Regulations - Medical And Health Sciences

Postgraduate Certificate in Public Health – PGCertPH

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


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

a been enrolled in the Degree of Master of Public Health or Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health


b passed at least 30 points for that qualification


c been recommended for admission by the Academic Head or nominee.

Duration and Total Points Value

2 A student enrolled for this postgraduate certificate must:

a pass courses with a total value of 60 points


b complete within the time limit specified in the General Regulations – Postgraduate Certificates.

3 The total enrolment for this postgraduate certificate must not exceed 90 points.

Structure and Content

4 Of the 60 points required for this postgraduate certificate, a student must pass:

a 30 points: MAORIHTH 701, POPLHLTH 760

b 15 points from POPLHLTH 708, 709

c 15 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

5 A student 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 an alternative course from Regulation 4c.

6 A student who has previously passed MAORIHTH 301, cannot enrol in MAORIHTH 701 and must select an alternative course from Regulation 4c.

7 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.

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


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


10 These regulations and/or schedule have been amended with effect from 1 January 2021.

Postgraduate Certificate in Public Health (PGCertPH) Schedule

Specialisations available:

Effective Practice

The PGCertPH in Effective Practice was withdrawn in 2020.

Environmental Health

The PGCertPH in Environmental Health was withdrawn in 2020.

Health Promotion

The PGCertPH in Health Promotion was withdrawn in 2020.