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CMHC311 Disability and Health II

2021 information for papers will be published in early September. 

Covers working collaboratively with disabled people and people living with long-term conditions and how to assist them to navigate the health and social support system. 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 Disability and Health II
Paper code CMHC311
Subject Community Health Care
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $904.05
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,954.75

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CMHC 211
Schedule C
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Professor Leigh Hale (

Teaching staff

Professor Leigh Hale
Associate Professor William Levack

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
  1. To understand the overall structure of the health and social support system in New Zealand.
  2. To understand and apply the principles of behaviour change and self-management.
  3. To understand the roles of specific health professions within the NZ health system.
  4. To be able to work effectively in teams and to know what effective and successful teams look like.
  5. To 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. To understand the role of family/wh?nau for people living with long term conditions / disability.
  7. To appreciate the different perspectives of successful outcome and how conflicting objectives of care can be managed.
  8. To 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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First Semester

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Tuesday 09:00-09:50 9-12, 18, 20, 22
B1 Thursday 09:00-09:50 9-12, 18, 20-21


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Wednesday 15:00-15:50 20
Wednesday 15:00-16:50 9-12, 18, 21-22