Exploring the Concept of Vulnerable Populations

    Course details

    • Code: PROF.8008
    • Fee: $856*
    • Level: 8
    • Credits: 15
    • EFTS: 0.125
    • Subject: Nursing
Study optionsFull-time, Part-time
Time in class50 (approximate total hours)
Offered (indicative)Semester 2
LocationRotorua (Mokoia)
Related programmes Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Professional Studies;
Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Professional Studies;

Course Aim

Investigate the concept of ‘vulnerable populations’. Critically analyse socio-political, socio-cultural and socio-economic factors that influence the health and wellbeing of vulnerable populations. Also appraise health strategies that aim to reduce vulnerability.

Learning outcomes

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

  1. Research to elucidate the concept of a vulnerable population.
  2. Appraise legal and ethical factors that relate to vulnerable populations.
  3. Analyse the socio-cultural implications and experience of vulnerable populations.
  4. Evaluate the evolution of vulnerable populations from a socio-political and socio-economic context.
  5. Investigate population health strategies that aim to reduce inequities in health outcomes across vulnerable groups.

*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