Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health

Learn how you can advance public health and address today’s health challenges in diverse contexts and communities with the Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health at AUT.

Passionate about promoting health, tackling health inequities or addressing the social, economic or other factors that affect individual and community wellbeing? Are you considering a career in public health, or  already working in the field? The Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health prepares you for managing our pressing community and public health risks, now and in the future.

Topics you’ll study include principles of public health, social epidemiology, public health policy and systems and Te Hau o te Ora Hauora Māori Development.

Start date: 2022

Minimum entry requirements

Completed one of the following:

  • Relevant bachelor’s degree
  • Relevant graduate diploma

International student entry requirements

Other requirements

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.

English language requirements

  • IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall with no band less than 6.0

English language requirements

The programme aims to advance public health and wellbeing. In addition to its core courses, elective options include Māori Health, Health Law, and Disaster Risk Management and Development, as well as a diverse range of contemporary public health and research courses.

The programme is also committed to the principles of equity, social justice, empowerment as well as community participation and ownership. All courses are offered via flexible learning, including a mix of block courses on campus and online, or blended learning.

Complete the following courses

And 60 points from

Or alternative optional courses approved by the Associate Dean Postgraduate.

Skills you will develop

The outcomes for graduates of the Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health are outlined in the Graduate Profile below.

Graduate Profile

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.

Quick facts
Programme code:
AK3806
Level:
8
Points:
120
Duration:
1 year full-time / part-time available
Campus:
South Campus
Starts:
28 Feb 2022
18 Jul 2022
Fees:
Domestic
$8,957
  • This represents the approximate tuition fee based on a full-time workload of 120 points in 2022. The exact tuition fee will depend on courses selected and may exceed this figure.
  • Fees are subject to change year to year. If you are planning for beyond 2022, fees may vary from those stated.
  • There may also be other fees and charges you need to pay. Learn more about fees to study at AUT
International
$39,100
  • This represents the approximate tuition fee based on a full-time workload of 120 points in 2022. The exact tuition fee will depend on courses selected and may exceed this figure.
  • Fees are subject to change year to year. If you are planning for beyond 2022, fees may vary from those stated.
  • There may also be other fees and charges you need to pay. Learn more about fees to study at AUT
  • International students' tuition fees reflect the full cost of tuition. Domestic students' tuition fees are less due to a proportion of the tuition fees being funded by the New Zealand Government.

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