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The Occupational and Aviation Medicine Unit is a postgraduate teaching and research unit that specializes in international distance education. Students from the three main teaching streams of occupational medicine, aviation medicine and aeromedical retrieval and transport are often engaged in joint activities as part of a wider learning community. In addition research students doing Masters or PhDs will also have their own contributions to make to this fascinating group of students scattered in every continent of the world.
This is a completely distance programme. There is no formal study held in New Zealand. All "live" teaching is undertaken via video conference. Course materials are available online through our learning management system Moodle. Students are only required to leave their normal areas of work to attend a highly recommended annual week-long Professional Visits Programme (PVP). These are held in a different location around the world. The 2016 PVP was in Auckland and the 2017 Professional Visits Programme will be held in Dubai at the end of September.
Staff of the Occupational and Aviation Medicine Unit are located around the world and form an integral part of our international programme. This permits a collegial learning and research environment without the large overheads of a dedicated teaching and research unit.
Research can be undertaken by students as part of their Diploma, Masters or PhD programme. This can be undertaking at a facility of their choosing. There is no aerospace medicine laboratory at the University of Otago, Wellington.