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.
Part 2 - Thesis
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.
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.