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Psychology: allies in Indigenous health and wellbeing

Unit Code: PSY5012

Duration: 6 weeks

Contact Hours: 20-24 hours of study per week

Credit Points: 6

Description:

This unit enables students to recognise the importance of culture in social and emotional wellbeing and the influence of culture in guiding thoughts, feelings and behaviours. The unit facilitates students’ understanding of the impact of implicit bias, stigma and the influence of their own culture when working with culturally diverse others. Such an understanding provides the context for self-reflective practice, in order to relate to clients as a whole person, rather than merely focusing on symptoms and diagnosis of disorders.

Using case studies from Indigenous Australia and around the world, students will learn about how historical, social and cultural determinants can influence wellbeing and healthcare.