The Summit focusses on improving the teaching of Aboriginal health (and ways working with Aboriginal clients/communities) to students studying in health courses in Victorian universities, without overloading the limited essential resource of Aboriginal academics, advisers, and clinical facilities/placements. The key Summit objectives are to identify strategies for:
· Aboriginal academic leadership and faculty-wide strategic investment
· Aboriginal community engagement in curriculum & teaching excellence
· Professional development and support for Aboriginal and non- Aboriginal academics
· Collaboration and sharing across courses and universities
The Honourable Jill Hennessy MP Minister for Health will open the Summit. Participants will hear from VACCHO on the Victorian health workforce. They will hear from speakers from IAHA, CATSINaM and LIME on national health workforce developments. There will be a presentation on the Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Health Curriculum Framework. The Program includes presentations from universities on case studies of good practice.
We are hoping an outcome of the Summit will be the establishment of a Victorian network linking all key players to facilitate ongoing collaboration. To register go to: www.trybooking.com/QIPV .