Graduate Diploma in Health.xml Graduate Diploma in Health

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Graduate diploma in Health

Graduate DiplomaFull time - 1 year, part time 2 - 6 years

Annual Fees(indicative 2017)

Programme code

CH4053

Domestic

$745 - $860 per paper

Starts

Throughout the year

International

$21,280

Credits

120

Course related costs

Advised on enrolment

Level

7

Domestic Applications due

Received all year

International Applications due

13 January for February start

Location

Christchurch - Madras Street

Content

Broaden your career opportunities and meet the needs of an expanding health sector.

If you'd like to broaden your employment opportunities in the health sector, this graduate diploma will develop your expertise in a range of areas including aged care, health assessment, mental health support and diabetic care.

As part of the programme you'll undertake a practical project which will take place either in your current workplace or in the community. The goals of your project are flexible and can be determined in collaboration between yourself, your tutors and your employer or the community. Completion of this project will give you an enhanced knowledge of how to apply what you've learned in a real health setting.

Please note: This programme is intended as professional development for overseas students. New Zealand citizens or residents holding a degree are advised to explore our combined Bachelor of Nursing and Masters of Health Science programme.

Programme structure

To complete this Graduate Diploma you are required to complete a minimum total of 120 credits. Please browse the guide below to view the course options currently available within this qualification.

Core courses
Elective Courses

To be a full time student you need to maintain a workload of 120 credits per year. We recommend you talk with us to ensure you choose electives to benefit your future career.

Entry requirements

Academic requirements
  • Any bachelor's degree.

Alternative requirements
Additional requirements
English requirements
  • If English is not your first language you may also be required to provide evidence of your English language skills. If you have no evidence of your English language skills and are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, contact us for an assessment.

OVERALL IELTS REQUIREMENTS

6.5 ACADEMIC

SPEAKING

6.5

READING

6.5

WRITING

6.5

LISTENING

7.0
Acceptable Alternatives Chart

Next steps

To enrol in this programme please:

  • complete an Admission and Enrolment form

Alternatively, if you feel you have gained your learning through on the job experience talk to us about recognition or assessment of prior learning .

Application documents

Career opportunities

A range of areas within the health sector are predicted to grow substantially in New Zealand, creating many opportunities for healthcare employment for those with the right skills, knowledge and qualifications. These areas include the aged care sector, and community health care services which are becoming increasingly embedded.

Study pathways

You can complement this qualification with further graduate study, such as the Masters in Health Science, Postgraduate Diploma Health Science or the Postgraduate Certificate Health Science.

Recommended school subjects

  • Biology
  • Nutrition
  • Sport science
  • Physical education

Level 7

Acute and Long Term Stroke Management

GCSM700
5.0 credits

Advanced ECG Analysis

GCEA700
5.0 credits

Applied Nutrition

ASAN700
15.0 credits

Applied Physical Activity for Special Populations

ASPP700
15.0 credits

Assessment in Aged Care

GCAA700
5.0 credits

Cardiac Rehabilitation

GCCR700
5.0 credits

Cardiovascular Assessment and Health Promotion

GCVV700
5.0 credits

Care of the Dying Person: Cultural Perspectives

GCCU700
5.0 credits

Care of the Dying Person: Managing Nausea/Vomiting

GCNV700
5.0 credits

Care of the Dying Person: Managing Pain

GCEP700
5.0 credits

Care of the Dying Person: Managing Respiratory Systems

GCRD700
5.0 credits

Care of the Dying Person: The Challenge of Chronic Illness

GCCI700
5.0 credits

Communication, Bereavement and Ethics

GCBE700
5.0 credits

Comprehensive Child Health Assessment

GCCH700
10.0 credits

Continence Assessment and Management

GCCE700
5.0 credits

Cultural Perspectives in Rural Health

GCUL700
5.0 credits

Exploring Rural Health Concepts

GCRH700
5.0 credits

Facilitation and Support of People with Impairment/Disability

GCDC700
5.0 credits

Health Assessment of Adults

GCHA700
10.0 credits

Independent Living

ASIL700
15.0 credits

Infection Control Management for Registered Nurses

GCIM700
5.0 credits

Introduction to ECG Analysis

GCEI700
5.0 credits

Introduction to Youth Health

GCYH700
5.0 credits

Management of Acute Pain

GCMP700
5.0 credits

Management of Cancer Related Problems

GCCP700
5.0 credits

Management of Parkinson's Disease and Issues Related to Living with Chronic Illness

GCPD700
5.0 credits

Managing Heart Failure in Acute and Community Settings

GCHF700
5.0 credits

Managing and Caring for People with Diabetes in the Clinical and Community Setting

GCMD700
10.0 credits

Mental Health Assessment

GCMA700
5.0 credits

Nutrition and Disease

ASND700
15.0 credits

Pathophysiology Related to Ageing

GCPR700
5.0 credits

Population Nutrition

ASPN700
15.0 credits

Pressure Injury/Ulcer Assessment

GCPA700
5.0 credits

Pressure Injury/Ulcer Management

GCPM700
5.0 credits

Principles of Motivational Interviewing

GCMI700
5.0 credits

Rapid Assessment of the Acutely Unwell Patient

GCRA700
5.0 credits

Responding to People with Alcohol and Drug Issues

GCDI700
5.0 credits

Responding to the Mental Health Needs of People with Intellectual Disability

GCMH700
5.0 credits

Special Topic: Practice Knowledge

GCST700
5.0 credits

Special Topics in Health and Nutrition

ASHW700
15.0 credits

The Nursing Management of Dementia, Delirium and Depression

GCDD700
5.0 credits

The Nursing Management of People with COPD

GCOD700
5.0 credits

The Nursing Management of: Head, Neck and Gastrointestinal Cancers

GCGI700
5.0 credits

Understanding Cancer

GCUC700
5.0 credits

Understanding Mental Health and Illness

GCHI700
5.0 credits

Understanding and Responding to Behaviour that Challenges

GCCB700
5.0 credits

Work Project

GDWP700
15.0 credits

Wound Assessment

GCWA700
5.0 credits

Wound Management

GCWM700
5.0 credits

Writing for Graduate Study

GCSS700
5.0 credits