Maori Health Summer Studentship

Nadine Houia-Ashwell
University of Otago
A survey of non-Māori Health professional students at Te Whare Wānanga o Otāgo
$5,000
3 months

Lay summary

There are currently over 250 Māori students at Otago University studying in the 8 undergraduate health professional programmes. Māori students gain entry into these programmes by applying under the Māori sub-category of admissions. Students who are Māori can apply under this category. This category of admissions is very important and there have been increasing numbers of Māori students applying and gaining entry into health professional programmes over recent years. On graduation these students will contribute to the Māori Health Workforce. One issue that has been noted is that Māori health professional students feel that non-Māori students have varied understandings of the reasons for the Māori sub-category of admissions. This research will investigate using an internet based questionnaire, to non-Māori health professional students at Otago, what is their understanding of the Māori sub-category of admissions including their knowledge, sources of information and sharing of information.

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