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About the Department of Preventive and Social Medicine

Mission statement

"To improve and protect public health, locally and globally, through excellence in teaching, research, and service."

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Structure

Department of Preventive and Social Medicine structure (PDF 142 KB)

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Research

The Department of Preventive and Social Medicine includes staff who research a very wide range of public health issues, including cancer, injury, infectious diseases, medicine and vaccine safety, health policy, health systems, harm from tobacco and alcohol, child development, biostatistical methods, and international health.

There are a number of major research groups:

The Biostatistical Group collaborates with members of the Department and many other University staff on research projects, as well as undertaking research on biostatistical methods.

Two national units contract with the Ministry of Health to undertake monitoring and provide advice to the public on medicine and vaccine safety, and poisoning:

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Teaching

The Department teaches many postgraduate papers in public health, occupational health and research methods. We are also involved in the teaching of medical students and offer undergraduate papers in epidemiology, health promotion, and health policy and politics.

Undergraduate teaching includes:

Postgraduate teaching includes:

There is an active research student programme that supports the Master of Public Health and PhD students, who may be supervised by staff from any area of the Department.

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Strategic plans

Department of Preventive and Social Medicine strategic plan 2016-2020:

Department of Preventive and Social Medicine Māori Strategic Plan 2015-2020 (PDF 71 KB)

Department of Preventive and Social Medicine research strategic plan 2015-2020 (PDF 48 KB)

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Newsletter

Healthy Communities, Healthy Lives (Issue 1) (PDF 3 MB)

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