Major in Public Health
Public Health practitioners work in a range of areas in the wider health sector including in government and non-government organisations. Front line practitioners include policy analysts, health promoters, community health workers, and staff working in environmental protection. A number of Public Health major graduates will decide to pursue postgraduate qualifications such as the Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health (DPH) and Master of Public Health (MPH), and further careers in public health research.
Minor in Public Health
An undergraduate Minor in Public Health is available to students pursuing any of the following:
- Bachelor of Applied Science (BAppSc)
- Bachelor of Arts (BA)
- Bachelor of Arts and Science (BASc)
- Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)
- Bachelor of Health Sciences (BHealSc)
- Bachelor of Music (MusB)
- Bachelor of Performing Arts (BPA)
- Bachelor of Science (BSc)
- Bachelor of Theology (BTheol)
This accreditation requires the completion of five papers:
- POPH 192 Population Health (18 points)
- PUBH 211 Epidemiology of Global Health Conditions (18 points)
- PUBH 303 Public and Global Health: Current Issues (18 points) *Note: Information for this paper will become available in September 2018
- Two further 200-level or 300-level PUBH papers (36 points total; information about which papers are available is at the link)
Note: Students who first enrolled for this minor in or before 2017 may complete the requirements by passing the following papers: PUBH 192, PUBH 202, PUBH 203, PUBH 211, and PUBH 311.
The Department of Preventive and Social Medicine contributes to the teaching of medical students during all six years of study, including POPH 192 during Health Sciences First Year.
- Associate Professor Lianne Parkin MICN 201 and MICN 301 Public Health integrated course and evidence-based practice
- Dr Sarah Donald and Faumuina Professor Faafetai Tai Sopoaga MICN 401 Public Health module
- Associate Professor David McBride MICN 501 Public Health whole class learning week
- Associate Professor John Dockerty MICN 601 Health care evaluation project