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 Study Aviation Medicine at Otago

Wellington campus

Overview

The Master of Aviation Medicine (MAvMed) course is a totally taught Master's degree, based on core Aviation Medicine papers and papers offered for the Postgraduate Diploma in Occupational Medicine (PGDipOccMed) or the Postgraduate Diploma in Aeromedical Retrieval and Transport (PGDipAeroRT). The degree is available only to registered medical practitioners, and students will usually be able to obtain a Postgraduate Diploma in either Occupational Medicine or Aeromedical Retrieval and Transport (or a certificate in each), which is awarded in addition to the MAvMed.

Students who wish to undertake a research based Masters degree should enrol for the Master of Health Sciences (MHealSc), endorsed in Aviation Medicine degree programme.

Aviation Medicine is also available as a subject of study for the Master of Health Sciences (MHealSc) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees.

All Occupational and Aviation Medicine qualifications are available through Distance Learning.

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Contact details

Dr Robin Griffiths
Department of Medicine
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

Website: otago.ac.nz/aviation_medicine

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Qualifications

Papers

See the full list of Aviation Medicine (AVME) papers.

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Programme Requirements

Master of Health Sciences (MHealSc) endorsed in Aviation Medicine

Thesis option
  • Three of:
  • An approved research methods paper(s) to the value of 30 points
  • A thesis (120 points)
Coursework Option
  • AVME 711 Aviation Physiology
  • AVME 712 Human Performance
  • AVME 713 Airport and Travel Health
  • AVME 714 Clinical Aviation Medicine
  • An approved research methods paper(s) to the value of 30 points
  • Further approved paper(s) to the value of 60 points
  • A research project (30 points)

The Master of Health Sciences (MHealSc) endorsed in Aviation Medicine is available through Distance Learning.

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Postgraduate Certificate in Civil Aviation Medicine (PGCertCAvMed)

Papers

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Master of Aviation Medicine

Papers

The programme shall consist of papers to the value of 240 points (normally eight 30-point papers) which shall normally comprise:

At least 180 points selected from

  • AVME 711 Aviation Physiology
  • AVME 712 Human Performance
  • AVME 713 Airport and Travel Health
  • AVME 714 Clinical Aviation Medicine
  • AVME 715 Principles of Occupational Medicine
  • AVME 716 Clinical Occupational Medicine
  • AVME 717 Medical Logistics in Aeromedical Transport
  • AVME 718 Operational Aspects of Aeromedical Transport
  • AVME 719 Aeromedical Studies for Nurses and Paramedics
  • AVME 720 Clinical Analysis in Aeromedical Retrieval and Transport
  • AVME 721 Clinical Care in the Air
  • AVME 722 Organisation of Aeromedical Systems
  • AVME 723 Managing Occupational Medicine
  • AVME 724 Health and Industry
  • AVME 726 Special Topic
  • AVME 780 Research Project
  • AVME 785 Research Methods
  • AVME 801 Occupational Medicine Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • AVME 802 Vocational Rehabilitation
  • AVME 803 Specialist Aeromedical Retrieval
  • AVME 804 International Assistance Operations

Subject to the approval of the Dean of the Otago Medical School, 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.

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