With a focus on rural health research, the Dunedin School of Medicine's Rural Postgraduate Programme provides postgraduate education for generalist doctors working in rural general practice and hospitals.
The Programme’s aim is to improve healthcare and health outcomes for rural and remote communities in NZ and wider South Pacific through teaching and research excellence, and is based on the principle of social accountability and community engagement.
This programme offers several postgraduate courses to rural GPs and clinicians:
- Postgraduate Diploma in Rural and Provincial Hospital Practice
- Postgraduate Certificate in Rural and Provincial Hospital Practice
- Postgraduate Certificate in Clinician Performed Ultrasound *This qualification is also frequently undertaken by emergency physicians, anaesthetists, and other clinicians seeking bedside ultrasound and ECHO skills.
- Master of Health Science *Also available for those seeking a higher degree
This programme runs regular continuing medical education events aimed at doctors involved in rural generalist practice.
The research interests of faculty include disparities in rural vs urban health outcomes and access to services, diagnostic services in rural areas and rural health professional education and vocational training.
Our team is dedicated to the development of the NZ rural health workforce and training