The Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Practice provides health and social practice professionals a new model of higher level study to advance their knowledge and skills, thereby enhancing their practice and career progression. The curriculum design and programme structure supports students to engage in inter-professional learning at postgraduate level to advance and broaden their professional practice. This programme will enable you to gain specialised knowledge and leadership skills to work effectively in inter-professional teams for the provision of quality services to diverse people and communities. Successful graduates may also gain credits towards Master’s studies.
The Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Practice is a 120 credit programme where students complete two compulsory courses and a further 60 credits from the electives below.
Compulsory Level 8 credits
|Advancing Professional Practice||30|
|Research Methods for Health and Social Practice||30|
Choose 60 credits from the below electives
|Diversity in Professional Practice||30|
|Partnering with Māori in Health and Social Practice||30|
|Policy for Professional Practice||30|
|Professional Education Practice||30|
|Professional Leadership Practice||30|
|Special Topic I*||15|
|Special Topic II*||30|
|Responsiveness to Pacific Peoples||30|
Health or social practice professional or equivalent; with degree or equivalent bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
Must meet domestic entry requirements and also have IELTS 7.0 (Academic) overall with no band below 6.5, or equivalent
Documents for students who have begun the enrolment process can be found on the School of Health Moodle page.