Regulations - Medical And Health Sciences


Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health – PGDipPH

The regulations for this postgraduate diploma 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 completed the requirements for a degree deemed relevant by Senate or its representative

or

b (i) completed the requirements for a health professional qualification that is deemed appropriate by Senate or its representative

and

(ii) at least two years’ relevant work experience approved by the Head of School of Population Health

and

c satisfied the Head of School of Population Health that they have appropriate training and experience to undertake the programme.

2 A student who has completed the requirements of the Postgraduate Certificate in Public Health or its equivalent, may on the recommendation of the Head of School of Population Health, and with the approval of Senate or its representative, credit to this postgraduate diploma, the courses passed for the Postgraduate Certificate in Public Health.

Duration and Total Points Value

3 A student enrolled for this postgraduate diploma must:

a pass courses with a total value of 120 points

and

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

4 The total enrolment for this postgraduate diploma must not exceed 160 points.

Structure and Content

5 Of the 120 points required for this postgraduate diploma, a student must pass:

either

a (i) 45 points: MAORIHTH 701, POPLHLTH 760, 776

(ii) 15 points from POPLHLTH 708, 709

(iii) 15 points from POPLHLTH 701–707, 767

(iv) at least 45 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

or

b the specialisation listed in the Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health Schedule.

6 A student enrolled for this postgraduate diploma 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 5a(iv).

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.

Variations

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

Distinction

10 This postgraduate diploma may be awarded with Distinction or Merit as specified in the General Regulations – Postgraduate Diplomas.

Commencement

11 These regulations came into force on 1 January 2006. The 2001 regulations for the Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health were thereby repealed.

Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health (PGDipPH) Schedule

Specialisation available:


Māori Health

Requirement:

60 points: MAORIHTH 701, 710, POPLHLTH 760, 776

15 points from POPLHLTH 708, 709

15 points from POPLHLTH 701–707, 767

30 points from MAORIHTH 705, 706, 709, 711, or another 700 level course approved by the Head of School


Pacific Health

The PGDipPH in Pacific Health was suspended in 2017. Students who have a current enrolment in this specialisation should contact their faculty for advice regarding completion.

Requirement:

45 points: POPLHLTH 739, 760, POPLPRAC 711

15 points from POPLHLTH 708, 709

15 points from POPLHLTH 701–707, 767

at least 30 points from POPLHLTH 715, 752, POPLPRAC 716

up to 15 points from courses listed in the Master of Public Health Schedule

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