Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science: Postgraduate qualification study information

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This page has an overview of the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science qualification that you can study at AUT.

Programme details

Programme code: PgDipHSc AK3487
Points: 120
Duration: Maximum of 3 years
Start date: 26 Feb and 16 July 2018

*A postgraduate certificate must be surrendered in order to claim full credits towards a postgraduate diploma. Please refer to the AUT Calendar for Recognition of Prior Learning.
AUT encourages early application. Programmes will remain open until all places have been filled.


Provides you a postgraduate qualification to: enhance your specialist knowledge, research development, and continuation of your study towards a Master's or Doctoral degree. Flexible learning options are available in some papers to support you working and studying at the same time.

Entry requirements

An applicant must have completed the following or equivalent:
  • Bachelor of Health Science or
  • Graduate Diploma in Health Science or
  • Relevant professional practice or experience in a related health field equivalent to a bachelor's degree

Additional entry requirements

  • The applicant may be required to provide evidence of current professional practice

The PgDipHSc is a coursework programme which can lead to the Master of Health Science or Master of Health Practice. You undertake an approved course of study to advance your specialty discipline, knowledge and scholarly development. Postgraduate Certificate in Health Science graduates can add one research paper, one professional paper and one specialty paper to complete the postgraduate diploma.

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Specialisations available

Advance your expertise in one of the following areas:

A PgDipHSc with no endorsement is also offered with the following pathway option:

Last updated: 18-Jul-2017 2.49pm

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