Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences

Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health in Pacific Health

Students wishing to enrol in the Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health (PGDipPH), specialising in Pacific Health require a relevant undergraduate degree (or equivalent professional qualification and practical experience). Students who have completed the Postgraduate Certificate in Public Health apply to credit the 60 points to this programme.
This programme is offered by the School of Population Health and is taught and assessed entirely by coursework. Some courses in this subject area are offered in a Flexible learning format.

Students wishing to complete the PGDipPH in Pacific Health specialisation are required to enrol and complete the following courses:

  • POPLHLTH 760 - Principles of Public Health (15 Points) 
  • POPLHLTH 739 - Pacific Health (15 Points)
  • POPLPRAC 711 - Health Promotion in Pacific Community Development (15 Points)

       15 points from:

       a 15 points research course from:

      at least 30 points from

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

Students who have completed the requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Health Sciences at the University of Auckland must choose an alternative course to replace POPLHLTH 760.


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

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

To apply for this programme click on the red APPLY NOW button.  

Further study options

For more information please contact:

Email: fmhs@auckland.ac.nz

Phone: +64 (0) 9 9232760