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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 health strategy, policy and systems • Māori population health perspectives • Māori health concepts and models: kupu, kaupapa and kawa• Traditional Māori healing: a case study • Bicultural competence and confidence
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; and6. Conduct dialogue and/or inquiry relating to Māori health issues in a constructive and respectful manner.
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.
Biculturally competent and confident
Students will be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, and its relevance to their area of study and/or their degree.
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Tutorial/lab topics• Cross-cultural dialogue and inquiry• The Treaty and Māori health today (discussion of reading)• Te Tiriti o Waitangi – exploring application to health• Understanding colonisation impacts globally and personally• Assignment 1 lab• Māori health statistics in epidemiology – critical appraisal• Māori health policy and policy discourses• Māori health/biomedicine case study• Analysis of Māori concepts • Assessment 2 presentations• Revision
For further information see
School of Health Sciences Head of Department
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).
Assignments are graded on the University of Canterbury Grading Scale: Grade GPA Value MarksA+ 9 90 – 100A 8 85 – 89.99A- 7 80 – 84.99B+ 6 75 – 79.99B 5 70 – 74.99B- 4 65 – 69.99C+ 3 60 – 64.99C 2 55 – 59.99C- 1 50 – 54.99D 0 40 – 49.99E -1 0 – 39.99A 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.
Departmental quality assurance for all courses on a rotational basis.
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.
Written assignments must be word processed. Assignments will be submitted electronically. Keep a copy of all assignments.
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.
Annabel Ahuriri-Driscoll and Tracy Clelland are in charge of liaison with students in the undergraduate health sciences courses as the BHSc 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.
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/
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.shtmlFor 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).
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.
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.) ding public and university holidays).The lecturer will inform the class if a hard-copy of any assessment is required.
Domestic fee $785.00
International fee $3,500.00
* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.
This course will not be offered if fewer than 25 people apply to enrol.
For further information see
School of Health Sciences.