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CMHC311 Enabling Wellness and Ability II

Understanding a person-centred approach to support people living with long-term conditions or disability navigate health and social support systems. Relevant to generic non-professional roles within the wider healthcare industry.

Do you believe that health care is a right for all? Do you wish to assist and empower people living with disability or long-term conditions to live more connected, quality and healthier lives? This paper will help you understand what it is like to live with a long-term disability or health condition and what health and social support systems are available. More importantly it will build your skills to help enable people to navigate the health system and access the care they need.

Paper title Enabling Wellness and Ability II
Paper code CMHC311
Subject Community Health Care
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Semester 1 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $955.05
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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CMHC 211
Schedule C
Arts and Music

Paper runs subject to numbers.


Professor Leigh Hale (

Teaching staff

Professor Leigh Hale

Professor William Levack

Professor Jean Hay-Smith

Teaching Arrangements

The paper is taught via interactive lectures and tutorials.


Higgs J. Health practice relationships. Rotterdam: Sense. 2014.

eBook available through the University Library

Dean SG; Siegert RJ; Taylor WJ. Interprofessional Rehabilitation: a person-centred approach. Hoboken : Wiley 2012.

eBook available through the University Library

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this paper will:

  1. Understand the overall structure of the health and social support system in New Zealand.
  2. Understand and apply the principles of behaviour change and self-management.
  3. Understand the roles of specific health professions within the NZ health system.
  4. Be able to work effectively in teams and to know what effective and successful teams look like.
  5. Understand the special importance of paid employment for people living with long term conditions and disability and how to address barriers to paid employment.
  6. Understand the role of family/whānau for people living with long term condition/disability.
  7. Appreciate the different perspectives of successful outcome and how conflicting objectives of care can be managed.
  8. Be able to develop a sensible care-management plan for people living with long term conditions/disability including appropriate documentation and outcome evaluation.

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Semester 1

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Tuesday 09:00-09:50 9-14, 16, 18-22
B1 Thursday 09:00-09:50 9-14, 16-22


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Wednesday 15:00-16:50 9-14, 16-22