The Postgraduate Diploma in Occupational Medicine (PGDipOccMed) is a two-year, part-time, distance-taught programme for international students. The diploma is a stand-alone qualification used as a qualifying entry point for admission to Fellowship of Occupational Medicine training for specialist training in many countries around the world.
The Postgraduate Certificate in Occupational Medicine (PGCertOccMed) is available through Distance Learning.
See the OAMU website for more information.
Regulations for the Postgraduate Diploma in Occupational Medicine (PGDipOccMed)
Admission to the programme
- Admission to the programme shall be subject to the approval of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Health Sciences).
- 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 Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Health Sciences).
Structure of the programme
- The programme shall consist of four papers in Occupational Medicine, AVME 715, AVME 716, AVME 723 and AVME 724.
- With approval of the Programme Academic Co-ordinator a candidate may substitute a research paper, AVME 780 or AVME 785 (30 points), for one paper in (a) above.
- A candidate who has completed the requirements for the Postgraduate Certificate in Occupational Medicine shall be credited with those papers in the programme for the diploma which have been previously passed for the certificate.
Duration of the programme
- The programme will normally be completed in two years of part-time study.
- A candidate shall satisfy the requirements of the programme within five years of admission to the programme.
Level of award of the Diploma
The diploma may be awarded with distinction or with credit.
The Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Health Sciences) may in exceptional circumstances approve a course of study which does not comply with these regulations.