The Medical course at the University of Otago takes six years and leads to the degrees of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MB ChB).
After admission to medical school students complete the second and third years of the course in Dunedin where they learn about the basic biomedical sciences and the normal and abnormal function of the body systems. Individual development, social influences on health and illness and the role of the doctor are also covered. Teaching is based around lectures, small group tutorials (which are often case-based) and laboratory classes.
The final (clinical) years are completed at the Dunedin, Christchurch or Wellington School of Medicine. The focus of these years is on work in hospital wards, in general practices and other community settings.
Admission to the medical course is usually through the Health Sciences First Year course. Please read the admission requirements carefully.
See the full list of Medicine (MICN) papers.
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MB ChB)
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Note: Students enrolled in the Health Sciences First Year course will be required to achieve a satisfactory mark in a standard diagnostic English test or another approved measure of achievement.
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MICN 201 Medicine Second Year
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MICN 301 Medicine Third Year
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MICN 401 Medicine Fourth Year
|5th year||MICN 501 Medicine Fifth Year||120|
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MICN 621 Medicine Sixth Year 1st Quarter
MICN 622 Medicine Sixth Year 2nd Quarter
MICN 623 Medicine Sixth Year 3rd Quarter
MICN 624 Medicine Sixth Year 4th Quarter
Note: MICN 621-624 shall normally be taken in sequence in one year of study, but in approved cases the order may be varied or the total period of study extended.