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Master of Health Practice

Master’s DegreeFull time | Part time

Annual Fees(indicative 2019)

Programme code

CH4079

Domestic

$10,800 - $11100

Starts

February, July^

International

Credits

180

Course related costs

Advised before enrolment

Level

9

Domestic Applications due

Received all year

International Applications due

Location

Online

Content

Extend your expertise in health practice and expand your career opportunities.

If you have a degree in nursing or a health-related area and you'd like to extend your knowledge and skills for advanced practice in the health sector, this programme will build on your specialist knowledge, enabling you to progress in your career.

You will demonstrate mastery of your area of specialist practice or knowledge and demonstrate capacity for leadership.

To achieve this degree you need to complete 180 credits within five years, including 60 credits at Level 9. This can be done by completing four Level 8 courses, a research design course and a research project totalling 180 credits.

Please contact the department before enrolling. Email deptofhealthpractice@ara.ac.nz

* This programme includes compulsory on-site workshops at the City campus for some courses.

^ Please note that not all courses are offered in both semesters, and that some courses are prerequisites for others.

Career opportunities

Through advanced knowledge and rigorous scholarship, this qualification will enable you to demonstrate mastery of your specialist area of practice and your capacity for leadership positions within the health sector. It also provides an entry into health teaching in your area of practice.

Programme structure

To complete this Master’s Degree you are required to complete 180 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
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Health Practice or equivalent (120 credits at level 8).

Alternative requirements
  • If you do not meet the Academic entry criteria above, you may be admitted to the Postgraduate Certificate in Health Practice, and upon successful completion of two courses from the list of approved courses for the Postgraduate Certificate in Health Practice, gain admission to the Master of Health Practice;
    or
    provide evidence of having completed a relevant professional qualification; and provide evidence of successful completion of a relevant qualification or programme of study which is equivalent to those of first degree graduates, through the submission of a portfolio of evidence.

Additional requirements
  • Interview
    Applicants who meet academic entry criteria may be required to attend an interview.

English requirements
  • If English is not the applicant's first language, applicants will need to provide a result from a test or qualification on the acceptable alternatives English Proficiency Outcomes Chart. Applicants who do not have evidence of English language skills and are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, may contact Ara for an assessment.

    - IELTS 6.5 Academic (no lower than 6.5 in any subtest).

    Note:
    IELTS scores used must be taken from a single IELTS Test Report Form and are valid for two years from the date of the test.
    The English Language requirements for this programme are higher than the minimum set by NZQA; therefore, applicants who have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance may be required to provide evidence of English Language skills.

OVERALL IELTS REQUIREMENTS

6.5 ACADEMIC

SPEAKING

6.5

READING

6.5

WRITING

6.5

LISTENING

6.5
Acceptable Alternatives Chart

Next steps

Please enrol online using link above

Application documents

Credit recognition

If you have work experience in this area, or a relevant prior qualification, you may be eligible for credit recognition towards this qualification.

Level 8

**Manual Therapy Management of the Young A...

PGHL869
30.0 credits

**Manual Therapy in Children and Youth

PGHL868
30.0 credits

**Manual Therapy in the Young Child

PGHL867
30.0 credits

*Registered Nurse Prescribing Practicum

PGHL853
30.0 credits

Advanced Practice: Acutely Unwell People

PGHL859
30.0 credits

Advanced Practice: Diabetes

PGHL860
30.0 credits

Advanced Practice: Elder Health

PGHL858
30.0 credits

Advanced Practice: Health Assessment and D...

PGHL851
30.0 credits

Advanced Practice: Infant and Child Health...

PGHL863
30.0 credits

Advanced Practice: Pathophysiology

PGHL850
30.0 credits

Advanced Practice: Pharmacotherapeutics

PGHL852
30.0 credits

Advanced Practice: Primary Health Care

PGHL861
30.0 credits

Advanced Practice: Women’s Health

PGHL876
30.0 credits

Advanced Practice: Youth Health

PGHL864
30.0 credits

Advanced Practice: Youth Mental Health and...

PGHL865
30.0 credits

Advanced Practice: Youth Sexual Health

PGHL866
30.0 credits

Developing Supervision Practice

PGPS802
30.0 credits

Educational Practice in Health

PGHL862
30.0 credits

Evidence for Health Practice

PGHL870
30.0 credits

Exercise for Special Populations

PGHL873
30.0 credits

Foundations of Supervision

PGPS801
30.0 credits

Hauora Māori

PGHL877
30.0 credits

Health Care in Aotearoa New Zealand

PGHL874
30.0 credits

Health Promotion

PGHL872
30.0 credits

Health Psychology

PGHL875
30.0 credits

Health Services Management

PGHL856
30.0 credits

Influences on Complex Health Care

PGHL854
30.0 credits

Leading Change in Health Practice

PGHL857
30.0 credits

Nutrition for Special Populations

PGHL871
30.0 credits

Optimising Lactation and Breastfeeding

PGHL855
30.0 credits