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COMC412 – Contemporary Issues in Health and Wellbeing

Module code
Module title
Contemporary Issues in Health and Wellbeing
To provide students with an understanding of contemporary health and wellbeing issues in Aotearoa New Zealand, which may affect people, families and/or whanau and the wider community.
  • HS1801
NZQA Level
Level 4
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Enhanced
Learning hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
1:Examine contemporary issues relevant to health and wellbeing in Aotearoa New Zealand.
2:Identify key historical factors that have led to contemporary issues in Aotearoa New Zealand.
3Identify and describe the regulatory and legislative framework in place to address key contemporary issues affecting health and wellbeing in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Historic development of health and wellbeing service provision
-Contemporary issues such as Poverty, Violence, Marginalisation
-Factors influencing tangata whaiora support and recovery
-Relevant Legislation/law making
-Politics and ideology
-Health and disability code of rights
-Levels of government
-Evidence based practice
-Professional behaviours including compliance with relevant legislation and regulatory frameworks, effective communication, time management
Assessment Criteria
Portfolio of Evidence 100
The portfolio may include any of the following components: test, assignment, presentation, live skills, examination, project or formal report. These could be group or individual assessments. The weight of the overall assessment is equally distributed across learning outcomes.
The portfolio is comprised of multiple components. To pass this module, students need to attempt all components and gain an overall mark of 50.
Learning and Teaching Resource
Resources will be supplied via Moodle at commencement of the module. This will be updated annually.

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