HSPT607 – Primary Care for Rural and Hauora Practice

Module code
Module title
Primary Care for Rural and Hauora Practice
To introduce evidence-based knowledge and skills to enhance physiotherapy primary care for rural, remote communities, and Maaori health settings.
  • HS1901
NZQA Level
Level 6
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Enhanced
Learning hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Teaching and Learning Strategy
May include: Project-based Learning; Flipped Classroom; Blended Learning; Work-integrated Learning; Inclusive Practices.
Methods may include workshops and practical classes, tutorials, case-based learning, inquiry-based learning, group activities & discussion, supported online learning, e-portfolio, practice simulation.
Learning Outcomes
1. Describe relevant demographic, political, societal and epidemiological factors related to rural and hauora practice in Aotearoa New Zealand.
2. Analyse current models of community-based practice and rehabilitation and consider future delivery models.
3. Debate the role of physiotherapists providing primary care in rural communities and their contribution to interprofessional and transdisciplinary care.
4. Evaluate assessment and management strategies by primary care physiotherapists for clients in community settings.
5. Identify the key elements of culturally responsive practice when working with hauora organisations.
Rural and remote communities and health services in Aotearoa New Zealand
Political, social and demographic factors
Attributes identified by the Ministry of Health as important for primary care:
Socially sensitive and culturally appropriate
Geographically and physically accessible
Care can be accessed when needed
Ethical, legal, socioeconomic and cultural issues in community-based physiotherapy practice
Current and future models of healthcare delivery in rural settings
Primary care role for physiotherapists
Person and whnau-centered care
Health promotion and wellness, illness prevention
Role and integration of physiotherapists in hauora settings
Working appropriately in Maaori health service provider settings
Chronic disease management such as diabetes and other diseases that disproportionately affect Maaori
Self-management programmes; The fit with Maaori models of health?
Adherence and self-efficacy, barriers and enablers
Models of health behaviour change
Psychological health and impact on physical health
Telehealth and technology-led interventions
Interprofessional and transdisciplinary care in rural health
Research and rangahau in rural and hauora practice
Assessment Criteria
The portfolio is comprised of multiple components.
Students need to provide evidence against all learning outcomes, and gain an overall mark of 50% to pass this module.

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