Postgraduate Diploma in Health Psychology
You will gain a sound knowledge of the social and psychological aspects of health problems and the application of suitable psychological interventions in health settings.
A related goal is to provide a route to registered psychologist status for students holding a Masters of Health Psychology.
Originally established as the School of Medicine, the Grafton Campus (opposite Auckland Hospital on the boundary of Auckland Domain) houses the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, including a café, health services, and the Philson Library.
Application Processing Time in Days: 30
Minimum English Language Requirements
|English Level Description||IELTS (1.0 -9.0)||TOEFL IBT (0-120)||TOEFL CBT (0-300)||PTE (10-90)|
|Extremely Limited||< 4||< 31||< 93||< 30|
Job Opportunity Potential
This diploma gives specific training in clinical health psychology and provides a route to Registered Psychologist status for students completing a Master of Science or Master of Health Psychology. We advise that the University of Auckland is not involved in the employment of graduates and can make no guarantee of post-qualification registration or employment in New Zealand or any other country.
Jobs related to this program
- Health psychologist
You can apply for a Post-study Work Visa for up to 3 years.
Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria
Entry is limited to eight students per year.
You must have completed a master's degree in health psychology at a recognized university (or similar institution).
You must have a clinical endorsement that requires relevant clinical experience in approved health care settings. This requirement is usually undertaken during the master's program.
If you have not completed all of the requirements for a master's degree in health psychology (or similar), but have completed 120 points (one-year full-time equivalent study) towards that degree you may, with the approval of the program director, still enroll for this postgraduate diploma. You must complete the requirements for the master's degree within 12 months of commencing the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Psychology. If you do not, enrolment for the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Psychology will be suspended until you have completed your master's degree.
When applying you will be asked to supply a 500-word statement describing your motivation and also be asked to arrange two letters of recommendation from academic staff members, employers, or associates who are able to evaluate your academic aptitude and potential to work as psychologist.
If you are offered a place on the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Psychology, it will be conditional on satisfactory compliance with the Vulnerable Children Act (VCA) and Police Vetting Clearance. You will also be required to undertake health screening.
- Course Type: Full Time
- Course Level: Post Graduate Diploma or Certificate
- Duration: 02 Year
Total Tuition Fee:
Annual Cost of Living: 15000 NZD
Application Fee: 100 NZD
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