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Postgraduate Certificate in Palliative Care
Postgraduate Certificate in Palliative Care

Postgraduate Certificate in Palliative Care

  • ID:UC640048
  • Level:Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma
  • Duration:
  • Intake:
  • Type:Full-time

Fees (NZD)

  • TuitionFee/Year:$39,500.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$18,878.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$700.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$39,500.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$18,878.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$700.00
Estimated Total/program:
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

Students wishing to enrol in the Postgraduate Certificate in Palliative Care must have:

  • qualified for a degree in a New Zealand Tertiary Educational Organisation which is of relevance to the health sciences and the proposed course of study; or
  • an appropriate health or allied professional qualification requiring at least three years equivalent full-time tertiary study at an appropriate level, or successfully completed a qualifying course prescribed by the Joint Board of Studies: Health; and
  • presented evidence of ability for advanced level academic study; or
  • been admitted ad eundem statum (with equivalent standing) to enrol for the Postgraduate Certificate in Palliative Care.
  • Students must also have qualifications and experience that accord with membership of an approved health professional association, or be registered to practice within a health environment and have access to relevant clinical placement to the satisfaction of the Director, School of Health Sciences.

English requirements

  • IELTS: Academic with an average score of 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • TOEFL iBT: Total minimum score of 90, with at least 19 in reading, writing and listening. Please note UC only accepts TOEFL iBT scores from a single test date, not MyBest scores.
  • TOEFL PBT: With a minimum score of 575 and TWE with a minimum score of 4.5
  • CCEL EAP: Level 2 with a minimum C+ grade
  • CAE or CPE: minimum score of 176 with at least 169 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): PTE with an overall score of 58 and no PTE communicative skills score below 50
  • NZCEL:  Level 5

Course Information

The Postgraduate Certificate in Palliative Care develops health practitioners' skills in palliative care and introduces palliative care as a research field. Students gain the knowledge and understanding needed to provide a holistic approach to the assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of the needs of patients, family, and whānau living with a life-limiting condition.

UC's Health Sciences qualifications give health professionals, non-clinical members of the health workforce, and others interested in the health sector or health issues the opportunity to examine critically a range of significant issues in health sciences, and where relevant, improve their professional practice.

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The Certificate is made up of the following two courses:

  • HLTH 448 The Foundation of Hospice Palliative Care
  • HLTH 449 Praxis in Hospice Palliative Care
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Pre Courses

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Pathway Courses

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

  • Many graduates continue to work within their health profession while others work in health-related fields, the social services, or local or central government.

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance/year: 700 NZD/per year

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