Many health professionals have little or no knowledge of the post-colonial legacies and cultural perceptions of Aboriginal people, yet the impact of poor understanding undermines respect, devalues integrity and compounds communication barriers. These issues have a devastating impact on the health outcomes of Aboriginal people. In recognition that many health practitioners working with Aboriginal people receive little or no cultural orientation, CUCRH, in partnership with WA Country Health Service and Disability Services Commission, has developed an on-line Cultural Orientation Plan. This plan consists of five self directed learning modules with a focus on allied health, however much of the content is generic to all health professionals.
CUCRH, in collaboration with the UWA School of Population Health, delivers the graduate cetificate in population health studies.
Units delivered at CUCRH include:
In a bid to provide up-to the minute educational and professional development opportunities to local health professionals and entice more Health Science students to complete their placements through the Midwest, CUCRH (Combined Universities Centre for Rural Health) is delivering communication, clinical and inter-professional skill development sessions using new as well as enhanced simulation learning activities and programs.