Health Promotion (2024)
Health Promotion uses a multidisciplinary approach to understanding hauora as practice, and to examine approaches that contribute to a health system which can revitalise the mana of our communities by promoting health and reducing health inequities. Health Promotion embraces integrative knowledge of theories and analytical approaches (across psychology, health communication, sociology, epidemiology, and Māori and indigenous studies) to understand, critique and design health initiatives, policies, practices, interventions and their outcomes.
Health Promotion is available as a first major for the Bachelor of Health (BHealth). Health Promotion may also be included as a second major or minor in other undergraduate degrees, subject to approval of the Division in which the student is enrolled.
To complete Health Promotion as a single major for the BHealth, students must gain 135 points from the papers listed for Health Promotion, including 105 points above 100 level, and 45 points above 200 level. Students must complete BIOMD101, HTHPR101, HTHPR201, HTHPR202, HTHPR203, PUBRL202, HTHPR301, HTHPR320; and 15 points from PUBRL301 or SOCPY302.
To complete Health Promotion as part of a double major for the BHealth or other undergraduate degree, students must gain 120 points from papers listed for Health Promotion, including 90 points above 100 level, and 45 points above 200 level. Students must complete BIOMD101, HTHPR101, HTHPR201, PUBRL202, HELTH201; HTHPR320, HTHPR301; and 15 points from PUBRL301 or SOCPY302.
To complete a minor in Health Promotion, students must complete 60 points from the papers listed for the Health Promotion major, including at least 30 points above 100 level.
Health Promotion is also available as a subject in the Certificate in Health and Wellbeing. To complete the Certificate in Health and Wellbeing in Health Promotion, students must complete a minimum of 120 points at 100 level or higher including HTHPR101, BIOMD101, HELTH102, MAORI150 and at least 30 points from BIOEB101, CHEMY100, HELTH110, HMDEV100, HPSCI101, PSYCH100, SDCOA101, SDCOA102.
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Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location BIOEB101 Concepts of Biology - Ngā Huatau o te Koiora 15.0 24A (Hamilton) An introduction to the foundations of biology, including the structure and functioning of cells, evolution, the origins and diversity of life, and a tour of the major forms of life and their defining characteristics. He whakataki tenei pepa i nga matapono o te koiora taea noatia te hanganga me nga whainga o te putau, o te kuneroa... BIOMD101 Introduction to Human Biology - Tinana Tangata Koiora 15.0 24A (Hamilton) & 24A (Tauranga) This paper will introduce the student to the basics of human anatomy and physiology. He whakataki tenei pepa i te hunga tauira ki nga tuapapa o te matai tinana me te matai whaiaroaro o te ira tangata. CHEMY100 Chemistry in Context - Matū o te Ao 15.0 24A (Hamilton) & 24A (Tauranga) This paper covers a broad range of chemical concepts that are fundamental to the sciences and engineering. A strong emphasis is made to teach concepts through real-life examples from the world around us. He toro na tenei pepa i nga tumomo tuapapa o te matai matu kei te tuapapa o nga horopaki putaiao, pukaha hoki He kaha hangai te ... HELTH102 Drugs in Sport and Society 15.0 24A (Hamilton) & 24A (Tauranga) This paper introduces students to foundational academic skills using the context of drug use for purposes of recreation and performance enhancement. HELTH110 Understanding Hauora, Health and Wellbeing 15.0 24A (Hamilton), 24A (Online) & 24A (Tauranga) This paper examines a social determinants approach to Health. It includes exploration of a range of interactions that influence the health of populations and determinants of health in New Zealand and global contexts. HMDEV100 Lifespan Development 15.0 24A (Hamilton), 24B (Online) & 24B (Tauranga) HMDEV100 focuses on understanding and enhancing human development through an exploration of biological, psychological, social and cultural factors that influence patterns of development and learning over the lifespan. HPSCI101 Introduction to Human Performance Science 15.0 24B (Hamilton) & 24B (Tauranga) This paper will provide an introduction to Human Performance Science. HTHPR101 Promoting Mental and Physical Health 15.0 24B (Hamilton) & 24B (Tauranga) This paper provides a broad introduction to health promotion. It includes an overview of core models for health promotion from medicine, psychology, sociology, and education. A range of key aspects of mental and physical health that are a focus of health promotion will be introduced. MAORI150 Te Tiriti o Waitangi: An Introduction to the Treaty of Waitangi 15.0 24A (Hamilton), 24B (Hamilton), 24I (Hamilton) & 24X (Hamilton) This paper seeks to provide a sound understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi. It reviews historical and contemporary interpretations and takes into account the interplay of contextual issues of the time. PSYCH100 Brain, Behaviour and Cognition 15.0 24A (Hamilton) & 24A (Tauranga) This paper introduces perceptual systems, mechanisms of learning, emotions and motivation, the biological basis of psychology, such as brain structure and functioning, processes underlying behaviour, memory and cognition. SDCOA101 Sport, Culture and Development: Trends and Issues 15.0 24B (Hamilton), 24B (Online) & 24B (Tauranga) In this paper students will gain an introduction to sociological understandings of sport and movement cultures. They will develop new ways of critically thinking about the important role sport plays in contemporary society, including the economy, politics, tourism, the media, and our sense of identity, belonging and community. Stud... SDCOA102 The Coaching Process 15.0 24A (Hamilton) & 24A (Tauranga) Understanding the coaching process is fundamental to supporting the development of athletes across participation, development, and high-performance contexts. The purpose of this paper is to introduce students to the study of sport coaching, providing students with the knowledge and skills required to design and deliver high quality...
Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location HELTH201 Epidemiology and Bio-statistics 15.0 24B (Hamilton) This course provides students with basic understanding of the techniques and uses of epidemiology in preventing poor health, health planning and evaluation. PUBRL202 Health Communication 15.0 24A (Hamilton) This paper explores the construction and evaluation of communication campaigns to address health issues in communities and organisations. The campaigns use communication theory to design persuasive and innovative health campaigns.
Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location PUBRL303 Events Management 15.0 24A (Hamilton) This experiential paper draws together best practice in event management from a practical, business, and operational perspective. The paper covers researching, designing, planning, and implementing an event for a client. SOCPY302 Welfare to Workfare and Beyond 15.0 24B (Hamilton) & 24B (Online) This paper seeks to explore the relationship between the NZ labour market and welfare system, focusing on the rise of the neo-liberal welfare state, its consequence and alternatives.
2024 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 4 December 2023 11:32am