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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.
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 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 2021Theme: Whanau and community health concepts08 March-11 March 0900-1630Venue: Manawa Building 276 Antigua StIntensive Block Course B 202110 May-12 May Theme: Community health, promotion and supportVenue: Manawa Building 276 Antigua StThis course may be taken by students who do not live in Christchurch however attendance at the block courses is required.
There are no required texts for this course, however, the following textbooks/reading are recommended.• 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.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.
Domestic fee $2,217.00
International Postgraduate fees
* 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.
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School of Health Sciences