The University of Otago offers several papers in obstetrics and gynaecology designed for family planning trainees, midwives, general practitioners, continuing medical education registrants and candidates for the Postgraduate Diploma in Obstetrics and Medical Gynaecology (PGDipOMG).
The Postgraduate Diploma in Obstetrics and Medical Gynaecology (PGDipOMG) is also available through Distance Learning.
Note: This programme is only available to students living and studying within New Zealand.
Distance Learning Co-ordinator
Dunedin School of Medicine
PO Box 913, Dunedin
Tel 64 3 474 7825
Fax 64 3 474 7817
Postgraduate Diploma in Obstetrics and Medical Gynaecology (PGDipOMG)
Regulations for the Postgraduate Diploma in Obstetrics and Medical Gynaecology (PGDipOMG)
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 (see Note 1).
- 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.
- Every applicant shall be registered for medical practice in the country in which the programme is taught.
Structure of the Programme
- The programme of study shall comprise seven papers, OBGX 712, OBGX 713, OBGX 715, OBGX 716, OBGX 717, OBGX 718, and OBGX 719 (see Note 2).
- In order to qualify for the award of the diploma, every candidate must satisfactorily fulfil the requirements of all seven papers.
- OBGX 717 shall normally be completed within a minimum of 6 months and a maximum of 24 months (see Note 3).
- OBGX 712, OBGX 713, OBGX 715, OBGX 716, OBGX 718, and OBGX 719 shall normally together require 12 months of part-time study.
- A candidate, with the approval of the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, may substitute for up to 54 points components of the University of Auckland's Postgraduate Diploma in Obstetrics and Medical Gynaecology programme.
- A candidate who has completed the requirements for the Postgraduate Certificate in Women's Health shall be exempted from those papers in the programme for the diploma which have been previously passed for the certificate.
Note: Students should normally enrol initially for the Postgraduate Certificate programme before proceeding to the diploma.
- Every candidate must submit for approval a log book, certified by an approved clinical supervisor, which documents the clinical competence and experience gained while a candidate for the diploma.
- Candidates shall be assessed by written, oral and clinical examinations.
- A candidate who fails a paper may, on the recommendation of the examiners, be admitted to a subsequent examination.
The Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Health Sciences) may in exceptional circumstances approve a course of study which does not comply with these regulations.
1. OBGX 712, OBGX 713, OBGX 715 and OBGX 716 are taught through the Distance Learning Programme of the University of Otago. OBGX 718 and OBGX 719 are residential courses of three days each. These papers may be taken separately by non-diploma candidates.
2. The course requirements for OBGX 717, including the requirements for clinical training and experience, will be specified by the Board of Studies in a logbook prior to the commencement of study. This paper is for diploma candidates only.
3. Local tutorial programmes will be coordinated through the Departments of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in the three Schools of Medicine.