Health Science (2020)

Health Science is available as a subject in the Postgraduate Certificate of Health Science (PGCertHSc), Postgraduate Diploma of Health Science (PGDipHSc), and Master of Health Science (MHSc).


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  • Prescriptions for the PGCertHSc

    To complete a Postgraduate Certificate of Health Science (PGCertHSc) students must complete 60 points at 500 level from the papers listed below.

    Students do not have to follow a listed pathway; however, the following pathways are available.

    Primary Care pathway

    Students should complete 60 points at 500 level, including HLTSC501 and HLTSC561.

    Mental Health pathway

    Students should complete 60 points at 500 level, including HLTSC501 and HLTSC520.

    Gerontology pathway

    Students should complete 60 points at 500 level, including HLTSC501 and HLTSC531.

  • Prescriptions for the PGDipHSc and MHSc

    To complete a Postgraduate Diploma of Health Science (PGDipHSc) students must complete 120 points at 500 level, including 90 points from the papers listed below.

    To complete a Master of Health Science (MHSc) students must complete 240 points at 500 level, including 210 points from the papers listed below. Students must include HLTSC581, HLTSC582, HLTSC583, or HLTSC508 and HLTSC509.

    Students do not have to follow a designated pathway; however, the following pathways are available.

    Designated Nurse Prescriber pathway

    For a PGDipHSc, students should complete 120 points at 500 level, including HLTSC501, HLTSC502, HLTSC508 and HLTSC507.

    Nurse Practitioner pathway

    For a MHSc, students should complete 240 points at 500 level, including HLTSC501, HLTSC502, HLTSC503, HLTSC507, HLTSC508, HLTSC509 and HLTSC510.

    Education pathway

    For a PGDipHSc, students should complete 120 points at 500 level, including HLTSC501, HLTSC502, HLTSC540 and HLTSC541.

    For a MHSc, students should complete 240 points at 500 level, including either: HLTSC580 and HLTSC581, HLTSC580 and HLTSC582, or HLTSC583. Included should also be the papers listed for the PGDipHSc.

    Clinical pathway

    For a PGDipHSc, students should complete 120 points at 500 level including HLTSC501, HLTSC502.

    For a MHSc, students should complete 240 points at 500 level from either: HLTSC580 and HLTSC581, HLTSC580 and HLTSC582, or HLTSC583. Included should also be the papers listed for the PGDipHSc. HLTSC504 is recommended for this pathway.

    Māori, Pacific and Indigenous pathway

    For a PGDipHSc, students should complete 120 points at 500 level, including HLTSC501, HLTSC502, HLTSC550 and HLTSC551.

    For a MHSc, students should complete 240 points at 500 level from either: HLTSC580 and HLTSC581, HLTSC580 and HLTSC582, or HLTSC583. Included should also be the papers listed for the PGDipHSc. HLTSC504 is recommended for this pathway.

    Leadership and Health Management pathway

    For a PGDipHSc, students should complete 120 points at 500 level, including HLTSC570, HLTSC571, HLTSC572 and HLTSC573.

    For a MHSc, students should complete 240 points at 500 level from either: HLTSC580 and HLTSC581, HLTSC580 and HLTSC582, or HLTSC583. Included should also be the papers listed for the PGDipHSc. HLTSC504 is recommended for this pathway.

    Primary Care pathway

    For a PGDipHSc, students should complete 120 points at 500 level, including HLTSC501, HLTSC560, HLTSC561 and HLTSC562.

    For a MHSc, students should complete 240 points at 500 level from either: HLTSC580 and HLTSC581, HLTSC580 and HLTSC582, or HLTSC583. Included should also be the papers listed for the PGDipHSc. HLTSC504 is recommended for this pathway.

    Mental Health pathway

    For a PGDipHSc, students should complete 120 points at 500 level, including HLTSC501, HLTSC520, HLTSC521 and HLTSC562.

    For a MHSc, students should complete 240 points at 500 level from either: HLTSC580 and HLTSC581, HLTSC580 and HLTSC582, or HLTSC583. Included should also be the papers listed for the PGDipHSc. HLTSC504 is recommended for this pathway.

    Gerontology pathway

    For a PGDipHSc, students should complete 120 points at 500 level, including HLTSC501, HLTSC530, HLTSC531 and HLTSC532.

    For a MHSc, students should complete 240 points at 500 level from either: HLTSC580 and HLTSC581, HLTSC580 and HLTSC582, or HLTSC583. Included should also be the papers listed for the PGDipHSc. HLTSC504 is recommended for this pathway.

  • Prescriptions for the PhD

    The Doctor of Philosophy is a three year research-based degree in which students undertake a programme of approved and supervised research that leads to a thesis which critically investigates an approved topic of substance and significance, demonstrates expertise in the methods of research and scholarship, displays intellectual independence and makes a substantial original contribution to the subject area concerned, and is of publishable quality.

  • Prescriptions for the DHSc

    The Doctor of Health Science is a three-year full-time or six-year part-time professional doctorate in health science for experienced health practitioners who have a strong academic record and who want to develop their profession through research. Students in this programme complete guided coursework and a thesis. This thesis critically investigates an approved topic of substance and significance, demonstrates expertise in the methods of research and scholarship, and displays intellectual independence. It makes a substantial original contribution to the research area and is of publishable quality.

2020 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 24 September 2021 7:01pm

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