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20 bursaries available for students in Maori mental health (Massey)

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He Hanganga Maori Mo Te Hauora Postgraduate Applied Maori Mental Health

Do you hold a health qualification and have worked in mental health for at least 2 years? Do you want to learn more about the application of Maori health models?

150.717 He Hanganga Maori mo te Hauora

Massey University, School of Maori Studies in partnership with Te Rau Matatini is offering a 30 point, 700 level postgraduate Applied M?ori Mental Health paper (150.717).

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The paper is an exploration of the application of M?ori models of health, whanau ora and recovery principles in Maori mental health practice. It examines mental health issues of M?ori ethics and legal requirements, best practice standards based on dual competency and recovery based outcomes. The key components of this paper will be critically analysed and evaluated, through personal reflection, peer review and cultural supervision.

The aim is to enable participants to extend their practice to an advanced practitioner level. They will do this by successfully demonstrating integration of clinical and cultural skills that are based on best practice standards, ensuring professionalism and accountability and develop capability to support improved health outcomes for Maori groups.

Te Rau Matatini is offering 20 bursaries of up to $1,500 for those who enrol and meet the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated commitment to Maori mental health (of at least2 years)
  • Approved Massey University enrollment in 150.717 He Hanganga Maori Mo Te Hauora
  • Experience of cultural and clinical integration in practise (dual competency)
  • No other Ministry of Health scholarships or CTA funding
  • Able to fund your own travel to Wellington for the two block courses

This is an extramural paper over 2 semesters (February to November) with two compulsory 2 day block courses in Wellington.

Dates of block courses are:

  • 12-13 April 2010
  • 2-3 September 2010

“Please click here to download the application form”

For further information on this bursary, please contact:

Bursary Team
Cheri Ratapu-Foster
0800 MATATINI (62828464)
(04) 4739591 ext 822
[email protected]
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For more course information, please contact:

Louise Ihimaera
0800 MATATINI (62828464)
021 271 0654
[email protected]
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Applications forms and further information available online:

Closing date 5pm, Friday 27th November 2009
Late applications cannot be considered

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