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Postgraduate Diploma in Specialty Care (Pacific Health)

Open to New Zealand-based Nurses and Midwives of indigenous Pacific descent, this one-year course builds on the knowledge students gained in the Postgraduate Certificate in Specialty Care (Pacific Health) and can be taken as a standalone qualification, or students can progress to the Aniva Master of Professional Practice (Leadership).


Course Information

The Postgraduate Diploma is a two semester course, comprised of the following papers:


Semester One

Provides a foundational understanding of how epistemological paradigms shape and are shaped by the cultural context in which they are embedded. Critiques systems frameworks of government and organisation policy, as well as financial and budgetary imperatives, which determine the way health care services are configured and explores how these factors affect the delivery of health  care services to Pacific peoples in the Aotearoa New Zealand.

Su'e Su'e Manogi

Semester Two

Develops the knowledge and skills needed to critique a range of research methodological approaches that inform issues of health, nursing and midwifery service delivery for Pacific populations in Aotearoa New Zealand. Explores ethical issues which arise in any research approach and considers what constitutes ethical behaviour in a Pacific worldview. Students develop a research proposal with a view to bringing evidence-based innovations to practice delivery to improve health outcomes for Pacific people.

Course Structure


6 x 2-day residential


Online tutorials and resources

Regular networking and alumni leadership events


Written assignments

(2 per paper)


Graded presentations

(1  per paper)


Graded online Talanoa (1 per paper)


*All Residential Workshops are held in Auckland.



Applications for 2024 are now closed.

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