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NURS442 Health Care in New Zealand

The context of health care in New Zealand; health strategy, policy, structure and global influences; rural/urban communities and population influences; the significance of the Treaty of Waitangi.

Paper title Health Care in New Zealand
Paper code NURS442
Subject Nursing
EFTS 0.125
Points 15 points
Teaching period 1st Non standard period (13 February 2023 - 1 December 2023) (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,451.50
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Limited to

An undergraduate degree in any discipline with at least three years' full-time study and a B average in the final two years of the degree.

Teaching staff
Henrietta Trip
Teaching Arrangements

Taught face-to-face on the Christchurch campus 1 - 2.5 hours per week, preparing students for the two clinical placement in the first semester and one in the second semester.


Recommended: McMurray, A., and Clendon, J. (2015). Community health and wellness: Primary health care in practice (5th edition). Australia: Elsevier.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Critical thinking, Cultural understanding.
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Learning Outcomes
At the successful completion of the paper students will be able to:
  1. Critically evaluate the impact of the Treaty of Waitangi in health care and integrate this knowledge into health-care delivery and their practice as nurses
  2. Critically evaluate their own understanding of cultural safety and demonstrate culturally safe attitudes in practice
  3. Critically appraise the healthcare system, including policy, structure, strategy, guidelines and targets, and integrate this information into their role in population health
  4. Critically evaluate the influence of social determinants on the health and well-being of the population of New Zealand across the lifespan
  5. Critically evaluate a range of nursing and health care models. Using this knowledge, they will be able to conduct a family and a community assessment and devise appropriate evidence-based interventions
  6. Identify quality and safety management principles and demonstrate their application to practice
  7. Practise in accordance with the Nursing Council of New Zealand competencies and professional standards

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1st Non standard period (13 February 2023 - 1 December 2023)

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system