BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

ACHD-127 - Health Care Policies - 3.00 Credits

ACHD-127 - Health Care Policies - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
In this course, students will be introduced to health care policies with an emphasis on BC and Canadian legislation and policies. As this field continues to change and develop rapidly, ideological influences and the importance of gender, class and race issues will be examined. Emphasis will be placed on an Aboriginal perspective and Aboriginal health policies and programs in BC and Canada. Students will learn about the historical and legislative impacts on Aboriginals and understand the current approaches being taken by Aboriginals to control their own health programs. There will be opportunity to explore social issues that impact policy, and the impact of oppression on policy. The legacy of physical and sexual abuse in residential schools will be addressed, including intergenerational impacts with the opportunity to learn about legislation and policies affecting health care.
Part of the:
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Aboriginal Community & Health Development Certificate - Aboriginal Community and Health Certificate
  • Prerequisites : ACHD 122,
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master's Degree.
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week.
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Assignments 50 - 70%, Final 30 - 50%, Total 100 %. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:
  • understand the impact of Canadian health care policy on Aboriginal community health, wellness and development;

  • explain the role of colonization and its impact on Aboriginal health in British Columbia;

  • recognize that Aboriginal ill health was created with intent by the way of colonial policies and practices;

  • understand that cultural hegemony enforced by the residential schools formed Aboriginal bodily health and representation in devastating ways;

  • critically analyze theoretical, methodological, and ethical issues associated with Aboriginal health and public policy;

  • understand the theory, practice, and limitations of 'social impact assessment' and it's connection to Aboriginal health and process;
  • articulate the current approaches taken by Aboriginal communities in defining their own health care services; and

  • select contemporary political ideologies as they relate to racism, sexism, heterosexism, ableism, classism, and ageism.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Seagall, Alexander & Chappell, Neena. L. (2001). Health and health care in Canada . Canada: Pearson Education.
  • Other Resources:
  • As per Instructor.
  • Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information: Education Council approved August 2004.