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Postgraduate Diploma in Occupational Medicine (PGDipOccMed)

This course is available


Level of Study

Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma


2 years

Next start date

Expected July 2022


University of Otago


The Postgraduate Diploma in Occupational Medicine (PGDipOccMed) is a two-year, part-time, distance-taught programme for international students. The diploma is a stand-alone qualification used as a qualifying possible point for admission to Fellowship of Occupational Medicine training for specialist training in many countries around the world.

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

Programme requirements

Postgraduate Diploma in Occupational Medicine (PGDipOccMed)


The programme shall consist of four papers in Occupational Medicine:

AVME 715 Health, Work and Behaviour

AVME 716 Clinical Occupational Medicine

AVME 723 Managing Occupational Medicine

AVME 724 Health and Industry

A candidate may apply to substitute a research paper, AVME 780 or AVME 785, for one paper above.

Subject to approval, a candidate may be granted an exemption for up to two of the prescribed papers on the basis of having completed an appropriate paper or papers at an equivalent level offered by the University of Otago, another university or an approved examining body.

A candidate who has completed the requirements for the Postgraduate Certificate in Occupational Medicine shall be exempted from those papers in the programme for the diploma which have been previously passed for the certificate.

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