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Postgraduate Courses: First 1000 Days in Indigenous Contexts

This is an elective subject offered by the University of Melbourne in the Master of Public Health program that contributes to the Indigenous Health stream. In this subject, students will be introduced to local and global concepts, frameworks and methods used by Indigenous populations to promote health equity and to foster a global view of Indigenous peoples’ health and wellbeing during the First 1000 Days from conception to the age of two.

The First 1000 Days Australia work in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities is being developed and implemented across Australia, Indonesia and the Arctic Circle providing a coordinated and comprehensive intervention addressing the needs of children and their families from pre-conception to the age of two, thereby laying the foundation for their future health and wellbeing. Through a mix of presentations, group work, field trips and case studies, the subject will explore the First 1000 Days Australia Model and how to implement it across different communities.

Providing an international and national context for the First 1000 Days, the subject gives students an opportunity to engage with:

  • cultural knowledge
  • programs targeting neonate, men and women of reproductive age and effective interventions for families and children
  • national and international data and evidence
  • novel longitudinal study design and practical strategies to implement First 1000 Days Australia initiatives with families, organisations and across regions and countries
  • the impact of the First 1000 Days on the Last 1000 Days.

To find out more, follow the link here.

Information on applying for a place in the subject, if you are not already enrolled in the University of Melbourne's Masters of Public Health, can be found here.

Upcoming Courses: 
Dates Location Enrolment Opens
Semester 1 Parkville Campus November 2019
Semester 2 Parkville Campus May 2019