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Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science (Bioscience)

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  • Available via Distance Learning
  • Not available for international students

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Entry requirements

Admission to the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science requires that the candidate meet the University admission requirements as specified; and have been awarded or qualified for the Bachelor of Health Science or an equivalent undergraduate qualification.

For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.


Candidates for the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science follow a flexible course of study, consisting of courses totalling at least 120 credits at 700 level, comprising courses selected from the Schedule for the Qualification (below), and including:

  • Any compulsory courses listed in the Schedule for the Qualification,
  • Attending any contact workshops, block courses, field trips, studios, workshops, tutorials and laboratories as required.


Compulsory course

214.781 Advanced Topics for Health Sciences (30 credits)      

Subject courses

151.709 Biometrics for Animal and Nutritional Sciences (15 credits)      
151.716 Advanced Nutrition and Disease (15 credits)      
151.717 Selected Topics in Public Health Nutrition (15 credits)      
168.733 Physiology and Pathophysiology (30 credits)
194.732 Advanced Cell Physiology (30 credits)      
231.730 Epidemiology and Statistics 1 (15 credits)
231.731 Epidemiology and Statistics 2 (15 credits)      
231.732 Physical Activity Promotion (15 credits)      
231.733 Big Issues in Public Health (15 credits)
250.703 Health Communication (15 credits)      
252.701 Sleep and Circadian Science for Health (30 credits)     

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