Covers multiple factors that influence human health, how social structure and social change influence health outcomes, how public health and health promotion intervention address poor health outcomes and health inequalities.
In this paper, students will gain an appreciation of the history of public health and health promotion, both internationally and in New Zealand. They will develop knowledge and skill in analysing the determinants of health and health inequalities, including the role of social and political processes. Students will explore strategies for change and gain knowledge and skill in using health promotion concepts and frameworks to promote health.
|Paper title||Society, Health and Health Promotion|
|Points||15 points 15 points 15 points|
|Teaching period(s)||1st Non standard period (31 August 2020 - 23 October 2020), 1st Non standard period (31 August 2020 - 23 October 2020), 1st Non standard period (31 August 2020 - 23 October 2020)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,428.75|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$5,181.50|
- PUBH 702 and PUBH 705
- Limited to
- MA, MHealSc, MPH, DPH, PGDipArts, PGDipHealSc, PGDipPHC, PGCertPH, PGCertPHC
- Students who have passed either PUBH 702 or PUBH 705, but not both, may enrol for PUBH 713. PGCertPHC and PGDipPHC students require approval from the Board of Studies in Primary Health Care to enrol for this paper.
- Students who have completed an undergraduate degree in any discipline or recognised equivalent
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- Teaching staff
- Paper Structure
- Introducing society, health and health promotion; the concepts of health, health equity, and health determinants
- Determinants of health and health inequities
- The history of public health
- Global and economic change
- Social change
- Action to promote health
- Assignment 1: 40%
- Assignment 2: 60%
- Teaching Arrangements
Tuesday mornings, 9am-12pm
- Text to be confirmed. Please contact the Department.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship,
Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Information literacy,
Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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- Learning Outcomes
- Demonstrate a critical understanding of what determines health outcomes and health inequities
- Apply understanding of the role of institutions and social processes to at least one key determinant of health
- Demonstrate and apply understanding of public health and health promotion philosophies and practices to improve, promote and protect public health
- Demonstrate understanding of Māori models of health and frameworks for intervention
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