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Postgraduate Certificate in General Practice (PGCertGP)

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The Postgraduate Certificate in General Practice (PGCertGP) is offered to medical practitioners who require certification of participation and satisfactory completion of approved postgraduate papers.

The Postgraduate Certificate in General Practice (PGCertGP) is also available through Distance Learning.

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Contact Details

Postgraduate Administrator
Department of General Practice & Rural Health
Tel +64 3 479 7430


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Regulations for the Postgraduate Certificate in General Practice (PGCertGP)

  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 applicant shall
      1. 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 Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Health Sciences), and
      2. have commenced and completed formal vocational training for general practice.
    3. Every applicant shall be registered for medical practice in either Australia or New Zealand or have an exemption from this requirement from the Board of Studies in Primary Health Care.

  2. Structure of the Programme

    The programme of study shall consist of the core paper GENA 820 and 30 points from the schedule of elective papers for the Postgraduate Diploma in General Practice.

  3. Duration of the Programme

    The duration of the programme shall be one semester of full-time study or the equivalent in part-time study. The progarmme must be completed within three years of admission.

  4. 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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