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Postgraduate Diploma in Surgical Anatomy (PGDipSurgAnat)


University of Otago Otago Medical School

Full time See Course PgDip Full-time: 1-2 years

About the course

The Postgraduate Diploma in Surgical Anatomy (PGDipSurgAnat) is a one–year programme providing instruction in clinically relevant anatomy to New Zealand registered medical practitioners or those with an equivalent overseas qualification.

The majority of participants are doctors in their first three years of postgraduate training who are intending to pursue careers in surgery or radiology.

The programme consists of four taught papers, and includes both distance learning and two separate two-week periods of cadaver dissection and intensive campus-based instruction. Successful participants will gain an internationally recognised qualification from the University of Otago.

Applications open on 1 October each year and should be submitted by 31 October.

Key features

  • Open to junior doctors
  • 24 weeks

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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.

Admission to the programme shall be subject to the approval of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Health Sciences) on the advice of the Academic Board of the Otago Medical School, which must be satisfied that the applicant has the previous training and experience to undertake the programme.


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