The Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences is designed for health professionals and others in health-related fields who wish to study for a postgraduate health sciences qualification which does not include the research component (thesis or dissertation).
The Diploma may be credited towards the Master of Health Sciences provided the candidate has obtained credit or distinction for the Diploma.
The PGDipHealSc may be taken either as a generic qualification or, more usually, as an endorsed option in a specific area of specialisation.
Regulations for the Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences (PGCertHealSc) detailing the Admission to the Programme, Structure of the Programme, Duration of the Programme, Level of Award of the Diploma and Variations is available through the University of Otago website.
Endorsed options for the PGDipHealSc through the Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences are:
- Addiction and Co-existing Disorders (ADCO)
- Advanced Clinical Nursing (NUAC)
- Continence Management (CTMG)
- Forensic Mental Health (MENF)
- Mental Health (MENH)
- Musculoskeletal Management) (MSMT)
- Nursing (Advanced Mental Health) (NAMH)
- Nursing (Gerontology) (NUGE)
- Nursing (High Acuity) (NUHA)
- Nursing (Leadership and Management) (NULM)
- Nursing (Long-term Condition Management) (NULT)
- Nursing (Primary Health Care) (NPHC)
- Nursing (Specialty Mental Health) (NSMH)
- Pain and Pain Management (PAIN)
- Perinatal Mental Health (PNMH)
Note: Students would normally enrol initially for the PGCert before proceeding to the diploma
Manager, Academic Programmes
University of Otago, Christchurch
PO Box 4345, Christchurch, New Zealand
Tel 64 3 364 0527