Event Information
Cultural Awareness - Pip Indigenous Health Incentive
$120.00 for Member
$180.00 for Non-Member
15 Educational activity
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health (ATS)
Mental health (MH)
Population health (POP)
Work with Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander, and other culturally diverse communities to improve health and wellbeing
Apply a population health approach

Cultural Awareness - Pip Indigenous Health Incentive

Welcome to the Cultural Awareness course on ACRRM Online Learning.

About this course

This course was originally written by Dr Louis Peachey (Senior Medical Officer, Atherton Hospital) and Kristin McBain (Research Officer, Mount Isa Centre for Rural and Remote Health.) It was updated by ACRRM in 2010 in consultation with them, and with Mary Martin from the Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council (QAIHC).

The aim of this course is to provide knowledge and awareness of Australian Indigenous cultures in the context of health care. It is suitable for ACRRM members, as well as non-member general practice teams who wish to participate in the Practice Incentives Program (PIP) Indigenous Health Incentive.

This course is split into 3 parts as follows:

  • Part 1 - Introduction: Why learn about culture in Australian health care?
  • Part 2 - Health Status: Demographics, epidemiology and understanding illness from the patient'’s point of view.
    • Part 2.1 - Mental health, mental illness and conventional scales: are they cross-culturally sensitive?
  • Part 3 - Clinical Encounter: But how? Practical ways to engage cross-culturally.

To learn more about the PIP and how to access it before enrolling in to this module, please click here to view the Department of Health's website which has comprehensive information about the program.


Provider Information
The Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine
Education Development Team
61 07 3105 8200
61 07 3105 8299
Level 1, 324 Queen Street
QLD, 4000