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).

Other qualifications

Prescriptions for:

Health Science papers

500 Level 900 Level
Code and paper title Points
HLTSC501 Health Assessment and Clinical Decision-Making for Registered Nurses right arrow

This paper extends the knowledge gained from undergraduate Health Assessment for nurses, to enable registered nurses to autonomously practice health...

30 24A (Hamilton) & 24B (Hamilton)
HLTSC502 Applied Science right arrow

This paper extends the undergraduate understanding of pathophysiology and to inform knowledge and clinical judgement when assessing health needs and...

30 24A (Hamilton) & 24B (Hamilton)
HLTSC503 Specialty Knowledge in Nursing Practice right arrow

This paper builds on foundational knowledge of assessment and clinical decision making to provide students with the opportunity to explore knowledge...

30 24A (Hamilton)
HLTSC506 Special Project right arrow

This paper will allow students to pursue an individual programme of study in areas where there are not sufficient numbers to make up a class cohort...

30 24A (Hamilton) & 24B (Hamilton)
HLTSC507 Pharmacological Therapy right arrow

This paper will explore the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of commonly used pharmacological agents. It will also explore pharmacological...

30 24A (Hamilton) & 24B (Hamilton)
HLTSC508 Prescribing Practicum right arrow

This paper provides the student with structured clinical experiences in prescribing practice. This includes clinical assessment and diagnostic...

30 24B (Hamilton)
HLTSC509 Advanced Clinical Practicum right arrow

This paper is designed to prepare nurses for advance practice clinical roles including that of Nurse practitioner. Completion of this paper will...

30 24A (Hamilton)
HLTSC510 Advanced Practice Role Development right arrow

This is a self-paced course with two outputs, an analysis of an advanced practice clinical role and a business case for that advanced practice role...

30 24B (Hamilton)
HLTSC511 Mātanga Tapuhi (Nurse Practitioner) Prescribing Practicum right arrow

This paper provides the student with structured clinical experiences in prescribing practice. This includes clinical assessment and diagnostic...

30 24B (Hamilton)
HLTSC512 New Entry To Practice: Clinical Reasoning and Population Responsiveness right arrow

This paper is delivered by Te Whatu Ora – Waikato. HLTSC512 has been established to provide credit for when students enrol in postgraduate study at...

30 24A (Block) & 24B (Block)
HLTSC520 Mental Health Nursing Practice right arrow

This paper provides an introduction to the clinical specialty of mental health nursing for nurses new to mental health. The practice builds on...

30 24A (Hamilton)
HLTSC521 Psychological Therapies right arrow

This paper will explore foundational learning in the theory and practice of psychological interventions in health care. Students will be supported to...

30 24B (Hamilton)
HLTSC530 Gerontological Studies right arrow

Gerontological studies explores the social, psychological, economic and biological basis for ageing. Recent developments within Gerontology and...

30 24B (Hamilton)
HLTSC531 Biological Ageing right arrow

The paper systematically addresses anatomical and physiological changes in the ageing mammal and relates these changes to the current beliefs and...

30 24B (Hamilton)
HLTSC532 Palliative Care right arrow

Excellence in symptom control can go a long way to relieving suffering. However, it is often the more contextual or psychological issues that cause...

30 24A (Hamilton)
HLTSC533 Death and Dying right arrow

This paper is designed to meet the needs of health professionals engaged in the care of terminally ill patients who wish to increase their...

30 24B (Hamilton)
HLTSC534 Health Leadership right arrow

This paper enables students to position health leadership within the current and future context of health delivery both in New Zealand and...

30 24B (Hamilton)
HLTSC535 Managing People in the Health Sector right arrow

This paper is aimed at health professionals and others working in the health sector. The paper will provide students with a set of tools to manage...

30 24A (Block)
HLTSC540 Education and Development for Practice right arrow

This paper equips health professionals to facilitate learning and application of knowledge to practice using contemporary evidenced based education...

30 24A (Hamilton)
HLTSC541 Supervision and Mentorship right arrow

This paper introduces students to the roles of supervision and mentorship in professional practice. Students will be engaged in supervision and / or...

30 24B (Hamilton)
HLTSC550 Māori, Pacific and Indigenous Professional Health Practice right arrow

This paper builds on foundational knowledge of Māori, Pacific and indigenous perspectives of health to provide students with the opportunity to...

30 24A (Hamilton)
HLTSC551 Māori, Pacific and Indigenous Health Leadership right arrow

This paper builds on knowledge from HLTSC 550 to provide the opportunity for students to explore leadership from Māori, Pacific and indigenous...

30 24B (Hamilton)
HLTSC561 Primary Healthcare Practice right arrow

This paper provides primary care registered nurses with the knowledge, skill and nursing judgement to provide care and support for people to manage...

30 24A (Hamilton)
HLTSC592 Health Science Dissertation right arrow

This 60-point research project provides the research component of the honours or the Masters degree.

60 24X (Hamilton)
HLTSC593 Health Science Thesis right arrow

The 90-point thesis is an individual scholarly piece of work of 30,000 words which uses research methodology to systematically investigate a health...

90 24X (Hamilton)
HLTSC594 Health Science Thesis right arrow

The thesis is an individual scholarly piece of work of 40,000 words which uses research methodology to systematically investigate a health issue.

120 24X (Hamilton)
Code and paper title Points
HLTSC900 Health Science PhD Thesis right arrow

The doctoral thesis is an individual scholarly piece of work of 80,000 to 100,000 words which uses research methodology to systematically investigate...

120 24I (Hamilton) & 24J (Hamilton) & 24K (Hamilton) & 24X (Hamilton)
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2024 Catalogue of Papers information current as of 24 May 2024 01:00am