Master of Public Health

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    2 Year Full Time
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    Course Type
    Masters Degree
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    On Campus
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Domestic : $8,540.00 Year
Domestic : $8,540.00 Year
International : $35,820.00 Year
International : $35,820.00 Year

Course Start Date

Feb 2019
Jul 2019
Feb 2019
Jul 2019

Campus Location : 640 Great South Road,Manukau City,South Auckland 2104

About Course

Gain the skills to contribute to public health management and policy, disease control and health promotion across a wide range of populations with the AUT Master of Public Health.

Build your understanding of key elements of public health, with an emphasis on community health and development. You examine community and population perspectives on health and disease, and health systems responses. You learn to interpret the patterns of health and disease in populations, and become familiar with behaviours that contribute to health and disease in the community.

The Master of Public Health emphasises the role of social, economic, cultural, educational, environmental and other societal factors in the production and maintenance of individual and community wellbeing.

You develop an understanding of community health priorities, developing and implementing community health interventions and critically evaluating their effects across a range of community health settings.

The programme is committed to principles of equity, social justice, empowerment and community participation and ownership.

Complete the following papers

PUBH801 Principles of Public Health (15 points)
PUBH804 Public Health Policy and Systems (15 points)
PUBH805 Social Epidemiology and Biostatistics (30 points)

And choose 60 points from

HEAL808 Quantitative Research II (15 points)
HEAL810 Qualitative Research II (15 points)
HEAL811 Integrative Research (15 points)
HEAL816 Special Topic (15 points)
HEAL825 Applied Health Care Ethics (15 points)
HEAL840 Critical Inquiry for Evidence Based Practice (15 points)
HLAW801 Health Law (15 points)
HPRM801 Nutrition and Health Promotion (30 points)
MAOH801 Te Rangahau Hauora M?ori – M?ori Health Research Practice (15 points)
MAOH802 Taunga a Mahi Hauora M?ori – M?ori Healthcare Practice (30 points)
MAOH803 Effective Supervision in Maori Health (15 points)
PUBH802 Public Health Programme Management
PUBH803 International and Migrant Health
SPEX802 Physical Activity and Health Promotion (30 points)

Or alternative optional papers approved by the Associate Dean Postgraduate.

And complete a thesis or dissertation

HEAL999 Thesis (120 points)


HEAL998 Thesis (90 points) plus approved optional papers totalling 30 points


HEAL901 Dissertation (60 points) plus approved optional papers totalling 60 points

Eligibility Criteria

Completed one of the following with a B average or higher:

Relevant bachelor’s degree
Relevant graduate diploma

At least one year of relevant professional experience
Other requirements

May be admitted on the basis of a relevant professional qualification or professional experience approved by the Dean (or representative) to be equivalent to a bachelor’s degree.

English Language Requirements:

Minimum IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 overall with all bands 6.0 or higher; 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.

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