Māori Health Undergraduate Course Information

This page has information on the undergraduate Māori Health papers for the Graduate Certificate in Health Science, the Bachelor of Health Science, Bachelor of Sport and Recreation and Bachelor of Science degrees that you can study at AUT University. See paper descriptions and outlines of each degree or qualification.

Overview

Māori Health papers are available in the Graduate Certificate in Health Science, as well as optional papers within the Bachelor of Health Science, Bachelor of Sport and Recreation and Bachelor of Science degrees that are offered by the Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences.

Graduate Certificate in Health Science (GradCertHSc) (AK3757) 60 Points

A Māori health programme at undergraduate degree level which is: accessible to those with work experience in health environments; compatible with continued employment whilst studying; and flexible with regards to the number of papers studied per semester. Qualification requirement is one level five paper and three level seven papers. Papers are delivered in weekend block courses at Ngā Wai o Horotiu, AUT University marae at AUT City Campus. The marae is available for sleepover on a self-serve basis for catering. Papers include:

Māori Health Development and Environment
Paper MAOH501, Level 5, 15 points, Block course (three weekends)
Provides an introduction to Māori concepts of health and environment and their implications for practice. Fosters critical enquiry into and reflection on Māori health and links to Māori development.

Māori Health Promotion
Paper MAOH701, Level 7, 15 points, Block course (three weekends)
Provides a critical overview of concepts fundamental to Māori health and reviews the origins and evolution of Māori health promotion. Fosters understanding and critical analysis of Māori health promotion models and practice. Locates Māori health promotion in relation to Māori  development, generic health promotion and indigenous health promotion. Informs effective health promotion practice in New Zealand in both mainstream and Māori-specific contexts, and within international indigenous contexts.

Applied Primary Māori Mental Health
Paper MAOH702, Level 7, 15 points, Block course (three weekends)
Provides a critical overview of concepts fundamental to application of Māori mental health in a primary health setting, such as whānau ora, recovery principles, early recognition and early intervention and provides a clear understanding and analysis of their application and impact. Fosters the integration of clinical and Māori cultural competencies to enhance practice. Informs effective Primary Māori mental health practice in New Zealand in mainstream and Māori-specific contexts.

Utilising Supervision in Practice
Paper HEAL710, Level 7, 15 points, Block course (two weekends)
Gives a theoretical framework and opportunity to understand and utilise the process of supervision. Facilities the integration of theory, knowledge and skills developed in other papers and applies these to work settings.

Enrolment information

Hard copy enrolment only; no online enrolment for this programme. On the enrolment form, the following details are essential:

Bachelor of Health Science with Māori Health Papers

The Bachelor of Health Science (BHSc) degree provides you with critical interprofessional skills to be part of the exciting and growing health care sector. The BHSc allows you the opportunity to specialise in an area that will help you make a difference in your community and to Māori.

We recommend the following papers if you wish to seek a career with a Māori development perspective:

  • Māori Health, Development & Environment (a core paper instead of Health and Environment); and
  • Māori Health Promotion;
  • Applied Primary Māori Mental Health; and
  • Utilising Supervision in Practice as electives or as an alternative course of study Students will be supported to form relationships with Māori health providers, industry stakeholders and communities,and AUT Māori staff and students.

Bachelor of Sport and Recreation and Bachelor of Science 

Māori Health papers are available in these degrees. Contact us for more information. 

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Last updated: 18-Apr-2017 11.33am

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.