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The Postgraduate Diploma in Aeromedical Retrieval and Transport (PGDipAeroRT) provides advanced training in retrieval medicine and aeromedical evacuation for medical practitioners who are involved as clinical advisers and practitioners in the speciality of aeromedical retrieval and transportation. This two-year, part-time programme provides the basic qualification for those who want to find work, or those who are already engaged in, patient transportation, independent of which stream of clinical practice they originate.
The Postgraduate Diploma in Aeromedical Retrieval and Transport (PGDipAeroRT) is also available through Distance Learning.
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Regulations for the Postgraduate Diploma in Aeromedical Retrieval and Transport (PGDipAeroRT)
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 shall consist of four papers in Aeromedical Retrieval and Transport, AVME 717, AVME 718, AVME 721 and AVME 722.
- A candidate may apply to substitute a research paper, AVME 780 or AVME 785 (30 points), for one paper in (a) above.
- Subject to the approval of the Dean of the Otago Medical School, a candidate may be granted an exemption for up to two of the prescribed papers on the basis of having completed an appropriate paper or papers at an equivalent level offered by the University of Otago, another university or an approved examining body.
- A candidate who has completed the requirements for the Postgraduate Certificate in Aeromedical Retrieval and Transport shall be exempted from those papers in the programme for the diploma which have been previously passed for the certificate.
Duration of the Programme
- The programme will normally be completed in two years of part-time study.
- A candidate shall satisfy the requirements of the programme within five years of admission to the programme.
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.
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.