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Department of General Practice

We are involved in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching as well as research in many areas of primary health care in New Zealand.

Undergraduate Teaching

4th year

This attachment involves clinical experience with a general practitioner at a host practice.

Students learn about the diagnosis and management of many common illnesses that may not have been seen in hospital and experience the interrelationship between hospital and community based medicine.

This may be the only chance to see at first hand the opportunities and difficulties of practising medicine in the community for those who subsequently do not choose a career in general practice.

The clinical experience is supported by tutorials presented by clinical senior lecturers.

6th year 

The Trainee Intern General Practice module runs for four weeks.  

The first two days of the attachment are in the department attending a series of tutorials which will cover;

  • prescribing
  • use of investigations
  • a practical session on suturing, and
  • skin lesion excision

The remainder of the attachment is in a rural general practice where you will see patients under the supervision of your host GP.  

For further information

General enquires relating to General Practice / Primary Care Group

Trish Clements
Email trish.clements@otago.ac.nz

Details of postgraduate programmes / enrolment procedures

Katrina Hogg
Email katrina.hogg@otago.ac.nz