongst other indigenous populations. You will examine how attitudes towards health, society and environment all impact on the care and treatment provided to indigenous people in comparison to non-indigenous people.

You will study how healthcare has evolved over time and how this (and the rates of mortality and morbidity) has changed with variations in social, political and economic conditions. The unit draws contrasts between the delivery of healthcare systems to indigenous and non-indigenous populations, and considers the impact of government, resources and funding.

Eligibility

To be eligible to enrol in this unit, applicants must be accepted into one of the following courses:

  • Graduate Certificate in International Health

OR

  • Graduate Diploma in International Health

Areas of study

In this International Indigenous Health unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Introduction to international indigenous health
  • Common characteristics of indigenous societies
  • Globalisation, development and the environment
  • Morbidity and mortality in indigenous populations: global overview and the diseases of poverty and disadvantage
  • Morbidity and mortality in indigenous populations: chronic disease and mental health in indigenous people
  • Health services for indigenous populations in the first world
  • Health systems and approaches for indigenous peoples in developing countries
  • Access and barriers to utilisation of health services for indigenous populations
  • Intercultural communications skills in indigenous healthcare

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

  • Graduate Certificate in International Health, Curtin University
  • Graduate Diploma in International Health, Curtin University

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

This unit will be helpful to anyone seeking a career in health care, particularly in roles that deal with public health, international health promotion and indigenous communities. By completing this unit you will also be one step closer to gaining a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in International Health. Such a qualification is highly regarded and recognised by the Australian Red Cross, Médecins Sans Frontières and the Australian Defence Force.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in International Indigenous Health from Curtin University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA's full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

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You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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