HLTH101-22S1 (D) Semester One 2022 (Distance)

Introduction to Health Studies

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 21 February 2022
End Date: Sunday, 26 June 2022
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 6 March 2022
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 15 May 2022


Social, economic, cultural, environmental and psychological factors affect the health of people living in Aotearoa New Zealand. In this course, students develop strategies for gathering information about causes of ill health, investigate effects of ill health, and evaluate the effectiveness of health-related policies and interventions. During the second part of the course expert guest lecturers introduce their research on mental well-being, adolescent health, and problematic substance use. Students use local and international research to investigate a health problem and present that research in a well-structured, well-referenced report.

Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the course will understand:
 health determinants including social, economic and political determinants
 health inequalities in Aotearoa New Zealand, and current measures to address them;
 ways in which we can measure health;
 which strategies work best for promoting health, and why;
 the use and evaluation of health policies in Aotearoa New Zealand.

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

Employable, innovative and enterprising

Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.

Engaged with the community

Students will have observed and understood a culture within a community by reflecting on their own performance and experiences within that community.

Course Coordinator

Carolyn Mason


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Attendance 5% 10 sessions
Research and Citation Quiz 5% Short online quiz
Essay 25% 1500 words
Report 35% 2000 words
Final Exam 30% Take home exam

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $926.00

International fee $4,563.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see School of Health Sciences .

All HLTH101 Occurrences

  • HLTH101-22S1 (C) Semester One 2022
  • HLTH101-22S1 (D) Semester One 2022 (Distance)