Health Studies

Waiariki’s health studies qualifications include areas of education for nurses and non-nurses who have an interest in other dimensions of wellness. This could include infection prevention and control, health and rehabilitation, and health education.

Programmes

  • Diploma in Health and Rehabilitation

    • Code: WR3054
    • Intakes: Semester 1, Semester 2, November
    • Level: 7
    • Credits: 120
    • Duration: 1 year

    Keep up to date with the latest health care system knowledge and skills by studying a specialised field within health including an undergraduate degree.

    Broaden your expertise in the areas of...

  • Graduate Certificate in Infection Risk Management (Level 7)

    • Code: TO0024
    • Intakes: Semester 1, Semester 2, November
    • Level: 7
    • Credits: 60
    • Duration: 1 semester

    Develop the skills and knowledge to implement infection risk management programmes within health related organisations and environments.

    This programme includes the following content:

    • history of infectious diseases and development of infection risk...

    • Graduate Diploma in Applied Management - Health Strand

      • Code: WR2917
      • Intakes: Semester 1, Semester 2
      • Level: 7
      • Credits: 120
      • Duration: 1 year

      This graduate diploma is designed to provide students with an opportunity to acquire additional specialist knowledge and skills in the field of health management.

      This qualification further aims to provide students...

    • Graduate Diploma in Health Studies

      • Code: WR3053
      • Intakes: Semester 1, Semester 2, November
      • Level: 7
      • Credits: 120
      • Duration: 1 year

      Gain advanced knowledge of the health care sector, and the role of the health professional in Aotearoa/New Zealand.

      This qualification provides opportunities for students to explore the context of the health...

    • Graduate Diploma in Infection Risk Management (Level 7)

      • Code: TO0025
      • Intakes: Semester 1, Semester 2, November
      • Level: 7
      • Credits: 120
      • Duration: 1 year

      This graduate diploma enables students to develop the skills and knowledge to coordinate, develop, implement and monitor infection risk management programmes within health-related organisations and environments.

    • Master of Applied Professional Studies - Infection Prevention and Control

      • Code: WR3107
      • Intakes: Semester 1, Semester 2, November
      • Level: 9
      • Credits: 180
      • Duration: 1.5 years

      The Master of Applied Professional Studies programme aims to provide a flexible range of study options that enable learners to match their needs to the qualification they are seeking to...

    • Master of Applied Professional Studies - Vulnerable Peoples

      • Code: WR3107
      • Intakes: Semester 1, Semester 2, July, November
      • Level: 9
      • Credits: 180
      • Duration: 1.5 years

      This programme offers a flexible range of study options to match qualification requirements and extend students domain of practice within a chosen professional field. The programme aims to integrate theory...

    • National Certificate in Health, Disability, and Aged Support (Foundation Skills) (Level 2) this programme is fees free

      • Code: NC1291
      • Intakes: February, Secondary Tertiary Pathway Delivery
      • Level: 2
      • Credits: 45
      • Duration: 1 year

      This programme aims to provide students with the fundamental knowledge and skills to be employed as a support worker in health, disability, and aged support settings.

      This programme is delivered to...

    • New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Level 3) Health Assistance strand

      • Code: NZ2470
      • Intakes: Semester 1, Semester 2
      • Level: 3
      • Credits: 70
      • Duration: 1 semester

      Are you wanting to work or re-enter the health or wellbeing services? If so then this programme is for you.

      Gain the skills and knowledge required to provide person-centred health care...

    Courses

    • Ako Hauora 1 / Health Studies 1

      • Code: HLTH.6001
      • Level: 6
      • Credits: 15
      • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)

      The aim of this course is to enable students to explore the effects of socio-political and cultural determinants of health on individual, whānau/family, groups and communities. The students will explore...

    • Ako Hauora 2 / Health Studies 2

      • Code: HLTH.7106
      • Level: 7
      • Credits: 15
      • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)

      The students will examine governance structures, policy, legislation and fiscal influences on health care services in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Students will critique specific Ministry of Health strategies, guidelines and initiatives that...

    • Applied Research

      • Code: NURS.7001
      • Level: 7
      • Credits: 15
      • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)

      Develop in depth knowledge of the research process, design, and contribution to best practice. Students will gain competence in critiquing research reports, formulating proposals, and completing ethical approval processes....

    • Communication in Health Care

      • Code: HLTH.2002
      • Level: 2
      • Credits: 15
      • Location: Rotorua Trades Academy

      The aim of the course is for students to describe strategies in meeting communication needs of people with a communication disability, demonstrate understanding of service plans and their purpose and...

    • Concepts of Risk Management, Abuse and Mobility with the Health Care Context

      • Code: HLTH.3006
      • Level: 3
      • Credits: 15
      • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia); Tokoroa; Taupo; Whakatane

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    • Core Skills and Knowledge for the Role of a Support Care Worker

      • Code: HLTH.3002
      • Level: 3
      • Credits: 15
      • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia); Tokoroa; Taupo; Whakatane

      The aim of this course is for students to be able to demonstrate and describe a range of fundamental tasks as a support care worker within the health services; these...

    • Evidence and Inquiry 1

      • Code: HLTH.7102
      • Level: 7
      • Credits: 15
      • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)

      Develop the capacity to critique current research, and debate the relevance of research to evidence-based practice....

    • Evidence and Inquiry 2

      • Code: HLTH.7103
      • Level: 7
      • Credits: 15
      • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)

      Through supervised independent study the students will investigate an area of interest in health. This will include a research based study proposal and a project....

    • Fundamentals in Health Care Delivery

      • Code: HLTH.2001
      • Level: 2
      • Credits: 15
      • Location: Rotorua Trades Academy

      The aim of this course is for students to be able to describe and demonstrate safe work practices that encompass environmental, physical safety and culturally aware practices, at a foundational...

    • Fundamentals of Infection Prevention and Control Practice

      • Code: HLTH.7510
      • Level: 7
      • Credits: 15
      • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)

      Students will explore the application of theoretical concepts of infection prevention and control in national and international healthcare settings....

    • Fundamentals of the Human Body and Supporting Functional Needs

      • Code: HLTH.3001
      • Level: 3
      • Credits: 15
      • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia); Tokoroa; Taupo; Whakatane

      The aim of this course is for students to explore the effects of ageing on the human body and apply this knowledge to supporting activities of daily living. Students will...

    • Hauora Pakeke / Health of the Older Adult

      • Code: HLTH.7105
      • Level: 7
      • Credits: 15
      • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)

      This course will explore the holistic health of the older adult from a physiological, socio-economic, political and cultural view. The students will explore the concept of positive aging, life expectancy...

    • Healthcare Epidemiology

      • Code: HLTH.7509
      • Level: 7
      • Credits: 15
      • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)

      Students will gain fundamental knowledge of healthcare epidemiology in order to appreciate the role of surveillance systems, statistical data, and research studies in preventing, tracing and managing healthcare associated infection....

    • Healthcare Epidemiology

      • Code: PROF.8012
      • Level: 8
      • Credits: 15
      • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)

      Students will acquire the knowledge and skills of healthcare epidemiology to be able to evaluate the role of surveillance systems, statistical data, and research studies in preventing, tracing and managing...

    • Healthcare Infection Risk Management

      • Code: PROF.8020
      • Level: 8
      • Credits: 30
      • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)

      Students will be able to monitor and implement an infection control programme and facilitate a health care risk management process....

    • Healthcare Infection Risk Management

      • Code: HLTH.7512
      • Level: 7
      • Credits: 15
      • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)

      Students will acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to participate in healthcare infection risk management processes....

    • Infection Prevention and Control in Practice

      • Code: PROF.8013
      • Level: 8
      • Credits: 15
      • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)

      Students will evaluate the application of theoretical concepts of infection prevention and control in national and international in nursing and healthcare settings....

    • Information Skills

      • Code: GENR.5581
      • Level: 5
      • Credits: 15
      • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)

      This course will provide students with an introduction to methods of collecting and using information, skills in utilising library resources, online/electronic database and computer software packages for research and essay...

    • Knowledge of a Support Care Worker in Health Care Delivery

      • Code: HLTH.2003
      • Level: 2
      • Credits: 15
      • Location: Rotorua Trades Academy

      The aim of this course is for students to demonstrate understanding of the role and responsibilities of the support worker in relation to consumers of the health care and or...

    • Managing the Scope of Infection Prevention and Control

      • Code: HLTH.7511
      • Level: 7
      • Credits: 30
      • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)

      The student will develop an appreciation for ways in which leadership and clinical governance inform and support a comprehensive infection prevention and control programme....

    • Microbiology and Responses to Infection

      • Code: PROF.8011
      • Level: 8
      • Credits: 15
      • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)

      Students will acquire theoretical knowledge of the characteristics of common pathogenic microorganisms, antimicrobial resistance, and responses to infection, in order to appraise the impact of microorganisms in health care....

    • Microbiology and Responses to Infection

      • Code: HLTH.7508
      • Level: 7
      • Credits: 30
      • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)

      Students will acquire knowledge and understanding of the characteristics of common pathogenic microorganisms, antimicrobial resistance, and responses to infection....

    • Palliative Care

      • Code: HLTH.7107
      • Level: 7
      • Credits: 15
      • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)

      Students will investigate the concepts of quality of life and quality of dying, reflecting on legal, ethical, cultural, religious and personal viewpoints. The students will critically examine the holistic complexities...

    • Te Puawai

      • Code: MAOR.5010
      • Level: 5
      • Credits: 15
      • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia); Tokoroa; Whakatane

      The aim of this course is to introduce students to aspects of te ao Māori including te reo Māori, waiata, andMāori society. The course will also introduce the history of...

    • Tiakina Hauora / Professional Aspects of Health Care

      • Code: HLTH.7101
      • Level: 7
      • Credits: 15
      • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)

      In this course students will analyse the role of the health professional from an Aotearoa/New Zealand perspective with a specific focus on health ethics, legislation, reflexivity, kawa whakaruruhau/cultural safety and...

    • Understanding Disability, Culture and the Concept of Self-Advocacy in Health Care Delivery

      • Code: HLTH.3005
      • Level: 3
      • Credits: 15
      • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia); Tokoroa; Taupo; Whakatane

      The aim of this course is for students to be able to develop an understanding of a range of intellectual and physical disabilities. They will reflect on culture and cultural...

    • Whakaoranga 1 / Rehabilitation 1

      • Code: HLTH.6002
      • Level: 6
      • Credits: 15
      • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia); Tauranga (Windermere)

      This course will provide students with the opportunity to understand the underpinning concepts and requirements of rehabilitation from an individual, family/whānau and community viewpoint. Students will investigate common threads and...

    • Whakaoranga 2 / Rehabilitation 2

      • Code: HLTH.7104
      • Level: 7
      • Credits: 15
      • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)

      This course will provide students with the opportunity to critically analyse rehabilitation models within a range of environments. The focus will be on holistic assessment, measurement and evaluation of health...

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