The CDAMS Indigenous Health Curriculum Framework was published in 2004 and was developed in close consultation with medical educators, Indigenous health specialists, the Australian Indigenous Doctors’ Association, medical colleges, student bodies, and other stakeholder organisations such as the Australian Rural Health Education Network.

Its purpose is to provide a set of guidelines for medical schools to aid the development and delivery of Indigenous health content in core medical education. It is recognised that this is an emerging field and that medical schools are at differing stages of curriculum development. This document seeks to enunciate the basic components of a functional curriculum for delivering Indigenous health effectively.