News Video | Policy | GPs | Hospitals | Medical | Mental Health | Welfare | Search

 


Health careers programme starts in Dunedin

Health careers programme starts in Dunedin

Twenty four Queens High School students will have the opportunity to view health professionals in their workplace and to experience a health agency work environment on Friday.

The students are participating in Southern DHB’s Programme Incubator, a coordinated programme providing in-depth information on health to secondary pupils.

“This is the launch of the programme in Otago which introduces health careers and health professional role models to secondary school students from years 11-13,” said Programme Incubator Otago Coordinator Vicie Hodge.

“On Friday, the students will be introduced to the DHB and will attend sessions with Maori Health, Public Health and the Oral Health teams giving them an introduction to different career choices in the health sector in an interesting, and engaging way,” explained Vicie.

“The students and a teacher will be introduced to the departments in the hospital where a mentor will show them around and share their career pathway story, and they will also attend sessions held at school,” she said.

Programme Incubator is based on a strategy of ‘grow your own’ for future workforce health careers.

“Without funding this programme would not be successful. We would like to give a big thank for the generosity of Otago Healthcare Trust which have made this new programme possible,” said Ms Hodge.

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

2015: Elton John Plans Wellington Show

After nine years, Elton John and his band will return to Westpac Stadium, Wellington for one spectacular concert! The November 21, 2015 concert will feature iconic hits and classic album tracks from throughout his incredible five-decade career... More>>

Book Awards: Jill Trevelyan's Story Of Peter McLeavey Is Book Of The Year

The story of Wellington art dealer Peter McLeavey and his gallery has won the prestigious New Zealand Post Book of the Year 2014 in a glittering ceremony in Wellington. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: King Richard

Simon Nathan reviews 'Richard Seddon, King of God’s Own': My father grew up in Wellington during Seddon’s premiership... I can recall him standing under the Seddon statue in the grounds of parliament and telling me that Seddon had more backbone than Sid Holland and all his cabinet colleagues put together.. More>>

8 October: Miley Cyrus Bangerz Tour Coming To Auckland!

Dainty Group announced today that global superstar Miley Cyrus will bring her BANGERZ TOUR to New Zealand in October this year. This will be Miley’s first ever visit to New Zealand and there will only be one Auckland show before she takes her tour to Australia. More>>

ALSO:

Music: Lorde NZ Tour Confirmed In Four Major Cities!

In what will be her first ever New Zealand headline tour, Frontier Touring and Brent Eccles Entertainment are stoked to bring you four epic shows across the country! The all ages concerts take place late October/ early November in Christchurch, Dunedin, Wellington and Auckland. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Poor Economics

A review of and excerpt from Jonathan Boston and Simon Chapple’s Child Poverty in New Zealand. Review by Marlene Ware. More>>

Head Count: Highest Population Growth Since 2003

The country’s population grew by 67,800 people, or 1.5 percent, in the year to 30 June 2014. This came from natural increase (births minus deaths) of 29,500 and net migration (arrivals minus departures) of 38,300. New Zealand's estimated resident population was 4.51 million at 30 June 2014. More>>

Fun-Enhancement: Research To Ensure Even Game For Less Skilled Players

A University of Canterbury engineering PhD student is researching sports, such as table tennis, to ensure closer games for both better and less skilled players. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Health
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news