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Public Health at the University of Otago

Public health is the study and practice of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting the health of entire populations and population sub-groups.

Public health study aims to understand:

  • Why some people are healthy and some are not.
  • How to prevent illness and injury.
  • How people's health can be improved through working with communities.
  • How political systems and health organisations affect health.

Public Health study at Otago is available at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

More information about Public Health

Email for undergraduate enquiries or see Study Public Health contacts for postgraduate contact information.