Teaching and learning

Indigenous Engagement Committee

Established in 2014 the committee is a subcommittee of the FMNHS Education Committee.

Led by the Gukwonderuk Indigenous Health Unit, the committee membership is made up of discipline representatives from across the faculty including: nursing and midwifery; medicine; psychology; physiotherapy; pharmacy; radiography; paramedicine; occupational therapy; health sciences; biomedical sciences; nutrition and dietetics and; social work.

Through the work of the committee the FMNHS adopted the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Curriculum Framework to guide learning and teaching of Indigenous health equity.

Important to the functions of the committee is considering and contributing to the latest evidence to inform activities.

The key functions of the Indigenous Engagement Committee are to:

  • review and offer feedback on key curriculum documents and activities
  • allow representatives from health disciplines to report back and seek input from their discipline on curriculum development
  • operate as an oversight committee for research relevant to Indigenous Health Curriculum
  • incorporate Indigenous health learning and teaching into health professions courses
  • report on course accreditation progress in relation to Indigenous Health Curriculum
  • engage with Indigenous student recruitment and engagement

Resources available for FMNHS Educators:

  • Online portal to Indigenous health equity learning and teaching tools
  • A series of online ‘Allies in Indigenous Health’ modules for students in undergraduate and postgraduate courses
  • Annual Indigenous Health Educator Seminar
  • Online educator module in teaching Indigenous health equity
  • Online and face to face Indigenous Cultural Safety Training

For further information please contact Professor Karen Adams karen.adams@monash.edu