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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

  • Jul 2019
    Feb 2020
  • 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 students' existing qualifications and will allow higher level professional development that is interprofessional. Students will 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.

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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  
 An approved level 8 module from another Wintec postgraduate programme    

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

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 a student's 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. Graduates can become skilled in a new field, or further advance their 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 pghsp@wintec.ac.nz

Entry criteria

a) Candidates are required to have gained:

i. An undergraduate degree assessed as relevant by the Programme Manager, or

ii. a qualification approved as equivalent by the Programme Manager.

b) 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.

c) Candidates for the Postgraduate Diploma in Health and Social Practice, the Professional Supervision endorsement, and the Postgraduate Certificates in Health and Social Practice and Professional Supervision 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.

d) Candidates for the Postgraduate Diploma in Health and Social Practice (Midwifery) and the Postgraduate Certificate in Midwifery are required to:
i. be registered with the Midwifery Council of New Zealand; and
ii. hold a current Annual Practising Certificate; and
iii. have a minimum of one-year post-qualifying experience in midwifery practice (or the equivalent
as approved by the selection committee).
iv. and be in practice for an average minimum of 16 hours per week over a year.

Selection criteria

a) In order to comply with the provisions of the Vulnerable Children’s Act, 2014 and Child Protection Policies for all ‘specified organisations’ providing a ‘regulated service’, all candidates/students may be subjected to safety checks.

These may include but are not limited to;

i. A Formal Interview

 

ii. Referee Checks

iii. A Police Vet Check

iv. A Risk Assessment

Any unsatisfactory result arising from the full safety checking process may result in the candidate/student being precluded/declined entry or withdrawn from the programme of study.

Furthermore, students must declare any pending or new convictions arising during any stage throughout the entire enrolment period. A conviction or failure to declare a conviction may also result in the student being immediately withdrawn from the programme. Persons who are convicted of ‘specified offences’ will not be accepted onto any programme that requires that Person to work in an organisation providing a regulated service.

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

c) All candidates are required to complete a professional disclosure form.

d) Candidates may be required to attend an individual interview.

English language requirements

Candidates whose first language is neither English nor Māori are required to have score of 7 or better in all bands of the academic 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.
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Pathways

Your first day

Are you ready for your first day of class? Check out your start date and where you need to be. You can also find useful information about studying at Wintec on our Welcome page.

Welcome information will be emailed to all enrolled students approximately 2 – 4 weeks prior to the first workshop day or start of your online course.

Please read the information below about your first day.

What you will need

It is important to tick the ‘Yes’ box on the Enrolment Offer form emailed from Wintec Student Enrolment & Information Centre and return this as soon as possible.  If this is not done your enrolment cannot be completed and access to online resources will not be possible.

Wintec Logins for Computer Access:
Your course outline, workshop timetables and relevant content will be available online.  You can access this from ‘Moodle’ via Wintec’s student portal ‘MyLearning’.

Computer Requirements: 
We require students to have access to/use Microsoft Office 365, Windows Media player, Adobe Acrobat Reader, an anti-virus programme and have access to the internet.  For the Pharmacology module: Scopia is required.


We invite you to view the information at the following link to the Introduction to Postgraduate Health and Social Practice moodle site: learning.wintec.ac.nz

Timetable information

All timetables are available via Timetable Net on our website.

How to find your way around

Wintec pōwhiri/nau mai, haere mai

Wintec extends a warm invitation to all new students to attend a Pōwhiri to welcome the semester ahead. After formalities, light refreshments will be served in the marae dining room, Te Kōpū Mānia o Kirikiriroa, Wintec City Campus.

Click here to find out where and when the next Pōwhiri will be.

Paying for your study

Course related costs

Additional information

Booklist

Purchasing textbooks

If your programme requires you to have access to textbooks, these can be purchased through a range of suppliers listed below:

Hamilton-based supplier

  • Bennetts (Bennetts has a store operating on campus at the University of Waikato, Hamilton)

New Zealand-based suppliers

General book suppliers

First aid certificate

Health status

Uniform

Equipment

Clinical placement

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Postgraduate health and social practice course guide (prospectus)

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