Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences in Palliative Care

The Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences (PGCertHSc), specialising in Palliative Care is offered to doctors, nurses and other health professionals working in this area.

Programme structure

Students are required to complete 60 points from the following available courses:

  • POPLPRAC 772: Symptom Management in Palliative Care (30 points)
  • POPLPRAC 773: Challenges in Symptom Management in Palliative Care (30 points)
  • POPLHLTH 777: Ethics and Societal Approaches to Death (30 points)
  • POPLPRAC 774: Psychosocial Issues in Palliative Care (30 points)  

IMPORTANT: Students must complete 30pts from POPLPRAC 774 or POPLHLTH 777 and 30pts from POPLRAC 772 or POPLPRAC 773*

Please contact us for help in choosing your courses.

*For allied health professionals such as social workers, counsellors, family support teams etc. students should please contact us for a separate pathway.

Important information

These courses are for clinicians working within palliative care. For some clinicians who wish to enrol, an automatic response may indicate that the class is full. In this case, please scroll down and apply for a concession, which will be reviewed for enrolment in this course.

New students: to ensure you enrol on time, please visit our step-by-step guide to applications, admission, and enrolment.


Detailed information on admission criteria, programme structure and content, and the schedule of courses can be found in the University's Calendar Regulations for the Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences.


Ruth Choi Lee
Course director
Phone: +64 9 923 2608

FMHS Programme Advisers 
For information on applications, enrolment and other general enqueries.