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Master of Health Sciences

Course Description

UC's Health Sciences qualifications give health professionals, non-clinical members of the health workforce and others interested in the health sector or health issues the opportunity to examine critically a range of significant issues in health sciences, and where relevant to improve their professional practice. Many graduates continue to work within their health profession while others work in health-related fields, the social services, or local or central government.
Master of Health Sciences students may either follow a general programme, or focus on a specialisation and receive their qualification endorsed in one of several areas:
*Early intervention
*Environment and health
*Health behaviour change
*Health information management
*Men’s health
*Palliative care

The Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences is a one-year full-time qualification equivalent to Part I of the master’s degree. Part II of the Master of Health Sciences may be taken by thesis only or a combination of papers and a shorter thesis.

[[Qualification specific requirements]]
Candidates must have completed a relevant Bachelor's degree or Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences or equivalent with a B average.
Students with a Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences (or equivalent) need to complete Part 2 only.

[[Qualification structure and duration]]
Part 1 consists of HLTH401 Health and Health Systems and other courses selected from within the list of approved subjects, or courses specified for the endorsed option.
Part 2 consists of either a thesis, thesis and coursework, or coursework and a dissertation.

At least two years full-time; up to four years part-time. Part II only: one year full-time; up to two years part-time.

Entry Requirements

Normally the minimum requirement is a three-year bachelor’s degree from a New Zealand university, or a qualification or combination of qualifications considered to be equivalent.If you gained your qualifications overseas, these will need to be assessed to make sure they are of an equivalent standard.

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