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Activity description

179331 - Cultural Learning for Primary Health Care Providers


The Cultural Learning for Primary Health Care Providers will explore life prior to and since settlement, the diversity within Aboriginal culture and how health professionals can work within a culturally safe practice through interactive sessions delivered in a non judgmental manner that encourages open participation by all.

Relevance to General Practice

Australia's first peoples, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, experience high levels of disadvantage, health outcomes similar to those of less developed countries along with high infant mortality, rates of suicide, incarceration and adverse mental health conditions. The health of Australia's first peoples is this country's most pressing and important health priority. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are among the most disadvantaged indigenous peoples in the developed world.

Learning outcomes

  1. Outline Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander life prior to colonisation including customs, beliefs and daily activities
  2. Describe how past and current government legislation, policies and priorities impacts on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, culture and communities
  3. Outline current Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander specific health priorities and standards including PIP IHI, NHSQ Standards.
  4. Apply learnings into strategies and methods to engage appropriately with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people within health care context.

Domains of General Practice

D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship
  • Communication is clear, respectful, empathic and appropriate to the person and their sociocultural context

D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills
  • The conduct of the consultation is appropriate to the needs of the patient and the sociocultural context

D3. Population health and the context of general practice
  • The health needs of individuals are balanced with the health needs of the community through effective utilisation of resources

D4. Professional and ethical role
  • Adherence to relevant codes and standards of ethical and professional behaviour

D5. Organisational and legal dimensions

Curriculum Contextual Units

  • Aboriginal and Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander health
  • Other

Partnering organisations

Linking Futures and Adelaide PHN
Specific requirements
Cultural Awareness Training

Session summary


Tuesday 7 April 2020
5:30pm - 9:00pm


Sage Hotels


Face to face




All attendees welcome

Target Audience

GPs and practice team

For more information contact...

Carolyn Cheah
T: 0883663100