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Evaluation of MIHI 2020 Postgraduate Courses (301 RMO)

A 2020/2021 Summer Studentship research project

Student: Billie Gell
Supervisors: Ms Amber Philpott, Professor Suzanne Pitama
Sponsor: Māori Indigenous Health Institute


A recent systemic review (Pitama et al 2018) identified the need for ongoing research within Indigenous health medical education, specifically the ongoing evaluation and quality assessment of curricula, in order to determine changes in learners' acceptance, knowledge and behaviour. This project will undertake an evaluation and quality assessment of one Indigenous Postgraduate medical education courses.


To determine the acceptability and useability of the RMO 301 postgraduate course taught by MIHI, UOC.


  1. Review of survey findings, descriptive statistics and thematic synthesis of free text answers
  2. To review the quantitative and free text survey results, and determine proposed recommended changes from participants. Then to make a plan what amendments are feasible based on the feedback. Also to make a plan based on new teaching resources about how these might be integrated into the ‘new look’ course
  3. To undertake a focus group to review the amended/new resources developed

Student researcher’s component of the study

To undertake all of the three methods above.