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EIT - PostGraduate & Masters in Health Science 2018

PostGraduate & Masters in Health Science 2018 with descriptions for International Applicants

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Information for International applicants

The Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science is a 120 credit (one STUDENT PROFILE
year full-time), interdisciplinary programme that provides the
opportunity for qualified health professionals and health service PRABHNOOR KAUR | India
managers to develop advanced practice knowledge and critical
analysis skills. “This programme is delivered online and face-to-face, which
provides a completely different learning experience. This
The Master of Health Science is a 180 credit (one and one-half flexible learning approach has developed my IT skills, provided a
years full time) programme which provides the opportunity for platform for self-guided research and opened me up to a global
health practitioners / health managers to advance and expand network of people in the industry.”
their knowledge and expertise within an interdisciplinary learning
environment. CAREER OUTCOMES
Possible job and career opportunities can include:
A feature of the EIT Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science is
the concept of Global Health. Students have the opportunity to • Health Management
investigate the worldwide improvement of health, reduction of • Health Promotion
health disparities and protection against global threats from an • Community Health Support Worker
international context. This view of Global Health is embedded • Research Assistant
in courses including Health Communities, Health Management, • Clinical Laboratory Assistant
Nutrition for Special Populations and others.
All courses require a foundation of undergraduate knowledge and
skills achieved through previous tertiary qualifications. Job opportunities

Qualification Master of Health Science AVERAGE
Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science

Level Level 9 (Masters) POOR GOOD
Start dates Level 8 (Postgraduate Diploma)
English 19 February, 23 July (Napier & Auckland)
Study options 1.5 years (Masters)
Fees 1 year (Postgraduate Diploma)

Total credits 6.5 (academic) with no band score lower than
6.0 or equivalent.
Class delivery
Study hours Full-time

NZ$ 33,000 (Masters - programme fee for 1.5 years)
NZ$23,600 (Postgraduate Diploma)

180 (Masters)
120 (Postgraduate Diploma)

Most of the courses are delivered online supported by face-to-face
workshops or tutorials at an EIT campus.

Each credit for the course generally represents approximately ten
hours of student learning/study time over the period of the course.

Location Napier and Auckland Employment rate two years
after study
Contact International Centre Phone: +64 6 974 8902 Email: $
[email protected] 75%
Auckland Campus Phone +64 9 300 7410 Email: Employment rate two years
[email protected] Median earnings of gradautes after study



ACADEMIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS The study pathway for the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science
The requirement for entry is an undergraduate degree in a health science is to select four (4) courses from the course list; each course is worth
/ health discipline with a B average (60%) or better. 30 credits at Level 8.
Where an applicant does not hold an undergraduate degree in health
science, submissions from fields allied to health may be considered. The study pathway for the Master of Health Science is to select
four (4) courses from the Level 8 course list; each course is worth 30
ENGLISH LANGUAGE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS credits, plus two 30-credit courses at Level 9: Research Methods and
Masters applicants will require an IELTS score of 6.5 in all bands, in one Design and Independent Scholarly Project.
exam sitting. Applicants for the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science
will require an IELTS score of 6.5 (Academic) with no score lower than 6.0, GLOBAL HEALTH PATHWAY OPTION
in one exam sitting.
Global Health is a theme that runs through all courses offered in
this programme. However, students who are particularly interested
in Global Health and want to specialise in this area are encouraged
to take the following courses; Health in the Context of Aotearoa,
Health Management, Health Psychology, Integrated Disease
Management and Health Communities.


NB: All courses will be blended delivery with an online and face-to-
face component.


MHS8.436 Health & Healthcare in the Context of 30
Aotearoa New Zealand
(compulsory for International students in
their first semester)

MN8.406 Advanced Practice to Support Child 30
and Family Health

MHS8.431 Nutrition for Special Populations 30
MHS8.438 Health Psychology 30
MHS8.437 Health Management

MN8.402 Advanced Pathophysiology for
Health Professionals

MHS8.440 Health Communities 30
MHS8.424 Integrated Disease Management 30

MN8.411 Advanced Practice to Support Elder Health 30
MHS8.435 Health Promotion 30
Māori & Indigenous Health 30

Research Methods and Design 30

FIND OUT MORE: LEVEL 9 Research Methods and Design 30
[email protected] MHS9.421
MHS9.430 Independent Scholarly Project 30

(MHS9.421 is a required prerequisite course)


Courses are offered subject to sufficient numbers enrolling and staff availability.

MHS8.436 Health and Health Care in the Context of Aotearoa New Zealand 30 8
This course introduces students to the representation of health in new Zealand by examining the overarching
health strategies that guide and inform healthcare delivery. The historical (including Te Tiriti o Waitangi),
cultural, socioeconomic and environmental influences on the health of people living in New Zealand are

MN8.406 Advanced Practice to Support Child and Family Health 30 8
Advances in health care are initiating changes from an individual/person paradigm to the nursing care of
families as a whole (Kaakinen et al., 2010). Arising from this starting point, this course draws on knowledge of
the child/tamariki, youth/rangatahi and families/whānau. The child/youth within the family as the centre of
health care will be examined and explored from a wide range of perspectives and disciplines.

MHS8.431 Nutrition for Special Populations 30 8
This course will investigate nutritional requirements for special populations and the roles of inter disciplinary
professionals when working with individuals or groups. Critical examination of lifestyle factors, nutritional
practices and evaluation of current research will provide insight towards planning interventions and reviewing
current initiatives.

MHS8.438 Health Psychology 30 8

MHS8.437 Health Services Management 30 8

MN8.402 Advanced Pathophysiology for Health Professionals 30 8
This course builds upon undergraduate study and the knowledge embedded in practice. The course will explore
complex adult and child disease processes in order to support advanced diagnostic reasoning and therapeutic
interventions for these client groups. This course assumes knowledge of normal physiological function and
directs the student towards a progressive and more critical understanding of altered, complex health states.

MHS8.440 Health Communitites 30 8
MHS8.424 Integrated Disease Management 30 8
This course provides an in-depth review of adult disease management, its impact on health care provision
MN8.411 and the need for integrated care across all health disciplines and services. Students will reflect on disease 30 8
management as a complete, rather than fragmented, approach to care, with an emphasis on risk assessment
MHS8.432 and early intervention that focuses on reducing morbidity in individuals with chronic illness. 30 8
MHS8.435 Teaching and learning approaches in the course allow students to examine disease management from their 30 8
MHS8.441 own professional, clinical, contextual and service orientations, thus allowing them to develop clinical and 30 8
MN8.408 professional leadership skills commensurate with their scope and level of clinical practice. NB: MN8.402 is a 30 8
MNSC8.002 required prerequisite course. 30 8
Advanced Practice to Support Elder Health
This course recognises the diversity of the age group and the complex relationship between determinants of
health, health status and well being. With the steady increase in the number of older people, and particularly
frail elders, it is vital that advanced practitioners are able to assess, plan and deliver appropriate and evidence-
based services for this age group.
The course examines the scope of independent/collaborative practice in relation to health promotion,
maintenance and restoration of health, preventative care, rehabilitation and/or palliative care and encourages
the generation of new approaches to the delivery of expert care in different settings.
Health Promotion
This course enables the student to develop and extend knowledge and skills in health promotion policy,
planning, practice and inter-organisational work with partners. Students will critically examine the theoretical,
environmental, economic, and social issues in health promotion policy and practice within New Zealand and in
an international context. A specific focus will be on addressing health disparities via health promotion.
The course will move through topics related to healthy public policy; social and environmental change; health
promotion assessment, development and evaluation; and medical approaches to health promotion such as
social marketing and selective primary health care.
Māori and Indigenous Health
This course enables the student to develop and extend knowledge and understandings of issues in Māori
health from a community development and/or Māori health development perspective. An overview of Māori
health will be explored, together with models for describing and analysing health. Students will critically
review health strategies, programmes and interventions to reduce health inequalities among Māori with
particular focus on research, ethical and policy issues related to Māori health.
Ethical Concepts and Legal Issues for Advanced Practice
This course advances knowledge and understanding of ethical and legal principles associated with health care.
Students explore questions and reflect on issues concerning the equity and appropriateness of health care
Health Services Management
This course is intended for those working in health service management and those considering the possibility
of a management role. It is anticipated that students participating in this course are able to apply their
knowledge and skills to their chosen area of practice.
Students will be encouraged to identify and reflect upon the legal and regulatory requirements for health
service management as well as the quality management ramifications arising from these.
Research Methods and Design

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