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Indigenous Health and Cultural Diversity (NUR210)

Organisational Unit Nursing
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S2N-internal, SS3-internal
MANDURAH: S2N-internal, SS3-internal
Description This unit focuses on understanding the impact of culture on the health of Indigenous people and those from culturally diverse backgrounds. Historical, economic and psycho-sociocultural determinants that impact on health will be investigated. Topics relevant to the provision of cultural nursing care including models of culture and cultural parameters of health beliefs, and family patterns and socialisation will be examined. Skills development for nursing care will focus on cultural competence, cross-cultural communication, cultural health assessment, and liaison and advocacy.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit you should be able to:
1. Discuss the historic and economic impacts on Indigenous health in and the Australian context.
2. Demonstrate a clear understanding of the social determinants of health and wellbeing from the Australian Indigenous perspectives.
3. Discuss the concepts related to culturally competent practice.
4. Demonstrate the knowledge and skills required to provide culturally safe care.
5. Discuss the principal health issues confronting Indigenous people and understand the national health priorities for this groups.
Timetabled Learning Activities
Unit Learning Experiences This unit is studied online in the form of eLearning modules. All of the modules are guided by evidence-based practice and best practice clinical and learning principles. The elearning activities are designed to facilitate critical thinking, reflection and reflexivity, and are self-paced and self-directed. The unit requires completion of all modules
Prerequisites Completion of BNR100, BNR150, NUR121, NUR122 and NUR123.
Notes Students enrolled in the 2nd year of their Bachelor of Nursing in 2020 should enrol in NUR210, whilst students commencing the first year of their degree in 2020 should enrol in NUR117.
Assessment A result of Ungraded Pass or Fail is awarded for this unit.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Nursing (BNurs) [New in 2016]
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


Unit Coordinator
Ms Karen Thomas
Lecturer in Nursing

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2209
e: Karen.Thomas@murdoch.edu.au
o: 461.3.003 - Building 461, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts

MANDURAH: S2N-Internal
MURDOCH: S2N-Internal
Ms Karen Thomas
Lecturer in Nursing

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2209
e: Karen.Thomas@murdoch.edu.au
o: 461.3.003 - Building 461, Murdoch Campus

MANDURAH: SS3-Internal
MURDOCH: SS3-Internal
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