Mt Albert Grammar School Mt Albert Grammar School

13 Health Science 1

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Haana Bovaird.


At least 15 credits in Level 2 Health (12HE1 or 12HE2) ‘Achieved’ or better in AS91235 (External)

If you did not take 12HE1 or 12HE2, please see Miss Bovaird in the Health and PE Department or Miss Goff and Ms Lythe in the Student Centre.  

OR HoD approval

Students will:
  • Analyse and evaluate health issues, contemporary ethical issues, health practices and health promotion within New Zealand and internationally
  • Study topics include methamphetamine use, western and CAM health practices, international health issues such as poverty and HIV, ethical issues such as euthanasia, and current health promotion in our community.
  • Need to have sound written English skills.
  • Complete three internals and one external, totalling 19 credits.

Future Pathways Health Science suits: Health Science, Medicine, Population Health, Education/Teaching, Social Services, Health Promotion, Police, Child care, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Nutrition, Law, Psychology, Nursing.



Career Pathways

Health Promoter, Social Worker, Psychologist, Counsellor, Secondary School Teacher, Primary School Teacher, Early Childhood Teacher, Surgeon, Physician, Registered Nurse, Barrister, Midwife, Clinical Physiologist, Solicitor, Chiropractor, Legal Executive, Physiotherapist, Dentist, Dental Assistant, Police Officer, Paramedic, Kaiwhakaako Māori, Naturopath, Podiatrist, Acupuncturist, Pharmacist, Pharmacy Technician, General Practitioner, Psychiatrist, Biomedical Engineer, Elected Government Representative, Air Force Officer, Air Force Aviator, Environmental Scientist, Dietitian, Dental Technician, Radiation Therapist, Gynaecologist/Obstetrician, Army Soldier, Oral Health Therapist, Environmental/Public Health Officer, Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Private Teacher/Tutor, Interpreter, Health Care Assistant, Personal Trainer/Exercise Professional, Community Karitāne, Veterinary Nurse, Occupational Therapist, Youth Worker, Statistician, Audiologist/Audiometrist, Veterinarian, Nanny/Child Carer, Osteopath, Translator, Speech-Language Therapist, Navy Sailor, Navy Officer, Teacher Aide, Epidemiologist, Pathologist, Economist, Radiation Oncologist, Massage Therapist, Tertiary Lecturer, Health and Safety Adviser, Human Resources Adviser, Health Services Manager, Firefighter, Immigration Officer, Trainer, Psychotherapist, Support Worker, Ophthalmologist, Emergency Management Officer, Biosecurity Officer, Corrections Officer, Forensic Scientist, Funeral Director/Embalmer, Health and Safety Inspector, Probation Officer

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

*13HE1* - Supplementary costs: Approx $10