BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

ACHD-223 - Current Issues in Health - 3.00 Credits

ACHD-223 - Current Issues in Health - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
In this course students will explore traditional and non-traditional trends of today's health care for Aboriginal people. The course provides the view that Aboriginal people's health is the product of a complex web of psychological, spiritual, historical, sociological, cultural, economic, and environmental factors. Students will analyze the health care system and its impact on Aboriginal family health and well-being. This course introduces students to integration of traditional and non- traditional approach to the delivery of health care in Aboriginal communities. Focus will be placed on health transfer as it relates to Aboriginal communities. This course will address the legacy of physical and sexual abuse in Residential Schools, including the intergenerational impacts by providing students with the opportunity to explore the impacts of colonization and Residential Schools, including the many forms of abuse, on their own family systems.
Part of the:
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Aboriginal Community & Health Development Diploma - Aboriginal Community and Health Diploma
  • Indigenous Holistic Wellness and Addictions Diploma - IHWA Courses
  • Course offered:
  • Spring 2024 (January - April)
  • Spring 2025 (January - April)
  • Prerequisites : ACHD 123, or ACHD 126
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master's Degree.
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week.
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Assignments 50 - 70%, Final 30 - 50%, Total 100 %. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:
  • communicate the health transfer process and the effect it has on aboriginal individuals, families and communities;

  • examine the differences in health status between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal communities;

  • assess the current measures of health status and their limitations;

  • examine the impact of current health issues affecting Aboriginal people;

  • understand the role, responsibilities and working environment of all health providers;

  • understand the role of traditional Aboriginal medicine and spirituality in aboriginal communities in the recovery of their health; and

  • identify the ethical issues related to the delivery of health services.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Flack, Veatch. (1997) Case studies in allied health ethics. Toronto: Prentice Hall.
  • Other Resources:
  • As per Instructor.
  • Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information: Education Council approved August 2004.
    Current Course Offerings:
    DaysTimeStart DateEnd Date
    M,T,W,TH,F8:00AM - 5:00PM01 Apr 202420 Apr 2024
    DaysTimeStart DateEnd Date
    M,T,W,TH,F8:00AM - 5:00PM13 Apr 202503 May 2025