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BHealth - Poutū-manahau Population Health as a major

The Bachelor of Health (BHealth) and Certificate in Health and Wellbeing, are the first qualifications in New Zealand to combine multiple disciplines in a programme that will help graduates find employment in the health sector, and improve the current health system. These qualifications will help students to become innovative health leaders who can contribute to change in systems and practices to support equitable outcomes for individuals and their communities.

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Key information

Years: 3.0
Points: 360
Start Dates: Trimester A (March) and Trimester B (July)
Fees (International): $29,545 per year
Entry Requirements: Undergraduate International
Area of Study:
*Tuition fees shown are indicative only and may change. There are additional fees and charges related to enrolment please see the Table of Fees and Charges for more information. You will be sent an enrolment agreement which will confirm your fees.

Career opportunities

  • Iwi and community-based health education and health promotion
  • Public policy
  • Healthcare and clinical research
  • Roles with community providers including advocates,
  • Project management and coordination

Degree Planner

Degree planner — BHealth (Poutū-manahau Population Health)

Poutū-manahau reflects our endeavours to revitalise the mana of our communities, to address health in ways that breathe life into hauora as practice.

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.

  • Major
  • Compulsory
  • Elective

Papers

100 level
  • MAORI101 Introduction to Conversational Māori for Absolute Beginners
  • MAORI102 He Hīnatore ki te Ao Māori: Introducing the Māori World
  • MAORI111 Te Reo Māori: Introductory 1
300 level
  • MAORI302 Mātauranga Māori, Indigenous Knowledges
  • SCIEN305 Science and Mātauranga Māori
This information is provisional and subject to change.

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.

Year 1

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: CHEMY100, CHEMY101, CHEMY102, ECONS102, ENVPL100, ENVSC101, HMDEV100, MAORI102, MAORI103, MAORI112, PACIS100 and STMGT101.

Year 2

Students must take the following papers: GEOGY209, HELTH201, HELTH202, HELTH203, MAORI204, POPST201, PUBRL202, and a 15 point 200-level programme elective from the list below.

Electives: BIOMO201, BIOMO202, BIOMO203, BIOMO204, CHEMY201, CHEMY202, CHEMY203, CHEMY204, CMYHE201, CMYHE202, ECONS205, ENVPL200, ENVPL201, ENVSC201, ENVSC202, HMDEV202, HMDEV240, HRMGT202, LCOMM202, MAORI200, MAORI202, MAORI203, MAORI211, MAORI212, MAORI222, MAORI250, PACIS200, PHILO225, PSYCH202, SOCPY200 and SOCPY201.

Year 3

Students must take the following papers: HELTH302, HELTH303, LEGAL300, either MAORI302 or SCIEN305, POPST302, SOCPY301, and 30 points of 300-level programme electives from the list below.

Electives: BIOMO301, BIOMO302, BIOMO304, CHEMY301, CHEMY302, CHEMY303, CHEMY304, CMYHE301, CMYHE302, ECONS302, HMDEV340, HRMGT303, HRMGT304, LCOMM302, MAORI303, MAORI304, MAORI311, MAORI312, PACIS300 and PUBRL301.

100 Level

Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
BIOMD101Introduction to Human Biology15.021A (Hamilton)
This paper will introduce the student to the basics of human anatomy and physiology.
CSMAX101The World of Data15.021B (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.
HELTH101Hauora: Thinking about Health15.021A (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.
MAORI101Introduction to Conversational Māori for Absolute Beginners15.021A (Hamilton), 21A (Tauranga) & 21B (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...
MAORI102He Hīnatore ki te Ao Māori: Introducing the Māori World15.021A (Hamilton), 21A (Online), 21B (Hamilton), 21B (Online), 21G (Online) & 21X (Hamilton)
An introduction to the Maori world view, social organisation, cultural concepts, including Maori astronomy, and their relevance in a contemporary society.
MAORI111Te Reo Māori: Introductory 115.021A (Hamilton), 21X (Hamilton) & 21X (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.
MAORI150Te Tiriti o Waitangi: An Introduction to the Treaty of Waitangi15.021A (Tauranga) & 21B (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.
PSYCH101Social Psychology, Health and Well-being15.021B (Hamilton) & 21B (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.
SOCPY100Introduction to Social Policy15.021A (Hamilton) & 21A (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.

200 Level

Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
GEOGY209Health, People, Place15.021B (Hamilton) & 21B (Tauranga)
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.
HELTH201Epidemiology and Bio-statistics15.021A (Hamilton)
This course provides students with basic understanding of the techniques and uses of epidemiology in preventing poor health, health planning and evaluation.
HELTH202History and Politics of Health15.021A (Hamilton)
This paper will cover how health services in New Zealand evolved with particular reference to the impact on Maori.
HELTH203Community Engagement Approaches15.021B (Hamilton)
This paper introduces students to community engagement approaches for developing health interventions including quality improvement of health service delivery. The focus is on using community engagement to improve health and health equity.
MAORI204Māori, Pacific and Indigenous Health and Wellbeing15.021A (Hamilton) & 21A (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.
POPST201Population Studies15.021A (Hamilton) & 21A (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.
PUBRL202Health Communication15.021B (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.

300 Level

Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
MAORI302Mātauranga Māori, Indigenous Knowledges15.021A (Hamilton) & 21A (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.
POPST302Exploring Population Change15.021B (Hamilton) & 21B (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.
SCIEN305Science and Matauranga Māori15.021A (Hamilton), 21B (Hamilton), 21B (Online) & 21B (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.
SOCPY301Health, Wellbeing and Policy15.021A (Hamilton) & 21A (Tauranga)
This paper provides a critical introduction to key issues in the formation of health policy at both a national and international level.

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