The Occupational Practice papers are open to all qualified health professionals, regardless of discipline or practice area. They are relevant to any health professional concerned with fostering an adult's or child’s ability to do those things that they want or need. These papers address what clients do in their lives each day. Students select assignment topics that fit their client group and practice interests.
Students, provided they meet the entry requirements, can enter postgraduate programmes at the postgraduate certificate, postgraduate diploma or masters levels outlined below.
In addition to the Occupational Practice pathway, the following papers are offered by the Department of Occupational Science and Therapy.
Below is a summary only. Detailed information sheets for each paper can be downloaded or printed from the More Information web page.
For a comprehensive overview of this qualification, please refer to the Academic calendar.
The MHPrac is for health professionals with at least three years’ clinical experience. It is ideal for those health and sport practitioners who wish to extend their practical knowledge and take their career to a higher level.Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science in Occupational Practice papers (120 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 Occupational Practice papers (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.
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.
The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.