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How we are structured and organised

Overview

The School of Physiotherapy is one of several professional schools within the Division of Health Sciences. The School is based in Dunedin but also maintains staff, facilities, and teaching clinics in Christchurch and Wellington.

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The School of Physiotherapy's Dunedin Centre

In Dunedin, the School is located in the heart of the campus and close to the Medical Library and Dunedin Hospital.

The Dunedin Centre serves as the teaching base for second and third-year students pursuing their clinical education in Dunedin, and for fourth-year students rounding off their clinical education and experience in Otago, Southland, and South Canterbury.

Contact the Dunedin Centre

School of Physiotherapy
Physiotherapy Building
325 Great King Street
Dunedin Central
Dunedin 9106
03 479 5757
Email: physiotherapy.clinic@otago.ac.nz

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The School of Physiotherapy's Christchurch Centre

The School's Christchurch Centre is located adjacent to Christchurch Hospital's Physiotherapy Department, and in close proximity to the University of Otago, Christchurch; where there is access to a wide-range of University support and services.

The Christchurch Centre serves as teaching base for fourth-year students completing their clinical education and experience in the Canterbury, West Coast, and Nelson provinces.

The School's teaching clinic—the Barrington Physiotherapy Clinic—is located in the Christchurch suburb of Barrington.

Contact the Christchurch Centre

Sandra Ann Ferdinand
Professional Practice Fellow and Clinical Coordinator
Christchurch Centre
Email: sandra.ferdinand@otago.ac.nz

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The School of Physiotherapy's Wellington Centre

The School's Wellington Centre is located within the University of Otago, Wellington; where students and staff have access to University resources.

This Centre supports the clinical education of fourth-year students in the lower and eastern North Island, and in the Marlborough province.

Teaching hubs are located in Palmerson North, Hastings, and the Hutt Valley.

Contact the Wellington Centre

Alex Kirk
Professional Practice Fellow and Clinical Coordinator
Wellington Centre
Email: alex.kirk@otago.ac.nz

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Governance

Within the School, the Executive Committee operates to review operational issues and wider issues of policy as required.

This Executive is comprised of the following:

  • Undergraduate Studies
  • Postgraduate Studies
  • Graduate Research Studies
  • Clinical Studies
  • Research
  • Operations 

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