Regulations - Medical And Health Sciences


The Degree of Master of Public Health – MPH

The regulations for this degree are to be read in conjunction with all other relevant statutes and regulations including the Academic Statutes and Regulations.

Admission

1 In order to be admitted to this programme, a student needs to have:

either

a (i) completed the requirements for a degree deemed relevant by Senate or its representative

and

(ii) achieved an average grade in the final year of study that is equivalent to a B or higher

or

b completed the requirements for the Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health, or its equivalent, as approved by Senate or its representative, with an average grade of B or higher.

Duration and Total Points Value

2 A student admitted to this degree under Regulation 1a must:

a pass courses with a total value of 240 points

and

b complete within the time limit specified in the General Regulations – Masters Degrees

and

c not exceed 280 points for the total enrolment for this degree.

3 A student admitted to this degree under Regulation 1b must:

a pass courses with a total value of 120 points

and

b complete within the time limit specified in the General Regulations – Masters Degrees

and

c not exceed 160 points for the total enrolment for this degree.

Structure and Content

4 A student enrolled for this degree must complete the requirements as listed in the Master of Public Health Schedule.

5 A student who has to complete 240 points must achieve a Grade Point Average of 5.0 or higher in the first 120 points of taught courses for this degree prior to enrolment in POPLHLTH 790, 793, or 796. If this Grade Point Average is not achieved, students may apply to reassign courses passed for this degree to the Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health.

6 A student who has to complete 240 points for this degree and who has completed the requirements for the Degree of Bachelor of Health Sciences from this University or an equivalent qualification, cannot enrol in POPLHLTH 760 and must select another approved 700 level course listed in the Master of Health Sciences Schedule or Master of Public Health Schedule.

7 A student who has already passed any course the same as, or similar to, those required for this degree, must select another approved 700 level course listed in the Master of Health Sciences Schedule or Master of Public Health Schedule.

8 A student admitted to this programme must complete the University of Auckland Academic Integrity Course as specified in the Enrolment and Programme Regulations, Academic Integrity, of the University Calendar.

9 The programme for each student must be approved by the Head of School of Population Health prior to enrolment.

Thesis / Dissertation

10 a The thesis or dissertation is to be carried out under the guidance of a supervisor appointed by Senate or its representative, on the recommendation of the Head of School of Population Health.

b The thesis or dissertation is to embody the results obtained by the student in an investigation into an area of Public Health.

c The thesis or dissertation is to be completed and submitted in accordance with the General Regulations – Masters Degrees.

Variations

11 In exceptional circumstances Senate or its representative may approve a personal programme which does not conform to these regulations.

Honours

12 This degree may be awarded with Honours as specified in the General Regulations – Masters Degrees.

Commencement

13 These regulations came into force on 1 January 2012. The 2006 regulations for the Degree of Master of Public Health were thereby repealed.

Master of Public Health (MPH) Schedule

A student who has to complete 120 points must satisfy the following requirements:

Research Masters

120 points: POPLHLTH 796 Thesis

Taught Masters

60 points from HLTHINFO 722–725, 728, 730, HLTHMGT 721–754, MAORIHTH 701, 705–711, MEDSCI 709, POPLHLTH 700–737, 739, 750–753, 760–763, 765, 767, 769–772, 774, 776, POPLPRAC 710–712, 715, 716

60 points: POPLHLTH 790 Dissertation

A student who has to complete 240 points must satisfy the following requirements:

Research Masters

120 points from courses listed in the Master of Health Sciences or Master of Public Health Schedule

120 points: POPLHLTH 796 Thesis

or

30 points from courses listed in the Master of Health Sciences or Master of Public Health Schedule

90 points: POPLHLTH 793 Research Portfolio

Taught Masters

120 points from courses listed in the Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health Schedule

60 points from HLTHINFO 722–725, 728, 730, HLTHMGT 721–754, MAORIHTH 701, 705–711, MEDSCI 709, POPLHLTH 700–737, 739, 750–753, 760–763, 765, 767, 769–772, 774, 776, POPLPRAC 710–712, 715, 716

60 points: POPLHLTH 790 Dissertation

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