SOCPY301-21A (HAM)

Health, Wellbeing and Policy

15 Points

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Division of Arts Law Psychology & Social Sciences
School of Social Sciences
Sociology and Social Policy

Staff

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Convenor(s)

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: rachel.gosnell-maddock@waikato.ac.nz

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: melanie.chivers@waikato.ac.nz

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Paper Description

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This paper addresses sociological and policy dimension to health and well-being . This course will introduce students to critical evidence based approaches to social policy - concerning health and well-being - both in New Zealand and globally.
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Paper Structure

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The course will be taught through lectures though a strong emphasis will be placed on student participation.
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:

  • seek and critically assess research evidence concerning health and well-being in Aotearoa and internationally
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  • articulate understandings about health and well-being from culturally-informed and research-informed perspectives
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  • critically appraise the policy formation process
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  • work effectively in a team
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  • present ideas to a group and facilitate informed group discussion
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  • write a well-referenced essay informed by health, well-being, and policy literature
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Assessment

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This course is based on internal assessment as below.
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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. Weekly Tasks
9 Mar 2021
No set time
40
  • Hand-in: In Lecture
2. Presentation Proposal
13 Apr 2021
5:00 PM
10
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3.  Presentation
15
  • In Class: In Lecture
4. Essay
1 Jun 2021
5:00 PM
35
  • 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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Required reading for each week will be made available to students electronically via the Reading List and/or Moodle.
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Recommended Readings

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Relevant literature will be made available via the online Reading List.
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Online Support

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All lectures and any other relevant material will be placed on Moodle.
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Workload

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This paper is worth 15 points - 150 learning hours which includes at least 39 hours of contact time. Students are expected to dedicate the remainder to completing assessment tasks and reading
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Linkages to Other Papers

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Prerequisite(s)

Prerequisite papers: (SOCPY100 or SOCP102 or SOCPY200 or SOCP206) or (CMYHE201 and CMYHE202).

Corequisite(s)

Equivalent(s)

Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: SOCP304

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