The Postgraduate Diploma in Surgical Anatomy (PGDipSurgAnat) is a one–year programme providing instruction in clinically relevant anatomy to New Zealand registered medical practitioners or those with an equivalent overseas qualification.
The majority of participants are doctors in their first three years of postgraduate training who are intending to pursue careers in surgery or radiology.
The programme consists of four taught papers, and includes both distance learning and two separate two-week periods of cadaver dissection and intensive campus-based instruction. Successful participants will gain an internationally recognised qualification from the University of Otago.
Applications open on 1 October each year and should be submitted by 31 October.
The on-campus (Dunedin) teaching dates for 2024 are
- Monday 1 July until Friday 12 July and
- Monday 4 November until Friday 15 November
Candidates are expected to attend both on-campus teaching blocks.
Ms Kathryn McClea
Department of Anatomy and Structural Biology
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Tel 64 3 479 7131
Fax 64 3 479 7254
Website Surgical Anatomy
Regulations for the Postgraduate Diploma in Surgical Anatomy (PGDipSurgAnat)
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
Duration of the Programme
- The duration of the programme shall normally be one academic year of full-time study.
- A full-time candidate will normally be expected to satisfy the requirements for the diploma within two 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.