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PUBH204 Hauora Māori: Challenges and Opportunities

An introduction to Māori public health, exploring the nature and extent of the Māori population, determinants of Māori health outcomes, Māori health inequities and initiatives to address these.

This paper will provide you with an introduction to Māori health status and outcomes and the determinants of Māori health.  We will also develop an understanding of equity in health. A range of key public health issues will be discussed, outlining what the issue is, why it is important,  how this is being addressed, and what other opportunities to affect the issue could be adopted.

Paper title Hauora Māori: Challenges and Opportunities
Paper code PUBH204
Subject Public Health
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Semester 2 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $955.05
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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108 Points
Schedule C
Arts and Music

Undergraduate Administrator:

Teaching staff

Professor Sue Crengle, Dr Karyn Maclennan and guest lecturers


Teaching Arrangements

Students are required to submit the reflective journal items and the group assignment, complete the online test, and attend at least 10 of the 13 tutorial sessions to gain terms.


No specific textbook. There are required and recommended readings for each lecture, which will be available through eReserve on Blackboard.

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

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

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of key historical processes, personalities and events relating to hauora Māori.
  2. Critically examine the impact of historical factors on contemporary hauora Māori outcomes.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of contemporary hauora Māori.
  4. Critically analyse and understand key contemporary hauora Māori topics and approaches to addressing inequities.

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Semester 2

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Monday 13:00-13:50 28-34, 36-41
Tuesday 10:00-10:50 28-34, 36-41


Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Wednesday 09:00-10:50 28-34, 36-41
A2 Wednesday 11:00-12:50 28-34, 36-41