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Indigenous Australians and diabetes UTS


Assessment task 1: Indigenous Australians and diabetes: The demographics of risk.

Intent: This assessment will explore the impact of diabetes in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Objective(s): This assessment task addresses subject learning objective(s):
A, B and D

This assessment task contributes to the development of graduate attribute(s):

 1.0, 3.0, 4.0 and 5.0

Weight: 35%

Task: As reported by AIHW (2018), ‘The impact of diabetes varies among population groups, with rates being 3–6 times as high among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as among non-Indigenous Australians.’

In this assessment students are required to:

# Compare the demographic and health data profiles of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population, to data of non-Indigenous Australians and summarise these results
# Draw health risks and conclusions based on the comparison of the data. and in relation to the risk of diabetes.

Please note: This assessment is linked to assessment 2 and it is essential to read the requirements of Assessment 2 to avoid possible duplication.

The submission is to be in an essay style and should take a critical approach. Evidence (references) must be provided throughout the discussion to support points raised and discussed. Please read carefully the attached marking rubric before commencing this assessment.

There is an assessment forum on Canvas should you wish to raise questions regarding this assessment.

Submission: Through TURNITIN available UTSCanvas subject site. Please include your full name and student identification number on your submission.

Length: 600 words

Due: 20rd March 2020

This is an essay style assessment.

What is meant by a critical approach?   

To analyse and make a judgment, weighing up positive and negative features. Base your judgment on criteria and give examples of how the criteria apply.

How do I reference my work?- It is acceptable to use UTSHarvard

Where can I find the information needed to write this paper?

Subject readings should provide the information needed. You will find a section called ‘Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Data and Chronic Disease Information’. You can add extra references if you wish. 

Helpful resources

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander: Data and Chronic Disease Information

Australian Indigenous Information Network: to an external site.

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (updated 2018). This link will take you to a variety of reports: (Links to an external site.)

Centre for Research Excellence: Intervention Research in Chronic Disease: Kanyini Vascular Collaboration: (Links to an external site.)

UTS Indigenous Health: (Links to an external site.)

ABS: Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey: First Results, Australia, 2012-13: (Links to an external site.)

Closing The Gap report (Links to an external site.) , 2020. Australian Government 

Straw, S., Spry E., Yanawana, L., Matsumoto, V., Cox D., Cox, E., Singleton, S., Houston, N., Scott, l., & Marley, J. 2019, ‘Understanding lived experiences of Aboriginal people with type 2 diabetes living in remote Kimberley communities: diabetes, it doesn’t come and go, it stays!’, Australian Journal of Primary Health, vol.25, pp. 486–494.

Bobba, S. 2019, ‘The central concept of empowerment in Indigenous health and wellbeing’, Australian Journal of Primary Health, vol. 25, pp. 387–388.

Subject learning objectives (SLOs)

Upon successful completion of this subject students should be able to:

A         Evaluate within a Primary Health Care framework, the systems in place for interdisciplinary       management and prevention of a chronic disease such as diabetes, including the National Integrated Diabetes Program, the enhanced Primary Care program and Clinical Information Strategies. (ADEA Domains 4, 5)

B.         Examine the impact of the social determinants of health and the relationship between physical and psychological wellbeing in chronic disease for both individuals, their families and significant others. (ADEA Domains 1, 2)

C.         Devise and communicate strategies for therapeutic partnerships within a primary health care framework, in particular supporting a self-management model of patient centred care. (ADEA Domains 2, 3, 4)

D.        Appraise research and apply critical inquiry to investigate a client or community scenario considering the social determinants of health (ADEA Domain 3)

E.         Examine and evaluate the impact of chronic disease on Indigenous Australians within the context of their family and community (ADEA Domains 1, 2)

Course intended learning outcomes (CILOs)

  1. This subject also contributes specifically to the following graduate attributes:
  2. Are reflective critical thinkers who contribute to practice, policy and research to enhance health care and health outcomes (1.0)
  3. Locate, synthesise and apply research knowledge and skills to critically evaluate the available evidence for all aspects of diabetes management and education (1.1)
  4. Are socially, culturally and ethically accountable and consider health care in a global context (3.0)
  5. Communicate appropriately and consistently in diverse situations (4.0)
  6. Embody the professional qualities appropriate to the scope of their role (5.0)
  7. Demonstrate professional cultural competency which contributes to the health and wellbeing of Indigenous Australians, inclusive of physical, social, emotional and spiritual wellness (6.0)

This is small task and you just need to answer these two questions. This is totally different task from First assignment so I need different PDF for this TASK 2.

Task 2: The impact of policy on diabetes care and management

Module 1 | The context of diabetes education and management

Case study: Michael

Michael is a retired carpenter. He lives in the family home alone having lost his wife and without his adult children who have moved on. He has multiple medical problems including depression; heart disease; osteoporosis; diabetes; cataracts; and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Michael is not looking after himself, he is eating poorly, has had multiple recent hospital admissions, and he is taking a number of medications that are causing serious side-effects.


Please read through this short case study before moving on to give some thought to the following questions. ​

1. Off the top of your head and based on your experience as a health professional, patient or carer, how would you imagine Michael’s present care? ​​

2. What would improve Michael’s care?