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Postgraduate Diploma in Health and Social Practice

Postgraduate Diploma in Health and Social Practice with endorsements in Professional Supervision and Midwifery

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Course Details

  • Feb 2018
    Jul 2018
  • One year
  • Full-time or Part-time
  • Fee dependent on modules selected
  • Level 8
  • Available for International Students. International Fee Guideline
  • Hamilton City Campus or Tauranga

Summary

This programme is designed to extend and deepen an individual’s professional practice and apply an advanced body of knowledge in a range of fields of health and social practice which include, but is not limited to: physiotherapy, occupational therapy, nursing, midwifery, social work, counselling and human services. It will offer learning opportunities designed to inform your practice and develop valued knowledge in Treaty based practice. You will learn and grow professionally while undertaking interactive and experiential-based education.

This Postgraduate Diploma will extend your existing qualifications and will allow higher level professional development that is interprofessional. Gain the skills to develop, analyse and generate solutions to complex and sometimes unpredictable problems. This qualification is relevant to practitioners from a wide range of practice contexts and the resulting interprofessional interaction of health and social services practitioners will enhance and strengthen service delivery in the region.

An interprofessional context will enable graduates to extend their capacity for critical and professional/clinical reasoning for specialist practice, leadership and management in complex professional environments.

Candidates may take up to three years to complete the Postgraduate Diploma. This programme is delivered by a combination of block courses and online.

This programme will not lead to New Zealand Health or Social Service Professional Registration.

What You'll Learn

Each candidate’s programme of study shall comprise of modules as specified in Section 7 of these regulations, totalling 120 credits, as follows:

a) Candidates for the Postgraduate Diploma in Health and Social Practice are required to complete the core module in Group A and three elective modules from Group D for a total of 120 credits.

b) Candidates for the Postgraduate Diploma in Health and Social Practice (Professional Supervision) are required to complete the core module in Group A, the two core modules in Group B, and one elective module from Group D (excluding HSIP810 and HSIP811) for a total of 120 credits.

c) Candidates for the Postgraduate Diploma in Health and Social Practice (Midwifery) are required to complete the core module in Group A, the two core modules in Group C, and one elective module from Group D (excluding HSHS815 and HSHS816) for a total of 120 credits.

VIEW PROGRAMME MODULES

Group A: Core Modules – Health and Social Practice

Module CodeModule NameLevelCreditsPre-Requisites Co-Requisites
HSIP807Professional Practice in Context830  

Group B: Core Modules – Professional Supervision

Module CodeModule NameLevelCreditsPre-Requisites Co-Requisites
HSIP810Professional Supervision 1830  
HSIP811Professional Supervision 2830HSIP810 

Group C: Core Modules – Midwifery

Module CodeModule NameLevelCreditsPre-Requisites Co-Requisites
HSHS815Midwifery Praxis I830  
HSHS816Midwifery Praxis II830HSHS815 

Group D: Elective Modules

Module CodeModule NameLevelCreditsPre-Requisites Co-Requisites
HSIP801Leadership and Management in Professional Practice I830  
HSIP802Leadership and Management in Professional Practice II830HSIP801 
HSIP803Facilitating Learning in Professional Practice 830  
HSIP804Coaching, Mentoring and Clinical Supervision 830  
HSIP805Evidence and Inquiry in Practice 830  
HSIP808Research for Practice830  
HSIP810Professional Supervision 1830  
HSIP811Professional Supervision 2830HSIP810 
HSIP812Care and Protection830  
HSIP813Palliative Care830  
HSIP814Health and Wellbeing in the Primary Health Care and Community Context830  
HSHS807Care of the Older Person830  
HSHS811Transformative Praxis in Postcolonial Aotearoa New Zealand830  
HSHS815Midwifery Praxis I 830  
HSHS816Midwifery Praxis II 830HSHS815 
NURS807Advanced Diabetes Nursing Practice830  

Note: Not all modules may be offered every year. Some modules will also be offered in Tauranga.

Entry Criteria

Candidates are required to have gained: a) An undergraduate degree assessed as relevant by the Programme Manager, or b) a qualification approved as equivalent by the Programme Manager.

Candidates who have not gained a relevant undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification may submit a portfolio and, if the application is successful, may be admitted on an ad eundum statem basis.

Candidates whose first language is neither English nor Māori are required to have score of 7 or better in all bands of the International English Language Test Score (IELTS), or equivalent and will be required to demonstrate the likelihood of being able to successfully achieve programme learning outcomes.

All candidates are required to supply the names and contact details of two professional referees.

All candidates are required to complete a professional disclosure form.

Candidates may be required to attend an individual interview.

Candidates are required to have a minimum of two years post qualifying experience in their professional field of practice (or the equivalent as approved by the selection committee). This is in recognition of the requirement to have consolidated and developed their own practice to a level sufficient to embark in the role of supervisor of others.

Career/Further Opportunities

The aim of this programme is to provide you with greater capacity to work in Specialised Practitioner, Practice Leader, Manager, Educator, or Researcher roles either in your current field or within specialised fields of practice which include: working with children and youth, the elderly, people with disabilities, refugees and migrants and in the area of mental health. You can become skilled in a new field, or further advance your current specialisation.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Health and Social Practice will position graduates well to move into Masters level qualifications at other New Zealand universities.

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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