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This programme consists of 60 credits. The courses include:
Career and Study Skills (Level 3) (15 Credits)
In this course, you will discover the best way to learn in the health sciences area. Topics cover learning skills, exam and test preparation, time management, research skills, written and oral communication, and interview and CV preparation. In addition, you will learn computing basics, including preparing written essays and oral presentations and how to learn in a blended (in-class and online) environment. You will also create a portfolio of the areas of health care you are interested in working in. Teamwork is emphasized, and projects will see you making videos for a career-based assessment.
Communication Skills (Level 3) (15 Credits)
In this course, you will learn more about effective written, oral and visual communication. You will practice conversations, professional practice and study how social, cultural, and other barriers can affect our communication. You will practice communicating using a variety of media including, reports, emails and video.
Bioscience for Health (Level 3) (15 Credits)
In this course, you will be introduced to introductory chemistry and biology basics. Chemistry will include bonding, formulae and equation basics as well as basic chemical terminology. Biology will cover the broad function of the human body and the structure and function of main body organs. In addition, the health and well-being principles and models are also covered.
Mathematics for Health (Level 3) (15 Credits)
Learners will acquire and gain confidence in basic numeracy skills relevant to health sciences. This will include metric conversions and other health-related measurements, including drug calculations. In addition, you will also be introduced to statistics and graphs from health and epidemiological data.
Previous Related Programmes
The New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 3) (Health Pathway) supersedes and takes the best from the following programmes of study, which are no longer offered:
- Certificate in Science and Health
- Certificate in Introduction to Health Science