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GENA704 Te Tūhauora: Māori Health

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.

Paper title Te Tūhauora: Māori Health
Paper code GENA704
Subject General Practice
EFTS 0.2500
Points 30 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2020
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,857.50
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $10,363.00

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GENX 704
Limited to
Includes residential period/s.
Suitable for health professionals from a range of disciplines.
Teaching staff

Convenor: to be announced

Paper Structure
Elective paper for the Postgraduate Certificate in Primary Health Care
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

One compulsory residential conference in Wellington. Other teaching via Blackboard and Zoom videoconferencing.

Study Skills support is provided through automatic enrolment in the no-charge Study Skills Blackboard GENA700, which contains resources and technology support and is accompanied by monthly Zoom Study Skills videoconferences.

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.

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Not offered in 2020

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