Courses - Faculty of Medical And Health Sciences


Health Sciences

Postgraduate 700 Level Courses

HLTHSCI 700
30 Points

Working with People with Long-term Conditions

Long-term conditions present one of the most challenging global epidemics of the twenty-first century. This course is designed to support the development of a responsive person-centred healthcare workforce to meet the needs of people living with long-term conditions and to work with them to improve their self-efficacy and health outcomes.

Restriction: NURSING 738

HLTHSCI 701
30 Points

Self-management for People Living with Long-term Conditions

Self-management is a key strategy to maximise quality of life for individuals and their families living with long-term conditions. This course is designed to strengthen assessment of self-management, collaborative person centred goal setting and planning. It focuses on developing motivational communication skills and collaborative strengths-based approaches which support efficacy and activation.

Restriction: NURSING 771

HLTHSCI 702
30 Points

Principles of Primary Health Care

Assists primary healthcare professionals working in diverse settings to put population health into practice through primary healthcare. Determinants of health, equity, community empowerment, partnerships and effective ways to care for people with long-term conditions in communities will be explored.

Restriction: NURSING 772

HLTHSCI 703
30 Points

Psychological Interventions in Health Care

Focuses on increasing health professionals' skills in the use of psychological interventions for people who have acute or long term mental health or physical health problems. Explores evidence-based psychological models, such as Cognitive and Behaviour Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. Illness beliefs that impact on the person's ability to engage effectively with treatment plans, and self-management of their health problem/s, will also be critiqued.

Restriction: NURSING 760, 781

HLTHSCI 704
30 Points

Primary Health Care of Children and Young People

Equips healthcare professionals with the knowledge to provide primary and community health care, from a global to a national and local level, for well children and young people and those with long term conditions. All aspects of the course will be underpinned by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). Epidemiology, whānau (family) focused partnerships and interventions will be addressed along with the management of common conditions in the 0–25 year age range.

Restriction: NURSING 716, 788

HLTHSCI 705
30 Points

Mental Health and Addiction for Health Professionals

Uses a person-focused theoretical framework to explore mental health and addiction problems presenting in non-specialist mental health settings. Conceptualises mental health and addiction problems as frequently co-occurring. Engagement, assessment, collaborative solution focused interventions, referral and care coordination will be explored.

HLTHSCI 706
30 Points

Special Topic

HLTHSCI 707
30 Points

Special Topic

HLTHSCI 708
30 Points

Special Topic

HLTHSCI 789
30 Points

HLTHSCI 789A
15 Points

HLTHSCI 789B
15 Points

Research Project

To complete this course students must enrol in HLTHSCI 789 A and B, or HLTHSCI 789

HLTHSCI 790
60 Points

HLTHSCI 790A
30 Points

HLTHSCI 790B
30 Points

Dissertation

Restriction: HLTHSCI 792

To complete this course students must enrol in HLTHSCI 790 A and B, or HLTHSCI 790

HLTHSCI 793A
45 Points

HLTHSCI 793B
45 Points

Research Portfolio

Supervised research that represents the personal scholarly work of a student based on a coherent area of inquiry. Culminates in a conclusive piece of work related to a specific area of specialisation or scope of practice.

To complete this course students must enrol in HLTHSCI 793 A and B

HLTHSCI 795
45 Points

HLTHSCI 795A
22.5 Points

HLTHSCI 795B
22.5 Points

Research Project in Health Practice

An applied research-based project relating to an aspect of health practice in a specialised community development setting. Students will critically analyse real-world cases and problems and develop evidence-informed, innovative solutions to community health issues through literature search, consultation with community leaders and relevant health professionals and through application of relevant community development and change frameworks.

Prerequisite: 15 points from POPLHLTH 701, 704, 705

To complete this course students must enrol in HLTHSCI 795 A and B, or HLTHSCI 795

HLTHSCI 796A
60 Points

HLTHSCI 796B
60 Points

Thesis

To complete this course students must enrol in HLTHSCI 796 A and B

HLTHSCI 797A
60 Points

HLTHSCI 797B
60 Points

Research Portfolio

Supervised research that represents the personal scholarly work of a student based on a coherent area of inquiry. Culminates in a conclusive piece of work related to a specific area of specialisation or scope of practice.

To complete this course students must enrol in HLTHSCI 797 A and B

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