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Postgraduate Diploma in Travel Medicine (PGDipTravMed)

  • Graduate Diploma

The Postgraduate Diploma in Travel Medicine (PGDipTravMed) builds on the PGCertTravMed. It adds to the foundations of travel medicine by exploring tropical infectious diseases in greater depth. Elective papers cover wilderness and expedition medicine and migrant and refugee health.

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Diploma
Course Code
PGDipTravMed

About this course

The Postgraduate Diploma in Travel Medicine (PGDipTravMed) builds on the PGCertTravMed. It adds to the foundations of travel medicine by exploring tropical infectious diseases in greater depth. Elective papers cover wilderness and expedition medicine and migrant and refugee health. As such, the diploma is an advanced nationally-recognised qualification for health professionals who practise in the field of travel medicine.

Graduates of the programme will have in-depth knowledge of the epidemiology, diagnosis and management of tropical infectious diseases. Depending on elective paper choice they will have skills in advising travellers planning extreme travel to resource poor and/or wilderness environments. The health needs of refugees and migrants and their management within the New Zealand context is covered in another elective paper.

Students come from differing professional backgrounds (including medical, nursing and pharmacy), as a consequence of this interprofessional nature of the course, the graduate will learn skills with respect to their individual disciplines

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 candidate shall
    1. have been admitted to a degree or diploma of a university, or
    2. hold an appropriate qualification approved by the Academic Board of the Otago Medical School, or
    3. have been admitted ad eundem statum as entitled to proceed to the diploma.

Study locations

Dunedin