Welcome to the University of Otago Wellington
We teach undergraduate medicine, radiation therapy, postgraduate qualifications and papers and undertake a wide variety of health based research. We are located in Newtown, Wellington, next door to the regional hospital and are part of the University of Otago's Health Sciences Division.
VERT is a virtual environment of a radiation therapy treatment room, focussing on life size 2D and 3D visualisations. VERT allows students to visualise things that can’t be seen in a real treatment room. These include internal anatomy, radiation dose clouds, radiation beams and isocentre coordinates. These visualisations help to teach complex concepts in an intuitive and easily understood manner.
This will significantly enhance the new Bachelor of Radiation Therapy curriculum.
News & Events
Hazards in homes and gardens a major injury cost
A significant proportion of injuries in the home, costing millions of dollars a year, are related to how a house is built and maintained, according to new research from the University of Otago, Wellington.
Rotorua’s hydrogen sulphide does not worsen asthma
In a recently published collaborative study by the University of Otago, Wellington, the University of California, Berkeley, and Stanford University it has been shown that there are no ill effects from low level hydrogen sulphide gas on asthma symptoms or diagnosis in Rotorua. Hydrogen sulphide or H2S is responsible for the characteristic “sulphur” smell of Rotorua.