The Health Professional Education papers are open to all qualified health professionals who are working in an area of practice where educational opportunities exist. Applicants are normally required to have a relevant undergraduate degree or diploma for enrolment.
Students, provided they meet the entry requirements, can enter postgraduate programmes at the postgraduate certificate, postgraduate diploma or masters levels outlined below.
Below is a summary only. Detailed paper information is available on the More Information web page. For a comprehensive overview of this qualification, please refer to the Academic calendar.
The PgCertHSc provides you with the opportunity to undertake an approved course of study to advance your specialty discipline, knowledge and scholarly development. This programme may contribute 60 points towards a Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science*, Master of Health Science or Master of Health Practice.
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. Successful Postgraduate Certificate in Health Science graduates can add one research paper, one professional paper and a speciality paper to complete this postgraduate diploma*.
Postgraduate Certificate in Health Science in Health Professional Education papers (60 points)
SELECT 1 RESEARCH PAPER:
589120 Critical Inquiry for Evidence Based Practice^ (15 points)
589125 Integrative Research (15 points)
COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING SPECIALTY CORE PAPER:
589862 Health Professional Education Project (15 points)
AND 1 APPROVED 15 POINTS PAPER. **
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 Health Professional Education papers (120 points)
589690 Thesis** (120 points)
Within this subject area other relevant optional papers may be undertaken with the approval of the Associate Dean Postgraduate. Optional papers may be selected from other relevant subject areas.
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 of papers and research development, which culminates in a thesis.
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.
Flexible learning options are available. This involves online, block course or distance learning (subject to change).
^ For non research-thesis pathway.
*A Postgraduate Certificate must be surrendered in order to claim full credits towards a Postgraduate Diploma. Please refer to AUT Calendar 2012 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.