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Health - Level 3


Qualification: NCEA Level 3

Entry requirements: Ideally 14 credits from Level 2 Health or at the discretion of the HOD/TIC Health


This course will offer you the opportunity to gain 19 credits towards NCEA level 3 across 4 units of learning. These units of work are based around the following areas of learning:

AS 91463: 3.3 Evaluate Health practices in New Zealand  (5 credits, internal)

AS 91464: 3.4 Analyse a contemporary Ethical Issue (4 credits, internal)

AS 91461: 3.1 Analyse a Health Issue in New Zealand (5 credits, internal)

AS 91462: 3.2 Analyse an International Health Issue  (5 credits, external)

The main focus of this course is to explore global and national health issues by developing understanding of the factors that influence the health of groups in society, implications of these for well-being and effective health promotion strategies for enhancing community well-being. There is opportunity to explore a health issue of your choice.

Field Trips: NA

Course Costs: NA


3 Internal Standards worth 14 Credits

1 External Standard worth 5 Credits

This course offers UE Reading (19) and UE Writing (5) credits.

Where does it lead?

Health related jobs are in high demand both locally and internationally. Learning in senior Health Education provides a strong foundation for pathways into the social and health sciences (education, psychology, sociology, philosophy, politics, law, economics, medicine, health, justice, and social services). Many tertiary courses exist that are based around non medical health studies.

For further information see Mrs Richards