Develop advanced knowledge and critical analysis skills in the field of health sciences in as little as one semester with the Postgraduate Certificate in Health Science.
Health professionals from all sectors can study health sciences at an advanced level through the Postgraduate Certificate in Health Science.
The programme can prepare you for further study at postgraduate diploma or master’s level. It's a great postgraduate study option if you have been out of study for some time, or are unsure if postgraduate study is for you. You'll be surprised at the flexible learning options that AUT offers.
Must have completed the following or equivalent:
*May also be offered via distance learning.
You can also complete this programme without a specialisation (standard pathway).
Practice as a health professional in New Zealand is governed by legislation and a number of ‘Responsible Authorities’ (such as the NZ Psychologist Board, Physiotherapy Board and the Nursing Council who register practitioners). Overseas qualified health professionals who wish to practise in New Zealand should communicate directly with the relevant Responsible Authority. Qualifications recognised for professional registration at AUT are undergraduate; study at postgraduate level is not considered equivalent recognition for NZ Board certification.
You can also choose to complete this programme without a specialisation and choose from a wide range of health sciences courses.
If you're specifically interested in occupational health, you can also choose to take some courses that focus on this area.
To complete this programme without a specialisation, complete 60 points from courses in the Postgraduate Health Science table of courses with approval of the programme leader.
This pathway is designed to equip practitioners for advanced practice in the field of human factors and ergonomics.
The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.