Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences

HLTHSCI 704 - Primary Health Care of Children and Young People

30 Points

Not offered in 2020


Equips healthcare professionals with knowledge to provide primary and community health care, from a global to a national and local level, for well children and young people and those with long term conditions. All aspects of the course will be underpinned by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). Epidemiology, whānau (family) focused partnerships and interventions will be addressed along with the management of common conditions in the 0–25 year age range.


Restriction: NURSING 716, 788 

Course information

This paper provides an overview of the key determinants of health which influence health outcomes for children young people and their families. It aims to develop a broad understanding if the social, political, cultural and economic context in which we live work and play.

This course assists primary health care professionals working with children, young people and their families to adopt a developmental lens to their practice environments. Determinants of health, population health equity, community empowerment, partnership, cultural, sexual and gender diversity will be explored.

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