Multicultural Perspectives on Health and Wellbeing

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This subject will provide you with a broad understanding of health and wellbeing among Indigenous, culturally and linguistically diverse communities. This understanding is important for people working with diverse populations in healthcare settings who need to develop culturally-appropriate interventions and programmes. Through guest and expert presentations, workshops and consideration of theoretical frameworks, you will cover topics such as risk factors to diseases, interactions with healthcare institutions and services, Australian settlement and immigration policies, and inequities of gender to good health and wellbeing. Your learning in this subject will be assessed through participation in group work, quizzes and producing individual written work.

Acknowledgement of Country[edit | edit source]

This material was originally developed by the staff of a university located on land of which the Wurundjeri People (Woiwurrung language) of the Kulin Nation or Alliance are the traditional custodians. For this reason, we pay our respects to their elders, past and present, and we rejoice in the rising generations.

Objectives (Intended Learning Outcomes)[edit | edit source]

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  1. Establish how an Indigenous and culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) person's background can influence their health status
  2. Articulate the factors that may contribute to the health risks for non-communicable diseases among different populations
  3. Select a framework or theoretical perspective to argue the need for culturally sensitive health promotion initiatives and services

Lecture topics and workshops 2014[edit | edit source]

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The lectures for this subject will be presented by people who have significant experience working around these topics and issues. They will be highlighting current concerns, policies, and strategies to address challenges in their field of work. Their presentations will be video recorded and made available before the end of the week. The content of these presentations is intended to assist you in completing your assignments for this subject.

The lecture topics are:


Lecture topics and workshops 2015[edit | edit source]

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Lecture topics and workshops 2016[edit | edit source]

Variety of breakfast foods


Assessments[edit | edit source]

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There are three assessments for this subject. They are designed to assess your outcomes from the three learning objectives for the subject. We are holding weekly workshops to assist you in completing these assessments. Click to open each assessment item, and carefully review the instructions, criteria, resources and help.

  1. Group multimedia presentation (20%)
  2. Online quizzes (35%)
  3. Project proposal (45%)

Communications[edit | edit source]

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