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Postgraduate Diploma in Aviation Medicine (PGDipAvMed)

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Overview

Intending students seeking a postgraduate qualification in Aviation Medicine are normally expected and encouraged to enrol for the degree of Master of Aviation Medicine. The Postgraduate Diploma in Aviation Medicine is available as an exit qualification for students who withdraw from the master's degree programme.

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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 Diploma in Aviation Medicine (PGDipAvMed)

Papers

The programme shall consist of papers to the value of 120 points which shall normally comprise:

Note: A candidate who has completed the requirements for the Postgraduate Certificate in Civil Aviation Medicine shall be exempted from those papers in the programme for the diploma which have been previously passed for the certificate.

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Regulations for the Postgraduate Diploma in Aviation Medicine (PGDipAvMed)

  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 Board of the Faculty of Medicine.

      Note: Intending students seeking a postgraduate qualification in Aviation Medicine are normally expected and encouraged to enrol for the degree of Master of Aviation Medicine. The Postgraduate Diploma in Aviation Medicine is available as an exit qualification for students who withdraw from the master's degree programme.

  2. Structure of the Programme

    1. The programme shall consist of papers to the value of 120 points which shall normally comprise AVMX 711, AVMX 712, AVMX 713 and AVMX 714 (30 points each),
    2. A candidate who has completed the requirements for the Postgraduate Certificate in Civil Aviation Medicine shall be exempted from those papers in the programme for the diploma which have been previously passed for the certificate.

  3. Duration of the Programme

    1. The duration of the programme shall be equivalent to two years of part-time study.
    2. A candidate shall satisfy the requirements of the programme within five years of admission to the programme.

  4. Level of Award of the Diploma

    The diploma may be awarded with distinction or with credit.

  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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