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The Occupational and Aviation Medicine Unit is a postgraduate teaching and research unit that specialises 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.
Teaching is fully online. There is no formal study held in New Zealand. All "live" teaching is undertaken via videoconference. 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. These vary in location with recent Schools held in Canada, Sydney, Malaysia, Portugal, and Scotland. In 2016 it was held in Auckland, New Zealand from the 8th - 14th May.
Personal research is also undertaken by students enrolled with the Department as part of their Diploma, Masters and PhD programmes. As there is no aerospace medicine laboratory at the University of Otago, Wellington, students' research is based at a facility of their choosing.
Staff of the Occupational and Aviation Medicine Unit are located around the world and form an intergral part of our international programme. This permits a collegial learning and research environment without the large overheads of a dedicated teaching and research unit.
This page is your portal to a number of different areas where you can download the prospectuses and other course information for occupational and aviation medicine qualifications and courses offered by this Unit as well as further information on how to enrol, contact staff etc. Please refer to the links to the left of this page.