Developing a postgraduate program in Indigenous mental health and wellbeing at University of Southern Queensland

Hampton, Ron and McCann, William (2007) Developing a postgraduate program in Indigenous mental health and wellbeing at University of Southern Queensland. Australasian Psychiatry, 15 (Supp.). pp. 75-79. ISSN 1039-8562


The aim of this paper is to explain the development of an
innovative postgraduate program in Indigenous Australian Mental Health and Well-Being for non-Indigenous health and allied health practitioners.The historical background is explored, together with details of the approach to, and the management of, the new program.
The establishment of the new program has been achieved and the interest level in the new directions being undertaken has been gauged as very high. Judging by the number of enquiries, the enrolments so far achieved and the Department of Education, Science and Training granting of 20
HECS places for the new program, it is clear that the program will be viable and the future development of a Master's in Indigenous Mental Health and WellBeing is assured.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Informa Healthcare)
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information (displayed to public): Author version not held.
Depositing User: epEditor USQ
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Kumbari/Ngurpai Lag Higher Education Centre
Date Deposited: 13 May 2010 01:09
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2011 00:56
Uncontrolled Keywords: courses, cross-cultural, cultural, cultural appropriateness, emotional
Fields of Research (FoR): 20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200201 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Studies
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111714 Mental Health
Identification Number or DOI: doi: 10.1080/10398560701701247

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