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Master of Health Science (MHealSc) Endorsed in Aviation Medicine

Most master's degree students have previously completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Aviation Medicine and 120 points from the Diploma course can be cross credited to the master's degree.

There are many variations of the endorsed Master of Health Sciences (MHealSc) course.

The requirements for the Aviation Medicine endorsement are:

Thesis:

  • Three papers from AVMX 711–718;
  • approved research methods paper(s) such as AVMX785 to the value of 30 points;
  • and a thesis (120 points).

See our Information on qualifications and papers page for more information

Coursework:

  • AVMX 711–714;
  • further approved paper(s) to a value of 60pts;
  • approved research methods paper(s) such as AVMX785 to the value of 30 points;
  • and a research project (30 points).

See our Information on qualifications and papers page for more information

The range of topics taken by students is breathtaking and ranges from aeromedical transport through to aviation pathology, sports medicine, occupational medicine and public health, all related in some way to aviation medicine practice.

Research is supervised by the University of Otago staff, but there is no central research facility at the University of Otago, Wellington. Many research programmes at a master's level can often be conducted without sophisticated laboratory facilities, and an adequate level of support provided by the University remotely. Research projects have included mechanisms of injury in light aircraft accidents, musculo-skeletal training injuries in military recruits aviation pathology, injuries in air ambulance nurse escorts, aeromedical evacuation of acute MI patients, fatigue management and hypoxia training.

The University has sought funding support for suitable research, and can make facilities available for the programme.
Anyone wishing to enrol for a master's programme should contact Rob Griffiths:

Email rob.griffiths@otago.ac.nz.