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AVME724 Health and Industry

Mining; nuclear power and other radiation work; agriculture and silviculture; chemical industries; international business; work in extreme environments and hazardous employment; petrochemical industries including oil and gas exploration; office work, general manufacturing and technical trades; environmental health.

The Diploma and Masters degree are internationally recognised as meeting the academic requirements for higher professional training for specialist registration in occupational medicine.

Paper title Health and Industry
Paper code AVME724
Subject Aviation Medicine
EFTS 0.25
Points 30 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2023 (Distance learning)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,018.75
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Limited to
MOccMed, MAvMed, MHealSc, PGDipHealSc, PGDipOccMed

Healthcare professionals currently employed, or interested in work, in the aviation medicine industry.

If you have not already done so, please contact the department for course advice before selecting your programme,

Teaching staff

Course Director: Dr Rob Griffiths

Paper Structure
Additional paper for the Postgraduate Diploma in Occupational Medicine (PGDipOccMed). Part of the Master of Aviation Medicine (MAvMed) and Master of Health Sciences endorsed in Occupational Medicine (MHealthSc(OccMed)) programmes.
Teaching Arrangements

This is a fully distance-taught paper and is taught in even years in the second semester.

Textbooks are not required for this paper.
Course outline

This paper takes a different look at occupational health through another lens. Rather than using body systems or hazard taxonomies as topic areas, this paper looks at the occupational health and safety of different types of industry. Quite often the occupational health hazards are not the obvious ones, so that the primary health hazard of working in the nuclear power industry is not exposure to radiation. The paper also addresses occupations that are particularly hazardous or has very specific hazards that require specialist input.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork, global perspective, lifelong learning, scholarship, communication, critical thinking, self-motivation, teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes
The learning outcomes of this paper will coincide with the modules taught; these modules are
  • Mining
  • Nuclear Power
  • Agriculture
  • The Chemical Industry
  • International Business
  • Hazardous Occupations
  • The Petrochemical Industry
  • Office Work
  • Environmental Health

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Not offered in 2023

Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system