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    A theory and practice paper particularly suitable for those working in primary health care. Includes historical, social and political contexts for Māori health including the Treaty of Waitangi, current Māori health status and priorities, concepts and models of health and well-being, frameworks for assessment and intervention, and Māori health initiatives and models for primary care delivery.

    About this paper

    Paper title Te Tūhauora: Māori Health
    Subject General Practice
    EFTS 0.25
    Points 30 points
    Teaching period Not offered in 2024, expected to be offered in 2025 (Distance learning)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $3,103.25
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    GENX 704
    Limited to
    PGCertGP, PGCertPHC, PGDipGP, PGDipPHC, PGDipRPHP, MHealSc, PGDipHealSc
    Includes residential period/s.
    Suitable for health professionals from a range of disciplines.
    Teaching staff

    Convenor: Rhiannon Jones

    Dr Ben Gray

    Paper Structure

    Elective paper for the Postgraduate Diploma in Primary Health Care

    Material is presented in self-directed learning modules covering the following topics:

    • An awareness of the contexts of Māori health
    • Understanding of the Treaty of Waitangi and its relationship to Māori health
    • An awareness of the broader issues of indigenous health
    • A recognition of the diversity of Māori and an understanding of issues surrounding the measurement of Māori ethnicity
    • A familiarity with Māori health status and priorities
    • An awareness of issues of service responsiveness to Māori
    • A knowledge of Māori health initiatives, models for delivery and resources available to primary health professionals
    Teaching Arrangements

    This Distance Learning paper is a combination of remote and in-person teaching.

    The in-person component is a compulsory workshop period.

    Other teaching is via Blackboard and Zoom videoconferencing.

    Study skills, resources and technology support are provided to students at no-charge via a specifically developed site that is accessed through Blackboard.


    All resources available either via Blackboard or other online resources.

    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Interdisciplinary perspective, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding.
    View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.

    Please also refer to the Department of Primary Health Care & General Practice Graduate Profile.
    Learning Outcomes

    Upon successful completion of this paper, the student will have a greater appreciation of the contexts of Māori health, both within the Primary Health Care field and the New Zealand context in general.


    Not offered in 2024, expected to be offered in 2025

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