Upcoming Tōmaiora Seminar

What are the strengths, weaknesses and opportunities of the Certificate in Health Sciences bridging / foundation programme?

A presentation of qualitative Māori and Pacific student feedback and quantitative programme data analysis over time

 

  • Date/Time: Tuesday 17th September, 2019, 12.30 – 1.30 pm
  • Venue: Function Room 730-220, Level 2, School of Population Health, Tāmaki Campus, The University of Auckland, 261 Morrin Road, Glen Innes, Auckland

 

Associate Professor Elana Curtis (Te Arawa) 

Dr Elana Curtis is a Public Health Physician based at Te Kupenga Hauora Māori, University of Auckland. She is Director Vision 20:20 which includes senior leadership of Hikitia Te Ora – Certificate in Health Sciences (bridging/foundation education for Māori and Pacific), Māori and Pacific Admission Scheme (MAPAS, admission and retention support for Māori and Pacific students) and the Whakapiki Ake Project (WAP, Māori recruitment). 

Abstract:

This presentation will present findings from a sub-project of a Vice-Chancellor Strategic Fund (VCSDF) project Beyond 20:20 that is exploring the strengths, challenges and opportunities of the Faculty of Medical and Health Science’s Vision 20:20 initiative that has a commitment to Indigenous health workforce development. The Certificate in Health Sciences is a 1-year bridging/foundation programme for Māori and Pacific students wishing to pursue a health professional career. This presentation will present preliminary data from 2 student focus groups on their perceptions of the strengths, challenges and opportunities for the CertHSc and Vision 20:20 in general. In addition, CertHSc quantitative data from 2007-2018 has been analysed to explore the predictors of academic outcomes within the CertHSc and in first-year study. The impact of curricular changes within the CertHSc will be explored via three cohort time periods.

 

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