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HASC418 Special Topic: Hauora Māori Advanced Practice

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Advanced study in applied aspects of health service design and provision to Māori individuals, whānau and communities, ensuring clear design logic and connections between services, practice and equitable health outcomes.

This is a practice-oriented paper in hauora Māori which aims to enhance health practice, increase effective service design and development, and increase scholarship in hauora Māori.

The paper will focus on evidence-informed approaches to best-practice in hauora Māori within contemporary healthcare in Aotearoa / New Zealand. Students who undertake this paper will be equipped for both academic (further post-graduate study) and health sector pathways.

The paper will build on prior learning, and will incorporate theory and practice in hauora Māori spanning traditional views and perspectives, culturally responsive approaches and strategies, culturally centred leadership and management, and innovative service design and delivery.

Paper title Special Topic: Hauora Māori Advanced Practice
Paper code HASC418
Subject Health Sciences
EFTS 0.25
Points 30 points
Teaching period(s) First Semester, First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,889.00
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $10,674.00

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Limited to
PGDipHealSc, MHealSc
This paper will be offered by distance learning from the Dunedin campus with two face-to-face block teaching periods.

Students not enrolled in the PGDipHealSc or MHealSc who are interested in taking this paper should contact Professor Peter Crampton to discuss their eligibility.


Professor Peter Crampton

Teaching staff

Jo Baxter, Professor, Hauora Māori
Esther Willing, Lecturer, Hauora Māori
Arianna Nisa-Waller, Lecturer, Hauora Māori
Peter Crampton, Professor of Public Health

Paper Structure

This paper is structured in six modules that encompass core themes that underpin learning outcomes. These six modules are:

  1. Whakauru: Embedding Te Ao Māori within health practice and services
  2. Whānau ora, whānau oranga: Partnering with Māori individuals and whānau leading to positive health outcomes
  3. Kaitiakitanga: Health service leadership and management underpinning health service effectiveness for Māori
  4. Kaihaututanga: Innovative hauora Māori programme design, development and delivery
  5. Mana ake ake: Being agents of change in hauora Māori 
  6. Pukenga waiora: A toolkit for critical thinking, reflection, collaboration, and professional development in Māori health action.

Textbooks are not required for this paper

Graduate Attributes Emphasised

Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Information literacy, Self-motivation, Teamwork
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.

Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the paper will:

  • Have advanced knowledge of approaches to, incorporating Te Ao Māori (including mātauranga Māori, te reo Māori and tikanga Māori) into health service and programme design, delivery and evaluation.
  • Have robust knowledge of barriers and enablers, for Māori individuals and whānau to achieving positive health outcomes within a whānau ora context.
  • Have advanced knowledge of approaches to, positive and culturally responsive communication and engagement when working with Māori in health settings.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of key aspects of leadership and management, that align with kaupapa Māori values, beliefs and principles.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of hauora Māori programme design, development and delivery including using theory of change, programme logic models and co-design approaches.
  • Reflect on, and evaluate the quality of health services across key quality areas in relation to Māori outcomes (including evaluation of programme design, strategic direction, values and service delivery approaches).
  • Have in-depth knowledge of the impacts of framing and positioning of hauora Māori on key healthcare contexts including health funding arrangements and resource decision-making.
  • Understand healthcare roles involved in Māori health, and identify strategies for collaborative and inter-professional approaches to Māori health outcomes.
  • Demonstrate a capacity to think critically about issues of importance for Māori health including strategies for making a difference in Māori health outcomes in healthcare settings, and the role of technology in shaping Māori health solutions.
  • Have an understanding of being agents of change in relation to health, when working with Māori individuals, whānau and communities.
  • Develop the skills to write a proposal for a healthcare programme or service aimed at improving Māori outcomes and incorporate expected elements including justification and rationale, value proposition, programme components, budgetary considerations, governance and leadership, accountability and evaluation.

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First Semester

Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system

First Semester

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system