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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.
Regulations for the Postgraduate Certificate in Women's Health (PGCertWHlth)
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 candidate for the certificate shall
- have been admitted to a degree or diploma of a university, or
- hold an appropriate qualification approved by the Academic Board of the Otago Medical School, or
- have been admitted ad eundem statum as entitled to proceed to the certificate.
Structure of the Programme
- The programme shall comprise papers to the value of 60 points: any three of OBGY 712, OBGY 713, OBGY 715, or OBGY 716 (18 points each) plus one of OBGY 718 or OBGY 719 (6 points each).
- A candidate, with the approval of the Dean of the Otago Medical School, may substitute for up to 24 points components of the University of Auckland's Postgraduate Diploma in Obstetrics and Medical Gynaecology programme.
- A candidate, with the approval of the Dean of the Otago Medical School, may substitute for up to 18 points an appropriate paper offered by a university or equivalent examining body.
A candidate who fails a paper may, on the recommendation of the examiners, be admitted to a special examination.
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.
The Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Health Sciences) may in exceptional circumstances approve a course of study which does not comply with these regulations.