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5th-year Hauora Māori vertical module at University of Otago, Christchurch

Convenor: Suzanne Pitama

Overall Fifth Year Hauora Māori Learning Outcomes

Students at the end of 5th Year should be able to demonstrate ability to:

  • Describe the determinants of health disparities between Māori and non-Māori and describe approaches to addressing disparities.
  • Describe Māori Health Status and the health disparities that exist for Māori – both within a national and international context.
  • Identify evidence based skills when undertaking critical appraisal of epidemiology clinical research and qualitative research in Māori health
  • Demonstrate the principles of cultural safety, competency and literacy within the health environment.
  • Demonstrate appropriate engagement and interaction with Māori patients, whanau and the community
  • Identify the principles of Māori Beliefs Values and Experiences (MBVEs) and their application to Hauora Māori practices.
  • Identify and apply Hauora Māori models to clinical cases


Expectation of Fifth Year Students in the Hauora Māori Vertical Module

In order to fulfil the 5th Year Hauora Māori learning requirements students are required to:

  • Participate in all Hauora Māori learning sessions.
  • Satisfactorily complete the summative assessments set out in the handbook.
  • Finally, demonstrate appropriate professional attitudes within the course.

The 5th Year Hauora Māori Vertical Module comprises three types of learning environments

The Hauora Māori Vertical Module comprises of the following learning environments:

  • Immersed Learning introduces students to the core Māori health knowledge which underpins the Hauora Māori vertical module in 5th Year training.
  • Integrated Learning places Hauora Māori content within the core attachments of the 5th year. For 2013 this will involve an e-learning module in the Psych Med block module.  Attendance at all integrated learning modules is compulsory.
  • Self Directed Learning has been scheduled into the Hauora Māori timetable. These times are for students to complete the required components of the Hauora Mᾱori Long Case. There is an expectation within the Hauora Māori vertical module that students use their own time to complete some of the requirements of the course, including recommended readings posted  on Moodle.

The Hauora Māori PASAF will record the following

The Formative Assessment within the 5th Year Hauora Māori Vertical Module will require:

  • Completion of the Hauora Māori Logbook.  It is expected that 5th year students will compile a logbook of a minimum of 8 patients.  Students are required to complete and pass the requirements of the logbook in order to meet terms in Hauora Māori

The Summative Assessment within the 5th Year Hauora Māori vertical module will require:

  • Hauora Māori Case Presentation (HMCP) which contributes to 50% of the final summative grade
  • Hauora Māori OSCE which contributes to 50% of the final summative grade

Students’ Professional Behaviours are assessed throughout the year and measured with regard to:

  • Willingness to engage with Hauora Māori content
  • Demonstrate an nderstanding of the importance of its application to clinical practice
  • Motivation to contribute to Māori health gains
  • Attendance within both immersed and integrated teaching sessions
  • Satisfactory completion of summative assessment.

Students are required to pass all summative and formative assessments and meet the professional behaviour requirements.

Students will receive feedback via letters upon completion of the marking process and the outcome of the summative and formative assessments.