In as little as one year you can gain the skills to contribute to public health management and policy, disease control and health promotion across a wide range of populations with AUT's postgraduate public health programme.
The Postgraduate Diploma in 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.
You 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.
Completed one of the following:
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.
The programme is committed to principles of equity, social justice, empowerment and community participation and ownership.
Or alternative optional courses approved by the Associate Dean Postgraduate.
The outcomes for graduates of the Postgraduate Diploma in 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.