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Key to the tables

P Prerequisite: Course(s) you must complete to a defined standard (or have waived) before your enrolment in another course is confirmed.

C Corequisite: Course(s) that must be completed in the same semester as another course, unless already passed or waived.

R Restriction: Similar courses, that cannot both be credited to the same qualification.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science
PGDipHlthSc

Qualification Regulations

Part I

These regulations are to be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates.

Part II

Admission

1. Admission to the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science requires that the candidate will:

(a) meet the University admission requirements as specified; and

(b) have been awarded or qualified for the Bachelor of Health Science or an equivalent undergraduate qualification.

2. Notwithstanding Regulation 1, Admission to the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science (Medical Laboratory Science) requires that the candidate will:

(a) meet the University admission requirements as specified;

(b) have been awarded or qualified for a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Bio Medical Science or equivalent;

(c) hold a current Annual Practicing Certificate (APC) for employment in the Scope of Practice of "Medical Laboratory Technician";

(d) have been practicing as a Medical Laboratory Technician in an ISO15189 accredited NZ Diagnostic Medical Laboratory for at least one year; and

(e) have written employer support allowing the candidate the necessary laboratory resources and time for the completion of Medical Laboratory Science endorsement.

3. Notwithstanding Regulation 1, in order to be admitted to the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science, Psychology endorsement, candidates must:

(a) meet the University admission requirements as specified; and

(b) have been awarded or qualified for the Bachelor of Health Science with a major in Psychology, having achieved at least a B- grade average in the 300-level psychology specialisation courses, or equivalent.

Qualification Requirements

4. Candidates for the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science shall follow a flexible course of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 120 credits at 700 level, comprising:

(a) Courses selected from the Schedule for the Qualification,

and including:

(b) Any compulsory courses listed in the Schedule for the Qualification,

(c) Attending any contact workshops, block courses, field trips, studios, workshops, tutorials and laboratories as required.

Specialisations

5. The Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science may be awarded with or without an endorsement.

6. Candidates may complete an endorsement by passing at least 120 credits in an endorsement. The requirements for each endorsement are set out in the Schedule for the Qualification.

7. Endorsements available are: Bioscience, Environmental Health, Māori Health, Psychology, Rehabilitation, Sport and Exercise, Medical Laboratory Science, and Occupational Health and Safety.

Student Progression

8. In cases of sufficient merit, the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science may be awarded with distinction or merit.

Completion Requirements

9. The timeframes for completion as outline in the General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates will apply.

10. Candidates may be graduated when they meet the Admission, Qualification and Academic requirements within the prescribed timeframes.

Unsatisfactory Academic Progress

11. The general Unsatisfactory Academic Progress regulations will apply.

Transitional Provisions

12. Subject to the Maximum Time to Completion and Abandonment of Studies provisions specified in the Part I regulations for the degree, candidates enrolled in the Bioscience endorsement prior to 1 January 2022 who have successfully completed at least 90 credits may substitute a course already successfully completed for either one of 168.711 or 179.102. These transitional arrangements expire 31 December 2024.

13. Subject to the Maximum Time to Completion and Abandonment of Studies provisions specified in the Part I regulations for the degree, candidates enrolled in the Māori Health endorsement prior to 1 January who have successfully completed 168.711 may substitute this for 150.714. Such candidates who have successfully completed 150.799 may count this towards compulsory course requirements. These transitional arrangements expire 31 December 2024.

14. Subject to the Maximum Time to Completion and Abandonment of Studies provisions specified in the Part I regulations for the degree, candidates enrolled in the Occupational Health and Safety endorsement prior to 1 January 2022 may substitute 251.732 for any of 251.731, 168.711, 168.713 or 179.102. These transitional arrangements expire 31 December 2024.

15. Subject to the Maximum Time to Completion and Abandonment of Studies provisions specified in the Part I regulations for the degree, candidates enrolled in the Sport and Exercise endorsement prior to 1 January 2022 may substitute 234.799 for 234.724 and another 15 credit course from the schedule. These transitional arrangements expire 31 December 2024.

Schedule for the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science

Endorsements

Bioscience (120 credits)

Compulsory course

214.781 Advanced Topics in Health Science 30 credits

Compulsory course selection (30 credits from)

168.711 Health Research Design and Method 30 credits
R 168810, 168710

179.702 Advanced Research Methods 30 credits

Subject courses (60 credits from)

117.709 Biometrics for the Animal and Nutritional Sciences 15 credits
R 151709

151.716 Advanced Nutrition and Disease 15 credits

151.717 Selected Topics in Public Health Nutrition 15 credits

168.733 Physiology and Pathophysiology 30 credits

194.732 Advanced Cell Physiology 30 credits

231.704 Hauora Māori 30 credits

231.705 Pacific Health 30 credits

231.730 Epidemiology and Biostatistics 1 15 credits
R 231703

231.731 Epidemiology and Biostatistics 2 15 credits
P 231730 R 231703

231.732 Physical Activity Promotion 15 credits

231.733 Big Public Health Issues 15 credits

250.703 Health Communication 15 credits

252.701 Sleep and Circadian Science for Health Practitioners 30 credits
R 252702

Environmental Health (120 credits)

No new enrolments

Compulsory course

231.707 Environmental Health 30 credits

Subject courses

168.711 Health Research Design and Method 30 credits
R 168810, 168710

168.713 Evidence-Based Practice 30 credits

214.772 Advanced Topics in Food Quality 30 credits

214.773 Advanced Topics in Water Quality 30 credits

214.774 Advanced Topics in Sound and its Reception 30 credits

214.777 Advanced Topics in Air Quality 30 credits

214.781 Advanced Topics in Health Science 30 credits

Medical Laboratory Science (120 credits)

Compulsory courses (120 credits from)

168.713 Evidence-Based Practice 30 credits

202.701 Clinical Laboratory Haematology 15 credits

202.702 Transfusion Science 15 credits

202.703 Diagnostic Clinical Biochemistry & Immunology 15 credits

202.704 Diagnostic Medical Microbiology 15 credits

202.705 Advanced Clinical Sciences 30 credits
P 202701, 202702, 202703, 202704

Māori Health (120 credits)

Compulsory courses (60 credits from)

150.702 Pae Ora: Māori Health Advancement 30 credits

150.714 Ta Te Māori Rangahau Korero: Māori Research Methodologies 30 credits

Subject courses (60 credits from)

150.701 Tino Rangatiratanga: Strategic Māori Development 30 credits

150.799 Research Report (30) 30 credits

231.704 Hauora Māori 30 credits

Occupational Health and Safety (120 credits)

Compulsory course (30 credits from)

251.731 Advanced Occupational Safety and Health 30 credits

Compulsory course selection (30 credits from)

168.711 Health Research Design and Method 30 credits
R 168810, 168710

168.713 Evidence-Based Practice 30 credits

179.702 Advanced Research Methods 30 credits

Subject courses (60 credits from)

251.770 Health and Safety Auditing 30 credits

251.772 Advanced Occupational Hygiene 30 credits

251.773 Hazard Management 30 credits

Psychology (120 credits)

Compulsory course

175.738 Psychological Research: Principles of Design 15 credits

Subject courses (105 credits from)

175.718 Postmodernism and Psychology 15 credits

175.719 Applied Criminal Psychology 15 credits

175.720 Advanced Psychology of Women 15 credits

175.721 Child and Family Therapy 15 credits

175.722 Principles of Clinical Neuropsychology 15 credits

175.725 Advanced Social Psychology 30 credits

175.729 Psychology and Culture 15 credits

175.730 Professional Practice in Psychology 15 credits

175.732 Psychological Well-being in Organisations 15 credits

175.733 Sustainable Livelihood 15 credits

175.734 Child Clinical Neuropsychology 15 credits

175.737 Occupational Psychology 15 credits

175.739 Health Psychology: Understanding Health and Illness 15 credits

175.740 Occupational Health Psychology 15 credits

175.741 Psychological Assessment in Organisations 15 credits

175.743 Health Psychology: The Social Context 15 credits

175.744 Health Psychology: Promoting Health 15 credits

175.746 Psychological Research: Quantitative Data Analysis 15 credits

175.747 The Psychology of Sport and Exercise 15 credits

175.748 The Psychology of Organisational Change 15 credits

175.750 Qualitative Methods in Psychology 15 credits

175.751 Neuropsychological Rehabilitation 15 credits

175.781 Understanding Mental Distress 15 credits

175.782 Clinical Psychology Assessment 15 credits

175.783 Clinical Psychology Interventions 15 credits

Rehabilitation (120 credits)

No new enrolments

Compulsory course

147.701 Rehabilitation Theory and Practice 30 credits

Subject courses

147.703 Vocational and Rehabilitation Counselling 30 credits

147.704 Drugs and Society 30 credits

168.711 Health Research Design and Method 30 credits
R 168810, 168710

168.713 Evidence-Based Practice 30 credits

214.781 Advanced Topics in Health Science 30 credits

231.704 Hauora Māori 30 credits

231.705 Pacific Health 30 credits

Sport and Exercise (120 credits)

Compulsory course (15 credits from)

234.724 Research Seminar in Sport and Exercise 15 credits

Compulsory course selection (30 credits from)

168.711 Health Research Design and Method 30 credits
R 168810, 168710

168.713 Evidence-Based Practice 30 credits

Subject courses (75 credits from)

231.732 Physical Activity Promotion 15 credits

234.725 Athletic Conditioning 30 credits
R 234716

234.726 Exercise and Sport Science 30 credits
R 234720, 234721, 234722, 234723

234.727 Physical Activity for Compromised Health 30 credits
R 234717, 234718, 234719

250.703 Health Communication 15 credits