UniversityUniversity of Canterbury
This course is available
Level of Study
Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma
Next start date
Expected Jul 2023
University of Canterbury
This Diploma is aimed at people who are currently employed in, or seeking employment in, a health-related field, the social services, or local or central government. UC's Health Sciences qualifications give students the opportunity to examine critically a range of significant issues in health sciences, and where relevant to improve their professional practice.
The Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences is an advanced, interdisciplinary programme. Students may either follow a general course of study, or focus on a specialisation and receive their qualification endorsed in:
The PGDipHealSc is a qualification equivalent to Part I of the Master of Health Sciences.
UC offers a Master of Health Sciences (research-based degree) and a Master of Health Sciences Professional Practice (practice-based degree). There is also a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Health Sciences.
Many graduates continue to work within their health profession while others work in health-related fields, the social services, or local or central government.
Note: Palliative Care endorsement is offered in February (Semester 1) only.
You must have completed a relevant bachelor's degree or appropriate health professional qualification with at least a B Grade Point Average.
Applicants must also satisfy our English language entry requirements:
Application deadline: At least 6 months before the planned start date.