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The Master of Health Sciences (MHealSc) endorsed in Health Management offers an advanced qualification in management, which includes a research component of either a supervised thesis or dissertation.
It is suitable for students who wish to pursue a higher-level career in health management. It will provide evidence of in-depth, independent investigation into topics selected by students.
- Health Management Brochure (PDF 2 MB)
View Campus-specific research themes:
- Wellington campus (Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington)
- Christchurch campus (PDF 40 KB) (Department of Population Health, University of Otago, Christchurch)
- Dunedin campus (Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, Dunedin)
|Points required||120 points|
|Duration||1 year full-time |
2 years part-time
|Start date||Thesis students can start at any time of the year (1st of the month, as fees are charged for the full month). |
Dissertation students start at the beginning of a semester.
|Pre-requisite||Have completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Management (PGDipHealMgt), or equivalent, and to have achieved grades averaging B or better and have completed 30 points of postgraduate research methods papers with an average grad of B+ or better.|
|Structure||Two options: |
Two options available:
- Completion of the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Management (PGDipHealMgt)
- Plus thesis (120 points). Note: Students must have included Research Method paper(s) to the value of 30 points prior to completing the thesis.
All Masters candidates must complete two relevant research methods papers from the following schedule to the value of 30 points with an average grade of B+, before being eligible to apply for the Master of Health Sciences endorsed in Health Management.
As there is no room in the PGDipHealMgt qualification to take the research methods papers (30 points) as part of that qualification, they will need to be taken as Certificate of Proficiency (Postgraduate). Those wishing to complete their Masters with Dissertation can then have the research methods papers (30 points) credited to their Masters qualification once they have had their admission approved. Those completing with a thesis will need to take them in addition to their qualification.
- PUBH 711 Principles of Epidemiology
- PUBH 723 Survey Methods
- PUBH 724 Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods
- PUBH 725 Applied Biostatistics 1 - Fundamentals
- PUBH 726 Applied Biostatistics 2 - Regression Methods
- Or an equivalent research methods paper(s) approved by the Public Health Academic Committee
- Thesis scholarships (University of Otago website)
- Dissertation / coursework scholarships (University of Otago website)
There are two processes involved in enrolling in the Master of Health Sciences (MHealSc) endorsed in Health Management programme:
- The first is an internal department process to assess your eligibility and approve the proposed topic of study for your dissertation or thesis. Those interested in master's study should contact their nearest department for further information (see contact details below).
- The second is the online application and enrolment process with the University. This involves registration, payment of fees, and course approval. Both must be completed to successfully enrol in the programme.
- Christchurch: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Dunedin: email@example.com
- Wellington: firstname.lastname@example.org
Master of Health Sciences (MHealSc) endorsed in Health Management