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Health Care

Welcome to the Practice Pathway Group of Health Care, where our core focus is on wellness and modern health care. Our staff teach programmes in both Nursing and Medical Imaging. Students are taught in a learning environment which prepares them for highly-sought after professions both in New Zealand and overseas. Students are supported through their studies by passionate, knowledgeable staff who have real-world, first-hand experience.

Practice Pathway overview

A nursing qualification from Unitec opens up lots of career paths for students in primary health care, acute hospital care, and rehabilitation. During their studies, students have the opportunity to visit health care organisations like the North Shore or Waitākere Hospital, and the Mason Clinic. They also spend time at the Education and Practice Simulation Centre at Waitākere Hospital – a high-tech, simulated hospital environment. Students leave Unitec work-ready and prepared to make a difference.

Unitec’s Medical Imaging programmes offer students lots of hands-on experience using the most up-to-date technology in a clinical environment. Students spend block periods of time practising what they have learnt in the classroom in a radiology facility. This practical approach to learning ensures our students graduate with both the theoretical and clinical knowledge needed to work as a medical imaging technologist.

Explore your options

Programmes and study path

Start with a programme that suits your qualifications and/or experience, then progress to a level that achieves your goals.
PROGRAMME LEVEL DURATION CAREER OPTIONS
Bachelor of Health Science (Medical Imaging) 7 Full-time for three years Medical imaging technologist (requires registration with MRTB)
Bachelor of Nursing 7 Full-time for three years District nurse, Nurse educator, Plunket nurse, Practice nurse, Public health nurse
Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Practice 8 Full-time for six months or part-time for one to four years Improve or innovate in your industry, community, workplace or practice
Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Practice 8 Full-time for one year or part-time options available
Master of Applied Practice 9 Full-time for 18 months or part-time for two to six years
Master of Osteopathy 9 Full-time for two years Registered osteopath, Osteopathic education and research

Staff