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Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Health Sciences (Wellness and Rehabilitation) - Invercargill

Qualification: Postgraduate Certificate
Level: 8
Dates:

11 February to 21 June 2019

Duration:

Six months full-time

Location: Invercargill
Credits: 60

Graduates of the Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Health Sciences (Wellness and Rehabilitation) will be able to:

  • Recognise cultural differences and ethical issues, and consult and collaborate with other health professionals 
  • Assess wellness and rehabilitation needs of clients and determine appropriate responses 
  • Show evidence of advanced knowledge about wellness and rehabilitation 
  • Apply acquired knowledge and skills in practical situations
  • Evaluate evidence in order to support a course of action

Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Health Science (Wellness and Rehabilitation) students will undertake a coherent programme of 60 credits approved by the Programme Manager, comprising a compulsory paper:

WR800 Wellness and Rehabilitation Principles

and an approved paper from the following list

WR801 Advanced Practice to Support Older Persons’ Well-being

WR802 Advancing Specialist Practice

WR803 Case Management

WR804 Cardiovascular, Pulmonary and Metabolic Health

WR805 Musculoskeletal and Neurological Rehabilitation

WR806 Pain Assessment and Management

WR807 Special Topic

The Zero Fees Scheme applies to this programme.

  • NO tuition fees
  • 2019 direct material costs of $438 (GST Inclusive)

The Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Health Sciences (Wellness and Rehabilitation) is aimed at wellness and rehabilitation practitioners wishing to undertake a short programme of study in order to extend and update their knowledge and skills to obtain employment or advance their careers. The aim is to extend their capability in critical and professional/clinical reasoning for specialist practice, leadership and management, in professional settings.

The programme is tailored to the individual study needs of each student. Public and private sector organisations employing graduates of the Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Health Sciences (Wellness and Rehabilitation) will benefit from the knowledge and specialist skills that the graduates have acquired during their programme of study.

Possible roles may be in clinical leadership and specialist positions, as a disability support service manager, health promotion advisor, rehabilitation professional, specialist advisory and health manager, ACC case manager, clinical practice manager, or complementary integrative medicine professional.

 

Students will have completed all requirements of a bachelor degree in a relevant field (such as chiropractic, health science, massage therapy, medicine, naturopathy, nursing, occupational therapy, osteopathy, physiotherapy, sport and exercise) with at least a B grade average at Level 7.

Special Admission
Notwithstanding the above admission criteria, in exceptional circumstances, a mature aged applicant who can show evidence of ability to succeed in the programme may be considered for admission, provided the applicant has successfully completed an approved course or programme, or has relevant industry experience, which is deemed to meet the required standard for entry.

Provisional Part-time Admission
An applicant who does not meet academic criteria may be provisionally admitted to enrol in one or more papers. Upon successful completion of the paper(s), the student may apply for special admission. 

English Language Requirements

Applicants, whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English, are required to provide evidence of having achieved one of the following

NCEA Level 3 with University Entrance, or

an International Baccalaureate Diploma or Cambridge A- level qualification for which the teaching and assessment was conducted in English; or

Cambridge Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA),or Trinity College London Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CertTESOL);or

Successful completion of all primary education (being the equivalent of New Zealand primary school years 1 to 8) and at least three years of secondary education (being the equivalent of three years from New Zealand secondary school years 9 to 13) at schools in either New Zealand,,Australia,Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States one of the countries listed in Rule 18.5 where the student was taught using English as the language of instruction; or

Successful completion of at least five years of secondary education (being the equivalent of New Zealand secondary school years 9 to 13) at schools in either New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States where the student was taught using English as the language of instruction; or

Successful completion of a Bachelor's Degree, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Bachelor Honours degree, Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, Masters' Degree or Doctoral Degree, the language of instruction of which must be in English and which must be from a tertiary education provider from New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom or the United States or

Successful completion of one of the following internationally recognised proficiency tests listed below to the level required of the programme of study and with all scores achieved in a single test during the two years preceding the proposed date of enrolment


IELTS test - Academic score of 6.5 with no band score lower than 6
TOEFL Paper based test (pBT) - Score of 590 (with an essay score 5.5 TWE)
TOEFL Internet based test (iBT) - Score of 79 (with a writing score of 21)
Cambridge English Examination - C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with a score of 176. No less than 169 in each skill.
OET- Minimum of Grade C+ or 300 in all sub-tests
NZCEL - a) Expiring Level b) Current: a) Level 5 (Academic) or (Professional) b) Level 5
Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE (Academic) score of 58 with no band score lower than 50
Language Cert - C1 Expert IESOL (LRWS) with HIGH PASS and no less than Pass in each skill or C2 Mastery IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than Pass in each skill
Trinity ISE- ISE III with no less than pass in any band

New versions of some NZCEL qualifications, and in some cases new qualifications, were published on 13 June 2017. These are intended to replace pre-existing versions and qualifications, which have been given expiring status until discontinued on 31 December 2019. (a) denotes expiring (b) denotes current

The overall programme of study requires 60 credits for successful completion of the Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Health Sciences (Wellness and Rehabilitation). In order to be awarded the Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Health Sciences (Wellness and Rehabilitation), a student must have been credited with all required papers as specified in the programme schedule.

Please note: students failing to attend for 80% of timetabled programme hours may forfeit the SIT Zero Fees entitlement.

Papers within the Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Health Sciences (Wellness and Rehabilitation) programme in are assessed using a criterion referenced approach. Students will be awarded, as appropriate, a summative grade for each paper that is completed. This grade will be recorded by faculty staff and included in the student’s individual transcript result that is forwarded to students at the conclusion of the academic year.

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