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Postgraduate Certificate of Health Science

A Postgraduate Certificate in Health Science is the first step in postgraduate study for health professionals eager to progress into more advanced practice roles.

The Postgraduate Certificate programme at Waikato is designed for health professionals who wish to advance their clinical reasoning and critical thinking capabilities.

Students studying a Postgraduate Certificate in Health Science will undertake papers that reflect their practice setting and professional development pathway.

Combining Waikato’s high academic standards with real healthcare settings, our programmes are unique and customisable. They have been developed to allow registered nurses to better meet the needs of the people in the Midlands region, with a focus on improving equity for Māori and Pacific peoples, particularly in mental health and addictions and in both urban and rural settings.

Māori and Pasifika nurses are also able to undertake study that supports and develops their clinical and cultural practice and leadership development using indigenous worldviews.

In addition to an academic qualification, we offer professionally accredited pathways leading to eligibility to apply for endorsement or registration with the Nursing Council of New Zealand.

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Key information

Years: 0.5 years (full-time study)
Points: 60
Study Locations:Hamilton
Start Dates: Trimester A (February) and Trimester B (July)
Entry Requirements: Postgraduate International
Area of Study:

Degree Planner

Degree planner — Postgraduate Certificate in Health Science

This degree planner applies to study in 2021.

60 points

500 level Health Sciences paper

500 level Health Sciences paper

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    Graduate study options

    PGDipHSc, MHSc, DHSc and PhD.