Certificate and Diploma in Health Sciences

Study for free!

These programmes are FREE under Targeted Training Apprenticeship Fund (TTAF). Visit tec.govt.nz for more information about TTAF and to check if you’re eligible. 

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, where they work and where they 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. 

Compulsory courses

HLTH101 Introduction to Health Studies (15pts)

HLTH106 Te Wero Māori Health Issues and Opportunities (15pts)

HLED121 Introduction to Health Education (15pts)

HLED122 Building Resilience (15pts)

Optional courses

HLTH110 Epidemiology (15pts)

HLTH111 Global Health (15pts)

MAOR212 Māori and Indigenous Development (15pts)

HLTH213 Health Systems and Policy (15pts)

HLTH 201 Health Promotion (15pts)

HLED221 Models of Health Education (15pts)

HLED222 Sexualities Education (15pts)

HLED223 Physical Activity and Nutrition (15pts)

You may also choose to transfer any completed courses to the Diploma in Health Sciences or the Bachelor of Health Sciences. Please contact our Student Advice Team for more information. 

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