Diploma in Applied Maori Health

"Hine i ngaro,  Hine i kitea"


Overview

The Diploma of Applied Māori Health - Coexisting Disorders is a professional health qualification, underpinned by Māori philosophy, that is designed as a learning progression qualification for people who have the National Certificate or Diploma in Hauora and as a secondary (specialist) qualification for people working in the health sector.


COURSE DETAILS

Start Date:

12 February 2018

Level:

Six (6)

Length:

1 Year Full-Time

Location:

7 Stonebridge Park Drive, Holdens Bay, Rotorua

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Mixed Delivery Mode:

3-day wānanga, once per month

including classroom teaching, online learning tutorials, supervision, and clinical practicum hours per month.

Annual Fees/Payment Options:

$5,763.00 including Student Fee Protection

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Entry Criteria

  • A minimum age of 25 is required
  • Evidence and capability of undertaking academic study at tertiary level
  • For workplace students, evidence of on the job experience in a health & disability service or a service funded by the DHB or Ministry of Health.
  • Recognition of prior learning and cross-crediting or professional and practical experience will be considered
  • Subject to a NZ Police vetting check

Programme Team

Enrolment & Administration:

Karakia Kruger

Programme Manager:

Sandy Hata

Programme Tutor(s):

Dr Candy Cookson - Cox


Course CONTENT

The Impact of Socio-Political Factors

To understand the effects and impact of social, political and economic influences on whānau, hapū, and iwi health.

The Patho-Physiology of Coexisting Mental Health and Addiction Disorders

Students will be able to identify and discuss co-existing mental health and addiction disorders and formulate intervention strategies based on sound theoretical knowledge as a supervised member of a team.

Screening, Tools, Assessment and Treatment 1

Students will strengthen their abilities to assess the needs of a client with coexisting mental health and addiction disorders and formulate intervention strategies based on sound theoretical knowledge as a supervised member of a team.

Screening, Tools, Assessment and Treatment 2

Students will be able to apply assessment and intervention strategies including the use of current Māori model, based on sound best practice knowledge as a supervised member of a team.

Professional Practice, Ethics and Boundaries

Participants will explore the wider concept of professionalism including ethics, values and beliefs as it applies to a person working with Māori in the field of Mental Health and Addictions Disorders and additionally participate in at least 240 hours of practical placement under supervision.

Clinical Practicum

Students will have the opportunities to build upon their current suite of practical skills through the development of additional practical experiences and supervision. Participants may apply to conduct 200 house of placement in their normal place of work. The remaining 40 hours MUST be conducted in a placement setting outside of the participant’s normal employment setting.


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