The University of Otago has been a provider of distance teaching in Aviation Medicine and Occupational Medicine for the past 26 years, and now offers a fully taught Master in Aviation Medicine (MAvMed) programme. The University of Otago is a world leader in terms of offering aviation medicine training and professional development for the aviation medicine industry, and has a strong international student base of 100+ students studying in the Middle East, North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. This is the only aviation medicine programme in the world to offer distance education, and is supported by academic staff with strong links to the aviation industry. Graduates of the programme will meet internationally recognised ‘best practice’ standards for aviation medicine practitioners, and are frequently employed by airlines including Cathay Pacific, Emirates, Qantas, and others.
The Master of Aviation Medicine (MAvMed) is available through Distance Learning.
Please contact the Programme Manager before enrolling for this programme.
Regulations for the Degree of Master of Aviation Medicine (MAvMed)
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 Faculty of Medicine, 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 Faculty of Medicine.
Structure of the Programme
- The programme of study shall consist of papers to the value of 240 points.
- At least 180 points must be from papers selected from AVMX 711, AVMX 712, AVMX 713, AVMX 714, AVMX 715, AVMX 716, AVMX 717, AVMX 718, AVMX 719, AVMX 720, AVMX 721, AVMX 722, AVMX 723, AVMX 724, AVMX 785.
- Subject to the approval of the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, papers which have been completed at the University of Otago, another university, or an approved examining body may be credited to the programme and/or used as the basis for exemption from the requirements of (b) above, provided that this previous study is directly relevant to the candidate's proposed and approved programme of study, to a maximum of 120 points.
- A candidate who has completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Aeromedical Retrieval and Transport, Postgraduate Diploma in Occupational Medicine, Postgraduate Certificate in Aeromedical Retrieval and Transport, or Postgraduate Certificate in Occupational Medicine may be exempted from one or more papers in the programme for the degree to a maximum of 120 points.
Duration of the Programme
- A candidate for the degree shall normally follow a programme of study for four years of part-time study.
- A candidate will normally be expected to satisfy the requirements for the degree within six years of admission to the programme.
Level of Award of the Degree
The degree 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.