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Community Health Care

The degree majoring in Community Health Care ensures skilled and qualified people are able to meet the growing need for community health workers to support other health professionals as care is moved into the community.
Find yourself contributing to the health and well-being of individuals and communities through your knowledge of humans in health and disease, and of the health care system, and application of your skills to co-ordinate and manage health care for individuals.

Sick grandfather and a little girl

Why study Community Health Care?


The Bachelor of Health Sciences majoring in Community Health care gives graduates a range of skills and knowledge that meet the needs for multiple roles within the health workforce.

Community Health Care teaches you:

  • To respect and understand the experiences and rights of disabled people and people living with long term conditions.
  • The human lifecycle in health and in disease.
  • Facilitate equitable access to healthcare.
  • Awareness of resources available to support people with a range of disability.
  • To have an understanding of core illnesses and treatments.
  • About the processes involved with patient assessment and care co-ordination.
  • The intricacies of the health system.
  • To have an understanding of the biopsychosocial perspective of health and illness.

More information about Community Health Care

Read the page for the Programme Requirements.

Email: bhealsc@otago.ac.nz