Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington (UOW)
The Department of Public Health, University of Otago Wellington (UOW) focuses on the study and prevention of disease, prolonging life and promoting health at a population level. We teach undergraduate and postgraduate public health papers, courses and programmes, and run a successful summer school programme each year. The Department works closely with Public Health agencies throughout New Zealand and our researchers are leaders in the field who carry out innovative research which makes a real difference to the health of people in New Zealand.
Public Health practitioners work in all areas of the health sector. They are health promoters and educators, public health doctors, nurses and staff working in occupational health and environmental protection. Public health experts also work in research, service coordination and management, and public health policy.
Search the Public Health UOW staff and student contact list for the Head of Department, directors of research groups, convenors of teaching programmes, Public Health staff and students and honorary fellows.
The Department of Public Health, UOW carries out a range of research on critical public health issues that include Cancer and Screening; Healthy Eating; Health Services Research and Prioritisation; Housing, Sustainability and the Environment; Inequalities; Infectious diseases; Māori Health; and Tobacco.
Public Health is an important component of the fourth year Medical curriculum. Our Department also offers the Certificate in Health Promotion, a four-paper programme that takes place on-campus in Newtown, Wellington.
The Department of Public Health, UOW offers a range of postgraduate study programmes for graduates wishing to embark on a career in the Public Health field. Our postgraduate qualifications include Postgraduate Certificate in Public Health (PGCertPH), Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health (DPH), Master of Public Health (MPH), and a PhD based in the Department of Public Health.
Every year, in February, the Department of Public Health, UOW runs summer school courses, offering short, practical courses to anyone who wants to develop their public health skills.
A collection of Public Health, UOW publications, presentations, reports, Podcasts, as well as a Research database for staff.