Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Technology (PGCertMedTech)

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Overview

The Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Technology (PGCertMedTech) is specifically aimed at those just starting, or wishing to start, work as medical technologists in the fields of sleep, cardiology or respiratory medicine. The programme consists of two papers taken over one year of part-time study.

The Postgraduate Certificate provides a thorough grounding in the underlying physiology, pathophysiology and technology required for those working as medical technologists in cardiology, respiratory and sleep medicine.

The certificate leads into the more specialised Postgraduate Diploma in Medical Technology (PGDipMedTech), which is available with endorsements in Sleep Medicine and Cardiology.

The course is distance-taught using internet-based material, as well as having a short on-campus residential school.

Information for new applicants

It is compulsory that students complete the Medical Technology Certificate before enrolling in the Postgraduate Diploma in Medical Technology (PGDipMedTech). The most common entry qualification is a BSc with a relevant major such as physiology or anatomy. Other qualifications are assessed on an individual basis.


Contact

Department of Surgery and Anaesthesia

Email mtex.wsmhs@otago.ac.nz
Website Department of Surgery and Anaesthesia


Requirements


Regulations for the Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Technology (PGCertMedTech)

  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. be a graduate or possess an appropriate health professional qualification requiring at least three years' tertiary level study;
      2. present evidence of ability for advanced level academic study.

  2. Structure of the Programme

    The programme shall consist of two papers, MTEC 701 and MTEC 702.

  3. Duration of the Programme

    1. A candidate for the certificate shall normally follow a programme of study for one year of part-time study.
    2. A candidate shall complete the requirements for the certificate within two years of admission to the programme.
  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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Regulations on this page are taken from the 2023 Calendar and supplementary material.

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