Podiatry - Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science

In as little as one year you can gain advanced knowledge and critical analysis skills in podiatry with the AUT Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science in Podiatry.

You may be able to credit 120 points towards further study at master's level.


This is part of the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science.

Start date: 2019

Start date: 2020

You need a total of 120 points to complete the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science.

The paper PODY801 Advanced Podiatric Practice for the High Risk Foot (45 points) requires students to hold an annual practicing certificate (APC) with the New Zealand Podiatrists Board. The other podiatry papers are open to all qualified health professionals.

Complete the following papers

And select 30 points from

OR 30 points from any other paper in the Postgraduate Diploma of Health Sciences (with approval).

* Students progressing into the Master of Health Science pathway must take 15 points from either HEAL808 or HEAL810.

And select 15 points from

And select 15 points from

Practice as a health professional in New Zealand is governed by legislation and a number of ‘Responsible Authorities’ (such as the 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.

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Key features
  • Explores a range of advanced podiatry topics
  • Further your understanding of podiatry in as little as one year
  • Taught by staff who are internationally recognised as experts in podiatry

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