Welcome to the School of Health Sciences

About the School

Our programmes and research activities respond to the dynamic nature of the health and education sector and its workforce.


We offer undergrad qualifications in Health Sciences as well as postgraduate Health Sciences, Counselling, Child and Family Psychology, Nursing, Specialist Teaching and PhD in Health Sciences.

Student Profiles

Read about the successes of some of our current students, recent graduates, as well as the inspirational research being conducted by our postgraduate students.


Dr Arin BasuSchool of Health Sciences Seminar Series: 

Title: How Twin Studies Explain and Predict Your Access to Health Services and Utilization of Health Care in Postgenomic Era
When: Thursday 7 May, 12pm in Dovedale DA01
Presented by: Dr Arin Basu, UC School of Health Sciences


Invaluable recipes for today's health needs

22 April 2015
School of Health Sciences PhD student Sandra Clair is conducting ground-breaking research into a Renaissance medico-pharmaceutical text that could hold invaluable recipes for today’s health needs. Read more


UC researcher studying chronic pain

16 April 2015
Dr Bronnie Thompson, who graduated with her PhD this week from the School of Health Sciences, has been examining how one in six New Zealanders live with chronic pain. Read more

Annabel Ahuriri-DriscollMāori approaches to Māori health issues required

10 March 2015
Health sciences lecturer Annabel Ahuriri-Driscoll says there are nationwide concerns about Māori health and it comes as no surprise that Māori are at the top of the statistics for poor health. Read more