HLTH106-18S2 (C) Semester Two 2018

Nga Take, Te Wero - Maori Health Issues and Opportunities

15 points, 0.1250 EFTS
16 Jul 2018 - 18 Nov 2018


This course introduces students to a selection of historical and contemporary Maori health content within a Treaty of Waitangi framework, to support robust analyses of Maori population health issues. Exploring what Maori health was and is, students will be challenged to consider the promise of Maori health and its significance for current and future Aotearoa New Zealand.

Class Topics/Modules
• The ‘what’ and ‘why’ of Māori health – determinants, diversity and determination
• Māori health history: Te Tiriti o Waitangi
• Māori health history: colonisation, urbanisation, globalisation
• Māori health status: public health and Māori health measures
• Māori population health priorities: diabetes and mental health
• Māori health strategy, policy and systems
• Māori population health perspectives
• Māori health concepts and models: kupu, kaupapa and kawa
• Traditional Māori healing: a case study
• Māori health opportunities and overview

Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of HLTH106 students will be able to:
1. Describe and discuss key health developments and their importance for Māori health outcomes;
2. Discuss the Treaty of Waitangi in terms of its application to Māori health;
3. Describe Māori health status in terms of public health and Māori health measures;
4. Describe key Māori health concepts and models;
5. Demonstrate a strengths-focused orientation to analysis of Māori health issues; and
6. Conduct dialogue and/or inquiry relating to Māori health issues in a constructive and respectful manner.

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

Timetable 2018

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 12:00 - 14:00 Jack Erskine 031 Lecture Theatre 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct

Timetable Note

Tutorial/Lab Topics  
• Cross-cultural dialogue and inquiry – mihimihi, guidelines for tutorial participation
• Te Tiriti o Waitangi – exploring application to health
• The Treaty of Waitangi – bicultural legacy
• Race and ethnicity in health disparities
• Māori voices and messages for diabetes prevention
• Māori health statistics in epidemiology
• Māori health/biomedicine case study
• Analysis of Māori concepts
• Assessment 2 presentations
• Revision

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Annabel Ahuriri-Driscoll


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Tutorial attendance 10%
Maori Health History Essay 25%
Maori Health Issue Assignment 25%
Final Exam 40%

Additional Course Outline Information

Academic integrity

All forms of cheating and dishonest practice are taken seriously and penalties will result. Students should refer to Regulation J of the General Course and Examination Regulations (http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/regulations/general/general_regs_dishonest_practice.shtml).

Assessment and grading system

Assignments are graded on the University of Canterbury Grading Scale:  

Grade    GPA Value        Marks

A+              9            90 – 100
A                8            85 – 89.99
A-               7            80 – 84.99
B+              6            75 – 79.99
B                5            70 – 74.99
B-               4            65 – 69.99
C+              3            60 – 64.99
C                2            55 – 59.99
C-               1            50 – 54.99
D                0            40 – 49.99
E               -1             0 – 39.99

A pass is 50 marks or over.


Attendance at class sessions is expected throughout the course. Students must attend and participate in the course sufficiently to meet the learning outcomes. Students and staff are expected to behave in a professional manner during class i.e. arrive on time, refrain from mobile phone use and inform the lecturer if they must leave early.

Grade moderation

Departmental quality assurance for all courses on a rotational basis.

Late submission of work

Work handed in after the due date with no extension granted is considered late. Late work will incur a penalty of 2% mark reduction  per day after the specified deadline. Lecturers reserve the right not to mark late work, and no work will be accepted after assignments have been returned.

Other specific requirements

Written assignments must be word processed. Assignments will be submitted electronically. Keep a copy of all assignments.

Requests for extensions

Under exceptional circumstances (eg illness, accident, bereavement or critical personal circumstances) individual students may be granted an extension of the due date for an assignment. There is, however, a limit to the length of time that an extension can be granted and this should be negotiated with the relevant lecturer in the first instance. Extensions will not normally be given for longer than one week from the due date, unless exceptional circumstances prevail. Extensions are not granted automatically to students. Requests for extensions should be emailed to the lecturer at least two days prior to the due date for the assignment. Relevant evidence such as a medical certificate or a letter from a counsellor may be required in order for the lecturer to make a decision about whether or not to grant an extension. A copy of the lecturer’s email confirming the extension (if granted) and any supporting documentation must be attached to and submitted with the assignment. Extensions will not normally be granted because of pressure of university study, eg several pieces of work being due at about the same time. Students are encouraged to plan their work in a realistic manner and in advance so that they can meet their assessment deadlines.  Only one piece of work in a course may be aegrotated, and the other pieces of work must be passed with a C+ or better.


Resubmissions of assignments are not permitted in this course.

Academic Liaison

Annabel Ahuriri-Driscoll and Raesha Ismail are in charge of liaison with students in the undergraduate health sciences courses as the BHSci programme coordinator in the School of Health Sciences. Your class will appoint a student representative to the liaison committee at the start of the semester. Please feel free to talk to the Academic Liaison or the student rep about any problems or concerns that you might have.

Disability Support

Students with disabilities may access the University’s Disability Resource Service to access support. Further information can be found on their website: http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/disability/

Reconsideration of Grade

Students should, in the first instance, speak to the course co-ordinator about their grades. If they cannot reach an agreeable solution, students should then speak to the Head of School, Health Sciences. If you remain unhappy with the result of any of your assignments, examination, or your final course grade, you may appeal against that result. See: http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/exams/results.shtml

For up to four weeks after the release of results a candidate may apply to the Examination Arrangements Senior Co-ordinator (http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/exams/contacts.shtml) for a Reconsideration of Grade. The reconsideration will normally consist of a re-marking and re-counting of the final exam script, together with a recount of the marks awarded for any other items of work. If you have extenuating circumstances which affected your performance in your examination, you should view the information on Special Considerations (http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/exams/special-consideration.shtml).

Special Consideration of Assessment Items

Students may apply for special consideration if their performance in an assessment is affected by extenuating circumstances beyond their control.

Applications for special consideration should be submitted via the Examinations Office website http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/exams/ within five days of the assessment.

Where an extension may be granted for an assessment, this will be decided by direct application to the Course Co-ordinator and an application to the Examinations Office may not be required.

Special consideration is not available for items worth less than 10% of the course.

Students prevented by extenuating circumstances from completing the course after the final date for withdrawing, may apply for special consideration for late discontinuation of the course. Applications must be submitted to the Examinations Office within five days of the end of the main examination period for the semester.

Where to submit and collect work

Students will be expected to submit their assessments via the online assessment system dropbox in the Learn (Moodle) class site by 11:55pm on or before the due date. All assessments will be subjected to the software Turnitin, to check for plagiarism.

It is the responsibility of the students to check their Internet access and ability to submit their work via the online system.  Any technical difficulties should be notified well in advance of the due date so that assistance can be provided or alternative arrangements can be negotiated. (Students who have unreliable internet access are advised to attend to this early in the course to prevent last minute pressures.) If you require assistance, please email ictservicedesk@canterbury.ac.nz, or phone 0800 763 676 ext 95000.

The lecturer will inform the class if a hard-copy of any assessment is required.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $746.00

International fee $3,038.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

Minimum enrolments

This course will not be offered if fewer than 25 people apply to enrol.

For further information see School of Health Sciences.

All HLTH106 Occurrences

  • HLTH106-18S2 (C) Semester Two 2018