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Assessment type:

Essay

Subject:

IKC100 - Indigenous Health

This subject introduces students to Indigenous Australian perspectives on health and well-being, and Indigenous-community controlled models of health care. It explores the underlying historical, political, social, economic and cultural factors contributing to contemporary Indigenous ill-health. It considers relationships between race, racism and health care to further explain Indigenous health outcomes. Students will apply a cultural competence approach to personal and professional models of health. The subject draws comparative lessons from Canada and New Zealand in Indigenous health outcomes.



Subject learning outcomes:



  • be able to demonstrate an understanding of Australian Indigenous perspectives on health and well-being

  • be able to demonstrate an understanding of historical and contemporary factors contributing to Indigenous health status

  • be able to analyse relationships between culture, healthcare and health outcomes

  • be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the role of race and racism in health care provision

  • be able to apply a cultural competence approach to individual and professional models of health

  • be able to demonstrate skills in group work and professional communication







Assessment task:

2. Essay

Value & length:

50%, 1500 words

Task description:

“There is an indisputable relationship between the enduring impact of colonisation and current health status of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people” (Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet, 2016).

Write an essay of 1500 words which discusses how the following three factors contribute to the current health status on Indigenous Australian peoples:



  • Historical and contemporary factors,

  • The role of race and racism, and

  • Indigenous Australian perspectives on health and wellbeing



Essay requirements

  • This assignment is to be completed in essay format. Include an introduction, body paragraphs and conclusion.

  • Develop an overall position and ensure each paragraph contains a specific point that is demonstrated and supported in the paragraph.

  • Write in the third person; avoid the use of “I”, “we”, “our” etc.

  • Resources and information relating to writing essays can be found at: http://student.csu.edu.au/study/guidesandtips/writing-at-uni


Reference requirements

  • Use at least eight (8) reference sources in total, including;

  • a minimum of six (6) required or recommended readings from the IKC100 modules.

  • two (2) additional sources that you have located yourself.




  • ALL texts must be of academic standard, such as a journal article, text book, text book chapter or conference paper proceeding. Assess the quality of content in web sources very carefully. In general, website references are unlikely to provide reliable, researched information suitable for this task.

  • Do not reference Creative Spirits, Wikipedia or Skwirk/Red Apple Australians Together as these are unreliable sources.

  • Do not cite or reference the module. You may cite and reference the readings linked to in the module. The written information contained in the modules are not academic sources and are not to be used in your essay.

  • Use in-text citations to identify other people’s ideas and words. These in-text citations must follow the APA (6th ed.) referencing style.

  • Quotes must be in quotation marks and the in-text citation must include the page number.



Formal and respectful language requirements

  • This assessment task must be in professional and formal language. This means there should be no abbreviations or slang.

  • Care must be taken to avoid spelling, grammar and punctuation errors.

  • Respectful and appropriate terminology must be used when referring to and writing about Indigenous Australian people and cultures.

PLEASE NOTE:


Charles Sturt University expects that the work of its students and staff will uphold the values of academic honesty and integrity. The Guide to Avoiding Plagiarism is located at: http://student.csu.edu.au/study/plagiarism. This is an important resource that will help you understand these values and apply them in practice. You should familiarise yourself with these requirements and ensure that all assessments submitted by you are your own work, have not been submitted elsewhere and comply with the University's requirements for academic integrity.

The University has purchased Turnitin software. This software has two functions, a pre-emptive education function which students may use to check their own work prior to submission, and a plagiarism detection function which academics may use to check the student’s work for improper citation or potential plagiarism. Use by students is optional and is not a prerequisite for submission. You are encouraged to check your work for originality prior to submission. You can register with Turnitin to create a Student Account under the CSU Turnitin Licence at http://www.turnitin.com/login_page.asp. Further information on how to use Turnitin is provided within the Guide to Avoiding Plagiarism: http://student.csu.edu.au/study/plagiarism/checking


The School of Indigenous Australian Studies submits every student’s assessment through Turnitin prior to it being marked. You are strongly encouraged to book an appointment with an ALLaN Learning Advisor who can help you develop the skills you need to succeed in your studies. For further information on accessing a Learning Advisor please click on the following link: http://student.csu.edu.au/study/learning-skills

Rationale

This assessment task allows students to develop their professional writing and communication skills, focusing on writing and supporting arguments in a professional manner. This task provides an opportunity for students to evaluate sources of information, synthesise ideas gained from academic texts and incorporate reference material in an appropriate manner.

The task addresses the following learning outcomes:



  • be able to demonstrate an understanding of historical and contemporary factors contributing to Indigenous health status

  • be able to demonstrate an understanding of Indigenous Australian perspectives on health and well-being

  • be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the role of race and racism in health care provision

  • be able to demonstrate skills in professional communication


Marking criteria & standards of performance

Developed by School of Indigenous Australian Studies



Criteria

HD

43-50


DI

38-42


CR

33-37


PS

25-32


FL

0-24


Demonstrates an understanding of historical and contemporary factors contributing to Indigenous health status

 

10 marks



The key historical and contemporary factors contributing to the current health status of Indigenous Australian peoples have been critically examined.

 


The key historical and contemporary factors contributing to the current health status of Indigenous Australian peoples have been explained.

The key historical and contemporary factors contributing to the current health status of Indigenous Australian peoples have been described.

Outlines broad and relevant content on the key historical and contemporary factors contributing to the current health status of Indigenous Australian peoples.

The key historical and contemporary factors contributing to the current health status of Indigenous Australian peoples have not been outlined. Presents irrelevant or inaccurate ideas.

Demonstrates an understanding of Indigenous Australian perspectives on health and well being

 

10 marks



Indigenous Australian peoples perspectives on health and well-being and how these perspectives contribute to the current health status of Indigenous Australian peoples have been critically examined.

Indigenous Australian peoples perspectives on health and well-being and how this perspectives contribute to the current health status of Indigenous Australian peoples have been explained.

Indigenous Australian peoples perspectives on health and well-being and how these perspectives contribute to the current health status of Indigenous Australian peoples have been described.

Outlines broad and relevant content on Indigenous Australian peoples perspectives on health and well-being and how these perspectives contribute to the current health status of Indigenous Australian peoples.

Indigenous Australian peoples perspectives on health and well-being and how these perspectives contribute to the current health status of Indigenous Australian peoples have not been outlined. Presents irrelevant or inaccurate ideas.

Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of the role of race and racism in health care provision 

10 marks 

The role of race and racism in health care provision and how race and racism contribute to the current health status of Indigenous Australian peoples have been critically examined.

The role of race and racism in health care provision and how race and racism contribute to the current health status of Indigenous Australian peoples have been explained.

The role of race and racism in health care provision and how race and racism contribute to the current health status of Indigenous Australian peoples have been described.

Outlines broad and relevant content on the role of race and racism in health care provision and how race and racism contribute to the current health status of Indigenous Australian peoples.

 


The role of race and racism in health care provision and how race and racism contribute to the current health status of Indigenous Australian peoples has not been outlined. Presents irrelevant or inaccurate ideas.

Selects and uses appropriate terminology and respectful language (Professional Communication).

10 marks

All language and terminology uses are appropriate and informed.

Language and terminology choices allow for diversity and do not ‘generalise’ Indigenous people or cultures.

Accompanies any racial or historical terms used with an explanation.

Mostly avoids common terminology issues. Uses appropriate non-racial terms to describe groups of people.

Common terminology issues are evident, such as non-capitalisation, use of inappropriate words without context or explanation (e.g. half-caste, native, tribe), interchangeable use of Indigenous and Aboriginal, use of words such as ‘they’, ‘we’, ‘our’, ‘their’, other issues.

Fulfils the technical aspects of the task.

10 marks

Writing shows control and skillful construction of expression to convey specific understandings. Seamlessly integrates citations and referencing into the writing to convey meaning clearly, coherently and persuasively. Uses the APA (6th ed.) reference system without error.

Written expression and referencing show clear organisation. Uses a variety of techniques to incorporate source material and citations effectively to support arguments. Uses the APA (6th ed.) reference system without error.

There are no errors relating to writing and references. Uses formal written expression consistently without errors. There are no imprecise or unsupported statements or generalisations. Uses the APA (6th ed.) reference system without error.

There are few errors. Uses formal written expression with fewer than 6 instances of slang, contractions, spelling, punctuation or grammatical errors. Uses full sentences consistently. Identifies and explores one idea per paragraph. Links paragraphs using effective methods. Content is accurate and supported; there are fewer than 3 instances of unsupported assertions and/or inaccuracies. At least 6 required readings and 2 self-located readings are cited and referenced. Judgment is shown in the choice of reliable, relevant, academic sources of information. Uses the APA (6th ed.) referencing system; there may be some errors however there is consistency in approach. All task requirements have been met and submitted. Within specified word count.

There are serious errors. Informal or inappropriate written expression is evident and there are more than 6 instances of slang, contractions, spelling, punctuation or grammatical errors. Uses phrases or run-on sentences habitually. Paragraphs are unfocused, too long or too short, or links between paragraphs are undeveloped. Content is not supported; there are more than three instances of unsupported assertions and/or inaccuracies. Cites and references fewer than 6 required readings. Does not include at least 2 self-located references, or uses inappropriate texts. Uses modules as sources. Does not use APA (6th ed.) referencing. Referencing style is inconsistent showing a lack of understanding of its purpose. There is evidence of unacknowledged sources or plagiarism. Does not meet or is missing one or more task requirement. Not within specified word count.


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