POPLPRAC 711 : Health Promotion in Pacific Community Development

Medical and Health Sciences

2021 Semester Two (15 POINTS)

Course Prescription

Allows supervised experience for students in a Pacific-specific service. A course of study relevant to the area of placement will be prescribed.

Course Overview

This course aims to examine the concepts, principles and application of health promotion and community development in a Pacific setting to improve Pacific health outcomes. Students will be provided with the opportunity to explore how best to engage Pacific people to address the determinants of their health and wellbeing. The formal teaching is in four by one day blocks.

Course Requirements

No pre-requisites or restrictions

Course Contacts

Course Director 
Dr Malakai 'Ofanoa 
Senior Lecturer
Email: m.ofanoa@auckland.ac.nz
Phone: +64 (0) 9 923 2997 or3737599 Ext 82997

Capabilities Developed in this Course

Capability 1: Disciplinary Knowledge and Practice
Capability 2: Critical Thinking
Capability 3: Solution Seeking
Capability 4: Communication and Engagement
Capability 5: Independence and Integrity
Capability 6: Social and Environmental Responsibilities

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:
  1. Examine the evolution of public health, health promotion and community development and their impacts on Pacific people's health outcome (Capability 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 6.1 and 6.2)
  2. Discuss how to engage Pacific people and communities to improve their health and well-being in New Zealand. (Capability 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 3.2, 4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 6.1 and 6.2)
  3. Demonstrate how to use the different health promotion strategies to improve health outcomes among Pacific people and communities. (Capability 1.2, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 4.2, 5.1 and 6.2)
  4. Discuss Pacific and contemporary health promotion models and their application in different health promotion and community development programs in New Zealand. (Capability 1.1, 2.1, 3.1, 4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 6.1 and 6.2)
  5. Discuss ways and means of conducting research, evaluation and planning of health promotion and community development programs with Pacific people and communities in New Zealand. (Capability 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 6.1 and 6.2)

Assessments

Assessment Type Percentage Classification
2 Essays 50% Individual Coursework
Final Exam 50% Individual Coursework
Assessment Type Learning Outcome Addressed
1 2 3 4 5
2 Essays
Final Exam

Workload Expectations

This course is a standard 15 point course. The formal teaching is in four by one day blocks. Students are expected to attend form 9.30am-3.30pm each day.

For this course, you can expect 30 hours of lectures, 30 hours of reading, thinking about the content, work on assignments and exam preparation.

Delivery Mode

Campus Experience

Attendance is expected at scheduled activities  to complete components of the course.
Lectures will be available as recordings. Other learning activities including seminars will be available as recordings.
Attendance on campus is required for the exam.
The activities for the course are scheduled as block delivery.

Student Feedback

At the end of every semester students will be invited to give feedback on the course and teaching through a tool called SET or Qualtrics. The lecturers and course co-ordinators will consider all feedback and respond with summaries and actions.

Your feedback helps teachers to improve the course and its delivery for future students.

Class Representatives in each class can take feedback to the department and faculty staff-student consultative committees.

Digital Resources

Course materials are made available in a learning and collaboration tool called Canvas which also includes reading lists and lecture recordings (where available).

Please remember that the recording of any class on a personal device requires the permission of the instructor.

Academic Integrity

The University of Auckland will not tolerate cheating, or assisting others to cheat, and views cheating in coursework as a serious academic offence. The work that a student submits for grading must be the student's own work, reflecting their learning. Where work from other sources is used, it must be properly acknowledged and referenced. This requirement also applies to sources on the internet. A student's assessed work may be reviewed against online source material using computerised detection mechanisms.

Inclusive Learning

All students are asked to discuss any impairment related requirements privately, face to face and/or in written form with the course coordinator, lecturer or tutor.

Student Disability Services also provides support for students with a wide range of impairments, both visible and invisible, to succeed and excel at the University. For more information and contact details, please visit the Student Disability Services’ website http://disability.auckland.ac.nz

Special Circumstances

If your ability to complete assessed coursework is affected by illness or other personal circumstances outside of your control, contact a member of teaching staff as soon as possible before the assessment is due.

If your personal circumstances significantly affect your performance, or preparation, for an exam or eligible written test, refer to the University’s aegrotat or compassionate consideration page https://www.auckland.ac.nz/en/students/academic-information/exams-and-final-results/during-exams/aegrotat-and-compassionate-consideration.html.

This should be done as soon as possible and no later than seven days after the affected test or exam date.

Learning Continuity

In the event of an unexpected disruption we undertake to maintain the continuity and standard of teaching and learning in all your courses throughout the year. If there are unexpected disruptions the University has contingency plans to ensure that access to your course continues and your assessment is fair, and not compromised. Some adjustments may need to be made in emergencies. You will be kept fully informed by your course co-ordinator, and if disruption occurs you should refer to the University Website for information about how to proceed.

Student Charter and Responsibilities

The Student Charter assumes and acknowledges that students are active participants in the learning process and that they have responsibilities to the institution and the international community of scholars. The University expects that students will act at all times in a way that demonstrates respect for the rights of other students and staff so that the learning environment is both safe and productive. For further information visit Student Charter https://www.auckland.ac.nz/en/students/forms-policies-and-guidelines/student-policies-and-guidelines/student-charter.html.

Disclaimer

Elements of this outline may be subject to change. The latest information about the course will be available for enrolled students in Canvas.

In this course you may be asked to submit your coursework assessments digitally. The University reserves the right to conduct scheduled tests and examinations for this course online or through the use of computers or other electronic devices. Where tests or examinations are conducted online remote invigilation arrangements may be used. The final decision on the completion mode for a test or examination, and remote invigilation arrangements where applicable, will be advised to students at least 10 days prior to the scheduled date of the assessment, or in the case of an examination when the examination timetable is published.