Poutū-manahau Population Health Subject regulations

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.


There will be no new enrolments in the Poutū-manahau Population Health specified programme which will now be a Health Promotion major. Students enrolled in 2023 or previously in the Poutū-manahau Population Health specified programme should consult the Division of Health, Engineering, Computing and Science for programme advice. Please refer to the Health Promotion subject for further information.

Other qualifications

Prescriptions for:

Poutū-manahau Population Health papers

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Code and paper title Points
BIOMD101 Introduction to Human Biology - Tinana Tangata Koiora right arrow

This paper will introduce the student to the basics of human anatomy and physiology.
He whakataki tēnei pepa i te hunga tauira ki ngā tūāpapa o te...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24A (Tauranga)
CSMAX101 The World of Data right arrow

This paper introduces students to tools used in analysing datasets, focusing on health science applications and publicly available data on New...

15 24A (Hamilton)
MAORI101 Introduction to Conversational Māori for Absolute Beginners right arrow

For absolute beginner students, this introductory paper to conversational Māori pays particular attention to pronunciation, greetings, and forms of...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24B (Hamilton)
MAORI102 He Hīnatore ki te Ao Māori: Introducing the Māori World right arrow

An introduction to the Māori world view, social organisation, cultural concepts, including Māori astronomy, and their relevance in a contemporary...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24B (Hamilton) & 24G (Online)
MAORI111 Te Reo Māori: Introductory 1 right arrow

An introductory paper for students with little or no knowledge of the Māori language which provides basic everyday language such as: greetings...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24X (Hamilton) & 24X (Tauranga)
MAORI150 Te Tiriti o Waitangi: An Introduction to the Treaty of Waitangi right arrow

This paper seeks to provide a sound understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi. It reviews historical and contemporary interpretations and takes into...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24B (Hamilton)
PSYCH101 Social Psychology, Health and Well-being right arrow

This paper will introduce major issues in psychology particularly as they relate to health, wellbeing, mental illness, forensic psychology, lifespan...

15 24B (Hamilton) & 24B (Tauranga)
SOCPY100 Introduction to Social Policy right arrow

This paper examines the values behind social policy and introduces students to some of the important issues and debates in New Zealand and other...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24A (Tauranga)
Code and paper title Points
CMYHE201 Healthy Lifestyles and Healthy Communities right arrow

This paper aims to develop understanding of sociological analyses and critiques of health promotion and to develop comprehension of the relationship...

15 24B (Hamilton) & 24B (Tauranga)
GEOGY209 Health, People, Place right arrow

This paper draws on critical analysis of health, people and place to introduce contemporary developments in socio-cultural geography. Attention is...

15 24B (Online)
HELTH201 Epidemiology and Bio-statistics right arrow

This course provides students with basic understanding of the techniques and uses of epidemiology in preventing poor health, health planning and...

15 24B (Hamilton)
HELTH202 History and Politics of Health right arrow

This paper explains how health services in New Zealand evolved with particular reference to the impact on Māori and Pacific health.

15 24A (Hamilton)
MAORI204 Māori and Pacific Health and Wellbeing right arrow

This paper looks at health and wellbeing from Māori and Pacific perspectives, including models and frameworks in relation to Health, Sport, Human...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24A (Tauranga)
POPST201 Population Studies right arrow

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the multidisciplinary field of Population Studies. Students will develop a sound understanding...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24A (Online)
PUBRL202 Health Communication right arrow

This paper explores the construction and evaluation of communication campaigns to address health issues in communities and organisations. The...

15 24A (Hamilton)
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HELTH302 Industry and Community Engagement in Health right arrow

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...

15 No occurrences
HELTH303 Health Funding Systems and Management right arrow

This paper will investigate how health care is funded and managed in New Zealand with reference to the organisation of health services in other...

15 24B (Hamilton)
MAORI302 Mātauranga Māori, Indigenous Knowledges right arrow

This paper looks at the influence and forms that Mātauranga Māori has had and has taken in various postcolonial formations, including in science and...

15 24A (Hamilton)
POPST302 Exploring Population Change right arrow

This paper applies methods for measuring population size, composition and change, which are used extensively for understanding population issues in...

15 24B (Hamilton) & 24B (Online)
SOCPY301 Health, Wellbeing and Policy right arrow

This paper provides a critical introduction to key issues in the formation of health policy at both a national and international level.

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24A (Online) & 24A (Tauranga)

2024 Catalogue of Papers information current as of 22 Jun 2024 01:00am