Doctor of Health Science

University of Waikato

Subject area

Health not elsewhere classified


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Entry requirements

A New Zealand bachelor degree with honours or master's degree, with at least second class honours (first division) or distinction. Applicants must have qualified for the award of a recognised health professional qualification and must produce evidence of at least three years of service as a health professional.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

Graduates will: * Provide clinical leadership in a range of clinical settings across the continuum of care and the lifespan; * Generate, critique and utilise nursing knowledge, and contribute to the evidence based of practice through research, * Practise in joint clinical and academic roles that integrate practice based and theoretical knowledge, and * Provide culturally responsive care and support to people to manage their health and wellbeing. Graduates of the University of Waikato Nursing postgraduate programmes will provide leadership to the nursing workforce and health services, articulate models of care to address population health needs, produce research that extends the boundaries of nursing knowledge, inform health policy with knowledge derived from critically examined clinical experience and advocate for strategies that address inequities in health care regionally and nationally.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Other Health at this level can earn:


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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 924 528
Phone: (07) 838 4448
Fax: (07) 838 4253

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