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An evidence-based framework designed to enhance clinical assessment skills with Māori patients

These professional development courses are designed to instil confidence in health professionals when applying hauora Māori competencies in a clinical setting.

You will be introduced to the Hui Process and Meihana Model – both are proven frameworks that allow health professionals to provide appropriate care and treatment for Māori patients and their whānau in a way that avoids tokenism, promotes genuine collaboration, and creates a pathway to advocate for Māori health equity.

Flexible, self-paced study

Developed by leading Māori health researchers and clinicians, our courses are designed to fit around your busy schedule. Choose between a 100 per cent online course, or blended online and in-person learning.

If you choose the online-only study option, you will be given access to the online learning modules to complete at your own pace. The blended online and in-person option comprises the same online modules, with the addition of a one-day immersive workshop held at our Christchurch campus, and an additional Transformative Practice module.

About the course

There are slightly different versions of the course tailored to health professionals working in different clinical settings, but the core aspects of the modules and (where applicable) the workshop are the same across all versions of the course.

Online learning modules

Each module is a comprehensive learning experience, featuring written materials, videos, and quizzes. Plan to spend approximately two hours on each module.

  • Te reo within a clinical setting
  • Understanding the context for studying Māori Health
  • Orientation to Hui Process and Meihana Model
  • How the application of Hui Process / Meihana Model can help us reduce clinical bias and improve health literacy
  • The role of Whakatere

Hauora Māori workshop (in-person):

  • Engage in team-based learning activities to strengthen your knowledge of the Hui Process and Meihana Model.
  • Participate in simulated patient sessions to practice the application of these models to clinical practice.
  • Work collaboratively with whānau in complex healthcare scenarios.

Transformative Practice module:

  • Reflect upon your application of the Hui Process and Meihana Model in your healthcare practice.
  • Share insights and experiences with fellow learners.

Dates, fees and registration

Open to anyone working in the health community.

The immersive workshop will be held in Christchurch, from 9:00am–5:00pm on either 5 April or 22 November 2024 (participants have the options to choose). Full attendance and active participation in all sessions is mandatory.

Duration: Expect to dedicate 22 to 28 hours to complete the entire course.

Cost:

  • $1,500 – medical / dental professionals
  • $1,000 – Allied Health Professionals and nurses
  • $800 – NGO and community workers

Register – medical / dental professionals

Register – Allied Health Professionals and nurses

Register – NGO and community workers

Open to anyone working in the health community.

Duration: Each of the 5 modules takes approximately 2 hours to complete.
Cost: $500 (including GST)

Register now

Open to anyone working in the field of mental health.

The immersive workshop will be held in Christchurch, from 9:00am–5:00pm on 13 June 2024. Full attendance and active participation in all sessions is mandatory.

Duration: Expect to dedicate 22 to 28 hours to complete the entire course.

Cost:

  • $1,500 – medical / dental professionals
  • $1,000 – Allied Health Professionals and nurses
  • $800 – NGO and community workers

Register – medical / dental professionals

Register – Allied Health Professionals and nurses

Register – NGO and community workers

Open to anyone working in the field of mental health.

Duration: Each of the 5 modules takes approximately 2 hours to complete.
Cost: $500 (including GST)

Register now

Exclusively for Registrars and Consultants/Fellows of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.

The immersive workshop will be held in Christchurch, from 9:00am–5:00pm, on either 24 May or 23 August 2024 (participants have the option to choose). Full attendance and active participation in all sessions is mandatory.

Duration: Expect to dedicate 22 to 28 hours to complete the entire course.
Cost: $1,500 (including GST)

Register now

Exclusively for Registrars and Consultants/Fellows of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists who have completed the online and in-person course.

Duration: Each of the 5 modules takes approximately 2 hours to complete.
Cost: $500 (including GST)

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This course is only open to trainees or fellows of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons. It comprises the online modules, workshop and transformative practice module – no online-only option is currently available.

The immersive workshop will be held in Christchurch on 13 May 2024.

Cost: $1500 (including GST)

Register now

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