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Undergraduate study in the Department of Preventive and Social Medicine

Major in Public Health

Public Health practitioners work in a range of areas in the wider health sector including in government and non-government organisations. Front line practitioners include policy analysts, health promoters, community health workers, and staff working in environmental protection. A number of Public Health major graduates will decide to pursue postgraduate qualifications such as the Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health (DPH) and Master of Public Health (MPH), and further careers in public health research.

Contact

Dr Rachael McLean
Email rachael.mclean@otago.ac.nz

Minor in Public Health

An undergraduate Minor in Public Health is available to students pursuing any of the following:

  • Bachelor of Applied Science (BAppSc)
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA)
  • Bachelor of Arts and Science (BASc)
  • Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)
  • Bachelor of Health Sciences (BHealSc)
  • Bachelor of Music (MusB)
  • Bachelor of Performing Arts (BPA)
  • Bachelor of Science (BSc)
  • Bachelor of Theology (BTheol)

This accreditation requires the completion of five PUBH papers:

Note: Students who first enrolled for this minor in or before 2017 may complete the requirements by passing the following papers: PUBH 192, PUBH 202, PUBH 203, PUBH 211,  and PUBH 311.

Contact

Dr Helen Harcombe
Email helen.harcombe@otago.ac.nz

Medical undergraduate

The Department of Preventive and Social Medicine contributes to the teaching of medical students during all six years of study, including PUBH 192 during Health Sciences First Year.

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