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Indigenous students

We aim to help you contribute to positive social change for Indigenous Australians through education and research.

Curtin University acknowledges the traditional Nyungar owners of this land.

Explore our Indigenous students website to start your journey at Curtin.

Indigenous Pre-Medicine and Health Sciences Enabling Course

If you’re interested in studying medicine or health at Curtin, our new Indigenous Pre-Medicine and Health Sciences Enabling Course can help you gain entry. Find out more.

Indigenous Cultures and Health Behaviour unit

The Faculty of Health Sciences aims to facilitate cross-disciplinary awareness of Indigenous health issues and enable students from a range of health disciplines to gain first-hand experience of health in Indigenous communities.

With this in mind, as part of its innovative interprofessional education curriculum, one of the five key units that health sciences students undertake in their first year is the Indigenous Cultures and Health Behaviour unit.

Through this subject health sciences students examine culture and diversity in local, national and global Indigenous populations, as well as the impacts of specific policies and historical events on Indigenous people, and the effects on health and healthcare access.

The unit has been a huge success with students stating that it is adding value to their understanding and knowledge as health professionals, and contributing to their personal growth.

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Research

The faculty is focusing on working to improve Indigenous health outcomes. The latest research informs our teaching, with research projects addressing a range of areas such as mental health, interpersonal violence and cardiovascular disease to name a few.

Visit the CAS research website for more information, or download Health at Curtin Volume 4.

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