Tahirah Moton

Tahirah Moton (Ngāti Maniapoto) explains how the breadth of the Bachelor of Health Science deepened her understanding of health in Aotearoa New Zealand.

"One of the common misconceptions is that Health Sciences is a narrow field that is only concerned with things like epidemiology and disease control.

"But one of the first important lessons you learn in Population Health is how interconnected all of our societal systems are, and how our health is determined by a range of social, historical, environmental, and political factors.

One of the first important lessons you learn in Population Health is... how our health is determined by a range of social, historical, environmental, and political factors.

Tahirah Moton (Ngāti Maniapoto) Graduate: Bachelor of Health Sciences (BHSc), Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) (BHSc (Hons))

"Once you have an understanding of this, you realise that there are so many channels that we must work through to eliminate health inequities, which permeate not just the health system, but all the other sectors it is connected to as well."