Postgraduate Certificate In Health Science (Chinese Medicine)

New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) Approved & Accredited

Programme CodePC2429
Duration6 months
DeliveryClassroom-based, online delivery (blended learning)

Programme Content

The Postgraduate Certificate in Health Science (Chinese Medicine) is a dynamic programme designed for TCM practitioners wishing to strengthen their knowledge and better integrate into the healthcare system.

It will facilitate in-depth examination and skill development in relation to research philosophy, and methodology. The main focus will be on approaches appropriate to research into Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) including use of literature, qualitative, quantitative, multi/mixed methods, ethical issues and approval, and specific knowledge and practical skills for the critique, design and conduct of research.

The programme also considers issues surrounding the evolution of CAM nationally and internationally and how this contributes to the development of a wider perspective on practice within Chinese Medicine and development of the profession.

This study offers a comprehensive academic programme, which contains the following modules with their credit values:

  • Advanced Research 1 – 30 credits
  • Advanced Research 2 – 15 credits
  • Contemporary Alternative Medicine – 15 credits

Pathway to Further Education

This 60 credit qualification at level 8 offers advanced understanding of research methods appropriate to the evaluation of Chinese Medicine, as well as excellent skills in finding and appraising research literature and relating it to their practice.
It also provides the pathway to pursue further studies into masters’ degree programme offered by our School.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Postgraduate Certificate in Health Science (Chinese Medicine) will
be equipped with knowledge and skills to enable them to function at an advanced level within practice.

Entry Requirements

  • Proof of NZ citizenship or permanent residency
  • Must hold a qualification of, at least, a recognised bachelor’s degree in Acupuncture or a bachelor’s degree in Chinese Medicine
  • Must have obtained a satisfactory evaluation after an interview conducted by the school’s admission panel
  • International students must have achieved an academic IELTS score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0

Programme Structure

PGCARM801 Advanced Research Methods Part 1 (30 credits)
PGCCAM801 Contemporary Alternative in CAM (15 credits)
PGCARM802 Advanced Research Methods Part 2 (15 credits)

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