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Postgraduate Certificate in Aeromedical Retrieval and Transport (PGCertAeroRT)

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Overview

This Postgraduate Certificate in Aeromedical Retrieval and Transport (PGCertAeroRT) course provides a comprehensive body of knowledge in aeromedical transport to medical practitioners currently practising in the field. The core curriculum is based on knowledge of the operational, clinical and organisational components of aeromedical transport. It is intended for those who want to upskill their air ambulance competencies but who do not wish to proceed with the full Diploma.

The course is intended to cover the specific operational and clinical aspects of air ambulance and assistance medicine.

The Postgraduate Certificate in Aeromedical Retrieval and Transport (PGDipAeroRT) is available through Distance Learning.

Please contact the Programme Manager before enrolling for this programme.

Contact Details

Dr Robin Griffiths
University of Otago, Wellington
PO Box 7343
Wellington South
Tel 021 620 148
Fax 64 4 389 5427
Email rob.griffiths@otago.ac.nz

Programme Manager
Department of Medicine
University of Otago, Wellington
PO Box 7343
Wellington South
Tel 64 4 385 5590
Fax 64 4 389 5427
Email oamu@otago.ac.nz

http://www.otago.ac.nz/aviation_medicine

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Programme Requirements

Postgraduate Certificate in Aeromedical Retrieval and Transport (PGCertAeroRT)

Papers

Two papers in Aeromedical Retrieval and Transport:

  • AVME 717 Medical Logistics in Aeromedical Transport; and
  • AVME 718 Operational Aspects of Aeromedical Transport.

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Regulations for the Postgraduate Certificate in Aeromedical Retrieval and Transport (PGCertAeroRT)

  1. Admission to the Programme

    1. 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.
    2. 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.

  2. Structure of the Programme

    The programme shall consist of two papers in Aeromedical Retrieval and Transport, AVME 717 and AVME 718.

  3. Duration of the Programme

    The minimum time in which a candidate may complete the certificate is one year of half-time study, and the maximum time is three years from commencing study.

  4. Examinations

    A candidate shall be examined in each paper. A candidate who fails an examination may, on the recommendation of the examiners, be admitted to a special examination.

  5. Variations

    The Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Health Sciences) may in exceptional circumstances approve a course of study which does not comply with these regulations.

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