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iHealth (KAC004)

Organisational Unit Office of the Pro Vice Chancellor Education
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Murdoch S2
Description This unit is intended to increase students' awareness of health related issues affecting the wider Aboriginal community. As part of this unit students will explore Indigenous health from various perspectives; medical, cultural and personal. This is a practical, hands-on unit, where students will be exposed to a variety of experiences, ranging from learning First Aid, to conducting their own medical research and to interacting with staff and students from the health and human services disciplines.
Unit Learning Outcomes At the end of this unit you will have developed:
1. Understand the main health issues affecting Aboriginal peoples and communities
2. An awareness of the prevention and treatment of common health conditions
3. Clinical knowledge about the role of exercise, diet, and stress reduction in maintaining health
4. Practical skills in monitoring health, first aid and reflection on professional practice
5. Knowledge about how medical research is conducted
6. An understanding about the ways in which Indigenous traditional knowledges have been applied in modern health care
Timetabled Learning Activities Workshops 4 hours per week
Unit Learning Experiences This is an experiential unit that includes timetabled semi-structured workshops/seminars, where guest lectures will provide you with the latest information about the causes, treatments and prevention of various health conditions. The workshops/seminars will be followed by hands-on clinical practice that will include supervised exercise and stress management activities. You will work closely with 4th year students enrolled in Sport and Health Science and learn to conduct health related research.

This unit will be supported via the Learning Management System (LMS) which will host many materials and resources related to your learning throughout the semester.

You will also have self-directed assessment tasks that provide a snapshot of your own health and wellbeing throughout the Semester.
Other Learning Experiences As part of this unit students will also:
* receive two Health Assessments
* visit Murdoch University Health facilities
* take part in weekly practicals.
Assessment Participation 10% Formative, Individual, ongoing
Clinical Practice 25%
Reflective Practice 65% Formative and Summative, Individual, weekly from week 3-14.
Prerequisites Enrolment in K-Track Enabling program. Students considering enrolling in the part-time study option need to have completed KAC001 and KAC002 before attempting this unit.
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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.


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