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Certificate in Health Sciences (Pre Entry) Level 3


Qualification Certificate in Health Sciences (Pre Entry) (Level 3)
Level 3
Dates

2014 intakes start 03 February, 17 March, 12 May, 23 June, 18 August and 29 September

Applications close 21 days prior to the intake start date - please check the enrolment form for exact dates.

Duration

Intakes are 12 weeks long.

Location SIT2LRN Distance Learning

Course Outline

The programme provides students with the skills and knowledge required for employment or further training in the health sciences sector.  It is an ideal starting point for students wishing to study nursing, midwifery or therapeutic and sports massage.

Course Content

Please note: This programme is made up of local units (listed below), rather than unit standards. Local units are written by SIT. They are not available from the NZQA framework, however the overall course is NZQA accredited.  Students will receive an SIT qualification/transcript with a list of local units, levels credits, and grades.

For learners who first enrolled in the programme prior to 2013, the programme contains the following papers:

 

HSC101 - Normal human structure and function in a health context (Level 4) 5 credits

People credited with this unit are able to describe normal human structure and function in a health context.

HSC102 - Abnormal human structure and function in a health context (Level 4) 5 credits

Abnormal structure and function of the human systems, complementary philosophies, and a range of health care interventions.

PEH106 – Health care ethics (Level 3) 5 credits

People credited with this unit are able to describe consumer rights and ethical behaviour in a health care context.

PEH104 - Scientific notations and units (Level 3) 3 credits

People credited with this unit are able to: demonstrate knowledge of basic Système International (SI) units of measurement; understand the derived units used by laboratories and the corresponding quantities; demonstrate knowledge of quantity calculations; and use formulae to solve problems.

PEH105 – Safe laboratory practices (Level 4) 3 credits

People credited with this unit are able to demonstrate knowledge of chemical hazards, and follow chemical laboratory procedures for health and safety practices.

A visit to a scientific laboratory is recommended for this unit.


PEH107 – Health care teamwork skills (Level 3) 3 credits 

People credited with this unit are able to describe professional relationships between health care practitioners, and describe group processes in a health care interdisciplinary context.

PEH103 - Human biology (Level 3) 6 credits

People credited with this unit are able to demonstrate knowledge of the ten major human body systems (cells and tissues; musculoskeletal; digestive; respiratory; circulatory; urinary; reproductive; endocrine; integumentary), and integrate this knowledge.

PEH108 – Mathematics (Level 3) 11 credits

People credited with this unit will be provided with a body of functional mathematic skills. The paper aims to provide a foundation of theoretical knowledge and practical application of mathematics suitable for entry to more advanced level programmes.

 

For learners who are enrolling in the programme for the first time from 2013 onwards, the programme contains the following papers:

HSC101 - Normal human structure and function in a health context (Level 4) 5 credits

People credited with this unit are able to describe normal human structure and function in a health context.

HSC102 - Abnormal human structure and function in a health context (Level 4) 5 credits

Abnormal structure and function of the human systems, complementary philosophies, and a range of health care interventions.

PEH103 - Human biology (Level 3) 6 credits

People credited with this unit are able to demonstrate knowledge of the ten major human body systems (cells and tissues; musculoskeletal; digestive; respiratory; circulatory; urinary; reproductive; endocrine; integumentary), and integrate this knowledge.

PEH104 - Scientific notations and units (Level 3) 3 credits

People credited with this unit are able to: demonstrate knowledge of basic Système International (SI) units of measurement; understand the derived units used by laboratories and the corresponding quantities; demonstrate knowledge of quantity calculations; and use formulae to solve problems.

PEH109 - Work safely in a science laboratory (Level 3) 2 credits

People credited with this unit are able to identify and describe hazard in the laboratory and follow laboratory procedures for health and safety practices.

A visit to a scientific laboratory is recommended for this unit.

PEH110 - Describe ethical behaviour in a health, disability, or community setting (Level 3) 3 credits

People credited with this unit are able to describe consumer rights and ethical behaviour in a health, disability, or community setting.

PEH111 - Describe relationships between practitioners, and roles and responsibilities in group processes in a health care context (Level 4) 4 credits 

People credited with this unit are able to describe professional relationships between health care practitioners, and roles and responsibilities in group processes within a health care context.

PEH 112 - Number and measurement (Level 3) 7 credits

People credited with this unit will be provided with a body of functional mathematic skills. You will learn how to apply the four basic rules of arithmetic using whole numbers, fractions and decimals and how to apply the metric system of measurement.

PEH113 - Demonstrate knowledge of cultural identities and culture-related issues in an aged care, health, or disability context (Level 3) 6 credits

People credited with this unit are able to describe: their own cultural identity and its influence on their own work practices; other cultural identities and their influence on work practices; and policies, procedures, and resources used to assist in responding to culture-related issues, in an aged care, health, or disability context.

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Career Opportunities

Graduates from this programme will have gained an introduction to health studies and developed skills and knowledge for further tertiary study in health related areas.

Enrolment Information

SUGGESTED STUDY PATH/COMBINATIONS

  

Full time study:

Completing all units (41 Credits) within the 12 week intake will make you a full time student which is roughly 34 hours per week of study. (Please see the Study Load calculator below)

  

Part time study:

Part time study is available to fit in with busy schedules.  The units you choose to study in each intake must be completed within the 12 week intake. Please use the Study Load calculator below to work out how many hours each paper will take you to complete within the intake.

It is suggested that leaners select alternate intakes to avoid date overlaps i.e. intakes # 1 & #3 or #2 & #4 or #3 & #5 or #4 & #6.

  

Sample study plans for learners who enrolled in the programme prior to 2013:

  

Part time (Light study load) Complete within 2 years

Year 1

First enrolment:

HSC101

Second enrolment:

PEH106

Third enrolment:

PEH105, HSC102

Year 2

First enrolment:

PEH108 

Second enrolment:

PEH103 

Third enrolment:

PEH104, PEH107 

 

Part time (Heavy study load) Complete within 1 year

First enrolment:

HSC101, PEH106, PEH105

Second enrolment:

HSC102, PEH108

Third enrolment:

PEH104, PEH103, PEH107

Sample study plans for learners who are new to the programme from 2013 onwards:

Part time (Light study load) Complete within 2 years

Year 1

First enrolment:

HSC101

Second enrolment:

PEH110, HSC102

Third enrolment:

PEH113

Year 2

First enrolment:

PEH112

Second enrolment:

PEH109, PEH103 

Third enrolment:

PEH104, PEH111

Part time (Heavy study load) Complete within 1 year

First enrolment:

HSC101, PEH110, HSC102

Second enrolment:

PEH113, PEH112

Third enrolment:

PEH109, PEH103, PEH104, PEH111

 

CROSS CREDITS/RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING (RPL)

Students who have previously completed any NZQA unit standards relating to the above papers can apply to have the unit(s) recognised on their record of learning at SIT2LRN.  This is done by filling in a ‘Recognition of Prior Learning’ (RPL) application form and attaching proof of achievement. The RPL application form is available on MySIT or from the Programme Administrator on 0800 748 257 ext. 3320.

If you have completed HSC101 and HSC102 in the Pre-Entry programme, these can be credit transferred to the Intermediate programme.

 

LITERACY AND NUMERACY ASSESSMENT

The Tertiary Education Commission requires all learners enrolled in programmes at Levels 1-3 to complete literacy and/or numeracy testing.  This is a Level 3 programme therefore you will be required to complete at least one reading or numeracy assessment during the course of your studies.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • As a guideline, one credit equates to approximately 10 hours study within an intake period.  Click HERE to download a Study Load Calculator (spreadsheet).
  • All papers selected within a particular intake must be completed within that intake unless a transfer is requested (conditions apply; see FAQs).
  • Application forms are filled out on a year by year basis and students are welcome to apply for multiple intakes on the one application form.  Further enrolment is the responsibility of individual students.  There is no automatic enrolment rollover.

Assessments

Assessments for this programme generally include short answers. There are no exams for this programme.

Fees

The Zero Fees Scheme applies to this course, so there are no tuition fees as long as you are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident (residing in NZ), BUT there is a student direct material cost of $6.50 per credit of study undertaken, plus a non-refundable administration fee of $50.00 for each application processed, and the required textbook/s listed below.  You must maintain satisfactory academic progress to retain your Zero Fees Scheme entitlement.

 

Enrolment category

Zero Fees Scheme – applies to NZ citizens and permanent residents (residing in NZ)

International Students

2014 Cost (NZ$)

$6.50 per credit + admin fee $50.00 per application (totalling $316.50 for 41 credit course) - includes GST

$100.00 per credit (+GST for those living in NZ – no GST for those living offshore)

 

Fees must be paid by the due date shown on the invoice.

 

All SIT2LRN courses are approved by Studylink.  Any queries regarding Studylink allowances, loans, and terms and conditions should be made directly to Studylink on 0800 88 99 00 or www.studylink.govt.nz.

Textbooks

There are no text books required for this programme.

Additional Information

All SIT2LRN courses require you to have a computer and internet access. Students are required to use their SIT webmail only for all SIT2LRN communications. All course materials and information, including assessments and due dates, are located on the online Blackboard system. Once you have been accepted into a programme you will receive a Welcome Kit that includes information that you can use to familiarise yourself with our online Blackboard learning environment. From the intake start date you will have access to the online course materials to work through.

 

Facilitator Assistance:  During the enrolled intake period, students have email access to Facilitators, who endeavour to respond to emails within 48 hours (week days only).  All students are required, within the first two weeks of an intake, to send an email to their Facilitator confirming their start on the programme of study.  Students who have not emailed their facilitator or embarked upon their course of study by the end of the 2nd week of an intake, will be Faculty Withdrawn from the programme.  Such withdrawals may impact on future access to SIT Zero Fees Scheme and Student Direct Material Costs are still liable for payment.

 

We recommend students new to SIT2LRN read through the ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ section of our website at http://www.sit.ac.nz/pages/FAQs for further study and enrolment information.

Application Criteria

All applicants should demonstrate a keen interest in health sciences and have academic attributes which demonstrate that applicants have a reasonable likelihood of successful completion of the programme.  A minimum of 18 years of age, with a minimum of three years secondary education is required.  School leavers should have attained a minimum of 12 credits at NCEA level 2 in each of four subjects.

 

Right of entry into programmes of study is restricted by SIT and apparent eligibility may not lead to automatic acceptance. Applicants must demonstrate attributes which in the assessment of SIT should lead to success.

 

Applicants whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English, must meet the English Proficiency Outcomes in accordance with the NZQF Programme Approval and Accreditation Rules 2013 as below.  The full list is available on the SIT website.

Programme Level

IELTS test

TOEFL Paper-based

test

(pBT)

 

 

TOEFL

Internet-based

test

(iBT)

 

University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations

NZCEL

Certificate at

Level 3

 

Score of 5

with no band score lower than 5

 

Score of 500

(with an essay score of 4

TWE)

 

Score of 61 or higher

(with a writing score of 20)

 

FCE

or

CAE with a score of 41 or higher 

Level 3 with an endorsement of either General, Workplace, or Academic

Satisfactory Completion

For students to be considered to have satisfactorily completed this programme, and be eligible for the awarding of the qualification Certificate in Health Sciences (Pre Entry) they must have completed all scheduled course work requirements and assessments, successfully completed assessment requirements for all modules/unit standards and or local units, and achieved a total of 41 credits as specified in the programme schedule.




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