An overview of the New Zealand health policy, service delivery and research contexts as they relate to hauora Māori. Key examples and approaches are explored and critically analysed.
This paper initially explores and analyses New Zealand Health Policies including He Korowai Oranga - the Māori health strategy. The responsiveness of the New Zealand Health System in relation to Māori is critiqued, and the role of Māori health service delivery, including the implementation of the Whānau Ora strategy, is discussed.
Research that informs and is responsive to Māori health needs is the focus of the second half of the paper. The development of Kaupapa Māori research theory and practice is discussed in detail, including Kaupapa Māori epidemiology. For students considering future MPH study, this paper may be considered a relevant research paper. Please contact your local convenor for advice.
|Paper title||Hauora Māori - Policy Practice and Research|
|Points||15 points 15 points 15 points|
|Teaching period(s)||1st Non standard period (29 April 2019 - 14 June 2019), 1st Non standard period (29 April 2019 - 14 June 2019), 1st Non standard period (29 April 2019 - 14 June 2019)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,400.75|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,934.75|
- PUBH 712
- PUBH 709
- Limited to
- MA, MHealSc, MPH, DPH, PGDipArts, PGDipHealSc, PGCertPH
- This paper runs for the second half of first semester.
- Teaching staff
- Wellington Campus: Dr Keri Lawson-Te
Christchurch Campus: Christina McKerchar (Co-Convenor)
Dunedin Campus: Professor John Broughton
- Paper Structure
- Course overview and introduction; Māori health policies and service delivery
- Health sector responsiveness to hauora Māori
- Māori health development
- Assignment presentations: research and hauora Māori
- Kaupapa Māori theory and research
- Research approaches in hauora Māori
- Part 1, presentation - 20%
- Part 2, written report - 20%
- Research assignment - 60%
- Teaching Arrangements
Wellington: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Christchurch: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Dunedin: Refer to the timetable for information
Wellington: Thursday 16 May, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Christchurch: Thursday 16 May, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Dunedin: Refer to the timetable information for the full day details
- Text to be confirmed. Please contact the Department.
- 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
- Students who successfully complete the paper will
- Demonstrate an understanding of the context of Māori health policy and service delivery
- Critically analyse current health initiatives and their contribution to improving Māori health outcomes
- Demonstrate an understanding of Māori-focused approaches in public health research
- Critically analyse public health research from a Māori-focused perspective
- Students who have completed an undergraduate degree in any discipline or recognised equivalent
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