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Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science (Bioscience)

Key facts

  • Available via Distance Learning
  • Not available for international students

Make a difference to the health of populations

Connect your bioscience discipline to health with an ultimate goal of investigating how health outcomes for individuals or populations can be improved.

With a Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science (Bioscience), you can make a difference to the health and wellbeing of New Zealanders and global citizens.

Find out more about the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science parent structure.

What is it like?

The Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science (Bioscience) is for graduates who have successfully completed a bachelor’s degree with a bioscience focus and wish to take advance studies in this area.

Graduates of the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science should be able to:

  • Participate and collaborate as a valued peer with colleagues in the wider domains of health and health care education, promotion and practice
  • Apply knowledge of health science in its broadest perspective and at a specialty level in the area of bioscience
  • Value and uphold the right to hold diverse approaches to health and health care practices within a multi-cultural society
  • Contribute in a considered and scholarly way to public debate on health-related issues
  • Acknowledge the contribution of own attitudes to health promotion, health education and health care provision
  • Specialise and be recognised/accredited in specific professions.

A good fit if you:

  • Want to be a researcher
  • Care about the health outcomes of populations


Graduates of this programme can join research groups and work as Research Associates.

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