Palliative care has emerged as a speciality that incorporates inter professional health care provision for people who are living with and dying from active, progressive diseases or conditions that are not responsive to curative treatment.

Palliative care embraces the physical, social, emotional and spiritual elements of well-being (tinana, whānau, hinengaro, and wairua) and embraces a person’s quality of life while they are dying. This field involves people throughout the life span from children through to the elderly and continues on to support the bereaved whānau.

The Palliative Care endorsement of the Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences, the Postgraduate Diploma of Health Sciences, the Master of Health Sciences, and the Master of Health Sciences Professional Practice will prepare students in Palliative Care so that they can be employable and/or provide leadership in Palliative Care within Aotearoa New Zealand and internationally.

Planning your Palliative care endorsement

 

There are four study pathways for this endorsement. Each pathway has compulsory and recommended courses.

 

1. The Postgraduate Certificate in Palliative Care 60-point pathway consists of two compulsory papers  HLTH448 and HLTH449.

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(30 pts)

2. The Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences 120-point pathway consists of 90 points of compulsory courses HLTH448, HLTH449 and HLTH450, and a further 30 points from the recommended courses below.

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3. The Master of Health Sciences Professional Practice 180-point pathway consists of 150 points of compulsory courses HLTH448, HLTH449, HLTH450, HLTH 463 and HLTH 464 and a further 30 points from the recommended courses below.

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4. The Master of Health Sciences 240-point thesis pathway comprises: Part 1 (120 points) consisting of 90 points of the compulsory courses HLTH448, HLTH449 and HLTH450, a 30-point research methods course, preferably HLTH 464 Research Approaches for Health; and Part 2 (Thesis) HLTH697 or HLTH690. Before enrolling in Part 2 you require a GPA of B or above, and to have an agreed supervisor and approved topic and completed the Masters Thesis Enrolment application form.

Part 1 

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Part 2 - Thesis

(90pts)
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or

(120pts)

Courses offered for the Palliative Care Endorsement

Refer to the list of courses below to complete the plan for your pathway.

Recommended courses - These courses have been recommended to complement the Palliative Care endorsement.

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The download the full list of courses from the Master of Health Sciences Schedule of Courses 2022. Courses are offered through a range of delivery methods with block courses, evening classes, on campus and/or distance available. Please refer to individual course webpages for further details regarding course content, dates, workshops and other attendance requirements.