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The degree of Master of Health Sciences allows study at postgraduate level across a range of health disciplines and research experience (thesis) in the student's area of specialisation.
Allied health professionals involved in the care, management and rehabilitation of patients with musculoskeletal and pain problems, such as physiotherapists, occupational therapists, nurses, podiatrists, chiropractors, and osteopaths would find these distance taught papers to be of particular interest.
Every candidate for the degree of MHealSc (Musculoskeletal Management) shall
- be a graduate or possess an appropriate health professional qualification requiring at least three years' full-time tertiary study
- present evidence of ability for advanced level academic study
- be currently working in an area related to musculoskeletal management
Note: Candidates who have not previously enrolled for university study, or who have not achieved grades averaging B or better, will normally be expected initially to enrol for a Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences.
Structure of the Master of Health Sciences (Pain and Pain Management)
Note: Distance taught
|i Compulsory papers (75 points)|
|ii One further approved paper (15 points)|
|iii Approved research methods paper(s) (30 points)|
|Approved research methods paper(s) to the value of 30 points. Examples include : |
|iv Research Pathway (120 points)|
|iv Coursework Pathway (120 points)|
Departmental / Programmes Manager
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Musculoskeletal Medicine
University of Otago, Christchurch
PO Box 4345, Christchurch, New Zealand
Tel 64 3 364 1086