IND734 - Australian Aboriginal Holistic Health and Healing
2024 unit information
|Enrolment modes:||Trimester 2: Online|
|Scheduled learning activities - online||
Online learning experiences are via the unit site including a 1 x 1-hour lecture per week (recordings provided) and an interactive 1-hour online seminar. An online forum will also be maintained and students will be expected to engage.
This unit critically evaluates theories, policies, research reports and practices currently being implemented for the Social and Emotional Health, Healing and Wellbeing of Australian Aboriginal people. Health promotion frameworks will contextualise the initial and ongoing impact of colonisation on Aboriginal peoples' social and emotional health and wellbeing, and students will independently identify an aspect of Aboriginal health and wellbeing to research. Community and individual health is understood to be a complex relationship that is interdependent and holistic, connected to the land and incorporating the past and the future.
The critical role of universal indigenous healing programs and 'place-based' decolonising strategies will be analysed with examples of effective trauma, substance abuse, mental health programs and other current initiatives. Cultural approaches to health and healing along with the need to develop appropriate engagement protocols will be discussed. Students will examine the dynamics of Community and population specific health, including alternative medicines, plants and healing practices in order to adapt and implement culturally appropriate solutions to these complex challenges.
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