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Postgraduate Certificate in Public Health

This course is available


Level of Study

Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma


0.5 years

Next start date

Expected Feb 2023


AUT South Campus


Develop the skills to contribute to public health management and policy, disease control and health promotion across a wide range of populations with the AUT Postgraduate Certificate in Public Health.

In as little as six months you build your understanding of key elements of public health, with an emphasis on community health and development. You examine community and population perspectives on health and disease, and health systems responses.

You learn to interpret the patterns of health and disease in populations, their determinants and associated factors. You also become familiar with behaviours that contribute to health and disease in the community, and the development and implementation of appropriate interventions.

The Postgraduate Certificate in Public Health emphasises the role of social, economic, cultural, educational, environmental and other societal factors in the production and maintenance of individual and community wellbeing.

The programme is committed to principles of equity, social justice, empowerment and community participation and ownership.

Entry criteria

Completed one of the following:

  • Relevant bachelor’s degree
  • Relevant graduate diploma


  • At least one year of relevant professional experience

English Language Requirements:

IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall with no band less than 6.0; TOEFL iBT score of 90; Certificate in English for Academic Study (CertEAS) with A grade; GIE with B+ grade; CAE minimum overall score of 176; PTE minimum overall score of 58.

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