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CMHC301 Applied Aspects of Human Health

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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
Paper code CMHC301
Subject Community Health Care
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Semester 2 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $913.95
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,073.40

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Prerequisite
CMHC 201
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Contact

Dr Judith Sligo

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:

  1. Health and the health system
  2. People in the community
  3. Stages of life
  4. Comorbity
  5. Mental Health

Assessment:

  • 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

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.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this paper will

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of illness, injury and disability in adults
  2. Effectively prepare and deliver presentations to professional and patient groups
  3. Independently research and prepare patient information
  4. Effectively and professionally be able to interview patients and their families with support
  5. Demonstrate a knowledge of what support services are available and how to refer
  6. Articulate proficiency of knowledge in order to negotiate care
  7. Work effectively and professionally with people to assess needs and identify services
  8. Assimilate, filter and critically analyse a broad range of information
  9. Conduct research by recognising when information is needed
  10. 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
  11. Demonstrate an understanding of and a commitment to ethical knowledge and practice

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Timetable

Semester 2

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Monday 11:00-11:50 28-34, 36-41
AND
B1 Tuesday 11:00-11:50 28-34, 36-41
AND
C1 Wednesday 11:00-11:50 29, 31, 33, 36, 38-40

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Monday 15:00-16:50 28-34, 36-41
A2 Tuesday 15:00-16:50 28-34, 36-41

Approaches a selection of key health issues, integrating basic sciences, health psychology, ethics and communication.

This paper progresses students’ understanding of peoples’ interactions with the New Zealand health system and the roles of healthcare workers in the community and healthcare system. Foundational legal and ethical healthcare frameworks and the key principles for healthcare workers and professionals are addressed. The course includes teaching about prevalent physical and mental health conditions.

Paper title Applied Aspects of Human Health
Paper code CMHC301
Subject Community Health Care
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Semester 2 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2022 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
CMHC 201
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Contact

judith.sligo@otago.ac.nz

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:

  1. Health and the health system
  2. People in the community
  3. Stages of life
  4. Comorbity
  5. Mental Health

Assessment:

  • 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

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.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this paper will

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of illness, injury and disability in adults
  2. Effectively prepare and deliver presentations to professional and patient groups
  3. Independently research and prepare patient information
  4. Effectively and professionally be able to interview patients and their families with support
  5. Demonstrate a knowledge of what support services are available and how to refer
  6. Articulate proficiency of knowledge in order to negotiate care
  7. Work effectively and professionally with people to assess needs and identify services
  8. Assimilate, filter and critically analyse a broad range of information
  9. Conduct research by recognising when information is needed
  10. 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
  11. Demonstrate an understanding of and a commitment to ethical knowledge and practice

^ Top of page

Timetable

Semester 2

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Monday 11:00-11:50 28-34, 36-41
AND
B1 Tuesday 11:00-11:50 28-34, 36-41
AND
C1 Wednesday 11:00-11:50 29, 31, 33, 36, 38-40

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Monday 15:00-16:50 28-34, 36-41
A2 Tuesday 15:00-16:50 28-34, 36-41