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Postgraduate Certificate in Public Health (PGCertPH)

Study in Christchurch, Dunedin or Wellington

The Postgraduate Certificate in Public Health (PGCertPH) is a perfect place to start postgraduate study. Some students, particularly those already working in the health sector, may wish to obtain a postgraduate qualification in public health, but do not wish to undertake a diploma or master's qualification. The Postgraduate Certificate provides such students with an appropriate qualification.

The structure of the programme allows you to undertake specific endorsed areas of study to complement your areas of interest or work expertise.

You are able to use the PGCertPH as a stand-alone qualification, but equally you can use the papers completed for the PGCertPH to progress to the Diploma in Public Health (DPH).

2018 and 2019 Timetable - Public Health Postgraduate Papers (450 KB)

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PGCertPH programme structure

Points required 60 points (4 public health papers)
Duration Six months full-time
One year part-time
Start date February, April, July, or September
Prerequisite Candidates would normally be required to have an undergraduate degree (in any discipline) with at least a B average
Structure 15 point papers taught in half semester terms (4 terms per year)

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PGCertPH endorsed options

Endorsement

Papers required

Environmental Health
  • PUBH 733 Environment and Health (15 points)
  • PUBH 734 Health Protection (15 points)
  • Plus 2 further PUBH papers to the value of 30 points
Health Economics
  • PUBH 735 The Economics of Health Policy Decision Making (15 points)
  • PUBH 736 Economic Evaluation (15 points)
  • Plus 2 further PUBH papers to the value of 30 points
Health Promotion
  • PUBH 713 Society, Health and Health Promotion (15 points)
  • PUBH 743 Health Promotion Programme Planning and Evaluation (15 points)
  • Plus 2 further PUBH papers to the value of 30 points
Public Policy and Health
  • PUBH 713 Society, Health and Health Promotion (15 points)
  • PUBH 714 Public Policy and Health Systems (15 points)
  • PUBH 744 Healthy Public Policy (15 points)
  • Plus 1 further PUBH paper to the value of 15 points
Health Systems and Services
  • PUBH 714 Public Policy and Health Systems (15 points)
  • PUBH 742 Global Health and International Health Systems (15 points)
  • Plus 2 further PUBH papers to the value of 30 points
Māori Health
  • PUBH 712 Foundations of Hauora Māori (15 points)
  • PUBH 741 Hauora Māori – Policy, Practice and Research (15 points)
  • Plus 2 further PUBH papers to the value of 30 points
Research Methods
  • PUBH 711 Principles of Epidemiology (15 points)
  • PUBH 723 Survey Methods (15 points)
  • PUBH 724 Introduction to Qualitative Research methods (15 points)
  • PUBH 725 Applied Biostatistics 1 – Fundamentals (15 points)

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How to apply for enrolment 

When you’re ready, click the ‘Apply Now’ button in the top right hand corner of the webpage for the programme you wish to enrol in. This takes you to eVision where you will create your 'student portal'. Your eVision portal will be your one-stop shop for study-related information. Using eVision you can apply to study, access all important study-related information, examination results, and maintain your personal information. eVision is accessible anytime, anywhere using the internet and mobile devices.

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