Population Health (2023)
Poutū-manahau Population Health 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. Poutū-manahau Population Health embraces integrative knowledge of theories and analytical approaches (across psychology, health communication and engagement, sociology, economics, epidemiology, and Māori and indigenous studies) to understand, critique and design health initiatives, policies, practices, interventions and their outcomes.
Poutū-manahau Population Health is available as a specified programme for the Bachelor of Health (BHealth). To complete the specified programme in Poutū-manahau Population Health, students must take the following programme - listed under Year 1, 2 and 3.
Poutū-manahau Population Health is also available as a subject in the Certificate in Health and Wellbeing. To complete the Certificate in Health and Wellbeing in Poutū-manahau Population Health, students must complete the papers listed under Year 1 of the Poutū-manahau Population Health specified programme.
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Students must take the following papers: BIOMD101, CSMAX101, HELTH101, either MAORI101 or MAORI102 or MAORI111, MAORI150, PSYCH101, SOCPY100, and a 15 point 100-level programme elective from the list below.
Electives: BIOMO201, BIOMO202, BIOMO203, BIOMO204, BUSAN205, CHEMY201, CHEMY202, CHEMY203, CHEMY204, CMYHE202, ENVPL200, ENVPL201, ENVSC201, ENVSC202, HMDEV202, HMDEV240, HRMGT202, LCOMM202, MAORI200, MAORI202, MAORI203, MAORI211, MAORI212, MAORI222, MAORI250, PACIS200, PHILO225, PSYCH202, SOCPY200 and SOCPY201.
Electives: BIOMO301, BIOMO302, BIOMO304, CHEMY301, CHEMY302, CHEMY303, CHEMY304, CMYHE301, CMYHE302, ECONS302, HMDEV340, HRMGT303, HRMGT304, LCOMM302, MAORI303, MAORI304, MAORI311, MAORI312, PACIS300 and PUBRL301.
Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location BIOMD101 Introduction to Human Biology - Tinana Tangata Koiora 15.0 23A (Hamilton) & 23A (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. CSMAX101 The World of Data 15.0 23B (Hamilton) This paper teaches students how to build datasets for analysis in health science, and critically evaluate and effectively present the results of such analyses, using commonly used software such as Excel, R, and SPSS. Students are introduced to issues of privacy, and cultural considerations for Maori and Indigenous health. HELTH101 Hauora: Thinking about Health 15.0 23A (Hamilton) Health is a multi-disciplinary field of study that draws on multiple cultural perspectives. This paper introduces students to the foundational academic skills required for success within the BHealth, through the lens of hauora, health and wellbeing. MAORI101 Introduction to Conversational Māori for Absolute Beginners 15.0 23A (Hamilton), 23A (Tauranga) & 23B (Hamilton) For absolute beginner students, this introductory paper to conversational Maori pays particular attention to pronunciation, greetings, and forms of language associated with certain cultural functions, such as mihimihi, as well as tasks such as thanking people, farewelling, communicating personal information, and naming everyday obj... MAORI102 He Hīnatore ki te Ao Māori: Introducing the Māori World 15.0 23A (Hamilton), 23A (Online), 23B (Hamilton), 23B (Online) & 23G (Online) An introduction to the Maori world view, social organisation, cultural concepts, including Maori astronomy, and their relevance in a contemporary society. MAORI111 Te Reo Māori: Introductory 1 15.0 23A (Hamilton), 23X (Hamilton) & 23X (Tauranga) An introductory paper for students with little or no knowledge of the Maori language which provides basic everyday language such as: greetings, farewells, focusing on family relationships, numbers, time, shopping, talking about a trip and commands. MAORI150 Te Tiriti o Waitangi: An Introduction to the Treaty of Waitangi 15.0 23A (Hamilton), 23A (Tauranga) & 23B (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. PSYCH101 Social Psychology, Health and Well-being 15.0 23B (Hamilton) & 23B (Tauranga) This paper will introduce major issues in psychology particularly as they relate to health, wellbeing, mental illness, forensic psychology, lifespan development, and social factors in a range of contexts. SOCPY100 Introduction to Social Policy 15.0 23A (Hamilton) & 23A (Tauranga) This paper examines the values behind social policy and introduces students to some of the important issues and debates in New Zealand and other democratic societies.
Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location CMYHE201 Healthy Lifestyles and Healthy Communities 15.0 23B (Hamilton) & 23B (Tauranga) This paper aims to develop understanding of sociological analyses and critiques of health promotion and to develop comprehension of the relationship between practice and the wider cultural, environmental, political, and social contexts in which health promotion occurs. GEOGY209 Health, People, Place 15.0 23B (Online) This paper draws on critical analysis of health, people and place to introduce contemporary developments in socio-cultural geography. Attention is paid to spatial well-being at a range of scales. HELTH201 Epidemiology and Bio-statistics 15.0 23B (Hamilton) This course provides students with basic understanding of the techniques and uses of epidemiology in preventing poor health, health planning and evaluation. HELTH202 History and Politics of Health 15.0 23A (Hamilton) This paper explains how health services in New Zealand evolved with particular reference to the impact on Maori and Pacific health. MAORI204 Māori, Pacific and Indigenous Health and Wellbeing 15.0 23A (Hamilton) & 23A (Tauranga) This paper looks at health and wellbeing from Maori and Indigenous perspectives, including models and frameworks in relation to Health, Sport, Human Performance and Indigenous communities. POPST201 Population Studies 15.0 23A (Hamilton) & 23A (Online) This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the multidisciplinary field of Population Studies. Students will develop a sound understanding of the demographic drivers of population change and composition, while exploring some of the rich theories and methodological approaches which comprise Population Studies. PUBRL202 Health Communication 15.0 23A (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 HELTH302 Industry and Community Engagement in Health 15.0 23A (Hamilton), 23B (Hamilton) & 23C (Hamilton) This paper fulfils The University of Waikato's requirement for all students to engage with the wider community in a work-related or applied project setting. This paper provides opportunities for professional and personal development within varied work-related settings relevant to the fields of health. This paper is designed for stu... HELTH303 Health Funding Systems and Management 15.0 23A (Hamilton) This paper will investigate how health care is funded and managed in New Zealand with reference to the organisation of health services in other countries in the Pacific and around the world. LEGAL300 Law and Bioethics 15.0 23A (Hamilton) This is a survey course designed to develop students' understanding of key issues in Medical Law and Bioethics within the legislative and policy framework of Aotearoa/New Zealand. MAORI302 Mātauranga Māori, Indigenous Knowledges 15.0 23A (Hamilton) & 23A (Tauranga) This paper looks at the influence and forms that Matauranga Maori has had and has taken in various postcolonial formations, including in science and research, education, policy and social reform. POPST302 Exploring Population Change 15.0 23B (Hamilton) & 23B (Online) This paper applies methods for measuring population size, composition and change, which are used extensively for understanding population issues in public policy, human resource planning, forecasting and business planning. SCIEN305 Science and Mātauranga Māori 15.0 23A (Hamilton), 23A (Tauranga), 23C (Hamilton) & 23C (Tauranga) This paper will provide science graduates with an understanding of both scientific and Matauranga Maori perspectives on topical issues and the ability to apply these in a Vision Matauranga context. SOCPY301 Health, Wellbeing and Policy 15.0 23B (Hamilton), 23B (Online) & 23B (Tauranga) This paper provides a critical introduction to key issues in the formation of health policy at both a national and international level.
2023 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 30 September 2022 10:04am