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Make a difference: Study public health at University of Otago Christchurch

Wednesday, February 08, 2017   Posted in: Training By: Administrator With tags: public health, Training, qualification, Courses

University of Otago - Te Whare Wānanga o OtāgoApplications for 2017 Public Health Postgraduate Programmes are now open!

The University of Otago offers a Certificate, Diploma or Master of Public Health in Christchurch. Students with an undergraduate degree in any discipline can apply to study Public Health.

Their 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 you with an opportunity to put together a broad programme of study, or tailor the qualification to your interests.

Students can develop skills relating to:

  • Health Promotion
  • Research Methods
  • Public Policy
  • Environment and Heath
  • Society and Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Hauora Māori
  • Law and Ethics
  • Health Economics
  • Health Systems

Nurses undertaking a HWNZ funded Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing may be eligible to take some Public Health papers as part of that qualification.

Visit the University of Otago website for more information on their public health programmes. You can also contact Katrina Hogg  (03 364 3602 or katrina.hogg[at]

Download the 2017 Prospectus on University of Otago's Public Health Postgraduate Progammes [PDF].

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