With a focus on rural health research, the Dunedin School of Medicine's Rural Postgraduate Programme provides postgraduate education for generalist doctors working in rural general practice and hospitals.
Rural postgraduate education
This programme offers the Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate in Rural and Provincial Hospital Practice and the Postgraduate Certificate in Clinician Performed Ultrasound. The latter qualification is also frequently undertaken by emergency physicians, anaesthetists and other clinicians seeking bedside ultrasound and ECHO skills.
For those seeking a higher degree in Rural Health, there is also a Masters of Health Science pathway.
Continuing medical education (CME)
This programme runs regular continuing medical education events aimed at doctors involved in rural generalist practice. Read more about CME
The research interests of faculty include disparities in rural vs urban health outcomes and access to services, diagnostic services in rural areas and rural health professional education and vocational training. Read more about our research