MindBody Healthcare: postgraduate papers and qualifications you can study

This page has the postgraduate MindBody Healthcare papers and qualifications that you can study at AUT. See links to paper descriptions and outlines of each qualification.

Who can study MindBody Healthcare at postgraduate level?

  • This pathway within the health programmes caters for many health professionals, including doctors, nurses, counsellors, psychotherapists, body therapists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, chiropractors, osteopaths and dentists.
  • Students, provided they meet the entry requirements, can enter postgraduate programmes at the postgraduate certificate, postgraduate diploma or master's levels outlined below.

 About postgraduate MindBody Healthcare

  • MindBody Healthcare is concerned with integrative ways of looking at health, illness and disease, and health care from physical, psychological, subjective, family, cultural and spiritual perspectives.

More information

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

Postgraduate Certificate in Health Science in MindBody Healthcare (AK3484) 60 points

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.

You complete the following papers:
HEAL826 MindBody Paradigms (15 points)
HEAL827 MindBody Healthcare Practice I (30 points)
HEAL829 MindBody Healthcare Practice II (15 points)

Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science in MindBody Healthcare (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 MindBody Healthcare papers* (60 points)

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

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

And complete the following specialty core paper:
PSYT818 Frameworks in Relational Practice (15 points)

And:
HEAL828 MindBody Healthcare Science (15 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.


Requirements:

Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science in MindBody Healthcare papers (120 points)

And:
HEAL999 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.

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).
^ 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 for further details regarding Recognition of Prior Learning.
** If completing a 120 point thesis, you need to have completed
either: Qualitative Research II OR Quantitative Research II.
*** Unendorsed

Last updated: 22-Aug-2017 2.18pm

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