HLTH106-23S1 (C) Semester One 2023

Te Wero - Maori Health Issues and Opportunities

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 20 February 2023
End Date: Sunday, 25 June 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 5 March 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 14 May 2023


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
• Māori health history: the impact of contact
• Māori health history: Te Tiriti o Waitangi
• Māori health history: colonisation & urbanisation
• Māori health status: public health and Māori health measures
• Māori health strategy, policy and systems
• Māori population health perspectives
• Māori health concepts and models
• Traditional Māori healing: a case study
• Bicultural competence and confidence

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.

Timetable 2023

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 11:00 - 13:00 Rehua 009
20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
Drop in Class A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 14:00 - 16:00 Rehua 009
13 Mar - 19 Mar

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Annabel Ahuriri-Driscoll


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Quizzes - first part of course 5% One quiz per week, weeks 2-5. Due Friday 10.59am (just before class) each week.
Maori health history essay 31 Mar 2022 30% Learning outcomes 1, 2
Quizzes - second part of course 5% One quiz per week, weeks 8-10. Due Friday 10.59am (just before class) each week.
Maori health issue research report 02 Jun 2022 25% Learning outcomes 3, 5
Exam 35% Learning outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Additional Course Outline Information

Academic integrity

Academic integrity involves acting honestly, ethically, fairly and respecting others in teaching, learning, research and administration. Academic integrity means producing honest and ethical work and is one of the key foundations to being a good student, and is a key principle at UC.
All breaches of academic integrity are taken seriously and penalties will result. Students should refer to the Academic Misconduct Regulations: https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/media/uc-policy-library/templates-and-exemplars/general-regs-academic-misconduct.pdf

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. Participation in tutorials is a requirement of the course. 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. Days late include weekend and holidays. 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 (e.g. illness, accident, bereavement or critical personal circumstances) individual students may be granted an extension of the due date for an assignment. 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.
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, e.g. 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.


Resubmissions of assignments are not permitted in HLTH or HLED coded courses.

Academic Liaison

Annabel Ahuriri-Driscoll and Sarah Lovell are in charge of liaison with students in the undergraduate health sciences courses as the BHSc programme coordinators. Please feel free to talk to the Academic Liaison or the student rep about any degree-related matters.

Student Accessibility

Students with disabilities may access the University’s Te Ratonga Whaikaha | Student Accessibility Service for 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.

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. https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/study/examinations/result-dates-and-appeals/

Special consideration of assessment items

Special Consideration for assessment is for students who have covered the work of a course but have been prevented from demonstrating their knowledge or skills at the time of the assessment due to unforeseen circumstances, such as illness, bereavement or other critical circumstances outside of their control at the time of the assessment.

Applications for special consideration should be submitted to the Special Considerations Committee https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/study/special-consideration/ 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.

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 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 assessment via the online assessment system in the Learn class site by 11.55 pm on or before the due date.  Student assessments are processed through 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. For ICT help call our free call number 0508 UC IT HELP (0508 824 843) or on 03 369 5000 Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm (excluding public and university holidays).

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $821.00

International fee $3,750.00

* 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.

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

  • HLTH106-23S1 (C) Semester One 2023
  • HLTH106-23S1 (D) Semester One 2023 (Distance)