Doctor of Health Sciences (DHSc)

This new named doctorate will provide experienced health professionals and leaders working in diverse roles within the health sector with a pathway to a research-based higher degree.

Programme overview

This programme provides a combination of taught courses and a thesis which will develop candidates’ professional understanding and expertise in leadership, research, evaluation and professional practice.

Students will address contemporary issues challenging the health sector, influencing local, national and potentially international health policy and practice.

This programme is subject to final regulatory approval and is therefore subject to change.

Quick facts

Programme type Doctoral degree
Points 360
Duration 5-6 years (part time)
Location Grafton

Career opportunities

Graduates will be expected to address contemporary issues challenging the health sector, influencing local, national and potentially international health policy and practice. Career opportunities could be in:

  • Service leadership roles
  • Academic roles
  • Joint clinical and academic roles

The programme will support the development of Māori leaders in health through active recruitment of Māori students and the provision of support to achieve success in the advanced programme, encouragement of Māori research scholarship and the preparation of graduates to make positive contributions to Māori development and to respect indigenous cultures in both the New Zealand context and the wider global setting.

Enquiries

Associate Professor John Parsons
Phone: +64 9 923 3935
Email: j.parsons@auckland.ac.nz