Pre-Health

Are you interested in a career in nursing, medical imaging or other health related vocations?

If you have a genuine interest in helping others, but lack the formal qualifications, this course will provide that opportunity. We help you gain a recognised entry qualification for the Polytechnic nursing and other health related programmes in this one-year course. You acquire the prescribed knowledge and skills in Biology, Chemistry and Maths, while gaining experience in the workplace as part of the total package.


Course Components:

Human Biology and Microbiology

  • Study living human cells and cell systems
  • Find out about body systems like the digestive system and the circulatory system
  • Investigate the way that body systems operate together
  • Study the various factors which lead to diseases of the human organism

Cell biology and Chemistry

  • Learn to use chemicals and apparatus safely
  • Investigate the chemistry of living systems
  • Study the food groups, their molecular structure and supply of energy for the cells’ activities
  • Find out about the way information and materials move within and between cells

Maths

  • Explore scientific calculations
  • Use basic mathematical skills to solve problems relevant to the nursing profession

Placement and Practical work

  • Receive individualised workplace support as you work in a health care institution
  • Study ageing and personal care of residents in a care setting
  • Learn how to relate to patients in a health care setting
  • Learn and apply safe practice within a health care setting
  • Gain a first aid certificate

 

Contact

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Vicky Blake - Programme Leader

(03) 379 3090

vicky.blake@hagley.school.nz

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Full-Time

Pre-Tertiary

Pre-Health

Are you interested in a career in nursing, medical imaging or other health related vocations? If you have a genuine interest in helping others, but lack the formal qualifications, this course will provide that opportunity.

Hours Per
week

16

Qualification

Hagley College Pre-Health Certificate Level 3 Certificate in Career Preparation and Study Skills NZQA approval pending

Cost

300

Entry
Requirements

18+ interview, Literacy requirements: IELTS 6 or recent Level 2 English credits or equivalent, or an entrance test. Background in Science an advantage.