Case Management: Bachelor of Health Science

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Case management focuses on helping people to return to activities of everyday life following injury. The core premise of case management involves working collaboratively to provide better health and wellbeing outcomes. This degree will help you identify barriers preventing people from participating in the activities of everyday life, to ensure health resources and services are accessible and affordable, and to advocate for policies and environments that enhance health.

Graduates of AUT's case management degree will have a consultative approach and knowledge of services that will contribute significantly to quality rehabilitation.

AUT is the only University in New Zealand to offer an undergraduate degree in case management.

Bachelor of Health Science: degree outline

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Below is a summary. For a comprehensive overview of the degree, please refer to the Academic Calendar

Year 1

You will study core or compulsory papers from across the degree.

Core papers

HEAL504 Lifespan Development and Communication
HEAL505 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
HEAL506 Knowledge, Inquiry and Communication
HEAL507 Health and Environment OR MAOH501 Māori Health, Development and Environment

Core papers in Case Management

COMH501 Personal and Professional Development
MENH502 Mental Health and Wellbeing
HEAL501 Introduction to Case Management
HEAL502 Medical Terminology

Year 2

The focus is on deepening your understanding of case management. In addition there is integration of research methods relevant to work within the health sector.

Papers (core or compulsory)

HEAL610 Methods of Research and Enquiry
HEAL611 Principles of Wellness
HLAW701 Health Law and Policy
HEAL503 Health Records Management
HEAL603 Case Management and Human Behaviour
HEAL605 Advocacy and Dispute Resolution in Health and Human Services
HEAL606 Long Term Conditions

You can select one elective* paper at level six to complement your skill and knowledge development related to case management.

Year 3

The final year prepares you to make the transition to working within the wider sector. At the heart of the final year of study is the Health Practice Co-operative paper (a 150-hour placement related to case management)

Papers (core or compulsory)

HPRM702 Health Practice Co-operative
OCTY701 Enabling Systems Change
RHAB701 Rehab and Participation
HEAL708 Professional Practice and Ethics
HEAL701 Clinical Foundations for Health Case Management
HEAL702 Complexities in Case Management and Practice

You can select one elective* paper at level 6 or level 7 to complement your skill and knowledge development related to case management.

*Elective papers need to be approved by the Programme Leader.

Te Ara Hauora Māori papers

Students who seek careers with a Māori development perspective should select:

MAOH701 Māori Health Promotion
MAOH501 Māori Health, Development and Environment (instead of HEAL507 Health and Environment)
HEAL710 Utilising Supervision in Practice
MAOH702 Applied Primary Māori Mental Health

We will support Te Ara Hauora Māori students to form relationships with Māori health providers, industry stakeholders and communities, and AUT Māori staff and students. 

Career opportunities

  • Working for district health boards
  • Working with private health care providers
  • Working as an independent health advocate
  • Working for Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC)
  • Working within central and local government related to the planning and provision of health services
  • Health promotion specific to people with injury or disability
  • Research related to case management to the older person

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Last updated: 12-Sep-2016 11.27am

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.