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Master of Professional Practice

HS1701

Course Details

  • Feb 2018
    Jul 2018
  • 18 months
  • Full-time or Part-time
  • Fees dependent on modules selected
  • Level 9
  • Available for International Students. International Fee Guideline
  • Hamilton City Campus

Summary

The Master of Professional Practice will assist health and social care practitioners in gaining advanced knowledge and skills to effectively manage the demands of rapidly changing and increasingly complex environments. It will enable you to participate effectively in the health or social practice workforce as highly skilled, knowledgeable and confidant practitioners able to work across professional boundaries to respond to real world problems.

This programme is delivered by a combination of block courses and online. A candidate may take up to four years to complete this programme.

Note: The Master of Professional Practice does not lead to a professional registration.

What You'll Learn

There are three pathways for completing your Masters:

Pathway 1 – Research in Practice

Pathway 2 – Practice Developmen

Pathway 3 – Industry-based Project

VIEW PROGRAMME MODULES

Note: no value in the pre/co-requisite columns means there are no pre/co-requisites for that module.

Group A: Core Modules

Module CodeModule TitleLevelCreditsPre-RequisitesCo-Requisites
HSIP807Professional Practice in Context830
 

 

Group B: Pathway One - Research in Practice

Module CodeModule TitleLevelCreditsPre-RequisitesCo-Requisites
HSIP903Dissertation990HSIP807 


Group C: Pathway Two - Practice Development

Module CodeModule TitleLevelCreditsPre-RequisitesCo-Requisites

HSHS805

or

HSIP808

Evidence and Inquiry in Practice,

or

Research for Practice

8

 

8

30

 

30


 
HSIP902Evidence-based Practice Project930

HSIP807 and

HSHS805 or

HSIP808

HSIP904
HSIP904Advanced Practice Development930

HSIP807 and

HSHS805 or

HSIP808

HSIP902


Group D: Pathway Three - Industry-based Project

Module CodeModule TitleLevelCreditsPre-RequisitesCo-Requisites
HSIP806Designing Practice830HSIP807
 
HSIP901Industry-based Project960

HSIP807 and

HSIP806

 
 


Group E: Elective Modules

Module CodeModule TitleLevelCreditsPre-RequisitesCo-Requisites
HSHS807Care of the Older Person830
 
HSHS811Transformative Praxis in Postcolonial Aotearoa New Zealand830  
HSHS815Midwifery Praxis 1830  
HSHS816 Midwifery Praxis 2830HSHS815
 
HSIP801Leadership and Management in Professional Practice 1830  
HSIP802Leadership and Management in Professional Practice 2830HSIP801 
HSIP803Facilitating Learning in Professional Practice830  
HSIP804Coaching, Mentoring and Clinical Supervision830  
HSIP805Evidence and Inquiry in Practice830  
HSIP808Research for Practice830  
HSIP809Special Topic830  
HSIP810Professional Supervision 1830  
HSIP811Professional Supervision 2830HSIP810 
HSIP812Care and Protection830  
HSIP813Palliative Care830  
HSIP814Health and Wellbeing in the Primary Health Care and Community Context830  
 An approved level 8 module from another Wintec postgraduate programme    


How You'll Study

The focus of learning in the programme will include working reflexively with clients and communities within differing interprofessional collaborations and relationships. It will enable you to engage in transformative learning strategies that build on the strengths, knowledge, skills and relationships acquired as experienced practitioners. This practice based learning approach will enhance your ability to engage in future professional and work related challenges.

 

Focus on Research

The Centre for Health and Social Practice has a flourishing research culture. Excellence in research is achieved through adopting a holistic philosophy and pursuing an interprofessional and multi-method approach.

 

Entry Criteria

To enter this programme, you must have a Bachelor degree in a health or social practice discipline with a grade average of B or better, and have a minimum of two years full time (or equivalent) of graduate experience in a health or social practice sector demonstrated in a professional portfolio.

Career/Further Opportunities

The Master of Professional Practice will offer health and social practice practitioners a pathway into an advanced level qualification that is focused on practice scholarship for changing workforce needs. It provides practice and research pathways for those students graduating with an undergraduate degree in a health and/or social practice discipline.  The Master of Professional Practice will provide learning opportunities at an advanced practice level, focusing on practice scholarship for health and social practice practitioners working in specialist or advanced practice. It will enable practitioners working in a range of roles within health and social practice contexts such as managers, clinical educators or professional supervisors to undertake a higher level qualification focused on their area of practice. 

Steps

To discuss your pathway options within the programme and what modules would best compliment your area of work, contact the postgraduate team at pgshsp@wintec.ac.nz

 

 

Pathways

Transfer of Credit

Do you excel in your job but have no qualification to back it up? We can help you get qualified through our Recognition of Prior (RPL) Learning Tool.

While many people have gained work and life experience equivalent to that of formal study, they don't have that formal qualification to substantiate it. RPL allows you to use your current knowledge and experience towards gaining a recognised qualification through Informal Transfer of Credit.

The Process

If you are interested in applying, you can do so by emailing your profile through to: headstart@wintec.ac.nz.

There are four main areas you need to cover in your profile:
  1. Education History
  2. Experience Information
  3. Work experience Info
  4. Other evidence

Your profile will be forwarded to the relevant Team Manager to look at and determine if you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning. Once this has been determined, a consultation meeting will be arranged between yourself and the Team Manager. There is a $75 fee for this consultation. At the consultation, the Team Manager will discuss which modules they believe you have the experience to gain Informal Transfer of Credit for and also what documentation you will need to supply.

You will then need to put together the required documentation and send it through to us. The Team Manager will assess the documentation and advise if what has been supplied is sufficient. If sufficient information is provided to gain Informal Transfer of Credit, there will be a charge of $25 per credit which will need to be paid prior to any Informal Transfer of Credit being issued.

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