The University of Newcastle is running a series of short courses including, Working with Indigenous Communities in Health Contexts.
This interdisciplinary course examines the foundational principles and practices in working competently with Australia’s Indigenous people, across disciplines and careers in the health sector. Students will consider the complexity of Indigenous identity construction in Australian society and the continuing impact of historical experiences on current Indigenous communities and their health.
The course will provide insight for those wishing to work with Aboriginal communities and become advocates for culturally competent health services. You’ll examine the political, social and economic dynamics of health care and how they have affected contemporary communities. You will also consider ways to engage with Aboriginal communities which address inequality and meet best practice standards of service.