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    The context of health care in New Zealand; health strategy, policy, structure and global influences; rural/urban communities and population influences; the significance of the Treaty of Waitangi.

    About this paper

    Paper title Health Care in New Zealand
    Subject Nursing
    EFTS 0.125
    Points 15 points
    Teaching period 1st Non standard period (19 February 2024 - 6 December 2024) (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $1,492.13
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    Limited to

    An undergraduate degree in any discipline with at least three years' full-time study and a B average in the final two years of the degree.


    Teaching staff

    Convenor: Kelly Tikao
    Co-convenor: Henrietta Trip

    Teaching Arrangements

    Taught face-to-face on the Christchurch campus, in block sessions, preparing students for the two clinical placement in the first semester and one in the second semester.


    Recommended: Clendon, J., & Munns, A. (2022). Community health and wellness: Principles of primary health care (7th edition). Australia: Elsevier.

    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Critical thinking, Cultural understanding.
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    Learning Outcomes
    At the successful completion of the paper students will be able to:
    1. Critically evaluate the impact of the Treaty of Waitangi in health care and integrate this knowledge into health-care delivery and their practice as nurses
    2. Critically evaluate their own understanding of cultural safety and demonstrate culturally safe attitudes in practice
    3. Critically appraise the healthcare system, including policy, structure, strategy, guidelines and targets, and integrate this information into their role in population health
    4. Critically evaluate the influence of social determinants on the health and well-being of the population of New Zealand across the lifespan
    5. Critically evaluate a range of nursing and health care models. Using this knowledge, they will be able to conduct a family and a community assessment and devise appropriate evidence-based interventions
    6. Identify quality and safety management principles and demonstrate their application to practice
    7. Practise in accordance with the Nursing Council of New Zealand competencies and professional standards


    1st Non standard period (19 February 2024 - 6 December 2024)

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system
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