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The Postgraduate Diploma in Industrial Health (DIH) is a programme which offers occupational health training to registered medical practitioners. The programme is suited to General Practitioners with an interest on Occupational Medicine, and also to those who wish to pursue a full-time career in the discipline.
The Postgraduate Diploma in Industrial Health (DIH) is also available through Distance Learning.
Information for new applicants
Admission to the course shall be subject to the approval of the Board of the Faculty of Medicine. A candidate for the Diploma must hold a medical qualification, and present satisfactory evidence that previous training and experience fit the candidate to undertake the course.
There is a compulsory block-teaching weekend for each of the four papers in the DIH. The weekend is generally held in Dunedin.
Associate Professor David McBride
Department of Preventive and Social Medicine
Dunedin School of Medicine
Postgraduate Diploma in Industrial Health (DIH)
The programme shall consist of four papers:
Subject to approval, a candidate may substitute for one of the prescribed papers, an appropriate paper at an equivalent level offered by another university or an approved examining body.
Regulations for the Postgraduate Diploma in Industrial Health (DIH)
Admission to the Programme
- Admission to the programme shall be subject to the approval of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Health Sciences) on the advice of the Academic Board of the Otago Medical School, which must be satisfied that the applicant has the ability and experience to proceed to the programme.
- Every applicant shall have been admitted to the degrees of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery of a university in New Zealand or hold an equivalent medical qualification approved by the Academic Board of the Otago Medical School.
Structure of the Programme
- The programme of study shall normally consist of four papers: INDH 701, INDH 702, INDH 703, INDH 704.
- Subject to the approval of the Dean of the Otago Medical School, a candidate may substitute for one of the prescribed papers, an appropriate paper at an equivalent level offered by a university or approved examining body.
Duration of the Programme
- The duration of the programme shall be one academic year of full-time study or the equivalent in part-time study.
- A candidate shall satisfy the requirements for the diploma within six years of admission.
- Every candidate must gain terms before being admitted to examinations.
- Examination shall be by assignments and written examination.
- A candidate who fails a paper may, on the recommendation of the examiners, be admitted to a special examination.
Level of Award of the Diploma
The diploma may be awarded with distinction or with credit.
The Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Health Sciences) may in exceptional circumstances approve a course of study which does not comply with these regulations.
Note: The due date for applications for first enrolment in the programme is 1 November in the year before admission.