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Study Pacific and Global Health at Otago

Pacific Island dance

Overview

Pacific and Global Health provides education about Pacific peoples’ health, context in New Zealand and the region, socio-economic determinants of health, and priority areas of health. The skills developed and knowledge learnt will ensure graduates are prepared to serve the needs of diverse communities globally, acknowledging the increasing diversities of our communities, and communities where our students may come from, economic pressures and changing societies.

Pacific and Global Health gives graduates the skills to work effectively with Pacific peoples and / or their communities within the context of health care and provision.

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Contact details

Division of Health Sciences

Email bhealsc@otago.ac.nz

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Qualifications

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Programme Requirements

Bachelor of Health Sciences (BHealSc) majoring in Pacific and Global Health

Level Papers Points
100-level

HUBS 191  Human Body Systems 1

HUBS 192  Human Body Systems 2

PUBH 192  Foundations of Epidemiology

18

18

18

200-level

PACH 201  Pacific Health: New Zealand and the Pacific Region

PUBH 203  Health Policy and Politics

PUBH 211  Epidemiology of Global Health Conditions

at least three of
BITC 201  Bioethics and the Life Sciences
HIST 210  War and Environment
PACI 201  Contemporary Pacific Island Issues
POLS 213  New Zealand Foreign Policy
PUBH 202  Health Promotion

18

18

18

54

300-level

PACH 301  Pacific Health: Advanced Applied Knowledge*

PUBH 303  Public and Global Health: Current Issues*

at least two of
ANTH 323  Anthropology of Health
BITC 301  Bioethics
POLS 320  Pacific Geopolitics in the 21st Century
PUBH 311  Public Health Research

*Information will be available for these papers in September 2018.

18

18

36

Plus

108 further points

The following papers are suggested: ACCT 102, ASIA 101, BSNS 113, ECON 112, GLBL 101, HIST 107, PACI 103, STAT 115; ECON 201, ENGL 228, MANT 101, MANT 217, MANT 251, SOCI 205, STAT 241; ECON 306, HIST 337, MANT 341, POLS 303, STAT 341

108
Total   360

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Minor Subject Requirements

Pacific and Global Health as a minor subject for a BA, MusB, BPA, BTheol, BSc, BAppSc, BCom, BHealSc or BASc degree

Available as a minor subject for a Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Music (MusB), Bachelor of Performing Arts (BPA), Bachelor of Theology (BTheol), Bachelor of Science (BSc), Bachelor of Applied Science (BAppSc), Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), Bachelor of Health Sciences (BHealSc) or Bachelor of Arts and Science (BASc) degree

Level Papers Points
100-level

PUBH 192  Foundations of Epidemiology

18

200-level

PACH 201  Pacific Health: New Zealand and the Pacific Region

PUBH 203  Health Policy and Politics

PUBH 211  Epidemiology of Global Health Conditions

18

18

18

300-level

PACH 301  Pacific Health: Advanced Applied Knowledge

Information will be available for this paper in September 2018.

18

Total   90

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