The Health Precinct
The Health Precinct is an area within the city dedicated entirely to testing, fixing and discovering new ways to improve the wellbeing of the Christchurch community. Partners include the Canterbury District Health Board, the University of Canterbury, Ara Institute of Canterbury and the University of Otago.
UC supports the vision of a Health Precinct in Christchurch that integrates health care, population health, industry services, research, education and innovation in a world-class environment that attracts and retains top talent and delivers outstanding health outcomes.
The University will play a major role in the establishment of a leading edge, fully-integrated, 21st Century Health Research Education Facility (HREF) within the Health Precinct, an iniative with mutal benefits for both the University and the people of Christchurch.
UC has a strong profile in health research and teaching in the fields of biochemistry, clinical psychology, speech and language pathology and audiology, health service management, health technologies, Māori health, medical physics and population health – including epidemiology, health geography, health promotion and education.
Health Science programmes provide courses, at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, in counselling, child and family psychology, specialist teaching and, in collaboration with ARA, nursing.
The University’s contribution to the Health Precinct will include postgraduate teaching, research, clinical practice and professional development across several disciplines with specialist undergraduate education and training on site.