Public Health Summer School
Welcome to the Public Health Summer School
The 18th Public Health Summer School offers you 31 opportunities to learn and be inspired by the latest in public health education. This long-running event offers a great way to add your professional development at a very reasonable price.
It will be held at our Wellington campus from 3-21 February 2014 at the University of Otago, Wellington in Newtown.
- Courses available in 2014
- Upcoming events
- About the Public Health Summer School
- Who is it for?
- What do Public Health Summer School courses cost?
- Maori and Pacific Scholarships
- How to register for the Public Health Summer School
- Frequently asked questions
Latest News… Evening Public Seminars
We are delighted to announce that 3 of our esteemed overseas guests at this year’s Public Health Summer School will also present an additional seminar which is a free event open for all to attend.
Our 3 evening seminars are as follows:
- 10 Actions to Tackle Obesity - Dr Tim Lobstein (5.15pm Monday 17 February)
- From child protection to child wellbeing: What a public health approach can offer in the prevention of child abuse and neglect - Emeritus Professor Dorothy Scott (5.15pm Tuesday 18 February)
- Three Sisters Garden – a cultural model to build relationships and capacity in Native health research - Associate Professor Jacque Gray ( 5.45pm Wednesday 19 February)
All seminars will be held at the University of Otago, Wellington campus in Mein St, Newtown.
About the Public Health Summer School
Each year in February the Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington hosts a Summer School offering practical short courses to anyone who wants to develop their public health skills and knowledge.
The Public Health Summer School has been providing this training for 17 years and has grown to become the largest and longest running summer school in the Southern Hemisphere.
Who is it for?
These short courses are ideally suited for those working in:
- public health services
- primary care organisations
- district health boards
- government departments
- non-governmental organisations
- local authorities
Or also for:
- anyone who requires an understanding of public health concepts in their work
- anyone considering postgraduate studies in the public health area
What do Public Health summer school courses cost?
If you enrol before December 20, 2013 you are eligible for an early bird price of $300 per day (courses will cost $400 per day for enrolments after this date).
A 50% discount is available to full time students, those unwaged, or University of Otago staff on most Public Health summer school courses. This discount may not be offered if there is a restriction on numbers who can attend the course.
The Department of Public Health is also offering two special subsidised courses, Getting started in public health research, and Responding to climate change. These courses are available for $75 (early bird) or $100 (after December 20, 2013).
Maori and Pacific Scholarships
Thank you to those who have applied for a scholarship for our 2014 programme. - PLEASE NOTE THESE ARE NOW FULLY ALLOCATED.
Scholarships for course attendance are available to Māori and Pacific people studying or working in Māori or Pacific health. A scholarship entitles the recipient to attend a one-day course of their choosing. Please note that the number of scholarships provided is limited so get in quick to be eligible. To apply, you need to complete the registration form found here on the website and answer the questions regarding Māori/Pacific scholarships. You will need to tell us how attendance at this Summer School course will help your professional development and/or your contribution to Māori or Pacific health development.
If you have any queries please email: email@example.com
How to register for Public Health Summer School
You can register online and pay via credit card, cheque or internet banking.