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    Examines different ways of planning, undertaking and critically analysing Māori health research from nineteenth century anthropological approaches through to contemporary 'by Māori, for Māori' health research, including decolonising research methodologies.

    An examination of the historical and political contexts of the theories, methods and evaluation of contemporary Māori health research. While focusing on Māori health research, this paper provides skills that are transferable to other types of research, from a Māori perspective.

    About this paper

    Paper title Rangahau Hauora Māori - Māori Health Research
    Subject Public Health
    EFTS 0.15
    Points 18 points
    Teaching period Semester 1 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $1,016.55
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    MAOH 201 or PUBH 204 or one 200-level MAOR paper
    Recommended Preparation
    PUBH 204
    Schedule C
    Arts and Music

    Suitable for graduates and professionals of all disciplines interested in taking a paper focused on Māori health research.

    Compulsory for the Māori Health major and optional for the Public Health major for the Bachelor of Health Sciences.


    Undergraduate Administrator:

    Teaching staff

    Convenor: Dr Robin Quigg

    Paper Structure

    This paper is taught in modules focusing on:

    • Historical contexts
    • Legislative and funding requirements
    • Methodologies
    • Resources and case studies
    Teaching Arrangements

    This paper is taught via two 1-hour lectures and a 2-hour tutorial each week. Lectures and tutorials are interactive.


    No textbook required. All relevant readings and resources will be provided via the coursebook and eReserve.

    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Research, Teamwork.
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    Learning Outcomes

    At the completion of this course, students will be able to:

    • Critically analyse historical experiences and the context of Māori health research
    • Demonstrate an understanding of the legislative and funding requirements relating to Māori and health research
    • Understand and analyse current research methods that contribute to improving Māori health outcomes
    • Critically appraise public health literature relating to Māori using a strengths-based approach


    Semester 1

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    A1 Monday 13:00-14:50 9-13, 15-22


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    Attend one stream from
    A1 Thursday 13:00-14:50 9-12, 15-16, 18-22
    A2 Friday 10:00-11:50 9-12, 15-16, 18-22
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