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The following courses are provided through formal tertiary institutes in New Zealand for those that are interested in pursuing further education in health informatics.

 

These incur standard fees, given as a lump sum figure below, though they may vary slightly based on the elected papers, where appropriate.

 

These courses generally require a portion of on sight learning, and can be done on a part time or full time basis, depending on the suitability of the student. They generally take a minimum of 6 months, with a possibility of taking up to 4 years to complete.

 

It is also required to have an appropriate undergraduate degree, or in some cases, a level of experience in the field that is equivalent to having studied one of the relevant fields ay level 7.

 

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Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences
Institute The University of Auckland (Tamaki Campus)
Courses* Healthinfo 709, 723, 724, 728, 730, Healthmgmt 729
Cost $8200-$8914
Form Flexible distance learning, with some on site learning required
Entry criteria Full requirements
Length Part time: 4yrs, Full time: 2yrs
Contact details k.day@auckland.ac.nz
Recommended for

Targeted at health professionals delivering clinical care, health managers, health educators, health systems managers, analysts and health researchers. The programmes also have application for computer science and business graduates.

People who wish to progress a career in health informatics would benefit from this programme of study.

More information PGDip in HSc (Health informatics)

 

Postgraduate Certificate in Public Health
Institute The University of Auckland (Tamaki Campus)
Courses* Poplhlth760, 708 or 709, 30pts for MPH Schedule, and 60pts from specialisations
Cost $4457
Form Flexible distance learning, with some on site learning required
Entry criteria Full requirements
Length Part time: 2yrs, Full time: 6months
Contact details fmhs@auckland.ac.nz
Recommended for Aimed at clinicians and primary healthcare professionals, as well as those working in local government and community-based organisations, or graduates with related degrees such as health sciences planning a career in public health
More information PGCertPH

 

Master of Public Health (Research)
Institute University of Auckland (Tamaki Campus)
Courses* 360pts in total
  1. 240 pts: 120pts from approved pathway + 120pt thesis OR 120pts from approved pathway + 30pts from approved courses + 90pt portfolio AND
  2. 120pts: 120pt thesis OR 30pts from approved courses + 90pts portfolio
Cost $4457 (Total – paid per paper)
Form Flexible learning format
Entry criteria B or higher average in last year study
Length (With PGDip) Part time: 2 yrs, Full time: 1yr, (No PGDip) Part time: 4yrs, Full time: 2yrs
Contact details fmhs@auckland.ac.nz
Recommended for Those intending to have a career in disease prevention, surveillance, health promotion, epidemiology and other areas
More information MPH (Research)

 

Master of Public Health (Taught)
Institute The University of Auckland (Tamaki Campus)
Courses* 240pts from approved list including 60pt dissertation + 120pts from approved list including 60pt thesis
Cost $4457
Form Flexible and online teaching modes, with some onsite learning
Entry criteria PGDipPH (or equivalent qualification) with at least a B average
Length Part time: 2yrs, Full time: 1yr
Contact details fmhs@auckland.ac.nz
Recommended for Students intending a career in disease prevention, surveillance, health promotion, epidemiology and other areas
More information MPH (Taught)

 

Master of Health Informatics
Institute Auckland University of Technology (South Campus)
Courses* Comp802, 803, 804, 805, 811 + 45pts from elective course + 60pt thesis (Comp997)
Cost $8211 for every 120pts (180pt course)
Form On site learning
Entry criteria Completed a relative bachelor’s degree with a B or higher average in level 7 papers (exceptions made for those that have exceptional experience in the field)
Length Part time: 3yrs, Full time: 1.5yrs
Contact details ann.wu@aut.ac.nz
Recommended for Aimed at IT graduates and IT professionals interested in the latest developments and trends in the area
More information MHI

 

Postgraduate Diploma in Health Informatics
Institute University of Otago
Courses HealInf 701, 702, and two of Healinf 703,4,5,6,7
Cost Not listed
Form Distance learning available
Entry criteria MBChB or another appropriate health related degree approved by the University
Length Part time: 2yrs, Full time: 1yr
Contact details Healthinfo-admin@infoscience.otago.ac.nz
Recommended for This postgraduate diploma is intended for health care professionals whose prime focus may be in clinical care delivery, management, education, quality assurance, information systems, or research
More information

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