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Future Health Researcher – Information for Departments and Associate Deans

Participating UOC Departments and Associate Dean’s act as host sites for the Future Health Researcher programme, providing learning environments for students over 8-10 weeks over the summer period.

Departments and Associate Deans can name students who they have agreed to host, or be matched with a student who has an interest in that area by the Programme Director.

Learning outcomes

Participating Departments/Associate Dean’s will promote and support their Future Health Researcher students to achieve competency in the following learning outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the role of Health Research in Aotearoa NZ.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi in Health Research in Aotearoa NZ.
  3. Demonstrate an ability to engage with health research methodology(s) and method(s)
  4. Demonstrate an ability to work within a health research team.
  5. Demonstrate an ability to communicate health research methods and/or outcomes to UOC stakeholders.

Programme completion requirements

During the Future Health Researcher programme, each student will complete:

  • A placement within a Department/Associate Dean portfolio for either 8 weeks (32 hours per week) or 10 weeks (25 hours per week) duration.
  • Weekly attendance at the professional development seminars/workshops.
  • A two-page report outlining their competencies in the five learning outcomes of the programme through their placement.
  • A short video to align with the Sponsor’s expectations in the promotion of health research and the UOC Future Health Researcher programme.
  • An agreement that the rights of the report and short video will belong to UOC and the respective sponsors who contribute to the programme.
  • Correspondence to thank the Sponsor.

Departmental applications to host students

Applications for host sites will be made by Heads of UOC Departments or Associate Deans. They will need to supply:

  • Name of Department/Associate Dean portfolio
  • Number students to be hosted (minimum 2)
  • 3–6 learning environments that the department can provide support to students to achieve the learning outcomes of the programme.
  • Area(s) of placement that best aligns with the Department (research group/nature of work)/Associate Dean portfolio.
  • Existing funding available to support the programme, or a request for funding.
  • Pre-requisite study or skills students require to be eligible for placement within their Department/Associate Dean portfolio.
  • Whether named students have already been identified for placement within their Department/Associate Dean portfolio.
  • That the Department/Associate Dean will ensure appropriate supervision, and by whom.
  • That the Department/Associate Dean will ensure students can attend professional development seminars.
  • That the Department/Associate Dean will support and work with the programme director.

Become a host

To become a host, Departments and Associate Deans must fill out the form:

Host application form