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Postgraduate Certificate in Palliative Care

PGCertPC
11 October 2023

UC's Postgraduate Certificate in Palliative Care (PGCertPC) is ideal for health practitioners in palliative care. Find out about studying a PGCertPC through our Te Kaupeka Oranga | Faculty of Health.

DURATION

Postgraduate Certificate in Palliative Care

Degree Structure - Duration
2 years part-time

START

Postgraduate Certificate in Palliative Care

Degree Structure - Start In
Semester 1 or 2 (February or July)

POINTS

60

TUITION FEES

2024 tuition fees estimate per 60 points:

  • Domestic — $4,579
  • International — $21,500

Overview


Postgraduate Certificate in Palliative Care

Introduction

The Postgraduate Certificate in Palliative Care develops health practitioners' skills in palliative care and introduces palliative care as a research field. Students gain the knowledge and understanding needed to provide a holistic approach to the assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of the needs of patients, family, and whānau living with a life-limiting condition.

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, improve their professional practice.



Postgraduate Certificate in Palliative Care

Entry Requirements - Body

Entry requirements

To enrol in the Postgraduate Certificate in Palliative Care you must have one of the following:

  • qualified for a degree in a New Zealand Tertiary Educational Organisation which is of relevance to the health sciences and the proposed course of study; or
  • an appropriate health or allied professional qualification requiring at least three years equivalent full-time tertiary study at an appropriate level, or successfully completed a qualifying course prescribed by the Joint Board of Studies: Health; and
  • presented evidence of ability for advanced level academic study; or
  • other qualifications of an equivalent standard.

You must also have qualifications and experience that accord with membership of an approved health professional association, or be registered to practice within a health environment and have access to relevant clinical placement.

If English is your additional language, you are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.

For the full entry requirements, see the Regulations for the Postgraduate Certificate in Palliative Care or use the admission requirements checker.

How to apply

You can apply online at myUC.

See Admission and enrolment for all information on enrolling at UC.

Postgraduate Certificate in Palliative Care

Career - Body

Career opportunities

Many graduates continue to work within their health profession while others work in health-related fields, the social services, or local or central government.

Useful information:

2024 tuition fees estimate (per 60 points):

  • Domestic — $4,579
  • International — $21,500

2023 tuition fees estimate (per 60 points):

  • Domestic — $4,454
  • International — $20,500

SSL estimate (per 60 points):

  • 2024 — $550.20
  • 2023 — $496.20

Planning my study

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Postgraduate Prospectus 2024

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