For over 26 years, the University of Otago has been an exceptional provider of distance teaching in the fields of Aviation Medicine, Occupational Medicine, and Aeromedical Retrieval and Transport.
The Master in Aviation Medicine (MAvMed) programme is a fully distance-taught that actively encourages international student enrolment.
The University of Otago is a world leader in terms of offering aviation medicine training and professional development for the aviation medicine industry and has 100+ students studying in the Middle East, North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. This is the only aviation medicine programme in the world to offer distance education. It is supported by academic staff and alumni with strong links to the aviation industry.
Graduates of the programme will meet internationally recognised ‘best practice’ standards for aviation medicine practitioners and are frequently employed by airlines including Cathay Pacific, Emirates, and Qantas.
The programme shall consist of papers to the value of 240 points (normally eight 30-point papers) which shall normally comprise at least 180 points selected from: AVME 711 Aviation Physiology AVME 712 Aircrew Health and Performance AVME 713 Airport and Travel Health AVME 714 Clinical Aviation Medicine AVME 715 Principles of Occupational Medicine AVME 716 Clinical Occupational Medicine AVME 717 Medical Logistics in Aeromedical Transport AVME 718 Operational Aspects of Aeromedical Transport AVME 719 Aeromedical Studies for Nurses and Paramedics AVME 720 Clinical Analysis in Aeromedical Retrieval and Transport AVME 721 Clinical Care in the Air AVME 722 Organisation of Aeromedical Systems AVME 723 Managing Occupational Medicine AVME 724 Health and Industry AVME 726 Special Topic AVME 780 Research Project AVME 785 Research Methods AVME 801 Occupational Medicine Epidemiology and Biostatistics AVME 802 Vocational Rehabilitation AVME 803 Specialist Aeromedical Retrieval AVME 804 International Assistance Operations
Structure of the Programme
-The programme of study shall consist of papers to the value of 240 points. -At least 180 points must be from papers selected from AVME 711, AVME 712, AVME 713, AVME 714, AVME 715, AVME 716, AVME 717, AVME 718, AVME 719, AVME 720, AVME 721, AVME 722, AVME 723, AVME 724, AVME 726, AVME 780, AVME 785, AVME 801, AVME 802, AVME 803, AVME 804. -Subject to the approval of the Dean of the Otago Medical School, papers which have been completed at the University of Otago, another university, or an approved examining body may be credited to the programme and/or used as the basis for exemption from the requirements of (b) above, provided that this previous study is directly relevant to the candidate's proposed and approved programme of study, to a maximum of 120 points. -A candidate who has completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Aeromedical Retrieval and Transport, Postgraduate Diploma in Occupational Medicine, Postgraduate Certificate in Aeromedical Retrieval and Transport, or Postgraduate Certificate in Occupational Medicine may be exempted from one or more papers in the programme for the degree to a maximum of 120 points.