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Graduate Certificate in Aboriginal Health in Rural Communities (GC-AHRC) // Attributes, outcomes and skills

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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
  • Demonstrate an advanced understanding of how historical, social and cultural processes as well as processes of power impact upon health experiences and outcomes.

Generic skills

  • 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
  • Advanced knowledge of public health and Aboriginal health
  • Increased ability to critically analyse and evaluate research and health-related literature