At the University of Waikato, we believe it is time to change the way we think about health and address the growing inequities in the health system by recognising the importance of hauora.
By understanding the holistic approaches to health, we can create a workforce that is knowledgeable about service quality and equity. This workforce will also have a strong base in cultural competency, multidisciplinary knowledge, interpersonal and collaborative skills, applied biomedical skills, critical thinking and regional and community engagement.
A Level 5 Certificate in Health and Wellbeing will allow you to develop foundational knowledge and skills across a range of areas all of which focus on different aspects of health. The one-year certificate is underpinned by the concept of hauora in practice, and incorporates a focus on hauora, Te Tiriti o Waitangi, human biology, and an introduction to using data. It also provides an opportunity to study three papers focused on either Poutū-māro Biomedical Sciences or Poutū-manahau Population Health.
A graduate of the Certificate in Health and Wellbeing will have knowledge and skills that are practical and transferable, allowing graduates to practice health in a way that relates to individuals, whanāu and community. A certificate can help pave your way to future success, and is equivalent to the first year of a Bachelors degree. It is a great way to gain an introductory qualification in a field of study.
*Hauora, as represented in this material, is defined as a holistic approach that values the interconnection between the physical and meta physical in ways that nourish and sustain the vitality of people and their communities. In doing so recognition is attributed to past generations, historical contexts, and connections to the land.