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Postgraduate Diploma in Aeromedical Retrieval and Transport (PGDipAeroRT)

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The Postgraduate Diploma in Aeromedical Retrieval and Transport (PGDipAeroRT) provides advanced training in retrieval medicine and aeromedical evacuation for medical practitioners who are involved as clinical advisers and practitioners in the speciality of aeromedical retrieval and transportation. This two-year, part-time programme provides the basic qualification for those who want to find work, or those who are already engaged in, patient transportation, independent of which stream of clinical practice they originate.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Aeromedical Retrieval and Transport (PGDipAeroRT) is also available through Distance Learning.


Dr Robin Griffiths
Mob +64 21 620 148

Programme Manager
Tel +64 4 385 5591

See the OAMU website for more information.


Regulations for the Postgraduate Diploma in Aeromedical Retrieval and Transport (PGDipAeroRT)

  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

    1. The programme shall consist of four papers in Aeromedical Retrieval and Transport, AVME 717, AVME 718, AVME 721 and AVME 722.
    2. With approval of the Programme Academic Co-ordinator, a candidate may substitute a research paper, AVME 780 or AVME 785 (30 points), for one paper in (a) above.
    3. A candidate who has completed the requirements for the Postgraduate Certificate in Aeromedical Retrieval and Transport shall be credited with those papers in the programme for the diploma which have been previously passed for the certificate.

  3. Duration of the Programme

    1. The programme will normally be completed in two years of part-time study.
    2. A candidate shall satisfy the requirements of the programme within five years of admission to the programme.

  4. Level of Award of the Diploma

    The diploma may be awarded with distinction or with credit.

  5. 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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