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Health Projects in Aboriginal Settings (RURA90009)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Shepparton)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeRURA90009
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject requires students to undertake a project within an Aboriginal community on a topic selected by the student in consultation with the community. The subject critically examines key principles and processes involved in conducting community projects, and considers the philosophical and theoretical underpinnings of such work. Particular emphasis is placed on understanding the role and nature of community engagement and participation, application of the project, specifically in rural contexts, and potential outcomes for and empowerment of the specific community. In undertaking this subject, students will gain community development and project management skills and be introduced to a range of orthodox and alternative methodologies.

Intended learning outcomes

Upon completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • Critique and evaluate different approaches to community projects
  • Conduct a community-based health project in an Aboriginal community
  • Integrate Aboriginal and Western knowledges relevant to a specific project
  • Produce project reports for Aboriginal communities

Generic skills

  • Critical thinking and analysis
  • Applying complex theories to social/health issues
  • Sourcing, evaluating and synthesising research and health-related literature
  • Project design and implementation
  • Community engagement and consultation
  • High level written communication
  • Using Microsoft Office programs and related software
  • Creative forms of presenting useful information

Last updated: 4 April 2019