Postgraduate Diploma in Health Practice.xml Postgraduate Diploma in Health Practice

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Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science

Postgraduate DiplomaFull-time, 1 year | Part-time up to 4 years

Programme code

CH4082

Starts

February, July^

Credits

120

Level

8

Domestic Applications due

Received all year

International Applications due

Received all year

Location

Online*

Annual Fees(indictive 2020)

Domestic


International

Course related costs

Advised before enrolment

About this programme

Take the next step towards advanced health roles.

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 one-year, full-time equivalent diploma will equip you with advanced practice knowledge and critical analysis skills. You'll spend time in independent study and undertake critical reflection.

To achieve the qualification, you need to complete four of the available courses within four years.

An endorsement is available for Registered Nurse Prescribing. Four specified courses are required to complete this endorsement; PGHL850, PGHL851, PGHL852 and PGHL853. Please contact the department prior to commencing to discuss the requirements with the Pathway Co-ordinator.

^ Please note: not all courses are offered in both semesters

* This programme is delivered using mainly online learning. It includes compulsory two-day workshops at the Manawa campus in Christchurch for some courses.

** Applications are ranked for acceptance twice a year: on 31 October for study starting in February the following year, and on 30 April for study starting in July that year.

Career opportunities

At the successful completion of this qualification, you'll be able to be involved in advanced practice and implementation of change in your area of practice.

Study pathways

Beyond this qualification you could consider a Masters in Health Practice or Health Science.

Recommended school subjects

Programme structure

To complete this Postgraduate Diploma you are required to complete 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
  • An undergraduate degree in a health science/health discipline
    or
    Postgraduate Certificate in Health Practice or equivalent.

Alternative requirements
  • If you do not hold an undergraduate degree in health science you may:
    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.

    If your undergraduate degree does not provide the basis of study at the level required for more advanced study, enrolment in transitional or undergraduate courses may be required before admission to this programme.

Additional requirements
  • Where preparation is sought for an endorsement, you must also:

    - be a Registered Nurse with a current Practising Certificate
    OR
    -be a Registered Midwife with a current Practicing Certificate.

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.
    Students who have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance requirements are not 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 complete an admissions and enrolment form.

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