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Key to the tables

P Prerequisite: Course(s) you must complete to a defined standard (or have waived) before your enrolment in another course is confirmed.

C Corequisite: Course(s) that must be completed in the same semester as another course, unless already passed or waived.

R Restriction: Similar courses, that cannot both be credited to the same qualification.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health

Qualification Regulations

Part I

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

Part II


1. Admission to the Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health requires that the candidate will:

(a) meet the University admission requirements as specified; and

(b) have been awarded or qualified for a relevant Bachelor's degree or equivalent.

Qualification Requirements

2. Candidates for the Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health shall follow a flexible programme of study, which shall consist of 700-level courses totalling at least 120 credits, comprising:

(a) courses as listed in the Schedule for the Qualification;

and including:

(b) any compulsory courses listed in the Schedule for the Qualification; and

(c) attendance at Contact Workshops, block courses, field trips, studios, workshops, tutorials, laboratories and practical work as required.


3. The Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health is awarded without an endorsement.

Student Progression

4. In cases of sufficient merit, the Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health may be awarded with distinction or merit.

Completion Requirements

5. The timeframes for completion as outlined in the General Regulations for Postgraduate Qualifications will apply. Candidates may be graduated when they meet the Admission, Qualification and Academic requirements within the prescribed timeframes.

Unsatisfactory Academic Progress

6. The general Unsatisfactory Academic Progress regulations will apply.

Schedule for the Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health

Compulsory courses (90 credits from)

231.725 Foundations of Public Health Practice 15 credits
R 231.701

231.726 Health Systems and Policy 15 credits
R 231.701

231.728 Public Health Intervention Management 15 credits

231.729 Public Health Research and Evaluation 15 credits

231.730 Epidemiology and Biostatistics 1 15 credits
R 231.703

231.731 Epidemiology and Biostatistics 2 15 credits
P 231.730 R 231.703

At least 30 credits from

147.704 Drugs and Society 30 credits

150.701 Tino Rangatiratanga: Strategic Māori Development 30 credits

150.702 Pae Ora: Māori Health Advancement 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

231.732 Physical Activity Promotion 15 credits

231.733 Big Public Health Issues 15 credits

231.734 Maternal and Child Health 15 credits

231.799 Research Report (30) 30 credits
P One of 231.704, 231.705, 231.706, 231.707, 178.718

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
R 252.702

252.702 Sleep, Fatigue Risk Management and Occupational Safety and Health 30 credits
R 252.701