School of Population and Global Health

Aboriginal Health CAMDH

Key information

Teaching Dates: Monday 3 to Friday 7 December 2018

Code: AHEA5755

Teaching Period: Y11

Value: 6 Points


  • Student: $2887.50
  • Professional development without assessment: $2887.50
  • Professional development with assessment (for unit credit): Enrolment must be completed through AccessUWA
  • Please note that these are domestic fees only
  • International students: please contact the UWA International Office for correct fees at
  • All fees are GST free

Cancellation policy

  • Cancellations from professional development colleagues will receive a refund (minus 5% administrative fee) prior to the start of the unit.
  • Cancellations after this date may incur a 50% penalty. All cancellations must be submitted via email

Census date and withdrawal without academic penalty date

  • For enrolled students and professional development colleagues doing the unit with assessment:
    the Census Date and the date for Withdrawal Without Academic Penalty is midday on the Tuesday of the teaching week of the unit.

Unit coordinator

Students gain an understanding of the cultural definition of the concept of health and 'wellbeing' as described in the holistic health model; understand the origins of ill health in Aboriginal people; and can apply approaches to redress some of the health inequalities Aboriginal people face.

Unit outline

This unit is presented at the School of Population and Global Health by the Centre for Aboriginal Medical and Dental Health (CAMDH).
It provides students with an opportunity to learn in depth through interaction with Aboriginal lecturers and guest speakers. Health issues covered include historic and cultural concerns; impacts of policies and programs; and contemporary and contentious factors that influence Aboriginal people today. Other topics include Aboriginal health statistics and specific health problems; environmental health; community diagnosis; sociocultural factors in health; community development and disease prevention; and the role of Aboriginal medical services and their relationship to state health services.

Run in a mixed lecture and tutorial forma, the learning outcomes are achieved through lectures, guest speakers, student group discussions, media resources and discussion with a panel of Aboriginal professionals.

In preparation for the teaching week, you will be sent pre-reading 2 weeks prior to the first day of teaching.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.


UWA Postgraduate students

Enrol through studentConnect for credit towards your degree.

Students from other institutions

You can apply for cross-institutional enrolment using this form (PDF:153 kb) from the UWA Student Admin site.

Please note that these are domestic fees only 

International students: please contact the UWA International Office for correct fees at

Professional development colleagues

You may choose to participate with or without assessment. If the assessment is successfully completed, you may have your unit credited towards most School of Population Health courses undertaken within five years.

For participation without assessment, please please register and pay on-line through our shopping card facility (credit card payments only). E-mail if you wish to be invoiced.

For participation with assessment, for unit credit, enrolment must be completed through Short courses.

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