Introduction to Social Health and Wellbeing: Advocacy and Practice

BHW500

This online course provides an introduction to social health and wellbeing in Aotearoa New Zealand.

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    Level
    5
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    Credits
    20
  •  
    Cost
    $886 NZ Domestic
  •  
    EFTS
    0.1667
  • Delivery type
    2023
    Trimester 1, 2 & 3 2023 Online only
  • Teaching weeks 16 weeks
  • Workload Approximately 13 hours per week
  •  
    Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying

Past, present and future factors that shape social health and wellbeing will be identified. Factors will incorporate the transformation that is currently occurring in the mental health, addictions and disability sectors. By engaging social health and wellbeing frameworks, models and policies, including Māori/Indigenous models of wellbeing, you will understand how changing social health and wellbeing contexts impact the social health and wellbeing of people, families-whānau, and communities.

From the ground of your own experience you will be encouraged to reflect on the implications of these interacting multi-disciplinary factors for your own practice in order to develop skills and knowledge to be an effective advocate for the sector and those within it.

For more information watch the course introduction video below.

Students who successfully complete this online course will be able to

  • Identify how past, current and future factors shape the social health and wellbeing context, and impact the social health and wellbeing of people, families-whānau, communities, and societies.
  • Describe how social health and wellbeing frameworks, theories, models and policies influence service delivery in mental health, addiction, and disability sectors in Aotearoa New Zealand. 
  • Explain the knowledge and skills required to be effective advocates for the sector and those within it.

Download a more detailed outline of this course below

BHW500 Overview (PDF, Opens in new window)

Assessment

This course is 100% internally assessed

Computer and internet requirements

To complete this course you will need access to a laptop or desktop computer, reliable broadband internet connection and a data plan able to support online learning such as streaming of videos (including YouTube), downloading content, and writing and submitting online assessments. If you are unsure if your current computer or internet access allows you to complete your online learning with us, please contact us before applying to enrol.

How to enrol

Before enrolling in this course you need to:

  • choose the qualification you will study the course under
  • check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses and apply tab on the qualification page.

Work towards

You can do this course as part of these qualifications:

Certificate of Proficiency
Bachelor's Degree

Course availability over the next 12 months

2023
Jan
Feb

Trimester 1 enrolment dates

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14 Feb 2023
27 Feb 2023
18 Jun 2023
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Apr
May
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Jul

Trimester 2 enrolment dates

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20 Jun 2023
3 Jul 2023
22 Oct 2023
Aug
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Trimester 3 enrolment dates

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17 Oct 2023
30 Oct 2023
18 Feb 2024
Nov
Dec
  •  
    Level
    5
  •  
    Credits
    20
  •  
    Cost
    $886 NZ Domestic
  •  
    EFTS
    0.1667
  • Delivery type
    2023
    Trimester 1, 2 & 3 2023 Online only
  • Teaching weeks 16 weeks
  • Workload Approximately 13 hours per week
  •  
    Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying