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Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences in Women's Health

This course is available

Online, On-Campus

Level of Study

Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma


0.5 years

Next start date

Expected Mar 2025


University of Auckland


The Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences in Women's Health is aimed at nurses, doctors, midwives and radiographers seeking to advance their knowledge and skills.

Students who complete this programme will be able to provide health care advice to women in all areas of reproductive health and wellbeing. Depending on the graduate’s professional scope of practice completion of this qualification will assist the practitioner in prescribing treatment in this area.

This specialisation is offered by the School of Medicine. Courses in this specialisation are offered in a distance learning format.

Programme structure

Students are required to enrol in, and complete at least 45 points from the following courses:

OBSTGYN 712 - Contraception and pre and Early Pregnancy (15 Points)

OBSTGYN 713 - Pregnancy and Postnatal Care in the Community (15 Points)

OBSTGYN 715 - Medical Gynaecology 1 (15 Points)

OBSTGYN 716 - Medical Gynaecology 2 (15 Points)

and up to 15 points from:

OBSTGYN 724 - Obstetrics Residential (15 Points)

OBSTGYN 725 - Gynaecology Residential (15 Points)

Entry criteria

You must have completed an undergraduate degree at a recognised university (or similar institution) in a health-related discipline such as health sciences, medicine, nursing, optometry, pharmacy, psychology, or social work.

You must be a health professional currently working in these service areas.

IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.5 with no bands less than 6.0; Internet-based TOEFL (iBT): Overall score of 90 and written score of 21; Paper-based TOEFL: Overall score of 68 and a writing score of 21; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) or Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE): Overall score of 176 and no bands below 169; Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: Overall score of 58 and no PTE Communicative score below 50; Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (FCertEAP): Grade of B-; Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): 85.

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