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PUBH304 Rangahau Hauora Māori - Māori Health Research

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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.

Paper title Rangahau Hauora Māori - Māori Health Research
Paper code PUBH304
Subject Public Health
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Semester 1 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $962.55
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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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.

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Semester 1

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Monday 14:00-14:50 9-15, 18-22
Tuesday 14:00-14:50 9-15, 17-22


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Thursday 13:00-14:50 9-15, 17-22