Career Preparation for Health Sciences (L4)

Career Preparation for Health Sciences (L4)2018-08-28T14:57:32+00:00


About Career Preparation for Health Sciences

This is blended learning programme (a mix of online and face to face workshops) designed to prepare you to succeed at higher levels of general health and healthcare-related study or training.

You will develop knowledge of human biological sciences and can use this knowledge as a foundation to investigate career pathways within a health science or health management environment.

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We uphold the principles of Te Whare Tapa Whā , the Māori model of health. The Te Whare Tapa Whā model is an analogy for a person’s health. The four cornerstones (or walls) of the house represents different facets of our health – the mind, the body, the spirit and the family. The health of the land (whenua) and air (hau) are aspects of this model that are also part of a healthy environment:

  • Taha tinana (physical health)

  • Taha wairua (spiritual health)

  • Taha whānau (family health)

  • Taha hinengaro (mental health)


  • Learn Online
  • 19 Weeks
  • 4 Workshops (Manukau City)
  • 60 Credits
  • NZQA Approved

Course Details

Programme outline

This programme consists of four 15 credit courses

What can I expect from this course?

Through the completion of the programme you will be able to:

Demonstrate academic skills that will allow progression to higher academic study

Work independently and collaboratively to locate, select and analyse information

Construct and communicate information using a range of media

Develop an understanding of the principles and concepts associated with biological sciences

Demonstrate an understanding of the overall function of various body systems and the interrelationship between anatomy and physiology

Research, develop and critique a career path and identify career and study goals

Pathways – Study & Employment

There are a number of possible directions that further study can take you, ranging from professional roles such as nursing and public health management to community and health practice roles.  Further study may also lead you into healthcare management and administration.

Without further study, you may get roles working in community health and education, health promotion, health and well-being advice, as well as healthcare management and administration roles such as practice management support and clinical coding.

Entry Criteria

NCEA Level 2 (or equivalent)

Recognition of Prior Learning Form (RPL) is not offered on this programme.

Duration of Study

19 weeks full time (including a two week study break)

Delivery Method

Much of your learning will be based from home, using online materials. Assessments will be a combination of online quizzes and written assessments.


This course is delivered predominantly online, but we support your learning with face to face workshops from our classrooms located at 30b Ash Road, Wiri, Manukau City (Auckland).

Intake Dates

27 August 2018

2019 intakes will start in February.


Check to see if you are eligible for fee free study here.

If you are not eligible for fee free study, tuition fees are $2,244.

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Course Curriculum

  • SCP 401 Pathways: Study skills and career preparation
  • SCP 402 Essentials: Human biological science
  • SCP 403 Opportunities: Natural health therapies
  • SCP 404 Connections: Human anatomy and physiology

Programme Content  

  • Career pathway investigation and planning
  • Communication, writing and presentation skills
  • Health Science terminology
  • Orientation of the human body
  • Structural organisation within the body
  • Knowledge of body systems
  • Requirements for life
  • Physiological processes that maintain stability
  • Nutrition, health and well-being
  • Healthy eating and stress mangagement
  • Research, reading and investigation, critical thinking

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Phone: 0800 496 865


Contact Info

21-23 Devon Street East, New Plymouth, New Zealand

Phone: 0800 496 865