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.


This is part of the Bachelor of Health Science.

Start date: 2018

Start date: 2019

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 papers

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

Semester 2 papers

Year 2

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

Papers you study

Plus one elective paper. Elective papers need to be approved by your programme leader.

Year 3

Papers you study

Plus one elective paper. Elective papers need to be approved by your programme leader.

Workplace experience

At the heart of your final year is the Health Practice Co-operative paper, 150 hours of workplace experience related to case management.

Te ara hauora Māori health papers

There’s a growing need for health professionals to work with Māori. That’s why you can include Māori health papers 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 papers 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 paper. You don’t need to know te reo to enrol in the Māori health papers.

  • Case manager or care co-ordinator for ACC or Ministry of Social Development, Primary Health Organisations, district health boards, health insurers and non-governmental organisations
  • Health promotion for people with an injury, illness or experiencing disability
  • Central and local government roles related to planning and providing health services
  • Independent health advocate, helping people navigate the health and social care system
  • Research-related roles

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Case Management in Health Careers

Key features
  • Developed to address the needs of the health sector
  • The only New Zealand university degree in case management
  • Includes 150 hours of workplace experience
  • Offered at the North Campus
  • Part-time study options available
See yourself as
  • Collaborative
  • A skilled communicator
  • Interested in supporting individuals and their families
  • Passionate about helping people living with a long-term condition  or experiencing disability

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