Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences in Palliative Care

The Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences (PGDipHSc) in Palliative Care is offered by the Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care in the School of Population Health.

Programme structure

Students are required to enrol in and complete 90 points from the following courses:

  • POPLHLTH 746* - Ethics Culture and Societal Approaches to Death (15 Points)
  • POPLPRAC 720* - Psychosocial issues in Palliative Care (15 Points)
  • POPLPRAC 722* - Symptom Management in Palliative Care (15 Points)
  • POPLPRAC 723 - Advanced Symptom Management in Palliative Care (15 Points)
  • POPLPRAC 702 - Primary Mental Health (15 Points)
  • POPLPRAC 724 - Child and Adolescent Palliative Care (15 points)
  • SOCHLTH 732 - Working with Grief and Loss (15 Points)

A 15 point research course from:

and a 15 point optional course from the Master of Health Sciences Schedule.

Family Support Practitioners (counsellors, social workers) will substitute POPLPRAC 722 and POPLPRAC 723 with:

*Core courses

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.

Regulations

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

These should also be read in conjunction with the University's General Regulations - Postgraduate Diplomas.

Contact

Dr Yvonne Bray
Lecturer
Email: y.bray@auckland.ac.nz
Phone: +64 (0) 9 923 6082