Occupational Practice: postgraduate papers and qualifications you can study
This page has the postgraduate Occupational Practice papers and qualifications (courses) that you can study at AUT University. See links to paper descriptions and outlines of each qualification.
Who can study Occupational Practice at postgraduate level?
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.
Postgraduate Certificate in Health Science in Occupational Practice (AK3484) 60 pointsThe PgCertHSc provides you with the opportunity to undertake an approved course of study to advance your 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 must complete the following papers:
589714 Participation and Health (30 points) (Not running in 2015)
588061 Enabling Participation I (15 points) (Not running in 2015)
588062 Enabling Participation II (15 points) (Not running in 2015)
Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science in Occupational Practice (AK3487) 120 pointsThe 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 Occupational Practice papers* (60 points)
And the following research paper:
589125 Integrative Research (15 points)
Select 1 professional paper:
589126 Health Professional Practice (15 points)
589127 Practice Reality (15 points)
Complete the following specialty core paper:
589120 Critical Inquiry for Evidence Based Practice^ (15 points)
And 1 approved 15 point paper**.
Master of Health Practice in Occupational Practice (AK3733) 180 points
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)
589600 Practice project (60 points)
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 Occupational Practice papers (120 points)
589690 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 of 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 meanFlexible learning options may be 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.
Last updated: 13-May-2015 3.52pm
The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.