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The Postgraduate Certificate in General Practice (PGCertGP) has been designed to meet the needs of busy New Zealand general practitioners. Normally one paper is taken each semester or each year on a part-time basis, usually over two or three years. You will need to take 60 points of papers including the core paper, GENA820 The Nature of Medical Practice.

The papers are distance taught using a combination of delivered course material, supplementary readings, videoconferences, internet-based learning, and face-to-face residentials. Under normal circumstances you should attend a residential component for each course. These are usually two days long. The 15-point papers have either one or two residential components, while the 30-point papers have either two or three residential components. These are an essential part of the learning experience.


For more information on the PGCertGP or to apply, visit the qualification page:

Postgraduate Certificate in General Practice  (PGCertGP) qualification page

Contact details

If you have any queries about postgraduate study in the Department, please contact:

Postgraduate Administrator

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Regulations on this page are taken from the 2023 Calendar and supplementary material.

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