Welcome to the University of Otago, Christchurch (UOC)
The University of Otago, Christchurch is the base for medical and postgraduate health education, and for health research in Christchurch, the South Island’s major urban centre.
There is a close collaboration between the Campus, the Canterbury District Health Board, the region’s hospitals, general practitioners, and other health and community agencies.
News & Events
Vitamin C does not alleviate gout as previously thought
Latest research from the University of Otago, Christchurch, has shown vitamin C does not significantly lower uric acid levels in gout patients, despite previous studies touting its benefit.
Christchurch researchers help save the lives of very premature babies
Researchers from Christchurch have played a crucial role in an international study aimed at saving the lives of very premature babies.
Christchurch staff excel in research performance review
The University of Otago, Christchurch (UOC) has more than twice the number of elite or ‘A’ class researchers on staff than it did when last reviewed for the Performance Based Research Fund (PBRF) quality evaluation, despite researchers facing myriad hurdles due to earthquakes.
Otago discovery could speed up heart failure and pneumonia diagnosis
University of Otago researchers have discovered a potential new tool to help doctors in emergency departments quickly and accurately diagnose patients with heart failure and pneumonia. Associate Professor Chris Pemberton and colleagues at the University’s Christchurch Heart Institute have found that the molecule ghrelin signal peptide (GHRsp) could be used to signal if patients have concomitant heart failure and pneumonia.