Qualification Overview

Qualification Title Graduate Diploma in Health Science and Technology (specialisation in Dialysis)
Qualification Type Graduate Diploma
Level 7
Credits 120
Subject Area
  • Health » Other Health » Health not elsewhere classified
Strategic Purpose Statement
The purpose of this qualification is to provide professional development for registered health professionals to enable maintenance of currency OR for individuals with a Health Science qualification to meet the skill and/or qualification requirements of the professional and technical roles of a specialist technician. The qualification will provide a graduate level qualification aimed at preparing the technical workforce with a recognised qualification for the benefit of individuals requiring health intervention. Graduates will be qualified to practice as Clinical Physiologists
Graduate profile
General intellectual skills and capacities

* Apply critical, conceptual and reflective thinking to practice.
* Integrate knowledge to judge, assess and make decisions.
* Understand own scope of practice and how it relates to other health professionals
* Make appropriate use of advanced information and communication technologies.
* Provide patient centred care in a culturally safe manner with diverse groups and individuals in the provision of effective care.
* Recognise the significance of the Te Tiriti O Waitangi by upholding its Articles and Principles within their practice.

III. Personal qualities

* Work independently and in collaboration with others.
* Be an independent life-long learner and able to plan and achieve personal and professional goals.
* Respect the values of other individuals and groups, and an appreciation of human and cultural diversity.
* Demonstrate personal and professional integrity and an awareness of the requirements of ethical behaviour.
* Plan, prioritise and complete work in a timely manner.
Education pathways
Entry from
Bachelor of Health Science qualification
Bachelor of Nursing
Bachelor of Nursing Pacific

This may lead to further specialised study at Masters or PostGraduate study in the chosen specialisation
Employment pathways
Graduate Diploma in Health Science and Technology (specialisation Dialysis)
Holders of this qualification will be eligible to sit the New Zealand Board Dialysis Practitioners (NZBDP) examination. On successful achievement of the examination they will be appropriately qualified to work as a Clinical Physiologist (Dialysis) as a renal technician.To find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements
Entry is open to degree graduates. However, subject to the regulations of the award, those who have been able to demonstrate equivalent practical, professional or educational experience of an appropriate kind may be granted admission.

Entry Requirements for Dialysis Specialisation

Applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

Hold a Bachelors degree or equivalent

OR

Have a relevant professional qualification or experience approved by the Dean or their representative, to demonstrate ability to study at level 7

AND

Have completed a minimum of 30 credits study at level 5 in Bioscience, and Anatomy and Physiology

AND

Have English competence to undertake this programme which is taught and assessed in English. Any applicants whose first language is not English may be required to provide evidence of an overall IELTS (Academic) band score of 6.5 (with no score below 6.5) or equivalent

AND

* Provide a completed medical declaration and/or evidence of a current health certificate from a registered health practitioner, indicating ability to practice safely and to be physically capable of meeting the practical aspects of the programme.
* Each applicant will be required to declare all criminal convictions and pending convictions, and submit a New Zealand Police Consent to Disclosure of Information form with their application. This will be sent to the Police Licensing and Vetting Service if the applicant is accepted into the programme and is returned in confidence to the Dean of Faculty. Information on the New Zealand Vetting Service is available from www.police.govt.nz/service/vetting/guidelines.html
* Provide two testimonials and/or character references attesting to candidate's suitability for working in Health Care
* Provide a confidential report from the institution where a candidate is applying to transfer to another institution.
AND
Prior to final acceptance and enrolment students must provide:
* Relevant evidence of health screening to meet various Health Authority/Institutional requirements is required in order to complete enrolment
* Evidence of indemnity insurance is required in order to complete enrolment

Selection Requirements
Students will be accepted on a first come first served basis in order of successful application process.

All successful applicants will be interviewed to determine any support needed and to provide career guidance.CORE/COMPULSORY COURSES

Adult learning and Professional Practice
Provides an overview of the principles of adult learning, professional practice, and legislation governing health care providers in New Zealand as it relates to the student's chosen specialisation.

Evidence-based Practice and Research
Provides an understanding of evidence based practice and an overview of research and ethical principles to inform their practice.
Developed By Te Pukenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 2255
Status Discontinued
Created November 2013
Last Reviewed October 2017
Next Review December 2018

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