Regulations - Medical And Health Sciences


Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences – PGDipHSc

The regulations for this postgraduate diploma 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 postgraduate diploma a student must 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 appropriate by Senate or its representative

and

(ii) have at least two years of relevant professional experience approved by the relevant Head of School.

2 A student who has completed the requirements for the Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences from this University or an equivalent qualification as approved by Senate or its representative, may on the recommendation of the relevant Head of School, credit the courses passed from the Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences to the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences.

3 A student who has completed the requirements for the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences in one specialisation may, with the permission of Senate or its representative, be admitted to the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences in another specialisation.

4 a Students applying for the Medical Imaging specialisation must hold current registration with the New Zealand Medical Radiation Technologists Board in the Medical Imaging Technologist scope of practice or as a Medical Imaging Technologist in their country of domicile and if it is required, confirm that they have adequate access to clinical work at a facility approved by the Programme Director.

b Students applying for the Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Nuclear Medicine, or Ultrasound specialisation must confirm that they have adequate access to clinical work at a facility approved by the Programme Director.

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 diploma must:

a pass courses with a total value of 120 points

and

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

6 The total enrolment for this postgraduate diploma must not exceed 160 points.

Structure and Content

7 Of the 120 points required for this postgraduate diploma, a student must pass:

either

a (i) 15 points from an approved Research Methods Course listed in the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences Schedule, if such a course has not already been passed

and

(ii) 105 points from other courses listed in the Master of Health Sciences Schedule

or

b 120 points in courses from one of the areas of specialisation listed in the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences Schedule.

8 A student enrolled for this postgraduate diploma who has already passed any course the same as, or similar to, those required under Regulation 7, must substitute an alternative course as approved by the relevant Head of School.

9 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.

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

Practical Requirements

11 A student enrolled for this postgraduate diploma 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.

12 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

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

Distinction

14 This postgraduate diploma may be awarded with Distinction or Merit as specified in the General Regulations – Postgraduate Diplomas.

Amendment

15 These regulations and/or schedule have been amended with effect from 1 January 2020.

Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences (PGDipHSc) Schedule

Approved Research Methods Courses:

MEDSCI 743, NURSING 782, OPHTHAL 703, POPLHLTH 701, 704–708, 711, 712

Specialisations available:


Advanced Nursing

Requirement:

either

120 points from HLTHSCI 700–708, NURSING 732, 733, 735, 737, 741, 742, 744–770, 773–780, 782, 785–787, NURSPRAC 701–726, other courses approved by the Head of School of Nursing

or

120 points from NURSING 742, 746, 770, 773, 782, 785, NURSPRAC 705, 710-712, 717, POPLPRAC 756, 758, 760, 761, 767, 768, other courses approved by the Head of School of Nursing

or

120 points from NURSING 742, 745, 746, 773, 782, 785, NURSPRAC 704, 710, 717, POPLHLTH 746, POPLPRAC 720, 722, 723, 724, other courses approved by the Head of School of Nursing

or

120 points from HLTHSCI 703, NURSING 742, 744–746, 773, 774, 776, 782, 785, NURSPRAC 717–720, 726, POPLPRAC 761, other courses approved by the Head of School of Nursing


Alcohol and Drug Studies

Requirement:

60 points: POPLHLTH 737, POPLPRAC 707, 708

30 points from POPLHLTH 738, 753, 768, 773, 774, POPLPRAC 712, 765

15 points from POPLHLTH 701, 704, 705, 767

15 points from HLTHMGT 721, MAORIHTH 701, PAEDS 712, POPLHLTH 736, 738, 739, 747, 753, 768, 773, 774, POPLPRAC 707, 712, 754, 765


Health Informatics

Requirement:

75 points: HLTHINFO 723, 728, 730, POPLHLTH 709, 724

15 points from HLTHMGT 729, 754

15 points from POPLHLTH 701, 706, 707, 767

15 points from COMPSCI 732, 760, HLTHINFO 722, 724, 725, HLTHMGT 721, INFOSYS 720, 722, OPSMGT 757, POPLHLTH 717, 718, 722


Health Promotion

Requirement:

60 points: POPLHLTH 700, 722, 733, 734

15 points from POPLHLTH 701, 704

15 points from POPLHLTH 705, 720, POPLPRAC 710, 712

30 points from MAORIHTH 701, 705, POPLHLTH 705, 715, 717, 718, 720, 725, 726, 736, 737, 739, 752, 766, 746, POPLPRAC 712


Infant, Child and Adolescent Mental Health

Requirement:

at least 30 points from PSYCHIAT 740, 747, 768

at least 15 points from POPLHLTH 701, 704, 705, 708, 767

at least 45 points from PSYCHIAT 730, 740, 741, 747, 766, 768–770, 773

up to 30 points from HLTHMGT 754, MAORIHTH 701, PAEDS 712, 719, POPLHLTH 724, 739, POPLPRAC 754, or other approved 700 level courses offered at this University


Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Requirement:

75 points: MEDIMAGE 701, 702, 714, 715, 721

45 points: CLINIMAG 710–712


Medical Imaging

Requirement:

30 points: MEDIMAGE 701, 702

60 points from CLINIMAG 705–720, MEDIMAGE 707–722

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


Mental Health Nursing

Requirement:

120 points from HLTHSCI 703, NURSING 742, 744–746, 773, 774, 776, 782, 785, NURSPRAC 717–720, 726, POPLPRAC 761, other courses approved by the Head of School of Nursing


Nuclear Medicine

Requirement:

120 points: MEDIMAGE 701, 702, 708, 720, CLINIMAG 705, 706, 707, 716


Pacific Health

Requirement:

75 points: POPLHLTH 700, 722, 739, POPLPRAC 710, 712

15 points from POPLHLTH 711, 746

15 points from POPLHLTH 701, 704, 705

15 points from HLTHMGT 754, MAORIHTH 701, POPLHLTH 715, 717, 718, 720, 725, 732, 734, 735, 736, 737, 752, 765, 766


Palliative Care

Requirement:

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

15 points from POPLHLTH 701, 709

15 points from courses listed in the Master of Health Sciences Schedule


Pharmaceutical Science

Requirement:

60 points: PHARMACY 750, 751

60 points from PHARMACY 752–754, 760, 761

or

60 points: PHARMACY 750, 751

30 points from PHARMACY 752–754, 760, 761

up to 30 points from other courses offered at 700 level at this University, with the approval of the Head of School of Pharmacy


Population Mental Health

Requirement:

75 points: POPLHLTH 700, 722, 735, 736, POPLPRAC 712

15 points from POPLPRAC 702, 710, 754

15 points from POPLHLTH 701, 704, 705

15 points from MAORIHTH 701, POPLHLTH 732, 733, 734, 737, 739, 746, 766, POPLPRAC 702, 754


Ultrasound

Requirement:

60 points: MEDIMAGE 701, 702, 716, 717

45 points: CLINIMAG 713, 715, 720

15 points from CLINIMAG 709, 719


Youth Health

Requirement:

75 points: EDUC 747, PAEDS 712, 719, POPLHLTH 732, POPLPRAC 754, PROFCOUN 700, SOCCLEAD 701

15 points from POPLHLTH 701, 704, 705, 708, 767

30 points from MAORIHTH 701, NURSING 773, PAEDS 710, 714, 721, 722, POPLHLTH 735–737, 739, POPLPRAC 702, 712, 724, PSYCHIAT 740, 766, 769, 770

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