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Distance Learning contacts

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Please note that the majority of distance learning programmes are at the postgraduate level. Subject areas that include undergraduate study options are indicated below.

University Information Centre
Tel 0800 80 80 98 (New Zealand Freephone)
1800 458 163 (Australia Freephone), or
64 3 479 7000

General enquiries about Distance Learning:

The Distance Learning Administrator
Tel 64 3 479 4138

Department contacts for programme and paper advice:

Addiction and Co-existing Disorders

Aeromedical Retrieval and Transport (see Aviation Medicine)

Anthropology (ANTH 423 and ANTH 424)

Aquaculture and Fisheries

Aviation Medicine


Business Administration (MBA, PGDipBusAdmin)

Business Administration (DBA)

Chemical Hazards

Chemistry (IntroChem - Introductory Chemistry) - undergraduaate

Chemistry (CHEM 150) - undergraduate

Child Health

Children's Issues

Clothing and Textile Sciences

Cognitive-behaviour Therapy

Continence Management


  • MDent (Endorsed in Aesthetic Dentistry)
  • MDent (Endorsed in  Rural Oral Health Care)



Forensic Mental Health

General Practice (Dunedin)

General Practice (Wellington)

General Practice: Rural and Provincial Medicine

General Practice: Clinician Performed Ultrasound

Hazard Assessment and Management

Higher Education

Human Nutrition

Interpersonal Psychotherapy

Māori and Indigenous Business

Māori, Pacific and Indigenous Studies

Medical Imaging

Medical Technology

Mental Health

Musculoskeletal Medicine/Musculoskeletal Management


Nursing - Mental Health

Obstetrics and Medical Gynaecology

Occupational Health and Safety

Occupational Medicine


Oral Health

Pain and Pain Management

Perinatal Mental Health




Primary Health Care

Public Health

Radiation Therapy


Religious Studies  - undergraduate and postgraduate options

Rural and Provincial Hospital Practice

Science Communication

Social Work

Sport and Exercise Medicine

Surgical Anatomy


Tertiary Teaching

Theology  - undergraduate and postgraduate options

Tourism - undergraduate only

Travel Medicine

Ultrasound (for generalist medical practitioners)