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Postgraduate Diploma in General Practice (PGDipGP)


University of Otago Otago Medical School

Full time & Part time See Course PgDip Full-time: 1 year; Part-time: up to 5 years

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The discipline of general practice involves comprehensive, continuing, community-based medical care of individuals and families for a defined practice population. There is an emphasis on prevention of disease and the earliest possible identification and intervention. The diploma provides an opportunity to address these issues, while still leaving wide choice of subject content, for example including travel and migrant medicine, rural hospital practice, sexual health, and palliative care.

The Postgraduate Diploma in General Practice (PGDipGP) is now a prerequisite for proceeding to the Master of General Practice (MGP) degree. The Postgraduate Diploma in General Practice can be based in any of the three Schools of Medicine and can include papers offered by any of the

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Entry Requirements

Every applicant shall have been admitted to the degrees of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery of a university in New Zealand or hold an equivalent medical qualification approved by the Academic Board of the Otago Medical School, and have commenced or completed formal vocational training for general practice.

Every applicant shall be registered for medical practice in either Australia or new Zealand or have an exemption from this requirement from the Board of Studies in Primary Health Care.


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