HLTH463-20S1 (C) Semester One 2020

Whanau and Community Health

30 points

Start Date: Monday, 17 February 2020
End Date: Sunday, 21 June 2020
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 28 February 2020
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 29 May 2020


This course will enable students to design, implement and critically analyse interventions in response to socio-ecological influences on whanau and community health in a health care context.

Learning Outcomes

1. Critically analyse the concepts of family and whānau as applied to community health care service provision in a
New Zealand context.
2. Utilise community health assessment models (across the lifespan) with implicit principles relating to psychology and social behaviour.
3. Identify and evaluate models of health promotion and health education.
4. Analyse and critique the influences and impact of health care delivery for people living with a disability/impairment and their whānau/family and community.
5. Integrate the key concepts of Hauora Māori and the health experiences of Māori within Aotearoa, identifying possible explanations for the disparity.
6. Identify legal and ethical issues in research (including the application of cultural safeguards) related to exploring a health care topic in the community.


Subject to approval of the Head of School of Health Sciences



Timetable Note

Timetable 2020: This course is taught in two blocks of 4 and 3 days each. Students must attend one activity from each section. Students will be expected to contribute and participate in classroom activities. Each workshop includes external guest experts.

Intensive Block Course A 2020
Theme: Whanau and community health concepts
02 March-05 March 0900-1630
Venue:  Manawa TBC

Intensive Block Course B 2020
Theme: Community health, promotion and support
Venue:  Manawa TBC

This course may be taken by students who do not live in Christchurch however attendance at the block courses is required.

Course Coordinator

Wendy Maddocks


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Essay - Meihana Model 30 Mar 2020 25% 1800-2050 words. Learning outcomes 1 & 5.
Assignment - Family Assessment 28 Apr 2020 35% 2250-2550 words. Learning outcomes 2 & 6.
Assignment - Community Assessment and Health Promotion Strategy 08 Jun 2020 40% 4250-4500 words. Learning outcomes 3 & 4.

Textbooks / Resources

Recommended Reading

Doane, Gweneth Hartrick , Varcoe, Colleen; Family nursing as relational inquiry : developing health-promoting practice ; Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2005.

Lewis, Peter et al; Weber & Kelley's health assessment in nursing ; Second Australian and New Zealand ed; Wolters Kluwer, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2014.

Naidoo, Jennie , Wills, Jane; Foundations for health promotion ; Fourth edition; Elsevier, 2016.

There are no required texts for this course, however, the following textbooks/reading are recommended.

Required Reading:
Each session will have assigned readings that will be referenced on LEARN, the University’s online course support website LEARN, or sourced by students from the UC library databases. Students are expected to have read these prior to each session.

Additional recommended reading will be placed on the LEARN site once enrolment confirmed.

Students will be required to access and download PDF files of journal articles from UC Library.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $2,193.00

* 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.

For further information see School of Health Sciences .

All HLTH463 Occurrences

  • HLTH463-20S1 (C) Semester One 2020