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Postgraduate Certificate in Women's Health (PGCertWHlth)

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Apply for the Postgraduate Certificate in Women's Health (PGCertWHlth) through the Dunedin campus in 2024

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The University of Otago offers several papers in obstetrics and gynaecology designed for family planning trainees, midwives, general practitioners, continuing medical education registrants.

The Postgraduate Certificate in Women's Health (PGCertWHlth) is also available through Distance Learning.

Note: This programme is only available to students living and studying within New Zealand.

For detailed information and selection criteria, please refer to the Postgraduate Programmes in Women's Health website.

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Key dates

1 May
Applications open for PGCertWHlth – Postgraduate Certificate in Women’s Health
1 November
Expected closing date for PGCertWHlth. For confirmation of date please contact: This round will admit up to 20 PGCertWHlth applications, and will fill places with eligible candidates.

Applications received after the closing date will be considered on a case-by-case basis dependent on available spaces in the programme and / or papers. For further information please contact:

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Contact Details

Distance Learning Coordinator
Department of Women’s and Children’s Health
Otago Medical School
PO Box 56
Dunedin 9054
Tel Ask Otago 0800 80 80 98
Website Postgraduate Programmes in Women's Health

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Regulations for the Postgraduate Certificate in Women's Health (PGCertWHlth)

  1. Admission to the Programme

    1. Admission to the programme shall be subject to the approval of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Health Sciences).
    2. Every candidate for the certificate shall
      1. possess an appropriate health professional qualification requiring at least three years’ full-time tertiary study;
      2. have experience of, or be currently working, or eligible to work, in a clinical role in a relevant area.
  2. Structure of the Programme

    1. The programme shall comprise papers to the value of 60 points: any three of OBGY 712, OBGY 713, OBGY 715, OBGY 716 plus one of OBGY 718.
    2. A candidate, with the approval of the Programme Academic Co-ordinator, may substitute for up to 30 points components of the University of Auckland's Postgraduate Diploma in Obstetrics and Medical Gynaecology programme.
  3. Examinations

    A candidate who fails a paper may, on the recommendation of the examiners, be admitted to a special examination.

  4. Duration of the Programme

    The duration of the programme shall be half an academic year of full-time study or the equivalent in part-time study. Candidates are normally expected to complete the programme in two years.

  5. Variations

    The Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Health Sciences) may in exceptional circumstances approve a course of study which does not comply with these regulations.

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