An analysis of Diploma of Health and Human Behaviour completions 2002

Author: Bathurst, J.

Date: 2004

Type: Working or discussion paper

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Demographic data from students enrolled in the Diploma of Health and Human Behaviour during 2002 were analysed to determine what factors contribute to completion rates and what interventions may be needed to improve those rates. Students at risk are male, Maori and Pacific Islanders, and especially those with minimal or no secondary school qualifications. Recommendations for improving completion rates include setting a minimum academic standard for entry, limiting enrolments to one course per semester and reducing the volume of learning material by introducing better textbooks.

Subjects: Retention and completion in education, Demographics, Interventions, Behavioural and Cognitive Sciences

Marsden Codes: 380000

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