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Postgraduate Diploma in General Practice (PGDipGP)

GENX 820 class photos 2010
The GENX 820 Nature of Medical Practice class.

The Postgraduate Diploma in General Practice (PGDipGP) has been designed to meet the needs of New Zealand general practitioners. Normally one paper is taken each semester or each year on a part-time basis, usually over two or three years.

The papers are all distance-taught and use a combination of delivered course material, supplementary readings, audio conferences, internet, and residentials.

Find out more about the PGDipGP qualification

The following papers will be offered in 2017:

  • GENA 823 – Teaching and Learning in Medical Practice (full year)
  • GENA 821 – Research Methods (full year)
  • GENA 825 – Culture, Health and Society (semester 2)

Not all papers are offered every year, and papers are usually rotated every two or three years. The following paper will be offered in 2018:

  • GENA 820 Nature of Medical Practice (full year)
  • GENA 824 Ethics in General Practice (semester 2)

The following papers are expected to be offered in 2019:

  • GENA 822 Advanced Nature of General Practice (semester 2)
  • GENA 823 Teaching and Learning in Medical Practice (full year)
  • GENA 825 Culture, Health and Society (semester 1)

After completing the PGDipGP, students can—if they wish—complete a Master of General Practice (MGP) degree.

Please contact Convenor of Postgraduate Programme Associate Professor Chrystal Jaye if you have any queries about postgraduate study in the department.

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