Graduates of the Bachelor of Health Sciences in the School of Population Health will be able to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of populations because of their skills, knowledge and experience in the following areas.
Disciplinary Knowledge and Practice
1.1 Explain factors that affect the health and wellbeing of whole populations including (1) social, political, economic, environmental and cultural determinants and (2) the leading causes of morbidity, mortality and the potential for disease, disability and injury prevention.
1.2 Evaluate significant conceptual theories and apply current models and methodological approaches in the health sciences to address inequity and improve the health and wellbeing of populations.
2.1 Contest knowledge and practice, ideas and research, drawing on multiple sources and perspectives, to engage in reflective practice about health inequalities, inequities and outcomes.
2.2 Locate and evaluate information, and analyse qualitative and quantitative data about health, to construct reasoned arguments and interpretations.
2.3 Engage in a continuous process of reflection on one’s own practice and actively participate in self-audit, including in respect of the Treaty of Waitangi/Te Tiriti o Waitangi.
3.1 Form and evaluate research strategies, including developing research questions, and discern and assess possible methods for answering them.
3.2 Apply disciplinary theory, analysis, research and creative skills in seeking solutions to complex health problems and inequities.
3.3 Take a systems-based approach to designing responses to challenges in health, health systems and society.
Communication and Engagement
4.1 Use, manage, present and communicate information effectively using clear English and/or te reo Māori in a range of media and formats.
4.2 Demonstrate understanding of self in relation to others, reflecting on one’s own and others’ world viewpoints and principles of cultural safety.
4.3 Build and enable respectful and sustainable collaborative relationships to improve health within diverse communities.
Independence and Integrity
5.1 Recognise the responsibilities associated with autonomous academic inquiry and engage in scholarship respectfully and constructively.
5.2 Identify the ethical dimensions of contexts, actions and policies and draw upon ethical theory to formulate and justify principled responses.
5.3 Navigate personal, academic and professional challenges with integrity, taking responsibility for academic and professional decisions and conduct.
Social and Environmental Responsibilities
6.1 Demonstrate a commitment to practice in accordance with the Treaty of Waitangi/Te Tiriti o Waitangi in the context of improving indigenous health and upholding indigenous rights.
6.2 Appraise national and global dimensions of intellectual, political, environmental, and economic activities affecting health.
6.3 Lead and be advocates of health in diverse community, including accepting social and civic responsibilities.
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