Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health

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    1 Year Full Time
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    Course Type
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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

The Postgraduate Diploma in 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 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 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 Maori – M?ori Health Research Practice (15 points)
MAOH802 Taunga a Mahi Hauora Maori – 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.

Eligibility Criteria

Completed one of the following:

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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