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The University of Otago has a unique and enduring history of providing a highly-qualified workforce in the health professions and in leading research and academic advancement in the areas of health and biomedical science.

In the broad field of cardiovascular disease we have opportunities to study at undergraduate, postgraduate and professional levels.

Postgraduate programmes

Are you a graduate or health professional interested in further study? The University of Otago's Health Sciences postgraduate programmes cover a wide range of subject areas and disciplines, and are spread across our three campuses in:

University of Otago graduates go on to produce both nationally and internationally renowned research.

Postgraduate research opportunities database

A tool is now available to assist postgraduates to search for research opportunities in Health Sciences. You can view opportunities available across our campuses in Dunedin, Wellington and Christchurch, and select on fields to tailor your search.

Study health sciences

A University of Otago Health Sciences degree can take you places.

Are you looking for a career in health, or maybe you would like to explore the biological sciences? Perhaps you are planning to apply for entry to one of Health Science's professional programmes?

Whether you are planning to use your Health Sciences degree as a base for a professional career as a researcher, specialist, or a job related to the health science field, the University of Otago offers a range of courses to suit.

Take a look at our subject information pages to get a taste of each subject:

Health sciences subjects

Health Sciences First Year (HSFY) is a foundation year for five of the professional programmes:

  • Dentistry
  • Medical laboratory science
  • Medicine
  • Pharmacy
  • Physiotherapy

HSFY can also be used as an try point to three other professional programmes:

  • Dental Technology
  • Oral Health
  • Radiation Therapy

It is also an excellent way to begin a degree in biomedical science or any of the broad range of biological sciences at Otago.

Health Sciences undergraduate programmes has more about the professional programmes, other careers in health, biological sciences and biomedical sciences.

Do you dream of being a dentist, dental technician, dental therapist, oral hygienist, medical laboratory scientist, doctor, pharmacist, physiotherapist or a radiation therapist? If so, then one of our Health Sciences professional programmes might be right for you.

Health Sciences professional programmes

Health Sciences research

The University of Otago's Division of Health Sciences is home to many established, internationally recognised research programmes.

Health Sciences research

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