Certificate and Diploma in Health Sciences
Learning about health promotion principles, oranga and wellbeing is about empowering our communities to take health back on their own terms, to celebrate wellness, define health their way and to give them the power to make change in the places where they live, work and play.
You will gain an understanding of key models and concepts in health promotion and be able to identify why equity is a core value in health promotion, how we can create environments that support New Zealanders to live long and healthy lives regardless of their income or ethnicity.
On completion of your Certificate or Diploma in Health Sciences, you will be eligible to enrol in the BHSc majoring in health education or public health.
Undergraduate qualifications in Health Sciences
The following pathways offer an introduction into Health Sciences at UC. Courses are delivered on campus, with some by distance study. This makes it easy to fit part time study around your work and other commitments. These pathways can also be studied full time.
The Certificate in Health Sciences (CertHealSc) is made up of 60 points, which includes a minimum of 30 points (two courses) from the list of compulsory courses, and up to 30 points (two courses) from the list of optional courses. Courses are delivered on campus, with some by distance study.
The Diploma in Health Sciences DipHealSc is made up of 120 points, which includes 6 compulsory courses and up to 30 points (two courses) from the list of optional courses. Courses are delivered on campus, with some by distance study.
Students are advised that enrolment in some courses and access to health care agencies for clinical, research or work integrated learning requires compliance with Ministry of Health and agency requirements regarding vaccination and / or health screening. As these requirements are subject to change, updates and information will be provided on or during enrolment in specific courses.