Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences


Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences in Alcohol and Drug Studies

The Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences (PGDipHSc) in Alcohol and Drug Studies is intended for those working professionally in alcohol and drug or mental health settings, and restricted to such students because of the practice-based course POPLPRAC 708. However, a number of courses in this subject area are available to students taking a generic health sciences programme. 

This specialisation is offered by the School of Population Health and more information is available on the Alcohol and Drug Studies subject page.

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

  • POPLHLTH 737 - Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Studies (15 Points)
  • POPLPRAC 707 - Theory and Skills in Counselling Practice (15 points)
  • POPLPRAC 708 - Assessment and Intervention with Addiction (30 Points)

and 30 points from

  • POPLHLTH 738 - Biology of Addiction (15 Points)
  • POPLHLTH 753 - Tobacco Control: Principles and Practices (15 Points) Not offered in 2016
  • POPLHLTH 768 - Special Studies in Addiction and Mental Health (15 Points) - By arrangement with the programme director
  • POPLHLTH 773 - Pharmacotherapeutic Responses to Addiction (15 Points) Not offered in 2016
  • POPLHLTH 774 - Addiction Consumptions and Public Health (15 Points)
  • POPLPRAC 712 - Project Planning for Lifestyle Change (15 Points)
  • POPLPRAC 765 - Coexisting Problems: Theories and Principles (15 Points)

and 15 points from:

  • POPLHLTH 701 - Research Methods in Health (15 Points)
  • POPLHLTH 704 - Undertaking Qualitative Health Research (15 Points)
  • POPLHLTH 705 - Evaluation Research Methods (15 Points)
  • POPLHLTH 767 - Health Services Research Methods (15 Points)

and 15 points from:

  • HLTHMGT 721 - Health Management (15 Points)
  • MAORIHTH 701 - Foundations of Māori Health (15 Points)
  • PAEDS 712 - Youth Health Clinical Skills (15 Points)
  • POPLHLTH 736 - Mental Health Promotion (15 Points)
  • POPLHLTH 738 - Biology of Addiction (15 Points)
  • POPLHLTH 739 - Introduction to Pacific Health (15 Points)
  • POPLHLTH 747 - Loss, Grief and Bereavement (15 Points)
  • POPLHLTH 753 - Tobacco Control: Principles and Practice (15 Points) Not offered in 2016
  • POPLHLTH 768 - Special Studies in Addiction and Mental Health (15 Points) - By arrangement with the programme director
  • POPLHLTH 773 - Pharmacotherapeutic Responses to Addiction (15 Points)
  • POPLHLTH 774 - Addiction Consumptions and Public Health (15 Points)
  • POPLPRAC 707 - Theory and Skills in Counselling Practice (15 Points)
  • POPLPRAC 712 - Project Planning for Lifestyle Change (15 Points)
  • POPLPRAC 754 - Infant, Child and Adolescent Mental Health (15 Points)
  • POPLPRAC 765 - Coexisting Problems: Theories and Principles (15 Points)

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.

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