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Postgraduate Certificate in Occupational Medicine (PGCertOccMed)

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The Postgraduate Certificate in Occupational Medicine (PGCertOccMed) is a one-year, part-time, distance-taught programme that provides core competencies for medical practitioners who provide occupational health services at a non-specialist level. It is particularly suitable for General Practitioners,Family Doctors, Internal Medicine Specialists, Neurologists etc. who consult on health and wellbeing and the workplace.

At the completion of this qualification, graduates are able to continue to the Postgraduate Diploma, Masters, and PhD level of study.

The Postgraduate Certificate in Occupational Medicine (PGCertOccMed) is also available through Distance Learning.


Dr Robin Griffiths
Tel +64 4 832 3250
Mob +64 21 620 148

Programme Manager
Tel +64 4 385 5591

See the OAMU website for more information.


Regulations for the Postgraduate Certificate in Occupational Medicine (PGCertOccMed)

  1. 1 Admission to the Programme

    1. Admission to the programme shall be subject to the approval of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Health Sciences).
    2. Every applicant shall have been admitted to the degrees of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery of a university in New Zealand or hold an equivalent medical qualification approved by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Health Sciences).

  2. Structure of the Programme

    The programme shall consist of two papers in Occupational Medicine, AVME 715 and AVME 716.

  3. Duration of the Programme

    1. The duration of the programme shall be one academic year of part-time study.
    2. A candidate shall satisfy the requirements for the postgraduate certificate within three years of admission to the programme.

  4. Variations

    The Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Health Sciences) may in exceptional circumstances approve a course of study which does not comply with these regulations.

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Regulations on this page are taken from the 2024 Calendar and supplementary material.

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