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Approaches a selection of key health issues, integrating basic sciences, health psychology, ethics and communication.
This paper extends students’ understanding of people’s interactions with the New Zealand health system. Legal and ethical healthcare foundations and frameworks and the key principles for healthcare workers and professionals are addressed. The course looks at symptoms, presentation and treatments for a range of physical and mental health conditions and the roles of healthcare workers in the community and healthcare system.
|Paper title||Applied Aspects of Human Health|
|Subject||Community Health Care|
|Teaching period||Semester 2 (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$913.95|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,073.40|
- CMHC 201
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music
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- Teaching staff
Dr Judith Sligo (Convenor) and a range of expert guest lecturers.
- Paper Structure
The paper has five modules addressing key components of the course:
- Health and the health system
- People in the community
- Stages of life
- Mental Health
- Two written assignments: each worth 20% of the total final grade
- One presentation worth 10% of the total final grade
- A three-hour exam, worth 50% of the total final grade
- Teaching Arrangements
Teaching involves five lectures a fortnight and a weekly tutorial. These are interactive and encourage student critical thought, participation and teamwork.
Textbooks are not required for this paper; a course book is provided, and key readings are placed on Blackboard.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship,
Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy,
Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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- Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete this paper will
- Demonstrate knowledge of illness, injury and disability in adults
- Effectively prepare and deliver presentations to professional and patient groups
- Independently research and prepare patient information
- Effectively and professionally be able to interview patients and their families with support
- Demonstrate a knowledge of what support services are available and how to refer
- Articulate proficiency of knowledge in order to negotiate care
- Work effectively and professionally with people to assess needs and identify services
- Assimilate, filter and critically analyse a broad range of information
- Conduct research by recognising when information is needed
- Demonstrate skills in human interaction to:
- work with individuals and their families/whānau to identify needs and access services
- communicate with competence across all media
- Demonstrate an understanding of and a commitment to ethical knowledge and practice