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Bachelor of Health Sciences

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The BHSc provides a multidisciplinary understanding of health, healthcare and its services in New Zealand. It focuses on population health, considering issues such as the socio-economic and behavioural factors affecting health and health provision.

Key details

Degree Type
Bachelor
Duration
3 years full-time
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Jul, Mar
Domestic Fees
$8,101 per year

About this course

The BHSc provides a multidisciplinary understanding of health, healthcare and its services in New Zealand. It focuses on population health, considering issues such as the socio-economic and behavioural factors affecting health and health provision. It will provide an in depth understanding of the role governments play in determining health policy, how wealth systems function, and how the biological and social bases of ill-health exist in our communities. Students in the first year of this programme are also able to apply for entry to our undergraduate clinical programmes in Medicine and Pharmacy. The BHSc may also be taken as a conjoint degree, allowing you to enhance a degree in Advanced Science, Arts, Commerce, Design, Global Studies, Law, Nursing or Science with specialist health-based knowledge from our BHSc. .

Study locations

Grafton

Course structure

  • This is a three year degree (360 points)
  • In your first year (Stage I) you will study a combination of core courses in population health and health systems (135 points)
  • You have a selection of elective courses you can choose from the Bachelor of Health Sciences Schedule (120 points)
  • For your second and third years (Stage II-III), you can either pursue a generic BHSc degree or choose from one of our career pathways that will allow you to focus on a particular subject.

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