Understanding Disability, Culture & the Concept of Self-Advocacy in Health Care Delivery

    Course details

    • Code: HLTH.3005
    • Fee: $716*
    • Level: 3
    • Credits: 15
    • EFTS: 0.125
Study optionsFull-time
Time in class65 (approximate total hours)
Offered (indicative)Semester 1, Semester 2
LocationRotorua (Mokoia), Tokoroa, Taupo, Whakatane, Kawerau

Course Aim

The aim of this course is for students to be able to develop an understanding of a range of intellectual and physical disabilities. They will reflect on culture and cultural identity as key to influencing the health care context. Additionally students will understand the principles of self-advocacy and its relevance to working within the health, disability and aged care sector.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. define disability and describe a range of causes of physical and intellectual disability. Consider the effects on the individual/whānau and take into account the support needs required;
  2. describe and reflect cultural sensitivity and awareness as it relates to the health, disability and aged

Embedded unit standards or achievement standards

This course includes NZQA unit standards 16870, 16871, 23385 and 27141.

For more information on Unit Standards explore the NZQA Framework


*Course cost/fee: Indicative standard fee for New Zealand residents only. Fees for non-New Zealand residents will vary, visit the Programmes and Tuition Fees for International Students information page.

*Course cost/fee last updated 13-Dec-2016

Page last updated: 01 Sep 2017