The Postgraduate Certificate in Civil Aviation Medicine (PGCertCAvMed) is most appropriate for those planning to become aviation medical examiners. It is a fully-distance, two paper programme taken over the course of a year.
The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) specifies international standards for aviation medical examiner training. ICAO's competency-based foundation for such training was drafted by Dr David Powell, Aviation Medicine Course Director in the Occupational and Aviation Medicine Programme (OAMU). The OAMU Postgraduate Certificate in Civil Aviation Medicine is designed with the ICAO requirements for AME training in mind and has been recognised as suitable training by civil aviation safety authorities around the world, including Canada, UK, EASA in Europe, Hong Kong, Australasia.
Those who wish to pursue future work in the field of Aviation Medicine should complete the full Master of Aviation Medicine (MAvMed).
Please contact the Programme Manager before enrolling for this programme.
Postgraduate Certificate in Civil Aviation Medicine (PGCertCAvMed)
Regulations for the Postgraduate Certificate in Civil Aviation Medicine (PGCertCAvMed)
Admission to the Programme
- Admission to the programme shall be subject to the approval of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Health Sciences) on the advice of the Academic Board of the Otago Medical School, which must be satisfied that the applicant has the ability and experience to proceed to the programme.
- Every applicant shall have been admitted to the degrees of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery of a university in New Zealand or hold an equivalent medical qualification approved by the Academic Board of the Otago Medical School.
Structure of the Programme
Duration of the Programme
- The duration of the programme shall be equivalent to half an academic year of full-time study or the equivalent in part-time study.
- Every candidate must obtain terms before being admitted to examinations.
- A candidate shall satisfy the requirements for the postgraduate certificate within four years of admission to the programme.
The Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Health Sciences) may in exceptional circumstances approve a course of study which does not comply with these regulations.