Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health

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Entry requirements

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Candidates are required to have a relevant Bachelor's degree or equivalent and admission to Postgraduate Study.

For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.

Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health structure

Courses to the value of 120 credits selected from the programme schedule below

This qualification may be awarded with Distinction or Merit if study is completed to a superior/high standard, and where all requirements have been completed within one year for full-time study or within three years for part-time study.

The maximum time permitted for completion of this qualification is 4 years.

These regulations should be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including the General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas and Postgraduate Certificates


All courses are 30 credits each unless otherwise indicated.

Compulsory courses (90 credits):

231.725 Foundations of Public Health (15 credits)
231.726 Health Systems and Policy (15 credits)
231.728 Public Health Intervention Management (15 credits)
231.729 Public Health Research and Evaluation (15 credits)
231.730 Epidemiology and Statistics 1 (15 credits)
231.731 Epidemiology and Statistics 2 (15 credits)

Elective courses: (30 credits required):

128.702 Work Capacity and Performance (15 credits)
128.705 Ergonomics Analysis (30 credits)
128.706 Micro-Macro Ergonomics (30 credits)
128.707 People Technology and Design (15 credits)
147.704 Drugs and Society (30 credits)
150.701 Tino Rangatiratanga: Strategic Māori Development (30 credits)
150.702 Mauri Ora: Māori Mental Health (30 credits)
150.714 Ta Te Māori Rangahau Korero: Māori Research Methodologies (30 credits)
151.716 Advanced Nutrition and Disease (15 credits)
151.717 Selected Topics in Public Health Nutrition (15 credits)
178.718 Health Economics (30 credits)
231.704 Māori Health (30 credits)
231.705 Pacific Health (30 credits) 231.706 Occupational Health (30 credits)
231.707 Environmental Health (30 credits)
231.721 International Public Health (15 credits)
231.732 Physical Activity Promotion (15 credits)
231.733 Big Issues in Public Health (15 credits)
231.734 Maternal and Child Health (15 credits)
231.799 Research Report (30 credits)
250.702 Systems Thinking and Analysis (15 credits)
250.703 Health Communication (15 credits)
251.731 Advanced Occupational Safety and Health (30 credits)
251.772 Advanced Occupational Hygiene (30 credits)
251.773 Hazard Management (30 credits)
252.701 Sleep and Circadian Science for Health Practitioners (30 credits)
252.702 Sleep, Fatigue Risk Management and Occupational Safety and Health (30 credits)
Note: not all courses are available in each semester.

How much will it cost?

We can't tell you the exact cost until you have chosen your courses, as the tuition fees you pay each year vary depending on the courses you choose. There will also be compulsory non-tuition fees you have to pay in addition to your tuition fees. For some courses there may be other charges for things such as study resources, software, trips and contact workshops.

To get an approximate idea of tuition costs for typical study areas, you can use our quick guide to programme fees.

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Financial assistance

You might be eligible to apply for a scholarship or award. You can use our scholarship search to see what is available. You may also be eligible for a student loan to help towards paying your fees.

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