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									Certificate in Health Promotion
The Certificate in Health Promotion is a University of              COURSE CONTENT AND STRUCTURE                                               FEES 2O11
Otago Programme, offered via Distance Learning by the                                                                                          The fees for 2011 have yet to be set, however the 2010 fee for
                                                                     ~	The	course	of	study	is	part-time,	taken	over	two	years.	It	
Department of Public Health at the University of Otago,                comprises	four	compulsory	first-year	papers	(worth	30	
                                                                                                                                               each paper was $1086.75. The fees include tuition charges, the
Wellington                                                                                                                                     costs of the audioconference network and GST. Travel to and
                                                                       points	each).	
                                                                                                                                               from HAPX111 block course is at your own expense. Food and
                                                                     ~	There	are	no	prerequisites,	however	HAPX	111	is	                        accommodation is included in fees.
                                                                       recommended	as	the	most	appropriate	paper	to	study	first	
                                                                       because	it	covers	the	key	principles	of	health	promotion	and	           PAPERS AVAILABLE IN 2O11
                                                                       its	content	will	be	helpful	for	the	other	three	papers.                 HAPX 111 Health Promotion Principles
                                                                     ~	HAPX	111	&	113	consists	of	a	three-day	marae-based	block	               Defining health promotion and an exploration of its emergence
                                                                       course	in	Wellington	and	three	two-hour	audioconferences.	              as a key public health strategy. The main principles of health
                                                                       HAPX	112	and	114	consist	of	eight	two-hour	                             promotion are examined such as the broad definition of
                                                                       audioconferences.                                                       health, the use of a comprehensive range of strategies and the
It is designed specifically to give students practical knowledge     ~	Admission	to	the	course	is	subject	to	the	approval	of	the	              application of health promotion theory.
and up-to-date skills in health promotion, enabling them to work       Assistant	Vice-Chancellor	(Health	Sciences).                            Marae-based	block	course	7,	8,	9	March.
with New Zealanders to improve their health. As such, it is aimed    ~	With	the	approval	of	the	Faculty	of	Medicine,	a	candidate	              Audioconference	11	April,	9	May,	16	May.
at those currently working in the New Zealand health services,         may	substitute	for	one	of	the	prescribed	papers	an	
as well as those resident in New Zealand who wish to work in           appropriate	paper	at	an	equivalent	level	offered	by	a	                  HAPX 112 Health Programme Planning
health services in the future. Applicants should have a tertiary       university	or	approved	examining	body.                                  An introduction to health promotion programme planning,
qualification or at least one year’s work experience within the                                                                                implementation and evaluation. The use of key health promotion
health sector.                                                      TIME COMMITMENT                                                            strategies such as healthy public policy, social marketing, health
                                                                                                                                               education and community development is included. Students
The certificate involves a practical study of the five health       Each paper requires the students to undertake personal study. The
                                                                                                                                               plan a health promotion programme relevant to their current
promotion strategies of the Ottawa Charter for Health               work for each session is expected to take about five hours (a total
                                                                                                                                               work or interest. Successful New Zealand health promotion
Promotion:                                                          of 40 hours per paper). This will allow time for the required readings,
                                                                                                                                               programmes are identified and discussed.
                                                                    but does not include time necessary for assignments. For each paper,
  ~	 Developing	healthy	public	policy                               attendance at the block courses for HAPX 111 & 113 is compulsory.          Audioconference times are 11.00am-12.50pm.
                                                                    Regular attendance at the eight two-hour audioconference sessions          11 July, 25 July, 8 August, 22 August, 5 September,
  ~	 Creating	supportive	environments                               is compulsory.                                                             25 September, 3 October, 17 October.
  ~	 Strengthening	community	action                                 COURSE MATERIALS                                                           PAPERS AVAILABLE IN 2O12
  ~	 Developing	personal	skills                                     There is no textbook for the papers. The workbook is supplied and          HAPX	113	Mäori	and	Community	Health	Development
                                                                    contains all the required readings which will be posted out one week       An examination of Mäori health promotion issues within
  ~	 Reorienting	the	health	sector.
                                                                    prior. Students should complete all the work for each session prior to     the context of the Treaty of Waitangi with a strong focus
                                                                    the audioconference session as it forms the basis for discussions during   on community development as a health promotion strategy.
It also emphasises Mäori health promotion and the importance of
                                                                    that session. The audioconference will be of much more value if the        Specific topics include the history of Mäori health; Mäori models
the Treaty of Waitangi to effective health promotion in
                                                                    relevant work has been completed first.                                    of health; and planning, implementing and evaluating Mäori
New Zealand.
                                                                                                                                               health promotion programmes. Specific Mäori health promotion
                                                                                                                                               initiatives are discussed.
                                                                    There are no final examinations. Two to three assignments per paper        HAPX 114 Contemporary Health Issues
                                                                    will be required, each carrying an approximately equal weight. Specific    An examination of the current issues and concepts that shape
                                                                    assessment procedures for each paper will be set out clearly in the        health promotion in New Zealand and internationally. These
E nga reo, e nga mana, e nga hau e wha                              course workbooks. Students must obtain a pass mark of at least 50%         may include issues such as the politics of health promotion, the
Tena koutou tena koutou tena koutou katoa                           in each paper in order to obtain the certificate.                          structure of the health sector and the international context. A
Greetings                                                                                                                                      number of current health promotion issues are explored in depth.
                                                                                                                                                                             UNIVERSITY OF OTAGO, WELLINGTON

The distance-teaching method has been chosen for this                                                                                                                        2O11
course to provide training for the widest possible range of                                                                                                                  CERTIFICATE
people already working in the health services. Regular teaching
sessions are presented via the University of Otago’s national
                                                                                                                                                                             IN HEALTH
audioconference network. The network functions as a single                                                                                                                   PROMOTION
teaching room in which lecturers and students throughout New
Zealand may communicate directly with one another, as well as                                                                                                 WELLINGTON
with invited experts, in a friendly and supportive atmosphere.
Students based in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and
Dunedin will be asked to attend sessions in the single venue                                              FURTHER INFORMATION
in each city that is dedicated for audioconference purposes.                                   For all academic enquiries about the certificate
Students based outside these cities will be connected to                                              or individual papers please contact:
the University’s network by telephone through the Telecom                                                  Tim Rochford
audioconference bridge. (These connections are paid for by                                         Department of Public Health
                                                                                                  University of Otago, Wellington
the University of Otago). For connections through the bridge,
                                                                                                           PO Box 7343
it is preferable for students to have access to a hands-free                                          Wellington South 6242
speaker phone with a switchable mute facility and an in-built                                       Tel 04 385 5541 ext 6050
microphone. Students also need to arrange their own venue                                                 Fax 04 389 5319
– preferably a quiet room where it is possible to participate                                     Email
undisturbed for the complete audioconference.
                                                                                                        Jeannine Stairmand
The system promotes, and strongly emphasises, participation.                                       Department Public Health
Students are encouraged to engage in the discussion of                                          University of Otago,Wellington
topics introduced by the lecturer and ask questions or make                                               P O Box 7343
comments.                                                                                             Wellington South 6242
                                                                                                    Tel 04 385 5541 ext 5924
COURSE CONVENORS                                                                                         Fax 04 389 5319
The Certificate in Health Promotion is convened by Tim                                        Email
Rochford and Jeannine Stairmand.                                                         FOR ENROLMENT INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
Tim Rochford (Käi Tahu, Kati Mamoe and Waitaha) is a lecturer                                              Kerry Hurley
in Mäori health at the Department of Public Health, University                                             Administrator
                                                                                                   Department of Public Health
of Otago, Wellington. He has considerable experience in
                                                                                                  University of Otago, Wellington
Mäori health and Mäori policy development. He has previously                                               PO Box 7343
worked at Te Puni Kokiri, the Ministry of Health and the Health                                       Wellington South 6242
Funding Authority. Tim also represents his Runaka (Te Runaka O                                      Tel 04 385 5541 ext 4807
Makaawhio) on Te Runanga O Ngäi Tahu (tribal council).                                                   Fax 04 389 5319
Jeannine Stairmand (Ngati Porou) is part-time lecturer in health
promotion in the Department of Public Health, University of                             For up-to-date information about the certificate, please see
Otago, Wellington. She has an extensive background working                                     the Department of Public Health homepage:
in Public Health and Mäori Health. Jeannine has worked for                        The homepage also gives information on graduate studies in Public Health.
Government agencies such as the Health Funding Authority and                       Candidates who do well in this certificate may be considered for entry
                                                                                                 in to CPH (Certificate in Public Health)
Ministry of Health and has held key roles in Mäori Health, Public
Health and Primary Health Care service provision. Jeannine also
                                                                    August 2010

works part-time for a Mäori health provider.

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