BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

ACHD-123 - Traditional Health and Wellness Practice - 3.00 Credits

ACHD-123 - Traditional Health and Wellness Practice - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course will provide students with a historical context of colonization and residential schools. Students will examine the historical and current impacts of colonial policies on Aboriginal families and communities. This will lead into examining traditional practices of Aboriginal people and identifying those that will continue to be incorporated into creating health and wellness. This course will address the legacy of physical and sexual abuse in residential schools, including the intergenerational impacts by providing students with the opportunity to explore the impacts of colonization and residential schools, including the many forms of abuse, on their own family systems. Students will also explore the impact on their community systems and then examine how traditional methods of healing can be incorporated into practice, not only personally, but also professionally, as health workers.
Part of the:
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Aboriginal Community & Health Development Certificate - Aboriginal Community and Health Certificate
  • Prerequisites : Program admission or permission of the Dean
    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:
  • define Aboriginal traditions;

  • understand the impact of community development, health and wellness on de-colonization;

  • understand the theory of general system in context to family and community systems;

  • explain the notion of intergenerational impact as it relates to dysfunction and the family system;

  • articulate and implement the theory and practice of a holistic healing model;

  • understand the residential schools system as a tool for oppression and control; and

  • define personal and professional wellness.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Seaward, Brian Luke (2001). Health of the human spirit: Spiritual dimensions for personal health. Colorado: Benjamin Cummings.
  • Other Resources:
  • As per Instructor.
  • Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information: Education Council approved August 2004.