Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences

Flexible and Online teaching modes

To accommodate students with full-time work commitments and those living outside the greater Auckland area, the faculty offers a variety of flexible learning options.

Courses may require some attendance at campus lectures or workshops and many have an online component as well, using a range of technologies to create media rich teaching and learning environments and to maintain high levels of interaction. Some courses are offered fully online.

To find out more about the teaching mode for a particular course contact the relevant postgraduate coordinator listed on our course pages

Computer requirements for postgraduate study

Successful completion of a postgraduate course requires access to a computer and the internet. To access the range of materials presented in courses the following minimum specifications are recommended:




Operating system Windows XP or Windows 7 Operating system - OS 10.7
Web browser Javascript-enabled web browser: Firefox, Chrome or Internet Explorer 8 (or higher)
JavaScript-enabled web browser: Latest version of Firefox or Chrome
(Note: you may experience problems when you try to use Cecil with Safari so we strongly recommend you use Firefox)
Media player Flash PlayerQuickTime
Document reader Adobe Reader
Hardware Processor -1Ghz or higher, Memory - 1Gb or higher
Network Broadband Internet/On campus network

Your resources include media which require Flash and/or QuickTime and there are many pdf documents which require Adobe Reader to open them. Be sure to start by downloading these if you don't have them already or checking that you have the most up to date versions.

You may also want to print some of your readings and materials so ensure you have access to a printer.