The Master of Aviation Medicine course is a totally taught master's degree, based on core Aviation Medicine papers and papers offered for the Postgraduate Diploma in Occupational Medicine or the Postgraduate Diploma in Aeromedical Retrieval and Transportation. The degree is available only to registered medical practitioners and students will usually be able to obtain a Postgraduate Diploma in either Occupational Medicine or Aeromedical Retrieval and Transport (or a certificate in each), which is awarded in addition to the Master of Aviation Medicine degree. Students who wish to undertake a research based Masters degree should enrol for the Master of Health Sciences, endorsed in Aviation Medicine degree programme.
240 points for the Degree will be based on completion of eight 30 point papers, at least 180 points of which must be offered by the University of Otago.
The programme of study for the Master of Aviation Medicine degree is usually completed part-time over four years. The eight papers taken must include the four core Aviation Medicine papers (AVMX711 – 714) and four other optional papers. Generally the optional papers are chosen from the Occupational Medicine and/or Aeromedical Retrieval and Transport suite of papers, which allows candidates to gain diploma or certificate qualifications (to the value of 120 points) as well as their Masters degree.
- AVMX 711 Aviation Physiology
- AVMX 712 Aircrew Health and Performance
- AVMX 713 Airport and Travel Health
- AVMX 714 Clinical Aviation Medicine
Optional Papers – four from:
- AVMX 717 Medical Logistics of Aeromedical Transport
- AVMX 718 Operational Aspects of Aeromedical Transport
- AVMX 719 Aeromedical Studies for Nurses
- AVMX 720 Clinical Analysis in Aeromedical Retrieval and Transport
The four optional papers completed as part of your Master’s degree can also be used to gain concurrent certificates, or a diploma, to the value of 120 points. For example it is possible to complete eight papers in total and take out:
A Master of Aviation Medicine AND a Postgraduate Diploma in Aeromedical Retrieval and Transport
A Master of Aviation Medicine AND a Postgraduate Diploma in Occupational Medicine
A Master of Aviation Medicine; a Postgraduate Certificate in Occupational Medicine AND a Postgraduate Certificate in Aeromedical Retrieval and Transport
Please note: Admission to the Master of Aviation Medicine programme may initially be Certificate of Proficiency (CoP) as this allows maximum flexibility for students to take out certificates or diplomas along the way, or exit earlier if their circumstances change.