Qualification Overview

Qualification Title Graduate Diploma in Health and Rehabilitation Studies (Level 7)
Qualification Type Graduate Diploma
Level 7
Credits 120
Subject Area
  • Health » Other Health » Health not elsewhere classified
Strategic Purpose Statement
The Graduate Diploma in Health and Rehabilitation Studies is a qualification designed to prepare graduates to seek roles within the specialists' fields of rehabilitation, palliative care and health of the older adult. Students will develop the skills and knowledge to work as unregulated health professionals within health related organisations and environments, whilst developing the application of analytical and evidenced based research skills, essential in the contemporary health profession.
Graduate profile
After successful completion of this qualification, students will have the skills and knowledge to be able to:

1. Apply information gathering, analytical processes and communication skills to competently participate in the contemporary Aotearoa/New Zealand health care industry;
2. Utilise knowledge of the determinants of health to explore health promotion and disease prevention from a population and primary health context whilst considering the needs of individuals, whānau/families, groups and communities;
3. Explore the complexities of palliative and continuing care, and the health of the older person from a holistic and multidisciplinary approach;
4. Examine the roles and responsibilities of the health professional in Aotearoa/New Zealand;
5. Analyse governance structures, policies and strategies that influence health outcomes for individuals and communities within Aotearoa/New Zealand;
6. Apply the principles of evidence based research inquiry to analyse contemporary healthcare
practice;
7. Analyse transformative, contemporary and restorative rehabilitation from a multidisciplinary approach.
Education pathways
This qualification provides the student with a pathway to higher educational learning at a post-graduate level (Level 8).
Employment pathways
This qualification prepares students for careers and/or employment opportunities in unregulated health professional roles in community or clinical based disability, palliative care, rehabilitation and aged-care sectors, e.g. rehabilitation, hospice, palliative and disability support care worker or coordinator or community based needs assessor roles.To find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements
An undergraduate degree; or a Level 6 Diploma in a cognate subject plus appropriate practical, professional or educational experience; or be able to demonstrate equivalent practical, professional or educational experience. Evidence of English language competency where English is not a first language. Additional Requirements Equivalent relevant practical and/or professional experience must be evidenced through the submission of a curriculum vitae detailing relevant work experience and professional achievements. Evidence of ability to meet academic and any other requirements must be provided. For international applicants who come from non-English speaking backgrounds, an IELTS Academic score of 6.0 with no band score lower than 5.5, or an equivalent relevant English Proficiency Outcome as outlined in NZQF-related rules (Rule 18). For domestic applicants for whom English is not their first language, evidence of language competency may be required.
Education Organisation Te Pukenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology trading as Toi Ohomai
Developed By Te Pukenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology trading as Toi Ohomai
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 3792
Status Current
Created November 2017
Next Review November 2022
Content
OFST6001 Academic and Information Skills for Health
PUBH6013 Popolation Health
PUBH7012 Health of the Older Adult
HUMW7001 Pressional Practice in Aotearoa/New Zealand Health Care
PUBH7013 Palliative and Continuing Care
PUBH7011 Health Systems and Structures
PUBH7014 Applied Research in Health
REHB7001 Rehabilitation

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