CMYHE301-22B (NET)

Critical Perspectives of Health

15 Points

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Division of Health Engineering Computing & Science
Te Huataki Waiora - School of Health

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: annis.huang@waikato.ac.nz

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: anne.ferrier-watson@waikato.ac.nz

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Paper Description

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In this course you will draw on a range of theoretical tools and resources to critically engage with contemporary health issues, policies and health promotion practices. Perspectives of health are represented in many aspects of our personal, professional and social lives. These perspectives are shaped by the media, popular culture, science and the concerns of a wide range of 'interest groups'. As Seedhouse (1986) suggests, "all health promotion is based on human values of some kind" (p.5). In this course we seek to understand how different points of view shape decisions made about health and with what effects for diverse individuals, communities and societies. The course aims to help you:

  • Understand what thinking critically about health means to you in daily and professional life.
  • Understand the ways different points of view shape what is conceivable and possible in health work.
  • Grasp the diversity of projects/practices that go on in the name of 'health promotion' and/or 'health education' in Aotearoa.
  • Gather theoretical resources that assist in critically analysing health promotion and/or education initiatives.
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Paper Structure

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This paper has a 12 week structure over the semester. Lectures and learning tasks will be available online each week by 5pm each Monday unless otherwise stated. The first 2 lecture sessions will introduce you to the course philosophy and content, provide you with some theoretical tools for use throughout the course and set up the pragmatics of our course organisation. The remaining lecture sessions will canvas a range of health issues and foreground the health promotion and education practices that emerge from these. In your learning tasks you will work through case studies drawn from within and outside of the lecture sessions, develop your capacity to critically analyse health initiatives and present the fruits of your findings to peers.
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:

  • Articulate and demonstrate what thinking critically about health means to them in daily and professional life
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  • Demonstrate a capacity to understand how different world views shape what is conceivable and possible in health work
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  • Demonstrate an understanding of the diversity of projects/practices that go on in the name of 'health promotion' and/or 'health education' in Aotearoa
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  • Use a range of theoretical resources to critically analyse health promotion and/or health education initiatives
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Assessment

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There are three assessments designed to evidence your learning in this paper. Please enter these into your diary and plan ahead for their completion and submission. The paper is fully internally assessed. All assessments are compulsory. Failure to submit an assessment will normally result in an IC grade for the paper.

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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Critical Health Reflections
30
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Critical Health Case Study (Part 1 & Part 2)
14 Oct 2022
11:30 PM
40
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
  • Online: Upload to Moodle Forum
3. Critical Health Artefact
20 Oct 2022
11:30 PM
30
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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Recommended and supplementary readigs will be available through the online readings list (see moodle)
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Recommended Readings

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The recommended readings for this course are available on the reading list which you will find on our moodle page
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Online Support

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Moodle online is used to support your learning in this paper. You should check Moodle on a regular basis! General questions can be asked through the Moodle site and there is also a place to discuss any personal confidential matters related to your participation e.g. absence from class with lectuers.

Some lecture notes/panoptos of the lecture will be available on Moodle however it is highly recommended that you fully attend lectures.

The required and recommended readings for thie paper are available through the online reading site (link is on Moodle).

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Workload

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This paper has an expected workload of 150 hours which is a University wide requirement. This includes approximately 36 hours of lecture and tutorial contact time, 44 hours of directed reading and out of class work and 70 hours of time devoted to assessment.
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Linkages to Other Papers

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This paper builds on the knowledge gained in CMYHE201 and will contribute towards SDCOA303 and CMYHE302
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Prerequisite(s)

Prerequisite papers: CMYHE201

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