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Key to the tables

P Prerequisite: Course(s) you must complete to a defined standard (or have waived) before your enrolment in another course is confirmed.

C Corequisite: Course(s) that must be completed in the same semester as another course, unless already passed or waived.

R Restriction: Similar courses, that cannot both be credited to the same qualification.

The Degree of Master of Public Health
MPH

Qualification Regulations

Part I

These regulations are to be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates.

Part II

Admission

1. Admission to the Master of Public Health requires that the candidate will:

(a) meet the University admission requirements as specified; and

(b) have been awarded or qualified for a Bachelor's degree in the health sciences or equivalent; or

(c) have been awarded or qualified for a Bachelor's degree in the health sciences or other relevant discipline, and have relevant professional experience, or equivalent; or

(d) have been awarded or qualified for a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health with a minimum Grade Average of B, or equivalent.

Qualification Requirements

2. Candidates for the Master of Public Health shall follow a parts-based programme of study, which shall consist of 700 and 800 level courses totalling at least 240 credits, comprising:

(a) Parts One and Two as specified in the Schedule for the Qualification;

and including:

(b) any compulsory courses listed in the Schedule for the Qualification; and

(c) attendance at contact workshops, block courses, field trips, studios, workshops, tutorials, laboratories and practical work as required.

3. Notwithstanding Regulation 2, the programme of study for a candidate admitted under Regulation 1(c) will consist of at least 180 credits, including:

(a) Parts One and Two as specified in the Schedule for the Qualification;

and including:

(b) any compulsory courses not already completed or waived listed in the Schedule for the Qualification; and

(c) attendance at contact workshops, block courses, field trips, studios, workshops, tutorials, laboratories and practical work as required.

4. Notwithstanding Regulation 2, the programme of study for a candidate admitted under Regulation 1(d) will consist of at least 120 credits, including:

(a) at least 60 credits from Part Two;

and including:

(b) any compulsory courses not already completed or waived listed in the Schedule for the Qualification; and

(c) attendance at contact workshops, block courses, field trips, studios, workshops, tutorials, laboratories and practical work as required.

Specialisations

5. The Master of Public Health is awarded without an endorsement.

Student Progression

6. For progression to Part Two of the degree, candidates must have achieved a minimum Grade Average of B over the courses completed in Part One.

7. In cases of sufficient merit, the Master of Public Health maybe awarded with a class of award in accordance with the general regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas and Postgraduate Certificates.

Completion Requirements

8. The timeframes for completion as outlined in the General Regulations for Postgraduate Qualifications will apply.

9. Candidates may be graduated when they meet the Admission, Qualification and Academic requirements within the prescribed timeframes. Candidates who do not meet the requirements for graduation may, subject to the approval of the Academic Board, be awarded the Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health should they meet the relevant qualification requirements.

Unsatisfactory Academic Progress

10. The general Unsatisfactory Academic Progress regulations will apply.

Transitional Provisions

11. All candidates commencing study towards the Master of Public Health on or after 1 January 2017 must satisfy the requirements specified in these regulations.

12. Subject to the Maximum Time to Completion and Abandonment of Studies provisions specified in the Part I regulations for the degree, all candidates who commenced study towards the Master of Public Health prior to January 2017 and who have completed at least 60 credits may be permitted course substitution beyond the normal limits.

13. These transition arrangements expire on 31 December 2022.

14. In all cases candidates must complete the qualification within the timeframes for completion as specified in the Completion Requirements.

Schedule for the Master of Public Health

Part One

Compulsory courses

231.725 Foundations of Public Health Practice 15 credits
R 231.701

231.726 Health Systems and Policy 15 credits
R 231.701

231.728 Public Health Intervention Management 15 credits

231.729 Public Health Research and Evaluation 15 credits

231.730 Epidemiology and Biostatistics 1 15 credits
R 231.703

231.731 Epidemiology and Biostatistics 2 15 credits
P 231.730 R 231.703

Electives

147.704 Drugs and Society 30 credits

150.701 Tino Rangatiratanga: Strategic Māori Development 30 credits

150.702 Pae Ora: Māori Health Advancement 30 credits

150.714 Ta Te Māori Rangahau Korero: Māori Research Methodologies 30 credits

151.716 Advanced Nutrition and Disease 15 credits

151.717 Selected Topics in Public Health Nutrition 15 credits

178.718 Health Economics 30 credits

231.704 Māori Health 30 credits

231.705 Pacific Health 30 credits

231.706 Occupational Health 30 credits

231.707 Environmental Health 30 credits

231.732 Physical Activity Promotion 15 credits

231.733 Big Public Health Issues 15 credits

231.734 Maternal and Child Health 15 credits

231.799 Research Report (30) 30 credits
P One of 231.704, 231.705, 231.706, 231.707, 178.718

250.702 Systems Thinking and Analysis 15 credits

250.703 Health Communication 15 credits

251.731 Advanced Occupational Safety and Health 30 credits

251.772 Advanced Occupational Hygiene 30 credits

251.773 Hazard Management 30 credits

252.701 Sleep and Circadian Science for Health Practitioners 30 credits
R 252.702

252.702 Sleep, Fatigue Risk Management and Occupational Safety and Health 30 credits
R 252.701

Part Two

Option A

Compulsory praxis courses

231.818 Public Health Praxis 1 30 credits

231.819 Public Health Praxis 2 30 credits
C 231.818

Option B

Compulsory praxis course

231.818 Public Health Praxis 1 30 credits

No more than 90 credits from

231.820 Public Health Thesis 90 credits

231.821 Public Health Thesis 90 Pt 1 45 credits

231.822 Public Health Thesis 90 Pt 2 45 credits
C 231.821

231.895 Research Project 60 credits

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