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People in Aotearoa New Zealand

To explore key concepts and theories from the social sciences informing maternity care and to enable students to develop cultural safety through exploration and reflection on concepts of culture and identity.

Course Code DTTP501
Level 5
Credits 15


Identify and reflect on their own culture, assumptions, values and attitudes towards others.

Identify, discuss and evaluate ways in which culture and social structure influence individuals' experiences and life chances in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Describe and contextualise the social determinants of health.

Describe the theories of human growth and development with application to education for pregnancy, childbirth and early parenting.