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Certificate in Introduction to Health Science

Level 3

UCOL’s Certificate in Introduction to Health Science will provide you with the knowledge and skills to develop a career in the rewarding fields of nursing and health.

Science student experiments in one of the science labs on our Palmerston North campus
Quick info

Level: 3

Locations: Wairarapa

Duration: 1 semester, full-time

Dates:
24 Jul 2017 - 1 Dec 2017

Domestic Fees:*
$2,747.19

International Fees:*
$9,640.00

* Fees are indicative only, and are inclusive of the student services levy and GST (goods and services tax). Fees for multi-year programmes are for one year of study.

As a graduate of the Certificate in Introduction to Health Science programme, you will have gained the basics in Human Biology, Maths and Health as well as developed some essential nursing and study skills to start you on the right path for nursing or health studies.

Career & Study Outcomes

This programme is intended for those who want to pursue further study in the following qualifications:
  • National Diploma in Science
  • Diploma in Veterinary Nursing
  • Diploma in Enrolled Nursing
  • Bachelor of Nursing
  • Bachelor of Exercise & Sport Science

Student & Staff Profiles

Learning Facilities

Biology Lab, PC Lab, Classrooms

Domestic Entry Requirements

NCEA Level 1 (including Literacy 10 credits and Numeracy 10 credits at Level 1)

OR

Equivalent academic achievement

OR

On a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the Executive Dean*

*Pending NZQA approval


International Entry Requirements

English Proficiency Entry Requirements:
International student applicants whose first language is not English must have an IELTS (or equivalent including TOEFL) score of 5.0 with no band score lower than 5. UCOL is a TOEFL iBT testing centre. The English Proficiency test is accepted for English language entry into all UCOL programmes.

Scholarships

Advice & Guidance

This certificate is primarily intended for adults over 20 years of age, to provide increased skills and knowledge prior to enrolling in a higher level qualification.  It is particularly suitable for those intending to enrol in the Bachelor of Nursing.

Students under 20 years of age will benefit from studying the certificate but will still need to meet the entry criteria stipulated by the programme to which they enrol.

Course Information

  • Basic Maths Skills
  • Human Health*
  • Introduction to Human Biology
  • Introduction to Health Care* 
  • Study and Computing Skills*

*Courses taken from MA4128 Certificate in Science and Health, Level 3.

Accreditation

The programme is approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority under the provisions of the Education Act 1989, and Universal College of Learning (UCOL) Trading as Universal College of Learning (UCOL) is accredited to teach it.
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