Duration
Full-time: 1 year
Next start date
2018 Semester One – 19 February
2019 Semester One – 25 February
Available locations
Grafton
Programme type
Non Formal

Programme overview

  • Cover a wide range of subject areas from population health, biology and mathematics to academic and professional development.
  • Learn academic skills such as note taking, time management, report writing and critical thinking.
  • Develop confidence and independence in your learning.

Note that the certificate does not guarantee entry into health training programmes, but does provide you with the opportunity to develop competence and confidence in university subjects relevant to careers in healthcare.

Programme structure

The CertHSc programme consists of two full-time semesters of study. You’ll need to pass ten 12-point courses across a range of subjects, including science, population health, and academic and professional development.

Lectures and tutorials provide guided and self-directed learning, while laboratory sessions encourage teamwork, observation skills and a familiarity with technical equipment.

Assessment is through coursework such as assignments, projects, practical tests and final exams at the end of each semester. Lectures and tutorials are held at the Tāmaki, Grafton and City Campuses of the University of Auckland.

Sample programme structure

Sample programme structure

Year 1 120 points
  • Code:
    MAORIHTH 21H
    Name:
    Introduction to Biology
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    12 pts
  • Code:
    MAORIHTH 23H
    Name:
    Introduction to Chemistry 1
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    12 pts
  • Code:
    MAORIHTH 25H
    Name:
    Introduction to Population Health 1
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    12 pts
  • Code:
    MAORIHTH 27H
    Name:
    Academic and Professional Development 1
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    12 pts
  • Code:
    MAORIHTH 29H
    Name:
    Introduction to Mathematics for Medical and Health Sciences
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    12 pts
  • Code:
    MAORIHTH 22H
    Name:
    Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    12 pts
  • Code:
    MAORIHTH 24H
    Name:
    Introduction to Chemistry 1
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    12 pts
  • Code:
    MAORIHTH 26H
    Name:
    Introduction to Population Health 2
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    12 pts
  • Code:
    MAORIHTH 28H
    Name:
    Academic and Professional Development 2
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    12 pts
  • Code:
    MAORIHTH 31H
    Name:
    Introduction to Physics
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    12 pts

2018 entry requirements

My highest qualification is from:

Programme requirements

You are eligible for the CertHSc if you have verified indigenous New Zealand Māori or Pacific whakapapa/ancestry and are a citizen or permanent resident of New Zealand. CertHSc and Māori and Pacific Admission Scheme (MAPAS) eligibility and ancestry verification is approved upon receipt of a completed MH04 form available online.

To apply you must first apply under MAPAS and then apply for the CertHSc. You will be required to attend a one-day MAPAS interview which will take place in the week 11-15 December.

Please note the following points when applying for the programme:

  • Submission of the MAPAS MH04 form alone does not constitute a formal application to the University.
  • You must complete the University's online application by the set closing date of the CertHSc programme of 8 December.
  • You must complete the online MAPAS MH04 form by the set closing date of the CertHSc programme of 8 December.

Students are selected for the CertHSc through the MAPAS interview process. Find out more about the MAPAS interview process.

Other pathways to study

You could be eligible for another programme, or check out these alternative pathways:

Programme requirements

You are eligible for the CertHSc if you have verified indigenous New Zealand Māori or Pacific whakapapa/ancestry and are a citizen or permanent resident of New Zealand. CertHSc and Māori and Pacific Admission Scheme (MAPAS) eligibility and ancestry verification is approved upon receipt of a completed MH04 form available online.

To apply you must first apply under MAPAS and then apply for the CertHSc. You will be required to attend a one-day MAPAS interview which will take place in the week 11-15 December.

Please note the following points when applying for the programme:

  • Submission of the MAPAS MH04 form alone does not constitute a formal application to the University.
  • You must complete the University's online application by the set closing date of the CertHSc programme of 8 December.
  • You must complete the online MAPAS MH04 form by the set closing date of the CertHSc programme of 8 December.

Students are selected for the CertHSc through the MAPAS interview process. Find out more about the MAPAS interview process.

Other pathways to study

You could be eligible for another programme, or check out these alternative pathways:

  • Bridge your educational gap with a preparation and foundation programme.
  • If you have an offer of place from us that is conditional on meeting English language requirements, you may be considered for English Pathway courses from the University of Auckland English Language Academy (ELA)
  • If you are 20 on or before the first day of semester, have no formal University Entrance (UE) qualification, and are a New Zealand or Australian citizen or permanent resident you can apply for special admission.

How much does a Certificate in Health Sciences cost per year?

2018 fees

Domestic students
NZ$1,044*

Fees are set in advance of each calendar year and will be updated on this website. 2018 fees are inclusive of 15% GST, but do not include the Student Services Fee, course books, travel and health insurance, or living costs. Amounts shown are indicative only. In addition to the tuition fees, there is a Student Services Fee of $6.78 per point, estimated at $813.60 for full-time study (120 points). Fees will be confirmed upon completion of enrolment into courses.

*Please note: amounts shown are indicative and estimates only.

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Scholarships and awards

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Student loans and allowances

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Cost of living

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Key dates

Please note: We will consider late applications if places are still available. International students should start the application process as early as possible to allow sufficient time to apply for a visa.

Application closing dates

Semester One 2018
8 December 2017

Start dates

Here are the start dates for the programme.

Other important dates

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How to apply

Applying for an undergraduate programme? Check out our step-by-step guide.

Where could this programme take you?

Successful completion of the CertHSc helps prepare you for entry to the first year of one of the bachelor programmes offered within the faculty, such as Nursing, Health Sciences, which is a pathway to Medicine, Optometry or Pharmacy.

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