Gain the skills to contribute to public health management and policy, disease control and health promotion across a wide range of populations with the AUT Master of Public Health.
Build your understanding of key elements of public health, with an emphasis on community health and development. You examine community and population perspectives on health and disease, and health systems responses. You learn to interpret the patterns of health and disease in populations, and become familiar with behaviours that contribute to health and disease in the community.
The Master of Public Health emphasises the role of social, economic, cultural, educational, environmental and other societal factors in the production and maintenance of individual and community wellbeing.
Completed one of the following with a B average or higher:
May be admitted on the basis of a relevant professional qualification or professional experience approved by the Dean (or representative) to be equivalent to a bachelor’s degree.
You develop an understanding of community health priorities, developing and implementing community health interventions and critically evaluating their effects across a range of community health settings.
The programme is committed to principles of equity, social justice, empowerment and community participation and ownership.
Or alternative optional papers approved by the Associate Dean Postgraduate.
The outcomes for graduates of the Master of Public Health are outlined in the Graduate Profile below.
Practice as a health professional in New Zealand is governed by legislation and a number of ‘Responsible Authorities’ (such as the NZ Psychologist Board, Physiotherapy Board and the Nursing Council who register practitioners). Overseas qualified health professionals who wish to practise in New Zealand should communicate directly with the relevant Responsible Authority. Qualifications recognised for professional registration at AUT are undergraduate; study at postgraduate level is not considered equivalent recognition for NZ Board certification.
The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.