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Study Occupational Medicine at Otago

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Overview

Occupational medicine practice encompasses the full breadth of clinical medicine, but also requires practitioners to be highly competent in a range of other specialist areas of practice. Managing the health of workers requires not only a good understanding of the hazards that affect the health of workers, and the effect that worker’s health status has on work ability, but also their clinical and operational significance. This requires a good understanding of how to assess the scientific literature and its meaning in terms of application.

Available programmes are:

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Contact details

Dr Robin Griffiths
Tel 021 620 148
Fax 64 4 389 5427
Email rob.griffiths@otago.ac.nz

Programme Manager
Tel 64 4 385 5590
Email oamu@otago.ac.nz

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Related information

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Programme Requirements

Master of Health Sciences (MHealSc) endorsed in Occupational Medicine

Thesis option
  • Three of:
    • AVME 715   Principles of Occupational Medicine 
    • AVME 716  Clinical Occupational Medicine 
    • AVME 723   Managing Occupational Medicine
    • AVME 724  Health and Industry
  • Approved research methods paper(s) to the value of 30 points
  • A thesis (120 points)
Coursework option
  • AVME 715   Principles of Occupational Medicine 
  • AVME 716  Clinical Occupational Medicine 
  • AVME 723   Managing Occupational Medicine
  • AVME 724  Health and Industry
  • AVME 801 Occupational Medicine Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • AVME 802  Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Approved research methods paper(s) to the value of 30 points
  • A research project (30 points)

Notes: A candidate, with the approval of the Board of Studies, may substitute alternative papers to a value of 60 points.

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

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Postgraduate Certificate in Occupational Medicine (PGCertOccMed)

Papers

Two papers in Occupational Medicine:

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Postgraduate Diploma in Occupational Medicine (PGDipOccMed)

The programme shall consist of four papers in Occupational Medicine:

A candidate may apply to substitute a research paper, AVME 780 or AVME 785, for one paper above.

Subject to approval, 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 Occupational 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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MOccMed degree table

Papers
  • AVME 715 Principles of Occupational Medicine

  • AVME 716 Clinical Occupational Medicine

  • AVME 723 Managing Occupational Medicine

  • AVME 724 Health and Industry

  • AVME 801 Occupational Medicine Epidemiology and Biostatistics

  • AVME 802 Vocational Rehabilitation

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