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Distance Learning Programmes and Papers

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The University offers a variety of programmes and papers through Distance Learning. Instruction is given through printed material, web and audio conference sessions, the Internet, and residential schools and workshops.

Further information can be found in the Distance Learning Prospectus.

Subject areas available via Distance Learning

Papers in the following subject areas are available via distance learning. For the specific content of each programme, follow the links below to Departmental information.

Undergraduate and other subjects

Postgraduate subject areas

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All of the papers for the qualifications listed below are available through Distance Learning. In many cases, it is possible to take individual papers without necessarily intending to complete the full qualification. In addition, several other papers are offered which need not be for a particular qualification but which can be taken for credit to a degree or diploma.
These links provide information about the structure and requirements for each qualification. For the specific content of distance courses, visit the subject areas listed above.

Higher Education Development Centre

Division of Commerce

Division of Humanities

* No new enrolments accepted

Division of Sciences

* No new enrolments accepted

Division of Health Sciences

Unless specified otherwise, the Schools responsible for papers and programmes are indicated as follows:

Christchurch - University of Otago, Christchurch (Christchurch School of Medicine & Health Sciences);
Dunedin - Dunedin School of Medicine;
Wellington - University of Otago, Wellington (Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences).

Masters' Degrees

  • Master of Aviation Medicine (Wellington)
  • Master of Clinical Pharmacy (School of Pharmacy, Dunedin)
  • Master of General Practice (Christchurch, Dunedin, Wellington)
  • Master of Health Sciences endorsed in
    • Aeromedical Retrieval and Transport (Wellington)
    • Aviation Medicine (Wellington)
    • Clinical Education (HEDC Dunedin)
    • Gerontology (Christchurch)
    • Hazard Assessment and Management (Dunedin)
    • Mental Health (Christchurch)
    • Musculoskeletal Management (Christchurch)
    • Nursing (Christchurch)
    • Nursing Clinical (Christchurch)
    • Occupational Health (Dunedin)
    • Occupational Medicine (Wellington)
    • Pain and Pain Management (Christchurch)
    • Rehabilitation (Wellington)
  • Master of Physiotherapy endorsed in
    • Acupuncture (Dunedin)
    • Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (Dunedin)
    • Neurorehabilitation (Dunedin)
    • Occupation Health Physiotherapy (Dunedin)
    • Orthopaedic Manipulative Physiotherapy (Dunedin)
    • Sports Physiotherapy (Dunedin)
  • Master of Primary Health Care (Christchurch, Dunedin, Wellington)
  • Master of Travel Medicine (Wellington)

Postgraduate Diplomas

Postgraduate Certificates