Case Management Major - Bachelor of Health Science

Study the Case Management major in the Bachelor of Health Science degree and gain the skills for non-clinical case management roles, working with clinicians, clients and families to develop and oversee a plan of care.

Ageing populations and more people living with long-term conditions mean there’s a need for a co-ordinated approach to healthcare. Currently there aren’t enough health professionals with the skills to support such an approach. The Case Management major addresses this need.

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This is part of the Bachelor of Health Science.

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You learn to carry out core management processes including assessments, planning, implementation, co-ordination and evaluation. You also learn to advocate for policies and environments that support quality rehabilitation.

Year 1

Semester 1 courses

You develop an in-depth understanding of general healthcare, learning alongside other health science students.

Semester 2 courses

Plus one elective course. Elective courses need to be approved by your programme leader

Year 2

You deepen your understanding of case management, and become familiar with research methods for the health sector.

Courses you study

Plus four electives which allows you to take an additional minor

Year 3

Courses you study

Plus one elective course. Elective courses need to be approved by your programme leader.

Workplace experience

Final year students have the option to do the Health Practice Cooperative course, 150 hours of workplace experience in organisations where you can put into practice the skills you have learnt.   Recent student placements have been at Lifewise NZ,  South Seas Healthcare and AUT Integrated Health.

Te ara hauora Māori health courses

There’s a growing need for health professionals to work with Māori. That’s why you can include Māori health courses as part of your study and develop the skills to work more effectively with Māori, an essential skill in the diverse health sector in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Through these courses you gain access to Māori networks and become comfortable working with whānau and Māori communities. We encourage all students to include at least one Māori health course. You don’t need to know te reo to enrol in the Māori health courses.

  • ACC (recovery coordinator and recovery partner roles)
  • Community support worker for people with mental health conditions
  • Health navigation roles in Māori and Pacific providers like South Seas
  • Case managers for private insurance companies
  • Whanau Ora health navigator roles
  • Employment services consultant
  • Care manager for disabled people
  • Community connector
  • Health coach in primary healthcare settings

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

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