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Postgraduate Diploma in Ophthalmic Basic Sciences (PGDipOphthBS)

  • Graduate Diploma

The purpose of the Postgraduate Diploma in Ophthalmic Basic Sciences is to provide a postgraduate qualification for New Zealand or Australian medical graduates interested in pursuing further training and specialisation in ophthalmology.

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Diploma
Course Code
PGDipOphthBS

About this course

The purpose of the Postgraduate Diploma in Ophthalmic Basic Sciences is to provide a postgraduate qualification for New Zealand or Australian medical graduates interested in pursuing further training and specialisation in ophthalmology. We anticipate the source of enrolment will be mainly second year house surgeons in New Zealand and/or Australia. The programme may also meet the needs of trainees already enrolled in similar training programmes in other parts of the world or general practitioners.

This programme, taught in conjunction with the University of Sydney, consists of four 30-point papers, which can be taken full time over a year or part-time up to five years. It is also available through Distance Learning.

Entry requirements

  1. 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 ability and experience to proceed to the programme.
  2. 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.
  3. Every applicant shall be registered for medical practice in the country in which the programme is taught, or have an exemption from this requirement from the Dean of the Otago Medical School.

Study locations

Dunedin