Pre-Health

Are you interested in developing skills and knowledge to work and study further in nursing and other vocational pathways?

If you have a genuine interest in helping others, but lack the formal qualifications, this course will provide that opportunity. We help you gain study skills, gain confidence and work experience in the health industry in this one-year course. You will acquire 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 developing skills and knowledge to work and study further in nursing and other vocational pathways. 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.