Child Health: postgraduate papers and qualifications you can study

This page has the postgraduate child health papers and qualifications (courses) that you can study at AUT. See links to paper descriptions and outlines of each qualification.

Who can study child health at postgraduate level?

  • Provided you meet the entry requirements, you can enter postgraduate programmes at the postgraduate certificate, postgraduate diploma or masters levels outlined below.

About postgraduate child health

  • The child health papers within AUT's health sciences programmes provide health professionals with child and family focused education that is applied and practice orientated. 
  • The programmes encourage health practitioners to critically analyse and develop practice from an integrated and interprofessional perspective. 
  • Our child health papers draw on AUT's teaching and research expertise in the health, education, sport and social policy disciplines.
  • Study is available at our North Campus and South Campus.

More information

Below is a summary only. Detailed information sheets for each paper can be downloaded or printed from the More Information web page.

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Postgraduate Certificate in Health Science in Child Health (AK3484) 60 points

The PgCertHSc provides you with the opportunity to undertake an approved course of study to advance their specialty discipline, knowledge and scholarly development.

This qualification may contribute 60 points towards a Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science*, Master of Health Science or Master of Health Practice.

You complete 60 points from the following papers:
HEAL838 Life Course Approaches to the Well Child (15 points)
HEAL839 Working with Children and Families (15 points)
NURS804 Science for Advanced Practice# (30 points)
HEAL823 Innovation in Primary Health Care (30 points)
HEAL846 Management of Children with Acute Illness# (30 points)
HEAL847 Chronic Illness and Disability in Childhood (30 points)
HEAL824 Advanced Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning (30 points)
HEAL850 Neonatal Pathophysiology (30 points)
Pharmacology Science and Therapeutics (30 points)

Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science in Child Health (AK3487) 120 points

The PgDipHSc is a coursework programme which can lead into the Master of Health Science or Master of Health Practice. It provides you with the opportunity to undertake an approved course of study to advance your specialty discipline, knowledge and scholarly development.

Postgraduate Certificate in Health Science in Child Health papers* (60 points)

And select 1 research paper:
HEAL840 Critical Inquiry for Evidence Based Practice^ (15 points)
HEAL811 Integrative Research (15 points)

Select 1 professional paper:
HEAL812 Health Professional Practice
(15 points)
HEAL813 Practice Reality (15 points)

Complete the following speciality core paper:
HEAL848 Children in Context
(15 points)

And select 1 paper from:
HEAL851 Assessment of Preterm or Sick Neonate (15 points)
HEAL852 Advanced Neonatal Practice (30 points)
HEAL816 Special Topic (15 points)
PHMY801 Pharmacology Science (15 points)
HEAL838 Life Course Approaches to the Well Child (15 points)
HEAL839 Working with Children and Families (15 points)
NURS804 Science for Advanced Practice# (30 points)
HEAL823 Innovation in Primary Health Care (30 points)
HEAL846 Management of Children with Acute Illness# (30 points)
HEAL847 Chronic Illness and Disability in Childhood (30 points)
HEAL824 Advanced Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning (30 points)
HEAL850 Neonatal Pathophysiology (30 points)
Pharmacology Science and Therapeutics (30 points)

Master of Health Practice in Child Health (AK3733) 180 points

The MHPrac is for health professionals with at least three years’ clinical experience. It is ideal for those health practitioners who wish to extend their practical knowledge and take their career to a higher level.

Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science in Child Health papers (120 points)

And either:
HEAL997 Practice Project (60 points)

Or:
Alternative papers approved by the Associate Dean Postgraduate (60 points)

Master of Health Science*** (AK3485) 240 points

The MHSc provides an opportunity for graduates from a variety of health backgrounds to advance their scholarly and professional knowledge in an interprofessional and collegial learning environment, and to develop research capabilities.

This degree comprises core and specialist papers and a thesis or dissertation, which gives you the opportunity to complete research relevant to your programme of study.

Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science in Child Health papers (120)

AND:
HEAL999 Thesis** (120 points)

Within this subject area other relevant optional papers may be undertaken with the approval of the Programme Leader. Optional papers may be selected from other relevant subject areas.

Doctor of Health Science

The Doctor of Health Science (DHSc) is designed for health professionals with at least five years’ professional experience who wish to broaden their professional practice competency and expertise.

It comprises papers and research development, which culminates in a thesis.

Doctor of Philosophy

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree is undertaken by research only. There is no compulsory coursework involved. The PhD is an advanced postgraduate degree that is particularly suitable for students wishing to pursue an academic or research career.

A successful candidate will make a significant original contribution to the body of knowledge in relation to a contemporary issue in health and environmental research.

Students will have supervisors to guide and advise them, with one assigned as the primary supervisor.

What the symbols mean

Flexible learning options are available. This involves online, block course or distance learning (subject to change).
# Recommended for nurse practitioner route.
^ For non research-thesis pathway.
*A Postgraduate Certificate must be surrendered in order to claim full credits towards a Postgraduate Diploma. Please refer to the AUT Calendar for further details regarding Recognition of Prior Learning.
** If completing a 120 point thesis, you need to have completed
either: Qualitative Research I and II OR Quantitative Research I and II.
*** Unendorsed

Last updated: 19-Sep-2017 11.08am

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.