Thursday 24 September 2015 8:29am
For people interested or involved in postgraduate study at Otago
Opportunities to make a difference
Achieving Excellence – advancing health at home and around the world.
Whaia te Iti Kahurangi – hāpaitia te hauora ke te kāinga, ki te ao.
Postgraduate students studying with the University’s Division of Health Sciences are found all over New Zealand, and indeed across the world. The reasons that they undertake postgraduate study are as diverse as the locations in which they study.
Without exception, all of these students are making valuable contributions to the health of New Zealanders. Their desire to undertake study, research areas of importance, and implement change as a result of that research helps ensure that New Zealand’s health professionals are world-class.
With over sixty qualifications covering all aspects of health sciences, from Aviation Medicine to Pharmacy to Women’s Health, exciting opportunities to make a difference are very real.
Many of the 1500 postgraduate students in the Division are undertaking distance education programmes which are designed to assist with their professional development. Nearly 800 further students are studying at a doctoral level reaching the highest level of research study.
Healthcare provision is an aspect of life in which all New Zealanders have a vested interest. Otago makes tangible contributions to its delivery through providing education and development opportunities to practising health professionals no matter where in New Zealand they live.
Division of Health Sciences postgraduate facts and figures
- The Division of Health Sciences has about 1500 postgraduate students including 770 doctoral students.
- We offer 63 postgraduate qualifications (many of these have further endorsements, with nearly 30 endorsements for PGCert, PGDip and Masters).
- 50 qualifications are available by distance education.
- 57 qualifications are available as taught programmes, some of which have a research component.
- Distance education is available in a range of subjects from Aviation Medicine to Opthalmology to Pharmacy and Surgical Anatomy.
Professor Peter Crampton
Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Division of Health Sciences
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