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Pro-Vice-Chancellor's welcome


PVC imageNau mai, haere mai ki te Wāhanga Matua Mātau Hauora o te Whare Wānanga o Ōtākou.

Welcome to the Division of Health Sciences, University of Otago. Our mission is to provide New Zealand society and other communities with a highly qualified workforce in the health professions, and contribute nationally and internationally through providing the highest quality research, teaching and scholarship.

The Division of Health Sciences consists of the Otago Medical School, the Faculty of Dentistry, the School of Pharmacy and the School of Physiotherapy.

The teaching and learning programmes in these schools and faculties provide a diverse range of qualifications leading to careers as medical practitioners, dentists, pharmacists, physiotherapists and medical laboratory scientists.

The Division also provides programmes in the areas of radiation therapy, dental technology, oral health and biomedical sciences.

If you are interested in studying with us, you can be sure that you will be taught by academics and clinicians who are at the forefront of their areas of expertise, and who are internationally acclaimed for their skills and research.

All of our programmes include substantial clinical or laboratory-based learning providing you with the experiences, skills and knowledge necessary to prepare you for a rewarding and successful career as a healthcare provider.

Health Sciences graduates from the University of Otago are well respected throughout the world for their skills, and their clinical and research excellence.

As well as undergraduate programmes, study opportunities in the Division progress to postgraduate training programmes and research programmes leading to Masters and Doctoral qualifications and to further professional practice qualifications.

Research activity is a core component of the Division and our researchers are internationally acknowledged for undertaking ground-breaking research. The Division enjoys close research collaborations with many departments within the University and with other institutions and groups within New Zealand and internationally.

So whether you are beginning your career as a health care provider or are looking to further your skills and knowledge, then this is the place to be and we warmly welcome you.

I hope that you enjoy visiting our website and invite you to contact us if you would like further information.

Peter Crampton
Division of Health Sciences
University of Otago