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For over 26 years, the University of Otago has been an exceptional provider of distance teaching in the fields of Aviation Medicine, Occupational Medicine, and Aeromedical Retrieval and Transport. The Master in Aviation Medicine (MAvMed) programme is a fully distance-taught that actively encourages international student enrolment. 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 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. It is supported by academic staff and alumni 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, and Qantas.
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 AVME 711, AVME 712, AVME 713, AVME 714, AVME 715, AVME 716, AVME 717, AVME 718, AVME 719, AVME 720, AVME 721, AVME 722, AVME 723, AVME 724, AVME 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.