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Pacific and Global Health

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.

Why study Pacific and Global Health?

The Bachelor of Health Sciences majoring in 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.

Pacific and Global Health teaches you:

  • To appreciate the interconnectedness of the geopolitical, environmental, technological, and economic drivers to health outcomes.
  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of Pacific Health in New Zealand.
  • The knowledge and skills to be an effective healthcare worker who understands the needs of diverse communities globally.
  • Knowledge to address Pacific health outcomes within the Pacific region.
  • How to contribute to New Zealand’s commitments to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in Health.
  • To be an effective member of a culturally competent workforce helping Pacific people to live longer and healthier lives.

More information about Pacific and Global Health

Read the page for the Programme Requirements.

Email: bhealsc@otago.ac.nz