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This course is offered in external mode.  There is optional workshop offered for students enrolled in this course and attendance is strongly recommended.  For those unable to attend, an online alternative including two webinars is compulsory.

This course will introduce students to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health through the lens of public health and statistics through interactive lectures. Ten major topic areas important in Indigenous health will be examined. These include understanding Indigenous health data, the role of health information within primary health care, health issues in Indigenous communities: understanding the challenges, illnesses, social and environmental risk factors, prevention and management approaches to health improvement across the life span and the economics of Indigenous health.

Study Level


Offering Terms

Term 1



Delivery Mode

Fully online

Indicative contact hours


Conditions for Enrolment

This course is available to SPHCM and Forensic Mental Health postgraduate students. Other students will need to provide approval from their program authority and the approval of the course convenor to

Course Outline

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