- Tuition fee $19,950
- Intakes February, July, October
- Minimum IELTS 6.0 with no band less than 5.5
- Duration (length of study) 1 year
This graduate diploma provides students with advanced knowledge of the health care sector and the role of the health professional in Aotearoa/New Zealand. This qualification provides opportunities for students to explore the context of the health experiences of the individual, whanau/family and communities. Students will have the opportunity to develop specialist knowledge on palliative care and health of the older adult, as well as selecting a study option. This qualification also aims to support advancing studies through research inquiry.
This qualification provides the student with a pathway to higher educational learning at a postgraduate level (Level 8). Graduates will be able to gain employment within a wide range of primary, secondary and tertiary health and disability sector services.
To achieve the award of the Graduate Diploma in Health Studies, students must pass a total of 120 credits, including:
- 105 compulsory credits; and
- 15 credits from the Options List.
Knowledge and skills you will gain
Graduates will be able to:
- analyse government and governance structures that influence health outcomes for individuals and communities within Aotearoa/New Zealand;
- examine research inquiry, critique research, explore evidenced-based research and its relevance to the healthcare setting;
- plan and carry out a health research project;
- critically explore palliative health care and the health of the older person from a holistic and multi-layered approach;
- analyse concepts of the health professionals role, including reflexivity, kawa whakaruruhau/cultural safety, legislation, Te Tiriti o Waitangi/The Treaty of Waitangi and health ethics;
- demonstrate knowledge of health outcomes from a social, political and economic perspective for individuals, whānau/family and the wider community;
- articulate knowledge of primary health care, health promotion and health maintenance;
- pursue an area of specialist interest within health inquiry, rehabilitation or exploring a Māori world view; and
- work within a wide range of primary, secondary and tertiary health and disability sector services.
Admission and entry requirements for this qualification are in accordance with the academic regulations.
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Last updated November 16, 2017