Community Health Papers at Tauranga (2020)

Community Health is an interdisciplinary programme, which includes papers from the Waikato Management School as well as the Division of Arts, Law, Psychology and Social Sciences. The major embraces bi-culturalism and multi-culturalism by conceptualising health in a holistic sense. Moreover, it focuses on key relational and communication skills that are foundational to working with people in the health sector.

Community Health is available as a first major for the Bachelor of Health, Sport and Human Performance (BHSHP). Community Health 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 Community Health as a single major for the BHSHP, students must gain 135 points from papers listed for Community Health, including 105 points above 100 level, and 60 points above 200 level. Students must complete CMYHE101, PSYCH101, CMYHE201, CMYHE202, 15 points from PSYCH202 or PUBRL202, and CMYHE301, CMYHE302, SOCPY301, and 15 points from PSYCH302 or PUBRL301.

To complete Community Health as part of a double major for the BHSHP or other undergraduate degree, students must gain 120 points from papers listed for Community Health, including 90 points above 100 level, and 45 points above 200 level. Students must complete CMYHE101, PSYCH101, CMYHE201, CMYHE202, 15 points from either PUBRL202 or PSYCH202, CMYHE301, CMYHE302, and SOCPY301.

To complete a minor in Community Health, students must complete 60 points from the papers listed for the Community Health major, including at least 30 points above 100 level.



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  • 100 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    CMYHE101Understanding Hauora, Health and Wellbeing20A (Hamilton), 20A (Online) & 20A (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.
    PSYCH101Social Psychology, Health and Well-being20B (Hamilton) & 20B (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.
  • 200 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    PSYCH202Mauri Ora: Social Psychology of Human Flourishing20B (Hamilton) & 20B (Tauranga)
    The paper will examine important conceptual frameworks and theory within social psychology and the social sciences generally. Maori perspectives and exemplars will be a significant emphasis within the paper.
  • 300 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    PSYCH302Community, Culture and Diversity20A (Hamilton) & 20A (Tauranga)
    The focus of this paper is the study of social justice, intersectionality, transformative interventions, and social change strategies that are central to community, indigenous and liberation psychologies. Issues covered include inequalities, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class and (dis)ability. Key considerations are the broader co...
    SOCPY301Health, Wellbeing and Policy20A (Hamilton) & 20A (Tauranga)
    This paper provides a critical introduction to key issues in the formation of health policy at both a national and international level.

2020 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 26 May 2020 8:32am

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