Duration
Full-time: 1 year
Part-time: Varies
Next start date
2018 Semester One – 26 February
2018 Semester Two – 16 July
Available locations
Grafton, Tāmaki
Points
120
Programme type
Postgraduate

Programme overview

This diploma provides an advanced understanding of the theoretical and practical issues and the skills to apply these principles in the workplace, research and day-to-day life.

It covers a range of activities and disciplines including epidemiology, demography, sociology, health statistics, health economics, health promotion, health management, health protection, environmental health and health services and policy.

Opportunity to specialise in: Māori Health | Pacific Health

Programme structure

  • 120 point programme
  • Advanced taught course topics that cover principles of public health, epidemiology and research methods (45 points)
  • A selection of courses worth at least 60 points from other courses listed in the Master of Public Health Schedule
  • Up to 15 points from other 700 level courses offered at this University.
  • One year full-time or up to four years part-time
  • You can choose from a generic programme, or complete a specialisation in Maori Health or Pacific Health. Each specialisation has different requirements and schedules, see Māori Health | Pacific Health to plan your pathway.

Sample programme structure

Public Health

Year 1 120 points
  • Code:
    POPLHLTH 760
    Name:
    Principles of Public Health
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    POPLHLTH 776
    Name:
    Population Health in Practice
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    one of
    Name:
    POPLHLTH 708, 709
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    one of
    Name:
    POPLHLTH 701-707, 767
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Name:
    Stage VII Course
    Type:
    Elective course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Name:
    Stage VII Course
    Type:
    Elective course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Name:
    Stage VII Course
    Type:
    Elective course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Name:
    Stage VII Course
    Type:
    Elective course
    Points:
    15 pts

Sample programme structure

Māori Health

Year 1 120 points
  • Code:
    MAORIHTH 701
    Name:
    Foundations of Maori Health
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    MAORIHTH 710
    Name:
    Kaupapa Maori Theory
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    POPLHLTH 760
    Name:
    Principles of Public Health
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    POPLHLTH 776
    Name:
    Population Health in Practice
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    one of
    Name:
    POPLHLTH 708, 709
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    one of
    Name:
    POPLHLTH 701-707, 767
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    one of
    Name:
    MAORIHTH 705, 706, 709, 711
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    one of
    Name:
    MAORIHTH 705, 706, 709, 711
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts

Subjects available in this programme

2018 entry requirements

Programme requirements

Taught 120 points

Entry into this postgraduate diploma is limited to 65 students per year, with selection by academic merit based on your Grade Point Average (GPA) or Grade Point Equivalent (GPE).

You must have completed an undergraduate degree in a health-related discipline such as dentistry, health sciences, medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, optometry, pharmacy, physiotherapy, psychology, public health, or social work. Your study must have been at a recognised university (or similar institution). You will typically need a GPA or GPE of at least 3.0.

Alternatively, you must have completed the Postgraduate Certificate in Public Health.

Further programme requirements

English language requirements

If you are an international applicant whose first language is not English you will need to provide evidence of your English proficiency.

You will require an IELTS Academic score of 6.5 with no bands less than 6.0. See alternative English language requirements.

Other pathways to study

  • If you are 20 on or before the first day of semester, have no formal University Entrance (UE) qualification, and are a New Zealand or Australian citizen or permanent resident you can apply for special admission.

How much does a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health cost per year?

2018 fees

Domestic students
NZ$9,092.40*
International students
NZ$42,606*

Fees are set in advance of each calendar year and will be updated on this website. 2018 fees are inclusive of 15% GST, but do not include the Student Services Fee, course books, travel and health insurance, or living costs. Amounts shown are indicative only. In addition to the tuition fees, there is a Student Services Fee of $6.78 per point, estimated at $813.60 for full-time study (120 points). Fees will be confirmed upon completion of enrolment into courses.

*Please note: amounts shown are indicative and estimates only.

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Key dates

Please note: We will consider late applications if places are still available. International students should start the application process as early as possible to allow sufficient time to apply for a visa.

Application closing dates

Semester One 2018
8 December 2017

Start dates

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Where could this programme take you?

Graduates with a public health qualification may find employment in diverse areas within the health sector including: public health research; disease surveillance and monitoring; public health management; health planning and policy making at a government level; and management positions within health care organisations.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Health planner
  • Public health researcher

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