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Friday 7 March 2014 2:28pm

Public Health

Now offering greater flexibility for students, and the opportunity for a broader qualification, the restructured postgraduate Public Health programmes at University of Otago are even more attractive.

The new 15 point papers are taught in half semester terms enabling students to structure their study around family and work commitments. There are 21 papers on offer, including several distance options, providing students the opportunity to put together a broad programme of study, or tailor their qualification to their interests.

Available on three campuses

Our programmes continue to be offered from all three campuses in Dunedin, Christchurch and Wellington and enquiries are welcome from those with an undergraduate degree in any discipline.

Students don't have to be health professionals. Current students come from a variety of backgrounds including nursing, health promotion, nutrition, social work, physiotherapy and others interested in public health.

Public health is a diverse and vital area, encompassing all aspects of our lives. Students can develop skills in health promotion, epidemiology, health economics, environment and health, public health research, hauora Māori, how society affects health, and much more.

Public health training opens up a number of career opportunities. Regardless of which aspect of public health interests you, it is a field in which you will really make a difference.

Enrolments for 2015 are now open, visit for further information. Courses begin at the end of February 2015.

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