Public Health Summer School
Thank you to the hundreds of participants that made the 2013 summer school such a success. Thanks also for the suggestions for courses you would like to see added to next year's summer school. We look forward to bringing you details later this year.
Welcome to the Public Health Summer School
The 17th Public Health Summer School offers you 32 opportunities to learn and be inspired by the latest in public health education. This long-running event offers a great way to add to your professional development at a very reasonable price.
It will be held from 4th-22nd February 2013 at the University of Otago, Wellington in Newtown
- About the Public Health Summer School
- Courses available in 2013
- Who is it for?
- What do Public Health Summer School courses cost?
- Māori and Pacific Scholarships
- How to register for Public Health Summer School
- Evening Seminar Series
- Frequently asked questions
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.
Courses available in 2013
The 2013 Public Health Summer School will offer 32 short courses (1-3 days long) by an international faculty of public health academics and practitioners. This will include 14 new courses and 18 courses repeated in core areas. Courses vary from small group computer lab classes to interactive lectures and multi-speaker seminars.
You are invited to enrol in a single course or create a programme based on your interests and learning needs. Regardless of whether you come for one course, two courses or indeed to all 14 days of courses, we are confident that you will find it valuable.
On average, past attendees rated the summer school course they attended as 4.1 out of 5 in terms of being extremely useful for me.
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 21, 2012 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, and 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 a special subsidised course, Getting started in public health research, which is available for $75 (early bird) or $100 (after December 21, 2012).
Māori and Pacific Scholarships
Please note these scholarships are now closed for further application. Congratulations to those who have received a scholarship.
Scholarships for course attendance will be offered for the first time in 2013. These are available to Māori and Pacific people studying or working in Māori or Pacific health to enable the recipient to attend one 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.
How to register for Public Health Summer School
You can register online and pay via credit card, cheque or internet banking.
Evening Seminar Series
The Department of Public Health at the University of Otago, Wellington is delighted to confirm 3 upcoming evening seminars, each presented by a visiting expert, here in conjunction with this months summer school. There is no cost and no need to register, and the talks will be followed by drinks and nibbles.
- Wednesday 13 February Regret and Rationalisation among smokers - presented by Dr Beth Lee from the University of Western Ontario in Canada.
- Tuesday 19 February Taking action on equalities in Māori child health– presented by Dr Claire Mills, public health physician. Details to follow but book it in your diary now.
- Thursday 21 February Co-benefits of the Green Economy for Cities -presented by Dr Carlos Dora, Department of Public Health and Environment, WHO, Geneva. Details to follow but book it in your diary now.