- Specialist Certificate in Empowering Health in Aboriginal Communities
- Attributes, outcomes and skills
Intended learning outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:
- Recognise and relate how both Aboriginal and Western knowledges can be applied to health in Aboriginal communities
- Demonstrate the ability to apply this understanding to the development of a community-based project
- Analyse, synthesise and critically evaluate health-related research and literature
- Critique, evaluate and apply different approaches to health projects in Aboriginal community settings
- Implement a community-based health project plan in an Aboriginal setting
- Produce written and oral reports
- Increased critical, theoretical and analytical thinking abilities
- Ability to integrate Western and Indigenous knowledges
- Well-developed project management skills
- Increased ability to communicate complex ideas in written, oral and other creative forms of communication
- Advanced community development skills
- Increased ability to critically analyse and evaluate research and health-related literature
Graduates of the course will embody The University of Melbourne's Graduate attributes. Specifically, the Specialist Certificate in Empowering Health in Aboriginal Communities graduates will:
- Attain academic excellence, especially in the fields of Aboriginal health, community development and project achievement. Graduates will have public health knowledge and skills to integrate Western health and Indigenous knowledges as well as critical skills to examine health and social issues from a variety of viewpoints. These will have been demonstrated in their ability to apply research-based project skills to undertake considered action based on community consultation and interdisciplinary collaboration.
- Recognise, value, promote and enact the intrinsic worth of Indigenous knowledges and cultures for the health sector and more broadly, an inclusive Australian society. Graduates will be keenly cognisant of the social and cultural diversity of all Australian communities and will have developed specific skills in the areas of cross-cultural, and interdisciplinary collaboration, and through the undertaking of a community-based project, have lived-experience of advocacy and innovation within community.
Integrity and self-awareness
- Foster the development of self-reflective and organisational skills to set goals and manage time and multiple priorities. Graduates will be confident in their individual abilities and about working in team environments, enthusiastic about applying their knowledge, and have an agility of mind to adapt to changing circumstances whilst remaining committed to servicing community and improving the welfare of others, particularly those who experience marginalisation.
Last updated: 10 March 2021