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Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences in Digital Health

This course is available

On-Campus, Online

Level of Study

Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma


1 year

Next start date

Expected Jul 2024


Grafton Campus


The Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences (PGDipHSc) in Digital Health is offered by the School of Population Health.

Programme structure

Students are required to enrol in, and complete, the following 15 point courses:

DIGIHLTH 701 Principles of Digital Health

DIGIHLTH 702 Health Knowledge Management

DIGIHLTH 703 The New Zealand Health Data Landscape

DIGIHLTH 704 Healthcare Decision Support Systems

DIGIHLTH 705 Digital Health Design and Evaluation

DIGIHLTH 706 Health Data Analytics

and a further two 15 points from those listed in the following schedules:

Master of Public Health

Master of Data Science


Detailed information on admission criteria, programme structure and content, and the schedule of courses can be found in the University Calendar regulations for the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences. These should also be read in conjunction with the University's General Regulations - Postgraduate Diplomas.

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 will need a Grade Point Average (GPA) or Grade Point Equivalent (GPE) of at least 2.5.

Further programme requirements: you must have a background in computer science, or an undergraduate degree in health sciences from a recognised university (or similar institution).

English language requirements:

IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.5 and 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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