Regulations - Medical And Health Sciences


Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences – PGCertHSc

The regulations for this postgraduate certificate are to be read in conjunction with all other relevant statutes and regulations including the Academic Statutes and Regulations.

Admission

1 In order to be admitted to this programme a student needs to have:

either

a completed the requirements for a degree deemed relevant by Senate or its representative

or

b (i) completed the requirements for a health professional qualification deemed relevant by Senate or its representative

and

(ii) had at least two years of relevant work experience approved as appropriate by the relevant Head of School.

2 A student who has completed the requirements for the Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences in one specialisation may, with the permission of Senate or its representative, enrol for the Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences in another specialisation.

3 To be admitted to the Medical Imaging specialisation a student must:

a have completed a qualification in Medical Imaging

and

b hold current registration with the New Zealand Medical Radiation Technologists Board in the Medical Imaging Technologist scope of practice, or provide evidence of registration or other evidence of the right to work as a Medical Imaging Technologist in their country of domicile.

4 To be admitted to the Mammography specialisation a student must:

a have completed a qualification in Medical Imaging or Radiation Therapy

and

b hold current registration with the New Zealand Medical Radiation Technologists Board in the Medical Imaging Technologist or Radiation Therapist scope of practice, or provide evidence of registration or other evidence of the right to work as a Medical Imaging Technologist or Radiation Therapist in their country of domicile

and

c confirm that they have secured continuous employment in a clinical training position approved by the Programme Director or nominee for the duration of their enrolment in the programme.

Note: This programme includes some specialisations that are limited entry as per the Limitation of Entry Statute 1991 and selection criteria apply. Selection criteria are available from the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences.

Duration and Total Points Value

5 A student enrolled for this postgraduate certificate must:

a pass courses with a total value of 60 points

and

b complete within the time limit specified in the General Regulations – Postgraduate Certificates.

6 The total enrolment for this postgraduate certificate must not exceed 90 points.

Structure and Content

7 Of the 60 points required for this postgraduate certificate, a student must pass:

a 60 points from courses listed in the Master of Health Sciences Schedule

or

b 60 points from courses in one of the areas of specialisation listed in the Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences Schedule.

8 A student admitted to this programme must complete the University of Auckland Academic Integrity Course as specified in the Enrolment and Programme Regulations, Academic Integrity, of the University Calendar.

9 The programme for each student must be approved by the relevant Head of School prior to enrolment.

Practical Requirements

10 A student enrolled for this postgraduate certificate who is required to carry out practical or clinical work must satisfactorily complete such work to the standard that the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences requires.

11 Where a weakness is identified in a clinical practice component of any course, students may be required to enrol in a clinical remediation course in addition to the requirements of their programme.

Variations

12 In exceptional circumstances Senate or its representative may approve a personal programme which does not conform to these regulations.

Amendment

13 These regulations and/or schedule have been amended with effect from 1 January 2022.

Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences (PGCertHSc) Schedule

Specialisations available:


Advanced Nursing

Requirement:

60 points from HLTHSCI 700–708, NURSING 732–735, 741, 742, 744–780, 783, NURSPRAC 701–717, 723–725, 727–730, POPLHLTH 746, POPLPRAC 720–724, 756, 758, 761, 767, 768, other relevant 700 level courses offered at this University approved by the Head of School of Nursing


Alcohol and Drug Studies

Requirement:

60 points: POPLHLTH 737, POPLPRAC 707, 708


Digital Health

Requirement:

15 points: DIGIHLTH 701

30 points from DIGIHLTH 702–706

a further 15 points from DIGIHLTH 701–708 or courses listed in the Master of Data Science or Master of Public Health Schedules excluding DATASCI 792, POPLHLTH 790, 793, 796


Health Informatics

The PDCertHsc in Health Informatics was suspended in 2021. Students who have a current enrolment in this specialisation should contact their faculty for advice regarding completion.

Requirement:

45 points from HLTHINFO 723, 728, 730

15 points from HLTHINFO 725, HLTHMGT 721, 729, 754, POPLHLTH 722


Infant, Child and Adolescent Mental Health

Requirement:

60 points: PSYCHIAT 740, 747, 768

or

at least 45 points from PSYCHIAT 740, 747, 768, 769, 770

and

up to 15 points from other courses approved by the Head of School of Medicine


Mammography

Requirement:

15 points: MEDIMAGE 702

30 points: MEDIMAGE 707, CLINIMAG 708

15 points from courses listed in the Master of Health Sciences Schedule approved by the Head of School


Medical Imaging

Requirement:

30 points: MEDIMAGE 701, 702

at least 15 points from MEDIMAGE 707–722, CLINIMAG 705–720

up to 15 points from courses listed in the Master of Health Sciences Schedule approved by the Head of School


Mental Health

The PGCertHSc in Mental Health was withdrawn in 2021.


Mental Health Nursing

Requirement:

60 points from HLTHSCI 703, NURSING 742, 746, 773, 774, 776, NURSPRAC 718, 719, 720, 726, POPLPRAC 761, other relevant 700 level courses offered at this University approved by the Head of School of Nursing


Palliative Care

Requirement:

60 points from POPLHLTH 746, POPLPRAC 702, 720–724, SOCHLTH 732


Pharmaceutical Science

Requirement:

60 points from PHARMACY 750–761


Sports Medicine

The PGCertHSc in Sports Medicine was suspended in 2018. Students who have a current enrolment in this specialisation should contact their faculty for advice regarding completion.

Requirement:

60 points: POPLPRAC 743–746


Women’s Health

Requirement:

at least 45 points from OBSTGYN 712–716

up to 15 points from OBSTGYN 724, 725


Youth Health

Requirement:

45 points from NURSING 773, PAEDS 710, 712, 719, 721, POPLHLTH 732, PROFCOUN 700

15 points from another 700 level course listed in the Master of Health Sciences or Master of Public Health Schedules

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