UniversityUniversity of Canterbury
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Level of Study
Next start date
Expected Jul 2023
University of Canterbury
The BHSc is a three-year programme that provides a comprehensive overview of health and health care. It is a multidisciplinary qualification and our graduates are using their skills in the health sector and beyond.
Aotearoa New Zealand's health and disability sector is characterised by a diverse workforce made up of many occupations. This diversity is essential to be able to provide the range of services required to meet population health outcomes. Enables graduates to improve health and well-being through disease prevention, health promotion, and health service planning, delivery, and evaluation.
The purpose of the Maori and Indigenous Health major is to prepare culturally competent graduates who are able to use, apply and integrate Maori, bicultural and indigenous knowledge and practices in their chosen health and social services-related careers.
The holistic Maori view of health and well-being is an important component of the major, which includes knowledge and skills in the following areas:
How do I plan my degree?
The BHSc requires a total of 360 points:
At least 225 points must be from courses above 100-level, with at least 90 points at 300-level.
Career options for students who major in Maori and Indigenous Health include research and policy analysis or advice, health promotion, and community health liaison roles in non-governmental organisations focused on health and well-being, Maori and iwi health and development organisations, District Health Boards, and local government.
Students interested in progressing to postgraduate study will be well prepared as a result of this major, particularly in relation to Maori and Indigenous Studies, and/or Health.
Applicants must have completed New Zealand University Entrance through NCEA; or Cambridge International Examinations (CIE); or International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) or any other equivalent overseas qualification.
Applicants must also satisfy our English language entry requirements:
Undergraduate application deadline: Semester 1 (February start) by 31 October; Semester 2 (July start) by 30 April.