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

Qualification: Postgraduate Diploma
Level: 8
Dates:

Intake1: 11 February 2019 to 08 November 2019

Duration:

One year full-time

Location: Invercargill
Credits: 120

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

  • Demonstrate mastery of complex concepts and theories in the field of wellness and rehabilitation and their application in solving practical problems
  • Prescribe, monitor and critically evaluate wellness and rehabilitative programmes using a client-centred approach within their own discipline
  • Critique and reflect on personal specialty practices and take responsibility for clients' needs
  • Show evidence of advanced knowledge about specialist areas of wellness and rehabilitation
  • Gather, evaluate and analyse information from a variety of sources
  • Demonstrate the capacity for critical thinking

Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Health Science (Wellness and Rehabilitation) students will undertake a coherent programme of 120 credits approved by the Programme Manager, comprising a compulsory paper,

WR800 Wellness and Rehabilitation Principles

and an approved selection of papers worth 90 credits 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

At most 30 credits from a relevant postgraduate programme

At most 30 level 7 credits from a relevant undergraduate programme

The Zero Fees Scheme applies to this programme.

  • NO tuition fees
  • 2019 direct material costs of $911 (GST Inclusive)

 

The Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Health Sciences (Wellness and Rehabilitation) is aimed at wellness and rehabilitation practitioners and recent graduates (in fields such as chiropractic, health science, massage therapy, medicine, naturopathy, nursing, occupational therapy, osteopathy, physiotherapy, sport and exercise) wishing to undertake a comprehensive programme of study in order to upgrade their qualifications and extend their knowledge and skills with the objective of obtaining employment or advancing their careers. The programme is tailored to the individual study needs of each student. Public and private sector organisations employing graduates of the Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Health Sciences (Wellness and Rehabilitation) will benefit from the broad knowledge and skill set (including problem-solving) that the graduates have acquired during their programme of study.

Students will have completed all requirements of a bachelor degree or graduate diploma 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 programmes 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.

Language Requirements
Applicants from countries with an annual student visa approval rate of at least 80 per cent, 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 an NZQA approved English Proficiency Assessment, or achieved the required score in one of the following internationally recognised English Proficiency tests within the preceding two years:

  • 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)
  • University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations – CAE or CPE with a score of 176.  No less than 169 in each skill.OET at Grade B in all sub-tests
  • NZCEL – Level 5 with the Academic endorsement
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) – PToE (Academic score of 58)
  • City of Guilds IESOL  – C1 Expert with a score of 42

 

Applicants from countries with an annual student visa approval rate below 80 per cent, whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English must provide evidence that they:

  1. Have gained NCEA Level 3 and met New Zealand University Entrance requirements or
  2. Hold a bachelor’s degree of at least 3 years from New Zealand, Australia, Canada, The Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom or United States of America or
  3. Have achieved a Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults, CELTA or
  4. Have achieved the required score in one of the internationally recognised English Proficiency tests (specified above) within the preceding two years. 

The overall programme of study requires 120 credits for successful completion of the Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Health Science (Wellness and Rehabilitation). In order to be awarded the Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Health Science (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 Diploma in Applied Health Science (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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