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Indigenous Australian Mental Health Principles and Practice
- Indigenous Australian Mental Health Principles and Practice Major (BAppSc)
A full-time study load usually consists of 200 credits (approximately eight units) per year, with 100 credits (approximately four units) in each semester.
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This Major provides students with the skills and knowledge necessary to work as an Indigenous Mental Health Practitioner. It aims to empower and strengthen the well-being of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities through a holistic, multi-disciplinary approach that encompasses traditional healing practices in the context of mental health best care and treatment modalities. This Major will provide students with comprehensive mental health strategies, skills, knowledge and treatment methodologies to engage and inter-relate with Aboriginal community mental health patients who may be suffering with a mental health illness.
Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.
How to apply
This major sits within the degree Bachelor of Applied Science (Indigenous Professional Practices). To apply for this major, you will apply for the Bachelor of Applied Science (Indigenous Professional Practices). In step 3 of the application process, you will be asked to confirm the major you wish to study.
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What you'll learn
- work ethically and professionally both within a team and independently; develop a positive sense of Indigenous identity to empower others in the wider community
- apply, demonstrate and compile academic knowledge and principles in a variety of contexts to promote self-directed and independent learning
- think critically and creatively to generate solutions in an academic environment; apply logical processes in problem solving
- access, evaluate, synthesise information from multiple sources in order to make valid judgements
- communicate effectively with consideration of audience and purpose, demonstrating respect for others and cultural awareness
- use technology appropriately to develop research skills, access resources and to communicate effectively to a wide community
- be self-motivated and take responsibility for one's own learning; develop life-long learning skills to source new and relevant information
- consider global and cultural issues from a variety of perspectives
- demonstrate respect for cultural diversity within Indigenous Australia, the wider community and University environment; respect and promote cultural diversity
At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.
You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.
If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.
A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.
CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.
Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:
Tel: 1300 222 888
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- Curtin course code: MJRU-INMHL
- Last updated on: September 27, 2019