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MAOH301 Hauora Māori in Practice: Working with Organisations and Communities

Covers working with Māori organisations in health and with Māori communities. Encompasses organisational responsiveness to Māori, culturally responsive assessment, integrated and quality services meeting Māori needs.

All people who work in the health and social sectors need to be skilled at responding to the health needs of Māori and ensuring culturally competent care and equitable health outcomes.

The MAOH 301 paper aims to provide students with a foundation in practice for roles engaging with Māori health organisations and communities. The paper follows on from MAOH 201 which focussed on skills when working with Māori individuals and whānau.

This paper will be of interest particularly to people who work within New Zealands Health and Disability Sector, who seek to support positive Māori health outcomes and health equity.

Paper title Hauora Māori in Practice: Working with Organisations and Communities
Paper code MAOH301
Subject Māori Health
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $886.35
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,766.35

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Prerequisite
MAOH 201
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Contact

Dunedin Campus:
undergrad.hauoramaori@otago.ac.nz

Teaching staff

Associate Professor Jo Baxter (Convenor)
Dr Esther Willing
Professor Peter Crampton
Anna Tiatia Fa'atoese Latu
Arianna Waller
Samantha Feeney
Lisa Teraki
Tina Forrester

Textbooks

Textbooks are not required for this paper; a course outline will be provided noting any required, recommended and further readings. Any key readings will be notified via our Blackboard page.

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

On completion of your study of MAOH201, you should be able to:

  • Have knowledge of the historical and contemporary contexts of Māori health providers
  • Describe key features of Māori health and disability services including governance, management and operational features
  • Be aware of strategies for responsiveness to Māori undertaken by services at community, primary and secondary care levels
  • Be aware of management approaches to enhance the responsiveness of services to Māori
  • Be able to explain the role of iwi, marae and community in health and disability services
  • Have knowledge of the urban Māori organisations and their role in health and disability services
  • Describe the role of traditional Māori health practitioners including rongoā practitioners
  • Identify ways services can use information and resources to strengthen planning and services for Māori
  • Have an understanding of the health workforce associated with Māori health including needs assessors, whānau ora workers, health navigators, disability support workers, cultural support workers and Māori liaison services
  • Have an understanding of culturally responsive health and disability needs assessment and case management
  • Have an appreciation of health and disability service management approaches and tools associated with achieving outcomes in Māori health
  • Be able to identify strategies and approaches taken by services to assess and support Māori with a range of simple and more complex health and disability needs.
  • Have an appreciation of whānau ora and intersectoral approaches to health and healthcare.
  • Identify approaches to supporting quality of healthcare provision in Māori health and professionalism in health practitioner behaviour when working with Māori
Eligibility

MAOH 301 is recommended for graduates, professionals and health care providers of all disciplines who have completed MAOH 201 and are interested in taking a paper focused on skills and competencies to engage with Māori communities and health organisations. This would be of value for social, primary care and secondary health care sectors.

 

Paper Structure

The paper is in four modules and covers:

  • Health sector and healthcare organisation responsiveness to Māori health (including mainstream and Māori health providers)
  • Building knowledge, skills and competencies when working with Māori organisations and communities in health
  • Demonstrating competency to work effectively with Māori services and organisations in health
  • Integrating knowledge and practice when working with Māori organisations and communities

 

Assessment:

  • Written Assignment 1: 20%
  • Group Assignment: 20%
  • Final Exam 60%
Teaching Arrangements

The teaching and learning in this paper is very interactive and takes a kaupapa Māori approach to the learning process. Students will engage not only with staff and each other, however a number of visiting speakers will join with the class over the course of the semester.

Course outline

To be handed out in Lecture 1

 

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Timetable

Second Semester

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

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Monday 12:00-12:50 28-34, 36-41
AND
B1 Wednesday 12:00-12:50 28-34, 36-41
AND
C1 Friday 12:00-12:50 29, 31, 33, 37, 39, 41

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Thursday 15:00-16:50 28-34, 36-41