Indigenous health teaching

Ngarruwan Ngadju currently contributes to the following undergraduate and graduate teaching programs at the University of Wollongong:

  • MED1991 - Graduate Medicine Phase 1 - Indigenous Health lectures
  • MEDI993 - Graduate Medicine Phase 3 – Indigenous Health lectures
  • MEDI342-  Indigenous Community Development: Environmental Health Issues
  • MEDI839 - Indigenous Trauma Care Recovery Practice

View the Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health subject outlines

MEDI991 Graduate Medicine Phase 1

Indigenous Health lectures

This subject focuses on the development of student competencies as a doctor by laying the foundations for professional practice. Students will develop their knowledge base around four key curriculum themes: medical sciences, clinical competencies, research and critical analysis and personal and professional development. The curriculum is delivered through a combination of Case Based Learning, lectures, tutorials, large group clinical symposium, clinical skills and anatomy laboratories, guided independent learning and clinical placement experiences in general practice, hospitals, and community settings Knowledge is gained through an interdisciplinary approach to the key medical sciences including; Anatomy; Physiology; Biochemistry; Cell biology and Genetics. Students will also develop the skills to apply that knowledge in relation to the structure and function of the human body’s cardiovascular and respiratory systems; gastrointestinal system, the genitourinary, endocrine and reproductive systems, the haemopoietic / immune systems, neurological system, musculo-skeletal system and skin.

MEDI342 Indigenous Community Development

Environmental health issues

This subject provides an overview of and an opportunity for discourse on key factors to be considered in environment, health and planning for urban, rural and remote Indigenous communities. There is a focus on the requirements of public health policy and legislation. There is also a critical interrogation of the relationship between the environment and issues of public and community health. Analysis of the new public health (particularly health promotion, primary health care, community health, and environmental health) will underpin the theoretical framework for this subject. Issues such as research, environmental racism, health settings, access to public health facilities, and population stresses will be examined in the light of their impact on allocation of health resources and service delivery

Mastering Indigenous Health

The degree prepares those involved in Indigenous health, or health workers in the area of Indigenous health, for clinical and administrative leadership roles in the health care system. The program emphasises independent study and enquiry, and is structured for planned and consistent integration of theory with practical skills and competencies.

Discover more: Masters of Indigenous Health