Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences in Population Mental Health

Population Mental Health programmes cater for graduates with qualifications in health sciences, psychology, social work and other relevant undergraduate degrees, as well as healthcare professionals already working in primary healthcare, community mental health, Māori health, Pacific health and health promotion contexts.

Students are required to complete the following courses:

  • POPLHLTH 700 - Community Health Development (15 Points)
  • POPLHLTH 722 - Organisation of Health Systems (15 Points)
  • POPLHLTH 735 - Mental Health Development (15 Points)
  • POPLHLTH 736 - Mental Health Promotion (15 Points)
  • POPLPRAC 712 - Project Planning for Lifestyle Change (15 Points)

and 15 points from:

and 15 points from:

and 15 points from:


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.


Dr Sarah Fortune
Course Director
Phone: +64 9 923 6097