Public Health Postgraduate Study

AUT University's Department of Public Health offers postgraduate programmes in Public Health and Health Science (Health Care Ethics).

Both offer a postgraduate certificate, postgraduate diploma and master's degree, providing three flexible entry/exit pathways to cater for students' differing prior education and professional experience and career development needs.

Public Health                         

The public health programme provides education with a strong community health development perspective. It emphasises the role of social, economic, cultural, educational, environmental and other societal factors in the production and maintenance of individual and community well-being. It is designed to produce graduates with the conceptual and research knowledge for understanding community health priorities, developing and implementing community health interventions and critically evaluating their effects across a range of community health settings. The public health programme is underpinned with a commitment to principles of equity, social justice, empowerment and community participation and ownership.

Health Science (Health Care Ethics)

AUT's health care ethics programme offers a comprehensive education in ethics and an introduction to legal analysis for health care professionals of all kinds. Today’s high-pressure health care environment continually creates complex ethical and legal problems. However, health professionals do not always possess sufficient knowledge and skills to deal confidently and effectively with these challenges. Our papers in ethics and health law address this gap, seamlessly combining scholarly inquiry with practical application.

The Health Care Ethics specialisation within AUT's health programmes is open to all qualified health professionals.

Last updated: 20-Oct-2015 3.12pm

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.