Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences in Pacific Health

The Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences in Pacific Health gives you not only advanced knowledge and skills in Pacific health issues, research and cultures, but also prepares you for both clinical and non-clinical careers in the health sector. Advanced knowledge will give you the tools to help improve the health and well-being of all Pacific peoples.

Students taking Pacific Health courses will have the opportunity to gain these skills:

  • An orientation towards public and Pacific Health
  • Clinical or non-clinical working experience in a Pacific specific health service.
  • The motivation to participate in the development of appropriate health services for Pacific peoples

Programme structure

Students are required to enrol in and complete the following courses:

  • POPLHLTH 700 - Community Health Development (15 Points)
  • POPLHLTH 722 - Organisation of Health Systems (15 Points)
  • POPLHLTH 739 - Pacific Health (15 Points)
  • POPLPRAC 710 - Community Health Development Practicum (15 points)
  • POPLPRAC 711 - Health Promotion in Pacific Community Development (15 Points)
  • POPLPRAC 712 - Project Planning for Lifestyle Change (15 Points)

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Detailed information on admission criteria, programme structure and content, and the schedule of courses can be found in the University Calendar regulations for the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences. These should also be read in conjunction with the University's General Regulations - Postgraduate Diplomas.

New students: to ensure you enrol on time, please visit our step-by-step guide to applications, admission, and enrolment.


Associate Professor Vili Nosa
Head of Section of Pacific Health
Phone: +64 (0) 9 923 6906