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Postgraduate Diploma of Health Science

A first step in postgraduate study for health professionals eager to progress into more advanced practice roles.

This programme provides a pathway for nurses pursuing advanced clinical practice and for nurses and other health professionals keen to move into clinical leadership and management roles. By selecting specific papers within this programme, students will also have the opportunity to gain endorsement as nurse prescribers.

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Key information

Years: 1 year (full-time study)
Points: 120
Study Locations:Hamilton
Start Dates: Trimester A (February) and Trimester B (July)
Entry Requirements: Postgraduate International
Area of Study:

Degree Planner

Degree planner — Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science

This degree planner applies to study in 2021.

1 year (120 points)

500 level Health Sciences papers (at least 90 points)

500 level Elective papers (max 30 points)

  • Elective

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Graduate study options

MHSc, DHSc and PhD.