Māori and Indigenous Health

  • Maori and Indigenous Health

Qualifications

Overview

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The purpose of the Māori and Indigenous Health major is to prepare culturally competent graduates who are able to use, apply and integrate Māori, bicultural and indigenous knowledge and practices in their chosen health and social services related careers.

The holistic Māori view of health and well-being is an important component of the major which includes knowledge and skills in the following areas:

  • Te Ao Tangata – Engaging with Māori: understanding, respect, te reo, interpersonal and cross-cultural communication/dialogue and Māori health-based experiences;
  • Te Ao Hauora – Working with health professionals: promoting students' understandings of the multiple disciplines and roles involved in delivering health care to Māori, including clinicians (eg, pharmacists, doctors, physiotherapists and psychologists), the cultural/community/clinical interface, and interprofessional/interdisciplinary collaboration;
  • Ngā Rātonga Hauora – Working with health services and health systems: providing students with a thorough grounding in sociohistorical health developments and current health system structures, including Māori and iwi community-based health and social services.

Contact us

School of Health Sciences

Phone +64 3 369 3333
Email educationadvice@canterbury.ac.nz

Location
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Postal address
College of Education, Health and Human Development | Te Rāngai Ako me te Hauora
University of Canterbury | Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch 8140
New Zealand

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