The PGCertPH comprises four public health papers totalling 60 points. It is ideal for students (particularly those working in the health sector) who wish to obtain a postgraduate qualification in public health, but who do not wish to undertake a diploma or master's degree.
The DPH consists of eight papers, including four compulsory papers. The course is open to those with a wide variety of backgrounds and qualifications, and we welcome applications from international students.
The PGDipHealMgt draws equally on public health and business administration. Participants study health systems and health eceonomics, and a suite of recommended business papers.
The PGCertHealSc and PGDipHealSc endorsed for Occupational Health emphasise the practical application of best practice models to health and safety in New Zealand workplaces. These distance learning courses can be taken part- or full-time.
The MPH is usually undertaken following completion of the Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health (DPH). The MPH is a one-year full-time or two-year part-time programme, that requires students to complete a research thesis or a dissertation plus Public Health papers to the value of 60 points.
Multiple departments across the University contribute to the MHealSc programme. The Department of Preventive and Social Medicine is responsible for the following papers:
- HASC 411 Research Design and Evaluation
- HASC 413 Biostatistics
- OCCH 401 Occupational Health
- OCCH 402 Occupational Safety
MHealSc endorsement options available through the Department of Preventive and Social Medicine are:
Master of Health Sciences (University of Otago website)
The PhD is the University's highest level supervised research degree, and is awarded on the basis of the submission of a thesis. The research should be of a kind which a diligent and competent student might reasonably be expected to complete within three years of full-time study.