HNN154 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples' History, Culture and Health


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Community Based Delivery (CBD)*, Warrnambool, Waterfront (Geelong)
Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong)

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule: This unit is only available to students enrolled in D355, D381, D387, H326, H329
Campus contact:

Trimester 2:
Burwood: Chantelle Dowling
Waterfront (Geelong): TBC
Warrnambool: TBC
CBD/NIKERI Institute: Mardhie Coleman

Trimester 3:
Burwood: Jenny Yuen
Waterfront (Geelong): Jennifer Hosking



Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
Study commitment

Students will spend on average 150 hours over the trimester undertaking synchronous and  asynchronous teaching and learning activities for this unit.

This will include 8 hours of synchronous learning activities and 24 hours of guided asynchronous learning activities.

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

4 x 2 hour seminars in weeks 2, 4, 6 and 8


*National Indigenous Knowledges, Education, Research and Innovation (NIKERI) Institute students only.


This unit forms part of the Critical Understandings Cluster. Underpinned by the Nursing and Midwifery Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Curriculum Framework, the unit provides an opportunity for students to acquire specific knowledge and strategies to enable the provision of quality and culturally safe nursing and midwifery care for Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

This unit includes the examination of social, political, and historical determinants relevant to the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Unit Fee Information

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