Duration- 3.5 years
The Doctor of Health Science fulfils today’s industry needs, enabling health professionals to pursue research that is directly relevant to their workplace. AUT is the only university in New Zealand to offer the Doctor of Health Science.
The Doctor of Health Science is designed to challenge. You explore a specialist area of interest, contribute to the body of knowledge in your field, and advance your career prospects. This degree is an innovative combination of taught papers and a research project investigating your own field of professional practice.
A distinguishing feature of this doctoral degree is the clear focus on practice and on research that can inform professional practice. Students are encouraged to build collaborative relationships with health system managers, policy makers and practice experts while going through the planning, enacting and dissemination phases of their research project.
The Doctor of Health Science is a combination of 120 points from papers and a research thesis of 240 points.
You provide a full research proposal when you're close to completing the coursework papers, before you start the thesis paper.
Papers you need to complete
HEAL910 Health Systems Analysis (40 points)
HEAL911 Practice and Philosophies (40 points)
HEAL912 Research Practice and Methodology (40 points)
HEALX99 Thesis in Health Science (240 points)
Must have completed the following in a specialisation appropriate to the proposed research:
Master’s degree with honours OR
Bachelor’s degree with honours (equivalent to 4 years of study)
The degree must have a standard equivalent to first class or second class (first division) honours.
The degree should include advanced learning in research, execution of a research project and a written report on the research.
A minimum of five years’ professional experience in the specific area of study
English Language Requirements:
IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall with 7.0 in Writing and no band less than 6.0; TOEFL iBT score of 90; Certificate in English for Academic Study (CertEAS) with A grade; GIE with B+ grade; CAE minimum overall score of 176; PTE minimum overall score of 58