Māori Health

Māori Health looks at improving the health of Aotearoa’s indigenous population from both a clinical and population health perspective.

Subject overview

Improving Māori health requires coordinated action by a range of individuals and governmental and nongovernmental agencies, and a reorientation of policies, systems and institutions across New Zealand society.

The courses for this specialisation in the public health programme emphasise an approach to Māori health that is evidence-based, affirms Māori rights, and is centred on a critical analysis of ethnic inequalities in health.

Studying alongside leading researchers in this area you will gain advanced knowledge and understanding of Māori aspirations and perspectives and Māori models of health and wellbeing. You will develop an overview of the politics of health for Māori and will consider such issues as the gaps in the health status between Māori and non-Māori, a thorough understanding of which is vital to Māori health initiatives.

In addition, these postgraduate courses not only deliver an advanced understanding of theoretical and clinical approaches towards improved Māori health, but also offer you the opportunity to integrate your current knowledge and experience and to have this recognised.

You can also conduct postgraduate level research in this subject at the University’s Liggins Institute.  

Where can Māori Health take you?

If you want a career at the forefront of Māori health and if you want to be informed and involved in the development of innovative services for the benefit of all New Zealanders, then choose Māori health as your postgraduate specialisation and contribute to the kete of knowledge that supports good health for all.

Explore your study options in Māori Health