Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences

Postgraduate Certificate in Public Health in Effective Practice

The Postgraduate Certificate in Public Health (PGCertPH) specialising in Effective Practice, is principally aimed at professionals in healthcare, health services, public health, health policy-making, planning and research positions and is of relevance to practitioners, researchers, planners and managers of healthcare and disability services. Students will gain an understanding of the science of epidemiology, the skills to critically appraise epidemiological studies relevant to healthcare, health services and public health problems and the ability to apply epidemiological evidence in health care decision-making, both at the level of the individual patient and patient populations.

This programme is offered by the School of Population Health, and is taught and assessed entirely by course work. Some courses in this subject area are offered in a flexible learning format.

Students wishing to complete the PGCertPH in Effective Practice are required to enrol in, and complete, the following courses:

          and 15 points from

  • POPLHLTH 706 - Statistics in Health Science (15 Points)
  • POPLHLTH 712 - Clinical Trial Design, Analysis and Management (15 Points)
  • HLTHINFO 728 - Principles of Health Informatics (15 Points)


Detailed information on admission criteria, programme structure and content, and the schedule of courses can be found in the Calendar Regulations for the Postgraduate Certificate in Public Health. These should also be read in conjunction with the University's General Regulations - Postgraduate Certificates.

New students, to ensure you enrol on time, please visit our step-by-step guide to applications, admission, and enrolment.

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Further study

Students who complete this degree may proceed to a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health.

For more information please contact:

Email: fmhs@auckland.ac.nz

Phone: +64 (0) 9 9232760