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                DISTANCE LEARNING
                PROSPECTUS




YOUR PLACE IN THE WORLD
CONTENTS
Welcome – Vice-Chancellor                   1      Continence Management                                26
Welcome – Director, Distance Learning       1      Family and Systems Therapies                         26
Distance Education at Otago                 2      Forensic Psychiatry                                  26
Enrolment and Fees                          4      General Practice                                     27
Distance Learning programmes and papers     7      Gerontology                                          30
Higher Education Development Centre         8      Hazard Assessment and Management                     30
   Tertiary Teaching                        8      Health Informatics                                   31
Humanities                                  9      Health Promotion                                     32
   Children’s Issues                        9      Interpersonal Psychotherapy                          33
   Education                                9      Medical Technology                                   33
   Mäori, Pacific and Indigenous Studies   13      Mental Health                                        34
   Religious Studies                       13      Musculoskeletal Medicine                             34
   Social Work and Community Development   14      Nursing                                              35
   Theology                                14      Obstetrics and Medical Gynaecology                   37
Sciences                                   16      Occupational and Aviation Medicine                   38
   Introductory Chemistry                  16         (including Aeromedical Retrieval and Transport)
   Chemical Hazards                        16      Occupational Health and Safety                       39
   Clothing and Textile Sciences           17      Occupational Medicine                                40
   Community Nutrition                     17      Ophthalmology                                        40
   Dietetics                               18      Perinatal Mental Health                              41
   Sports Studies                          19      Pharmacy                                             41
   Surveying                               20      Physiotherapy                                        42
Business                                   21      Primary Health Care                                  43
   Information Science                     21      Public Health                                        45
   Tourism                                 21      Rehabilitation                                       45
Health Sciences                            23      Resuscitation                                        46
   Addiction and Co-existing Disorders     23      Sport and Exercise Medicine                          47
   Bioethics                               24      Surgical Anatomy                                     48
   Child Health                            25      Travel Medicine                                      48
   Cognitive Behaviour Therapy             25   Qualifications                                          50
WELCOME
Welcome to the                                                       Welcome to Otago’s
University of Otago                                                  Distance Learning Programme
Established in 1869, the University of Otago is New Zealand’s        As you look through this prospectus, you will see that Otago
oldest and finest university. It has earned an international         offers a number of highly-regarded distance programmes to
reputation for its excellence as a teaching institution as well as   meet the needs of a diverse group of students throughout
for its leadership in research.                                      New Zealand and overseas. Many of you will be undertaking
                                                                     study to update your professional knowledge or advance
Today about 21,000 students are enrolled at Otago, with more
                                                                     your career. Others will be studying out of interest or to
than 4,500 studying at a postgraduate level. Our courses
                                                                     satisfy a sense of curiosity about a particular topic. Regardless
are comprehensive, known for their rigour and relevance to
                                                                     of your motivation, you will be drawing on the expertise
the modern world. As a consequence, Otago graduates are
                                                                     of Otago’s highly-regarded staff and participating in an
recognised by employers and the wider community as being of
                                                                     education experience that is heavily informed by their research
high quality.
                                                                     knowledge and activities.
Otago is a national university with a presence in several
                                                                     All distance students are an important part of our student
centres. Its main campus is in Dunedin, a university city
                                                                     body. Through our teaching and your contact with
which is unique in Australasia. There are also major health
                                                                     administrative and support staff, our aim is to connect
sciences campuses in Christchurch and Wellington, a centre in
                                                                     you with the University and provide a full Otago learning
Auckland, and a College of Education campus in Southland.
                                                                     experience. Since we are always striving to provide better
Otago is also committed to supporting distance learning              service to you and to enhance your learning experience
in fields where the University has specialist knowledge and          at Otago, your feedback and suggestions for continual
expertise. I warmly invite you to join our University by             improvement of the University’s Distance Learning
enrolling in one of our distance learning programmes.                programme are welcome.
                                                                     Best wishes for your study this year. I hope that you attain the
                                                                     goals you set for yourself in your own course of study and that
                                                                     you find the time you spend in study rewarding and enjoyable.




Professor David Skegg                                                Dr Bill Anderson
vice-chancellor                                                      director, distance learning
july 2010                                                            july 2010




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DISTANCE EDUCATION
AT OTAGO
The University of Otago first offered distance courses in 1985.      GETTING STARTED
Since that time, the distance programme has helped thousands         Choosing the right paper to study is sometimes difficult. This
of learners, throughout New Zealand and overseas, undertake          prospectus describes the papers available and tells you who to
study when that might otherwise have been impossible. While          contact for advice about your academic programme and the
the University’s outstanding reputation attracts a diverse range     way in which your paper or course may be organised. With
of learners to the varied offerings, a large number of distance      that advice you can enrol with confidence.
students are involved in postgraduate study, working to
advance their careers or keep abreast of the latest developments     You’ll be sent an Information and Support Booklet when we
in their field.                                                      receive your enrolment. The booklet provides very useful
                                                                     information about the services the University provides for you
UNIQUE PROGRAMME                                                     while you study. It also gives advice about how you can make
                                                                     your study an enjoyable and successful experience.
Distance study at the University of Otago is focused on those
areas in which the University has specific expertise. You will see   Getting started involves one last thing. For the last step of
many Health Sciences papers, reflective of Otago’s reputation        enrolment you will be sent a Form for Course Approval that
for excellence in medicine and related health sciences fields.       you need to sign and return as soon as possible. This confirms
Our programmes also reflect the University’s long involvement        your enrolment at the University of Otago. (More detail is in
with religious studies and recognise that our School of Physical     the Enrolment and Fees section later in this prospectus.)
Education was the first established in New Zealand. The full
range of offerings draws on established strengths in responding      LEARNING WITH OTAGO
to identified needs within the widespread communities we serve.      Once you’ve enrolled, study begins. You’ll get access to course
                                                                     materials and to a range of ways of communicating with your
FLEXIBLE AND PERSONAL                                                lecturer and interacting with your fellow students. In effect,
Students value distance education for the flexibility it offers.     you’ll be able to create a learning space for yourself.
Most learning occurs in your space, at your time. When you
                                                                     COURSE MATERIAL
are working with others, the emphasis is on understanding you
as a learner and supporting your engagement with the course.         You’ll receive an introduction to the course along with study
                                                                     notes and copies of required readings. Guides to aid your
LIFELONG LEARNING                                                    self-directed learning are also included in most coursebooks.
Learning never stops. The University’s excellence in research        In many courses, course material is accessed electronically
signals its commitment to understanding more about the               through the internet or via CD-ROM or DVD.
world around us. In the same way, the distance programme             Other materials may be sent to you at various stages during
provides opportunities for students to continue learning, to         your study. That material can include:
build on current qualifications, and to stay up to date in their
own areas of expertise.                                              ~ computer software to support practical activities
                                                                     ~ special equipment for learning tasks.
PROFESSIONAL OR PERSONAL INTEREST
                                                                     INTERACTION WITH OTHERS
Otago distance students are a diverse group. Many are
professionals who are studying to enhance their qualifications.      Distance learning provides you with considerable control over
For them, the interplay of work and study forms an important         when you spend time studying. At Otago we also recognise that
part of enriching their understanding of what they are               learning on your own all the time isn’t always the best way to
learning. Others are studying for personal interest, drawing         develop your understanding of the topics you’re studying.
on the rich, research-informed teaching expertise that Otago
                                                                     Interactions with your lecturer and your fellow students give
staff bring to their interactions with students. For both groups,
                                                                     opportunities to broaden your perspectives and develop
Otago study means excellence.
                                                                     critical analytical and problem-solving skills. Connections
                                                                     with other people who share your enthusiasm for the subject
                                                                     you’re studying enliven your self-directed study and link you to
                                                                     a broader community of inquiry. You’ll be creating a learning
                                                                     space for yourself where you might be:
                                                                     ~ talking with your lecturer and other students in real time
                                                                       to get immediate feedback on ideas




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~ discussing ideas online, over time, allowing you to consider    SUPPORTING LEARNERS
  evolving perspectives in a time-flexible manner                 The University supports distance students in a number of ways.
~ studying independently, accessing digital and hardcopy          DISTANCE LIBRARY SERVICE
  resources designed to help focus your study
                                                                  Any student enrolled in a University of Otago Distance
~ engaging independently with lecturers as they present core      course or paper is eligible to use the Distance Library Service
  teaching material for your course of study.                     (DLS). Students can request research support, advice and help
Your study may involve some or all of the following:              accessing library resources by contacting the DLS. Through
                                                                  the DLS you can also request to have books, journal articles
AUDIOCONFERENCE SESSIONS                                          and chapters sent to you at no charge. A guide to the Distance
Audioconference teaching promotes and strongly emphasises         Library Service is incorporated in the Information and
participatory study. Sessions are a combination of lecture        Support Booklet which is sent to all enrolled distance students.
and tutorial and can easily involve a range of experts from       Email   distance.library@otago.ac.nz
throughout the country or other parts of the world.               Tel     0800 347 826 (0800 DISTANT)
GOING ONLINE                                                      Fax     0800 421 621
                                                                  Web     library.otago.ac.nz/distance
The opportunity to access course materials and library
resources online and to interact with lecturers and fellow        COMPUTING
students via the internet will considerably enhance your study.   Help with your course-related computing needs is available
Some courses require access to the internet and email. These      via the free (within New Zealand) telephone number. Distance
courses are indicated by the icon                                 students are also welcome to use the computer resource rooms
VIDEOCONFERENCE SESSIONS                                          in Auckland, Wellington and Dunedin – some of which are
                                                                  available 24 hours per day.
Some papers include videoconference sessions for students
who can participate from the University’s centres in Auckland,    Email   helpdesk@otago.ac.nz
Christchurch, Dunedin and Wellington.                             Tel     64 3 479 8888 or 0800 479 888
                                                                  Fax     64 3 479 8577
RESIDENTIAL SCHOOLS/WORKSHOPS                                     Web     www.otago.ac.nz/its
Some programmes require you to attend residential schools,        STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
although not necessarily for all papers. These schools may
vary in length from two days to one week and may be held in       Disability Information and Support provides learning support,
Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin or Wellington, or at various      advice, advocacy and information to students with permanent,
other locations throughout New Zealand.                           recurring or temporary impairments. The support provided
                                                                  is varied and includes assistance with enrolment, access to
                                                                  specialised equipment, note taking, individual subject tutoring,
                                                                  reformatting of course materials, and alternative examination
                                                                  arrangements. All services are free of charge and confidential.
                                                                  Email   disabilities@otago.ac.nz
                                                                  Tel     64 3 479 8235
                                                                  Fax     64 3 479 5873
                                                                  Web     www.otago.ac.nz/disabilities
                                                                  TEACHING AND COUNSELLING SUPPORT
                                                                  As a distance student you are encouraged to keep in regular
                                                                  contact with the staff responsible for providing your course.
                                                                  Coursebooks and the Information and Support Booklet
                                                                  provide names and addresses of staff to contact should you
                                                                  have concerns about any aspect of your study.




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ENROLMENT AND FEES
ENROLMENT                                                             Students applying for admission to the University must be
                                                                      competent in the use and understanding of written and spoken
As a first step, if you are intending to take any distance learning
                                                                      English and may be required to provide evidence of proficiency
papers, you are encouraged to contact the department or
                                                                      in English as part of the application process.
departments concerned to check on your eligibility to take
your planned course.                                                  All students are classified as either domestic or international
                                                                      students. Domestic students are those who are New Zealand
Every distance learning student must complete enrolment               citizens (including citizens of the Cook Islands, Tokelau and
with the Admissions and Enrolment area of the University’s            Niue), permanent residents of New Zealand or Australia
central administration in every year in which papers are being        who are resident and studying in New Zealand, or Australian
taken. This is in addition to any correspondence with teaching        citizens resident and studying in New Zealand. All other
departments and any required application for admission to             students are international students (see below for additional
postgraduate programmes or papers with limited enrolment.             information).
Note: Enrolments of certain categories of students for                International students (including New Zealand permanent
undergraduate degree programmes and for Certificate                   residents studying outside New Zealand and Australian citizens
of Proficiency (i.e. either not being credited to a specific          and permanent residents studying outside New Zealand) will
qualification or for credit to another university’s programme)        normally be charged international fees.
will be limited in 2011. The categories of students affected are
domestic students enrolling at Otago for the first time, and          THE ENROLMENT PROCESS
students last enrolled at Otago in 2008 or earlier, who will be       For most students, enrolment is a three-step process involving
considered for admission under criteria published in the Guide        registration, the payment of fees, and Course Approval (or
to Enrolment and on the University’s website. These limitations       Course Confirmation in the case of Summer School papers).
do not apply to postgraduate or international students.
                                                                      Detailed enrolment information can be found at
UNIVERSITY ENTRANCE                                                   www.otago.ac.nz/study/enrolment or in the Guide to Enrolment
Every student must be over 16 by 31 December of the year              (available on request).
preceding enrolment and must have:                                    Registration can be completed online at the University’s
                                                                      website: www.otago.ac.nz/OnlineReg; or by using a paper form
~ a university entrance qualification from the New Zealand
                                                                      which can be downloaded from the website; or by telephone
  school system (NCEA Level 3 passes or earlier New
                                                                      (0800 80 80 98 within New Zealand; 64 3 479 7000 from
  Zealand qualifications)
                                                                      overseas). Registration should be completed by the following
~ or be granted admission ad eundem statum (i.e. “at an               dates. Later enrolments may be accepted if facilities for tuition
  equivalent level”) at entrance level (normally on the               remain available, but you may be liable for an additional fee.
  basis of overseas school qualifications) or with credit (for        ~ 10 December – all new students and recommencing
  students with passes, but not a completed degree from an              students (i.e. previously enrolled, but not in 2009 and/or
  overseas university or a non-university tertiary institution          2010) taking Summer School, first semester or full-year
  in New Zealand) or at graduate level (for students who                papers or courses in 2011, and returning students (i.e.
  have completed a degree or equivalent qualification at an             previously enrolled in 2009 and/or 2010)
  overseas university or a non-university tertiary institution
  in New Zealand)                                                     ~ 15 January – all other returning students taking first
                                                                        semester or full-year papers or courses
~ or be granted discretionary entrance (for domestic                  ~ 15 June – students taking only second semester papers or
  students under 20 years of age applying on the basis of               courses.
  NCEA Level 2 results)
                                                                      All necessary documentation concerning entrance
~ or be granted special admission (for domestic students              qualifications, name, date of birth, citizenship and/or residency
  aged 20 years or over, who do not otherwise qualify for             must be provided at registration.
  admission).
                                                                      Payment of fees must be arranged by:
A student who has previously been admitted to another New
                                                                      ~ 14 January (for Summer School papers) or
Zealand university can normally transfer to the University of
Otago on the basis of that entrance qualification, although           ~ 10 February (for courses beginning in the first semester) or
it would still be necessary to submit a separate application          ~ 10 July (for courses beginning in the second semester).
for admission to postgraduate programmes and some other               Invoices for fees will be posted to students’ home addresses.
papers and courses.
                                                                      Penalty fees will be imposed for late payment.


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Course Approval (for first and second semester and full-year       Tel   64 3 479 8344
papers) or Course Confirmation (Summer School papers)              Fax   64 3 479 8367
must be completed by:                                              Email international.admissions@otago.ac.nz
~ 11 January (for Summer School papers) or                         AFTER ENROLMENT
~ 1 February (for courses beginning in the first semester) or      If you need to change your course in any way (adding, deleting
~ 1 July (for courses beginning in the second semester).           or withdrawing from papers) after you have completed
                                                                   the enrolment process, you should contact the University
Course Confirmation forms and forms for Course Approval
                                                                   Information Centre or the departments concerned to arrange
will be posted to students’ home addresses. It is essential that
                                                                   to have the change formally recorded.
they be completed and returned to finalise enrolment. Late fees
will be imposed if Course Confirmation or Course Approval is       Papers can be added until 5.30pm on 17 January (for Summer
completed after the required dates.                                School papers), 4 March (for first semester and full-year
                                                                   papers) and 15 July (for second semester papers).
Detailed information on enrolment procedures can be found
in the Guide to Enrolment (available on request).                  If you withdraw from a paper by 11 January (Summer School
                                                                   papers) or 31 March (papers beginning in the first semester)
Further information
                                                                   or 31 July (papers beginning in the second semester), the paper
University Information Centre                                      will be deleted from your official academic record and tuition
University of Otago                                                fees will be refunded (some conditions apply).
PO Box 56
                                                                   Later withdrawals are possible until 1 February (Summer School
Dunedin 9054
                                                                   papers) or 10 May (papers beginning in the first semester)
New Zealand
                                                                   or 10 September (papers beginning in the second semester),
Tel   0800 80 80 98 within New Zealand                             but the paper will remain on your academic record (marked
      64 3 479 7000 from overseas                                  “Withdrawn”) and liability for payment of fees remains unless
Fax   64 3 479 8186                                                there are exceptional circumstances beyond your control (e.g.
Email university@otago.ac.nz                                       medical reasons) which have compelled you to withdraw.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS                                             Later withdrawals cannot normally be recorded unless there
                                                                   are exceptional circumstances.
All international students enrolling with the University for
the first time must apply for admission using the standard
                                                                   FEES
Application Form for International Students available on the
University website at www.otago.ac.nz/international                Fees must be paid by the dates specified above.
A hard copy is available from the International Office.            Tuition fees for 2011 will not be finalised until November 2010.
Full information about admission requirements is on the website.   Once set, costs will be available on the University’s website.

For those whose first language is not English, evidence of         2011 tuition fees booklets will be available from the Fees Office
English language proficiency will be required.                     shortly after fees have been set.

An independent credentials evaluation may be required for          Further information
students holding qualifications from certain countries.            Fees Office
International students studying in New Zealand must meet           University of Otago
immigration requirements and have appropriate student visas        PO Box 56
or variations to work visas for each period of study and must      Dunedin 9054
also comply with New Zealand Government requirements for           New Zealand
comprehensive medical and travel insurance.                        Tel   64 3 479 9006
Further information                                                Fax   64 3 479 9035
                                                                   Email student.finance@otago.ac.nz
International Office
University of Otago                                                General information: www.otago.ac.nz/study/fees
PO Box 56                                                          Individual paper costs:
Dunedin 9054                                                       www.otago.ac.nz/study/fees/index.html#feebands
New Zealand
                                                                   International students:
                                                                   www.otago.ac.nz/international/feesinternational

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PROFILES
SETI AFOA                                     “For me, this is less of a career choice than a desire to achieve
ACC Case Manager/Self-employed                a personal goal. I’ve also been a Christian for a long time and I
Completing Bachelor of Theology (Hons)        wanted to learn more about my faith. But the problem is that I’ve
                                              found I’ve only just started learning!
                                              “My lecturers are all very approachable and the Distance Learning
                                              support network is first rate.

                                              “Distance is a misnomer in a way because
                                              of the accessibility of the lecturers and
                                              staff at the Department of Theology and
                                              Religion, and the University as a whole.
                                              “The impact study has had on my life is revelatory. My
                                              understanding of my faith is a lot clearer because I can see,
                                              through the reasoning and arguments, the source of my belief.
                                              And, in a practical way, my learning is reflected in the sermons I
                                              am asked to give in my parish.
                                              “The best part for me is the encouragement I am to my children to
                                              set their sights higher. My son is now completing his BA, my older
                                              daughter is starting hers and my youngest daughter finds immense
                                              value in my example as she sets her sights toward her future.”




ANNE BURSTON                                 “I chose to pursue postgraduate study to improve my qualifications
Physiotherapist                              for future work overseas.
Master of Health Sciences (Rehabilitation)
                                             “Not having done university-based study before and knowing I
                                             needed a B average in the papers to be accepted into the master’s
                                             programme made for a nervous start. But the level of support given
                                             by the academic staff, the library and the wider University was a lot
                                             more than I expected, which helped allay my fears.
                                             “Trying to study while working and managing a family required
                                             good time management. I found it difficult to study much at night
                                             after working all day so I did most of my study in the weekends.
                                             “The tutors and my supervisors were all very good at answering
                                             emails promptly which was very important with limited time
                                             available.

                                             “Seminars held each semester were great to
                                             catch up with other students and tutors so,
                                             even though I was studying by distance, I
                                             didn’t feel isolated at all.
                                             “Studying comes at a price. I had to give up on other interests
                                             over four years. However, the experience was well worth it. I learnt
                                             so much, found the academic environment very stimulating and
                                             made some great contacts which more than made up for anything I
                                             missed out on.”




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                                                 DISTANCE
                                                 LEARNING
                                                 PROGRAMME
                                                 AND PAPERS
MOST PAPERS IN THIS PROSPECTUS REqUIRE COMPUTER ACCESS.


denotes papers which specifically require access to BOTH a computer and the internet.



denotes papers which can be studied by students residing overseas AND which do
not require attendance at any course component in New Zealand.



Please note the availability of some papers may have changed since this prospectus was printed.
For up-to-date information, either contact the department concerned or check on the University’s distance learning
website at www.otago.ac.nz/distancelearning




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HIGHER EDUCATION
DEVELOPMENT CENTRE
The University of Otago’s Higher Education Development Centre offers two programmes for those wanting to improve
their teaching skills: the Postgraduate Diploma in Tertiary Teaching (PGDipTertT) and the Postgraduate Certificate in
Tertiary Teaching (PGCertTertT).




TERTIARY TEACHING                                                  the tertiary sector. The diploma consists of the two papers
PROGRAMME OF STUDY                                                 from the certificate plus the two papers below, and can be
                                                                   completed in a minimum of two and a maximum of four
Postgraduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching (PGCertTertT)        years’ part-time study. Students wishing to enrol in the
Enrolment for the Postgraduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching    Postgraduate Diploma in Tertiary Teaching endorsed in
is restricted to teachers who are engaged in some teaching in      Clinical Teaching should be currently engaged in some clinical
the tertiary sector. The certificate consists of two papers that   teaching. In HEDX 501, 502, 503 and 510 they will be expected
can be completed in a minimum of one and a maximum of              to focus on aspects of clinical teaching and learning.
three years’ part-time study.
                                                                   The following papers are available in addition to the previous
Students wishing to enrol in the Postgraduate Certificate in       two papers:
Tertiary Teaching endorsed in Clinical Teaching should be
currently engaged in some clinical teaching. In HEDX 501 and       HEDX 503 Research into Tertiary Teaching and Learning
HEDX 502 they will be expected to focus on aspects of clinical     30 points (first semester)
teaching and learning.                                             Participants explore methodological issues and plan and carry
                                                                   out a research project around a specific aspect of their teaching
The following papers are available:                                and/or student learning. The project must be able to advance
HEDX 501 Critical Reflection on Tertiary Teaching                  participants’ teaching in significant ways.
30 points (first semester)                                         HEDX 510 Special Topic
Examines personal theories of tertiary teaching within a           30 points (second semester)
comparative framework of contemporary literature and               This paper builds on HEDX 503 and involves completion of a
practice. Provides participants with opportunities to explore      research project.
issues and make changes to their current teaching practices.
                                                                   Internet access is essential for these papers.
HEDX 502 Learning Theory and Practice in Tertiary Teaching
30 points (second semester)                                        Further information
Examines contemporary research on student learning.                Dr Sarah Stein
Explores the effects of teaching practices on how students learn   Higher Education Development Centre
in order to enhance students’ learning outcomes.                   University of Otago
Internet access is essential for these papers.                     PO Box 56, Dunedin 9054
                                                                   Tel     03 479 5360
PROGRAMME OF STUDY                                                 Fax     03 479 8362
Postgraduate Diploma in Tertiary Teaching (PGDipTertT)             Email sarah.stein@otago.ac.nz
Enrolment for the Postgraduate Diploma in Tertiary Teaching        http://www.otago.ac.nz/courses/subjects/hedu.html
is restricted to teachers who are engaged in some teaching in


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                                             HUMANITIES

HUMANITIES
The Division of Humanities offers arts, social sciences and humanities programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate
level. Research in the Division is characterised by excellence and diversity, which informs teaching across all subject areas.
The Division offers a range of distance papers and programmes in Education, Indigenous Studies, Religious Studies, Social
Work and Community Development, and Theology.

CHILDREN’S ISSUES                                                   EDUCATION
The following paper is available:                                   The University of Otago College of Education offers a
                                                                    distance teacher education qualification in Early Childhood
CHIX 406 Children and the Law
                                                                    Education and also offers internet-based papers ideal for
30 points (full year)
                                                                    practising teachers looking to upgrade or extend their existing
Specific topics include the law relating to financial
                                                                    qualifications, and other graduate professionals with an interest
responsibility for children; guardianship, custody and access;
                                                                    in education.
care and protection; youth justice; media and privacy; child
and youth labour; health issues; and children and education.
                                                                    PROGRAMME OF STUDY
Further information
                                                                    Graduate Diploma in Teaching in Early Childhood Education
Centre for Research on Children and Families                        (GradDipTchg)
University of Otago                                                 The Graduate Diploma in Teaching (ECE) programme aims to
PO Box 56, Dunedin 9054                                             develop graduates committed to quality teaching and learning
Tel     03 479 5038                                                 in early childhood education who wish to gain a teaching
Fax     03 479 5039                                                 qualification in early childhood education which will enable
Email jocelyn.diedrichs@otago.ac.nz                                 them to meet requirements for initial teacher registration and
www.otago.ac.nz/crcf                                                to teach in early childhood centres in New Zealand.
                                                                    This is an intensive one-year programme of full-time study, or
                                                                    its equivalent in part-time study, completed within two years
                                                                    of admission. It is offered by distance to qualified graduates
                                                                    within the Otago or Southland regions only.




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ADMISSION TO THE PROGRAMME                                         Prerequisites: 36 EDUC points or 108 points
Admission to the programme shall be subject to the approval        Limited to: BTchg, GradDipTchg, GradDipEdTchg
of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Humanities).
                                                                   Note: Early Childhood Education students only.
Every applicant must have a bachelor’s degree (at level 7
                                                                   EDPX 301 Professional Inquiry in(to) Practice 1
or above on the New Zealand Register of Quality Assured
                                                                   18 points (first semester)
Qualifications) or equivalent qualification.
                                                                   A critical examination of the early childhood teacher’s role in
Applicants whose first language is not English must provide        creating an inclusive context that facilitates children’s learning
certified results of an IELTS (International English Language      and fosters the well-being of children in Aotearoa/New Zealand.
Testing System) score of 7.5 in the academic module (with no
                                                                   Prerequisite: EDPR 201
individual band below 7.5).
                                                                   Corequisite: EDCX 301
Note: Applicants must have passed EDTX 132, or an equivalent
paper.                                                             Restriction: EDUE 321
Graduates of other disciplines wishing to gain entry into          Limited to: BTchg, GradDipTchg, GradDipEdTchg
the GradDipTchg programme may undertake the following
                                                                   Notes: (i) Prerequisites are waived for GradDipTchg students.
distance taught pre-entry paper:
                                                                   (ii) Early Childhood Education students only.
EDTX 132 An Introduction to Human Development
                                                                   EDPX 302 Professional Inquiry in(to) Practice 2
8 points (October – January)
                                                                   18 points (second semester)
An introduction to the complexity and diversity of human
                                                                   Engages students in critical dialogue as they articulate and
development using a sociocultural approach.
                                                                   debate innovative and effective professional practice in
Restrictions: EDUT 132 and EDUC 102                                inclusive early childhood settings in Aotearoa/New Zealand.
Note: To be taught from October to January. For prospective        Prerequisite: EDPR 301
GradDipTchg (Early Childhood Education and Primary
                                                                   Corequisite: EDPX 303
Education) students only.
                                                                   Restriction: EDUE 322
Required pre-entry paper only. Points do not count towards
any qualification.                                                 Limited to: BTchg, GradDipTchg, GradDipEdTchg
Required papers:                                                   Note: Early Childhood Education students only.
EDCX 202 People Under Three                                        EDPX 303 Politics, Policy and the Profession
18 points (second semester)                                        18 points (full year)
A critical examination of how curriculum is constructed for        Critically examines the political, ideological, policy and
very young learners in early childhood settings.                   professional context of early childhood education in Aotearoa/
                                                                   New Zealand.
Prerequisites: (18 EDUC points or 108 points) and (EICT 198
or EICT 199) and (ELIT 198 or ELIT 199)                            Prerequisite: EDPR 202
Restriction: EDUE 202                                              Restriction: EDUE 312
Limited to: BEdSt, BTchg, GradDipTchg                              Limited to: BTchg, GradDipTchg, GradDipEdTchg
Notes: (i) With approval from the Head of Department, the          Notes: (i) Prerequisite is waived for GradDipTchg students. (ii)
EICT and ELIT prerequisites may be waived for students with        Early Childhood Education students only.
equivalent passes. (ii) Early Childhood Education students
only.                                                              EDPX 304 Assessment, Pedagogy and Curriculum in Early
                                                                   Childhood Settings
EDCX 301 Living Curriculum                                         18 points (block and first semester)
18 points (first semester)                                         The history, philosophy and practice of early childhood
Challenges students to explore what it means to utilise their      education with an emphasis on assessment, pedagogy and the
knowledge of curriculum, pedagogical content, research, and        early childhood curriculum Te Whäriki.
theory to “live” the curriculum in early childhood settings in
Aotearoa/New Zealand.                                              Corequisites: EDCR 301, EDPR 301

Prerequisites: EDCR 201 and EDCR 202 and EDPR 201                  Restriction: EDPR 304, EDUE 123, EDUE 112

Restriction: EDUE 301                                              Limited to: GradDipTchg

Limited to: BTchg, GradDipTchg, GradDipEdTchg                      Note: Early Childhood Education students only.

Notes: (i) Early Childhood Education students only. (ii)           *EDSX 106 Te Whiringa o Te Reo
Prerequisites EDCR 201 and EDPR 201 are waived for                 18 points (each semester)
GradDipTchg (Early Childhood Education) students.                  This immersion course at introductory level uses te reo Mäori
                                                                   as the medium for professional contexts and delivery, and
EDCX 302 Debating Curriculum                                       enables students to develop and extend their knowledge of and
18 points (second semester)                                        ability to use te reo Mäori
Engages students in debate about the way in which early
childhood curriculum is influenced by the historical, political,   Restrictions: EDUO 104, EDUO 107, EDUO 108.
theoretical, ideological, cultural and social context both
nationally and internationally.


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EDUX 311 Contemporary Understandings of Young Children              EDUX 317 Information and Communication Technology in
as Learners                                                         Education
18 points (full year)                                               18 points (second semester)
                                                                    This paper is an introduction to the use of information and
Advanced investigation into the issues and contexts that both
                                                                    communication technology in schools. Participants in this
enhance and constrain the learning of young children in
                                                                    paper will have exposure to a range of theoretical issues and
educational settings.
                                                                    practical applications related to computer use in education.
Prerequisites: 36 EDUC points or 108 points (including 18           Previous computing experience is not required. (May not be
200-level points)                                                   credited together with EDUX 435.)
Restriction: EDUT 331                                               Prerequisite: 36 EDUC points or 108 points

Limited to: BTchg, GradDipTchg, GradDipEdTchg                       EDUX 407 Researching Educational Issues
                                                                    30 points (full year)
Note: Early Childhood Education students only.                      Study of the theory, philosophy and practice of research in
* or MAOR 110 Introduction to Conversational Mäori , or             education, including a critical analysis of selected quantitative
equivalent paper.                                                   and qualitative methodologies and of historical, philosophical,
                                                                    sociological and Mäori-preferred approaches to disciplined
Information for the papers and programme listed above can           inquiry in education.
be obtained from:
                                                                    Prerequisite: 54 300-level EDUX or EDUC points
Lyn Foote
University of Otago College of Education                            Restriction: EDUC 407
University of Otago,                                                EDUX 413 Advanced Internet-based Learning
P O Box 56, Dunedin 9054                                            30 points (not offered, expected to be offered in 2012)
Tel    03 479 3794                                                  The aim of this paper is to examine in-depth some pertinent
Fax    03 479 4295                                                  issues and applications of computer-mediated communication
Email lyn.foote@otago.ac.nz                                         in education. Participants in this paper will have exposure
PROGRAMMES OF STUDY                                                 to a range of issues, both conceptual and practical, related to
                                                                    computer-mediated communication in a variety of learning
Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects in Education                  environments.
(PGDipArts)
Master of Education (MEd)                                           Prerequisites: 54 300-level EDUC or EDUX points, or special
Master of Arts in Education (MA)                                    approval
Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching (PGCertTchg)                   EDUX 421 Mathematics Education: Learning and Teaching
Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching (PGDipTchg)                        30 points (not offered, expected to be offered in 2012)
Master of Teaching (MTchg)                                          Development of a critical and informed stance toward the student’s
Doctor of Education (EdD)                                           own practice and the context in which that practice is based.
In addition to the Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects            Prerequisite: 54 300-level EDUX or EDUC points
(PGDipArts), the degrees of Master of Education (MEd)
and Master of Arts (MA), three professional qualifications          EDUX 423 Technology-enhanced Learning
are available: the Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching             15 points (first semester)
(PGCertTchg), the Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching                  This paper introduces various theoretical perspectives on
(PGDipTchg) and the Master of Teaching degree (MTchg).              learning with computers. It includes a review of social and
                                                                    cognitive interactions and implications of computer-based
Admission requirements for the professional programmes              learning environments. Issues in computer-supported
include experience of working in a relevant field of education      collaborative learning are considered.
and evidence of ability for advanced academic study. The
Doctor of Education degree (EdD) is designed with an                Prerequisite: 54 300-level EDUC or EDUX points, or special
explicitly professional orientation as an alternative to the PhD.   approval

The internet is the main delivery system. Students will require     EDUX 428 Special Topic: Curriculum, Theory and Practice
access to an internet-connected computer. Previous computing        30 points (not offered, expected to be offered in 2012)
experience is not required. All papers are internally assessed.     A critical examination of curriculum theory, research and
There are no final examinations.                                    practice relating to school settings.

Please note that not all papers may be offered in any one year.     Prerequisite: 54 300-level EDUC or EDUX points

For the most up-to-date information on paper availability visit     EDUX 429 Special Topic 2
the University of Otago College of Education website: www.          30 points (not offered, expected to be offered in 2012)
otago.ac.nz/education                                               Prerequisite: 54 300-level EDUX or EDUC points

The following papers are offered:                                   EDUX 430 Junior and Young Adult Literature in Cultural
                                                                    Contexts
COLL 401 Teaching Practice Research                                 30 points (full year)
24 points (full year)                                               Examines the origins and development of literature produced
Note: Limited to students who commenced study towards a             for children and young adults. Investigates the socially
BEd degree before 1999.                                             constructed notion of childhood and critiques texts using the
                                                                    intersections between gender, class and race as categories
                                                                    of analysis.
                                                                    Prerequisite: 54 x 30- level EDUX or EDUC points


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EDUX 431 Special Topic: Equality, Equity and Education:             EDUX 441 Researching Personal Teaching Practice
Issues, Challenges, Debates                                         30 points (full year)
30 points (full year)                                               This paper is an introduction to the nature of disciplined
Investigates the concept of equality and looks at how it has        inquiry into personal teaching practice utilising a range of
been used in policy and practice.                                   research methodologies. Students will be required to plan and
                                                                    implement a disciplined investigative inquiry into their own
Prerequisite: 72 300-level EDUX or EDUC points
                                                                    teaching practices.
EDUX 432 Special Topic: Online Learning Communities and
                                                                    Prerequisite or corequisite: EDUX 440, or special approval
Professional Development
15 points (second semester)                                         EDUX 451 Inclusive Education
Introduces theories and practices of designing and                  30 points (full year)
implementing online communities to support professional             Inclusive education from the perspectives of children with
development of teachers. Theories and practices of online           special needs and those who support them throughout the
moderation and Web 2.0 networking tools will be explored.           education system.
Prerequisite: 72 300-level EDUX or EDUC points, or special          EDUX 453 Exercising Professional Leadership
approval                                                            30 points (full year)
                                                                    Examination of a range of contemporary issues which impact
EDUX 433 Special Topic: Mentoring Teachers
                                                                    on effective educational leadership.
15 points (second semester)
Issues of culture, identity, values, diaspora, politics, policy,    EDUX 480 Research Essay
epistemology, pedagogy and ways of knowing as they impact           30 points (full year)
on Pacific children’s experiences of schooling both in New          Limited to BA(Hons), PGDipArts, MEd
Zealand and the Pacific region.
                                                                    EDUX 490 MEd Dissertation
Prerequisite: 72 300-level EDUX or EDUC points, or special          60 points (12 months)
approval                                                            Limited to MEd
Note: Students who have not passed the normal prerequisite          EDUX 590 Professional Practice Portfolio
may be admitted with approval from the relevant Head of             60 points (12 months)
Department.                                                         This paper aims at developing students’ professional skills as
                                                                    teachers. Students will engage in critical reflection of their
EDUX 435 Introduction to Internet-based Learning
                                                                    professional practice by documenting their goals, growth,
15 points (second semester)
                                                                    achievement and professional attributes throughout the
This paper focuses on the use of the internet and the world
                                                                    course of study. Students are asked to produce a portfolio that
wide web as tools for teaching, learning and research. It
                                                                    comprises four pieces of work documenting their learning
examines how teaching resources can be searched, gathered
                                                                    experiences, as well as social and professional development.
and evaluated on the internet. Ethical issues related to the
use of the internet are also discussed. (May not be credited        Prerequisite: EDUX 440
together with EDUX 317.)
                                                                    Limited to MTchg
Prerequisite: 54 300-level EDUC or EDUX points, or special
                                                                    Note: This is a 12-month course, with a first semester intake
approval. This paper is not available to students who have
                                                                    only.
already completed EDUX 413.
                                                                    EDDX 901 Doctor of Education Coursework
EDUX 438 Leadership for Learning
                                                                    60 points (12 months)
30 points (not offered, expected to be offered in 2012)
                                                                    Engages students in critical reflection on their professional
A critical examination of theory, research and practice relating
                                                                    practice and prepares them for their thesis and research-to-
to leadership for learning in educational settings. Students will
                                                                    practice portfolio.
review a range of models, case studies and research findings.
                                                                    Limited to EdD
Prerequisite: 54 300-level EDUC or EDUX points, or special
approval                                                            Specific requirements for programmes are:
EDUX 439 Strategic Educational Management                           Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects in Education
30 points (full year)                                               (PGDipArts)
A critical examination of theory, research and practice relating    EDUX 407, EDUC/EDUX 480, and 60 further 400-level EDUX
to strategic educational management across a range of               or EDUC points
education sectors. Students will review a range of models, case
                                                                    Master of Education (MEd)
studies and research findings.
                                                                    For students with a BA (Education), BEd, BTchg or
Prerequisite: 54 300-level EDUC or EDUX points, or special          BEd(Tchg):
approval
                                                                    EDUX 407, EDUC/EDUX 480, EDUC/EDUX 490 and 120
EDUX 440 Critical Analysis of Teaching                              further 400-level EDUC/EDUX points
(30 points (full year)
                                                                    For students with a BA(Hons), PGDipArts or PGDipTchg:
This paper provides a critical examination of existing
knowledge about effective teaching, reviewing a wide variety of     EDUC/EDUX 490 and 60 further points of 400-level EDUC/
models, case studies and research findings.                         EDUX points
Prerequisite: 54 300-level EDUC or EDUX points, or special          Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching (PGCertTchg)
approval                                                            EDUX 423, EDUX 440 and 15 further 400-level EDUX points
                                                                    (in ICT papers)


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Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching (PGDipTchg)                         MAOX 415 Te Whakahauora i Ngä Reo Taketake
EDUX 440, EDUX 441 and 60 further approved or EDUC or                24 points (not offered, expected to be offered in 2012)
EDUX points at 400-level                                             A comparative study of indigenous language decline and
                                                                     revitalisation that encompasses the impact of activism,
Master of Teaching (MTchg)
                                                                     education and politics on indigenous languages in Aotearoa,
EDUX 440, EDUX 441, EDUX 590 and 60 further 400-level
                                                                     Hawai’i, Canada and around the world.
EDUC or EDUX points
                                                                     Prerequisite: 36 300-level EDUC, LING, MAOR, PACI or POLS
The following paper with an EDMX code is primarily intended
                                                                     points
for students completing the degree of Bachelor of Education
(Teaching) Honours, the degree of Master of Education                MAOX 418 He Turaki Aweke: Deconstructing Dominant
(Teaching), or the Postgraduate Diploma of Education                 Representations of Mäori
(Teaching); no new students are being accepted for those             24 points (first semester)
programmes. Some former EDMX papers have been re-coded               A critical analysis of contemporary representations of Mäori in
as EDUX papers for 2010 and are listed above. Students               film, literature, news media, advertising, digital technology and
should consult the University of Otago College of Education          television, employing decolonial and deconstructive theoretical
for advice on their choice of papers.                                frameworks.
EDMX 403 Research for Education 2                                    PACX 401 Polynesian Women
10 points (second semester)                                          24 points (first semester)
The development of a research proposal that may be used for          Examines indigenous women’s roles (traditional and
the research project, thesis, or an investigation of the teacher’s   contemporary) within selected Polynesian communities.
choice.                                                              Topics include birthing practices, kinship and relationship
                                                                     practices, and female physicality.
Prerequisite or corequisite: EDMX 402
                                                                     Further information
Information for the papers and programmes listed above can
be obtained from:                                                    Administrative Assistant
                                                                     Te Tumu School of Mäori, Pacific and Indigenous Studies
Dr Fiona McDonald
                                                                     University of Otago
University of Otago College of Education
                                                                     PO Box 56, Dunedin 9054
University of Otago,
                                                                     Tel    03 479 8624
PO Box 56, Dunedin 9054
                                                                     Fax    03 479 8525
Tel    03 479 4949
                                                                     Email minds@otago.ac.nz
Fax    03 479 8349
Email fi.mcdonald@otago.ac.nz
                                                                     RELIGIOUS STUDIES
MÄORI, PACIFIC AND INDIGENOUS STUDIES                                The following papers are available in the first semester 2011:
Te Tumu, the School of Mäori, Pacific and Indigenous Studies,        RELX 102 Hinduism and Buddhism
offers the degree of Master of Indigenous Studies by Distance        18 points
Learning.                                                            The ancient origins, classical traditions and contemporary
                                                                     forms of Hinduism and Buddhism including Hindu
PROGRAMME OF STUDY                                                   mythology, teachings of the Buddha, religious disciplines such
                                                                     as yoga and meditation, expression of devotion in arts and
Master of Indigenous Studies (MIndS)                                 architecture, spread of Indian religions to the West.
The programme of study consists of a core paper (INGX 501), a
research paper (INGX 590) and two approved elective papers at        RELX 214/306 New Religious Movements
400-level. Some of the elective papers are available only to on-     18 points
campus students, but five, MAOX 404, MAOX 407, MAOX 415,             A study of new religious movements (NRMs) in the modern
MAOX 418 and PACX 401 are available by Distance Learning.            world, with a particular focus on NRMs in East Asia, including
                                                                     the study of the history, membership and main features of
INGX 501 Indigenous Theory and Method                                various religious organisations.
36 points (full year)
Introduces key theory and method questions for indigenous            RELX 226/326 Mahayana Buddhism
studies, focusing on the central challenge of defining               18 points
“indigenous”.                                                        The origins of Mahayana Buddhism in India, its spread to
                                                                     Tibet and other Asian countries and its relationship to other
INGX 590 Research Report                                             forms of Buddhism, including Theravada.
60 points (full year)
A supervised research project of no more than 20,000 words           RELX 234/334 Special Topic: Islam in the Modern World
(excluding notes, appendices, bibliography) on an approved topic.    (Intensive: Dunedin, 14-18 February 2011)
                                                                     18 points
MAOX 404 Mäori Land and Lore                                         Contact the Department for details.
24 points (first semester )
An examination of Mäori attitudes to whenua (land) through           The following papers are available in the second semester 2011:
tikanga (customary lore), and the influence of colonialism in        RELX 101 Judaism, Christianity and Islam
the Mäori world using Land Court minute books.                       18 points
MAOX 407 Presenting Pacific Histories                                An introduction to the three major religions which originated
24 points (second semester)                                          in the Middle East.
Themes and theories in the representation of indigenous
histories of Aotearoa and other islands of the Pacific.


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RELX 209/309 The Body in Asian Religions                                 SOWX 223 Manaaki Tangata
18 points                                                                18 points (second semester)
An examination of some of the ways in which body, gender                 The rights, roles and responsibilities for working with iwi Mäori
and sexuality are constructed and practised in cultures                  in human service contexts in Te Waipounamu and Aotearoa.
dominated by Hindu and Buddhist ideals.
                                                                         Master of Social Welfare (MSW) degree
RELX 216/316 Zen Buddhism                                                Postgraduate Diploma in Social Welfare (PGDipSW)
18 points                                                                Postgraduate Certificate in Social Welfare (PGCertSW)
The history, doctrines and practices of Chan Buddhism                    The Department of Social Work and Community Development
in China and Zen Buddhism in Japan. Zen practices, as                    also offers an advanced professional programme leading to a
meditation and koan, and the encounter with the “West”.                  Master of Social Welfare (MSW) degree, a Postgraduate Diploma
                                                                         in Social Welfare (PGDipSW), or a Postgraduate Certificate in
Further information
                                                                         Social Welfare (PGCertSW). Endorsements in Counselling and
Departmental Administrator                                               Family Practice or Supervision and Social Services Management
Department of Theology and Religion                                      are available within the MSW programme. Entry is available to
University of Otago                                                      practitioners with existing social services B-level qualifications
PO Box 56, Dunedin 9054                                                  and proven competence in social services practice.
Tel    03 479 8901
                                                                         Further information
Fax    03 479 5158
Email religion@otago.ac.nz                                               Department Manager
                                                                         Department of Social Work and Community Development
SOCIAL WORK AND COMMUNITY                                                University of Otago
DEVELOPMENT                                                              PO Box 56, Dunedin 9054
The papers in this area acknowledge the challenge of                     Tel    03 479 8447
biculturalism and the Treaty of Waitangi in its response to the          Fax    03 479 7653
critical issues and problems faced in social work. Students are          Email pam.jemmett@otago.ac.nz
expected to add their own experiences in comparing the                   www.otago.ac.nz/sowk
different values and political positions involved in the social
services so that they might develop their own perspectives and           THEOLOGY
approach to practice. They are also expected to develop skills in        PROGRAMME OF STUDY
general social service practice involving individuals, families, small
                                                                         Bachelor of Theology (BTheol)
groups, the community and organisations.
                                                                         A number of papers for the Bachelor of Theology degree
                                                                         are taught concurrently on campus in Dunedin and by
PROGRAMME OF STUDY                                                       audioconference, block course or the internet. Students should
Bachelor of Social and Community Work (BSCW)                             plan their courses to fulfil the major subject requirements for
The Department of Social Work and Community                              a BTheol degree as outlined in the University Calendar and the
Development offers a four-year degree recognised by the                  course information booklet of the Department of Theology
Social Work Registration Board as qualifying graduates to                and Religion. BTheol papers may also be credited towards the
work as social workers in New Zealand, and has overseas                  Diploma for Graduates.
recognition. Entry to the degree is available from year two and          The following papers are available in the first semester:
candidates must have recognised qualifications and be able to
demonstrate proven competence in social service work, either             BIBX 121 Interpreting the New Testament
paid or voluntary.                                                       18 points
                                                                         The interpretation of the New Testament in its historical
In year one, students who do not have recognised academic                context, including an introduction to critical methods and to
qualifications are encouraged to take the distance papers listed         the study of the Gospels and the Epistles, with an in-depth
below. The distance course is not suitable for school leavers            discussion of selected texts.
and people without life and work experience in the social
services. It is not currently available to students studying             BIBX 221/321 The Gospels
outside New Zealand.                                                     18 points
                                                                         A detailed introduction to the study of the Gospels, with
The following preliminary papers are available through                   exegesis of selected texts.
distance learning:
                                                                         CHTX 131 God and Ethics in the Modern World
SOWX 111 Working with People: The New Zealand Context                    18 points
18 points (first semester, Summer School)                                An introduction to Christian ethics in the modern world
Introduction to the context for academic and professional                with particular attention to the major cultural shifts that have
work in social services in New Zealand.                                  shaped contemporary thinking about God, ethics, religion.
SOWX 113 Ko Te Timatanga                                                 CHTX 213/313 Issues in Theology: The Trinity
18 points (first semester)                                               18 points
An introduction to appropriate responses when working                    An historical and systematic study of the Christian doctrine of
with Mäori in human services work in Te Waipounamu and                   God as Trinity and its implications for theology today. What
Aotearoa.                                                                does it mean to say that God is triune, and what might this
SOWX 114 Fields of Practice                                              entail for a Christian understanding of reality? The course
18 points (second semester, Summer School )                              looks at trinitarianism in Scripture, tradition and practice; at
Introductory study and experience in selected areas of practice.         the relationship between revelation, experience and mystery;
                                                                         and at what may be implied by participating in God.


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CHTX 231/331 Christianity, War and Violence                            CHTX 204/304 Special Topic: Public Theology in a Global
18 points                                                              World (Intensive: Auckland 4-8 July 2011)
A systematic examination of the meaning of morality and the            18 points
foundations of ethics in Scripture; an analysis of Christian           How can theology contribute to the challenges we face as
conceptions of morality from various perspectives; an                  a global community – terrorism, poverty, global warming,
examination and analysis of particular ethical issues surrounding      conflict within and across national boundaries, loss of faith
Christian involvement in and responses to war and violence.            in institutions and in the future? A critical examination of
                                                                       the roots of public theology and its potential to engage with
CHTX 303/402 Ranters and Radicals
                                                                       contemporary social, political, economic and moral issues.
18/30 points
An in-depth historical investigation of religious ideas during         PASX 212 Research Methods
the tumultuous years of the British Civil Wars and their               18 points
aftermath in Oliver Cromwell’s England. This paper assesses            Analysis of a variety of social research methods to be used in
the nature of new movements and questions the extent to                theological research and research relating to the practice of
which they may be called “radical”. It equips students to              ministry. This paper is wholly internet-based.
handle a complex historiography at the same time as exposing
                                                                       PROGRAMMES OF STUDY
them to the fluid intellectual currents of religious life in mid-
seventeenth-century England.                                           Postgraduate Diploma in Ministry (PGDipMin)
                                                                       Master of Ministry (MMin)
PASX 207/307 Special Topic: Studying Congregations
                                                                       These postgraduate programmes are for the professional
18 points
                                                                       development of those involved in Christian Ministry, enhancing
This course explores the dynamics of congregational life. It
                                                                       understanding and practice. The programmes integrate
begins by understanding congregations as organic social systems.
                                                                       theological learning with ongoing engagement in and study of
It also offers the opportunity for practical study of a chosen
                                                                       the practice of Ministry. The Master of Ministry programme
congregation. Research tools, appropriate for both quantitative
                                                                       consists of six taught papers and a research project. The
and qualitative approaches to studying congregations, will be
                                                                       Postgraduate Diploma in Ministry consists of four taught papers.
introduced to assist you with your case study.
                                                                       The following papers are available in the first semester 2011:
PASX 308/MINX 405 Special Topic: The Missional Church
18/30 points                                                           CHTX 402 Ranters and Radicals
This paper will explore the growing literature on the missional        30 points
church with particular emphasis on its relevance in Aotearoa           An in-depth historical investigation of religious ideas during
New Zealand. Issues covered will include emerging forms of             the tumultuous years of the British Civil Wars and their
ministry, the creation and nurture of teams in congregations,          aftermath in Oliver Cromwell’s England. This paper assesses
the increasing role of the arts in ministry, the increasing shift      the nature of new movements and questions the extent to
to experiential learning in Christian formation for all ages and       which they may be called “radical”. It equips students to
the growing understanding of the significance of hospitality           handle a complex historiography at the same time as exposing
and communities in mission.                                            them to the fluid intellectual currents of religious life in mid-
                                                                       seventeenth-century England.
The following papers are available in the second semester:
                                                                       MINX 405 Special Topic: The Missional Church
BIBX 112 Interpreting the Old Testament
                                                                       30 points
18 points
                                                                       This paper will explore the growing literature on the missional
The interpretation of the Old Testament in its historical
                                                                       church with particular emphasis on its relevance in Aotearoa
context, including an introduction to methods of study, the
                                                                       New Zealand. Issues covered will include emerging forms of
interpretation of the Pentateuch (Genesis to Deuteronomy)
                                                                       ministry, the creation and nurture of teams in congregations,
and the historical books (Joshua-2 Kings), and an in-depth
                                                                       the increasing role of the arts in ministry, the increasing shift
discussion of selected texts.
                                                                       to experiential learning in Christian formation for all ages and
BIBX 211/311 Old Testament Prophets                                    the growing understanding of the significance of hospitality
18 points                                                              and communities in mission.
An introduction to the prophets in general, with historical
                                                                       The following paper is available in the second semester 2011:
background from 850 BC to the post-exilic period. Literary
and historical study of particular prophets with detailed              MINX 403 Theological Reflection
exegesis of selected texts.                                            30 points
                                                                       The study of processes for relating life situations to critical
BIBX 224/324 Special Topic: Reading Revelation
                                                                       reflection on Christian tradition and for bringing theological
18 points
                                                                       research into conversation with situation-based reflection.
Revelation is a difficult book to read, yet it discloses significant
developments in early Christian theology, including eschatology        Further information
and Christology, while critiquing the ideologies of the empire
                                                                       Departmental Administrator
which threatened destruction of the church. This course explores
                                                                       Department of Theology and Religion
the structure, content and genres of this book, and offers
                                                                       University of Otago
strategies for reading it which illuminate its meaning and
                                                                       PO Box 56, Dunedin 9054
highlight its presentation of theology and critique of ideology.
                                                                       Tel    03 479 8901
CHTX 111 Doing Theology                                                Fax    03 479 5158
18 points                                                              Email theology@otago.ac.nz
What is theology? How do we do it and why? The roles of
Scripture, tradition and experience; exploring doctrines of
God, Creation and humankind in a pluralist world.


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                                                      SCIENCES

SCIENCES
The University of Otago’s first-class teaching and extensive research expertise is complemented by excellent field and
laboratory facilities. There is a strong, leading-edge research culture in the physical, mathematical, environmental, biological
and human sciences.
INTRODUCTORY CHEMISTRY                                               CHEMICAL HAZARDS
Chemistry is a pivotal subject to almost all science-related         An understanding of the risks associated with the use of
studies, but not every student is sufficiently prepared to attempt   chemicals in modern society, the assessment of these risks and
first-year chemistry. The Department of Chemistry offers a           how the risks can be managed and minimised are an important
distance-taught course in Introductory Chemistry, providing a        aspect of modern society. Chemical hazards impact on our
firm foundation of the key chemical concepts for those students      health, environment and working practices.
who consider their previous chemistry education to have been
                                                                     HAZX 401 is a general introduction to chemical hazards. It may
deficient. It is particularly valuable for mature students.
                                                                     be taken by students with a limited chemistry background and
Enrolment for Introductory Chemistry is continuous throughout        working in areas such as OSH, regional councils, fire service etc.
the year. Students may work at their own pace and most
complete the course in about 20 weeks.                               HAZX 401 Management of Chemical Hazards
Introductory Chemistry does not count for credit towards any         15 points (first semester)
University qualification.                                            Principles that guide the identification and practical treatment
                                                                     of chemical hazards.
Further information                                                  Restrictions: CHEM 477, CHEX 477
Sharon Taita                                                         Further information
Department of Chemistry
                                                                     Lucy Atkinson
University of Otago
                                                                     Department of Chemistry
PO Box 56, Dunedin 9054
                                                                     University of Otago
Tel    03 479 7908
                                                                     PO Box 56, Dunedin 9054
Fax    03 479 7906
                                                                     Tel    03 479 7912
Email staita@chemistry.otago.ac.nz
                                                                     Fax    03 479 7906
                                                                     Email latkinson@chemistry.otago.ac.nz




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CLOTHING AND TEXTILE SCIENCES                                        CLTX 454 Clothing, Materials and Workplace Injury
The marketplace for clothing and textiles is undergoing              24 points (not offered in 2011 – on campus only in 2011 as
major change due to the removal of trade barriers between            CLTE 454)
countries and improved access to New Zealand for products            Materials and the design of clothing assemblies for reducing
from other sources. Such changes impose greater demands on           the severity and rate of workplace injury. International and
buyers, sellers and retailers in terms of expertise and technical    national standards, legal requirements, New Zealand case
understanding of products and product components. Workplace          studies. (Suited to health and safety professionals needing
safety has emerged as a critical area for protective clothing        a sound understanding of the structure, function and
applications. There is also increasing pressure on teachers to       performance of protective clothing.)
develop appropriate curricula for the upper level of their school,   CLTX 455 Topic in Advanced Clothing and Textile Sciences
particularly in sciences and technology. The social/ historical      24 points (full year)
aspects of clothing and textiles are attracting greater interest.    Details of this paper are available from the section leader,
Distance-taught programmes of study in clothing and textile          Department of Clothing and Textile Sciences.
sciences support development of the expertise and technical
understanding required to meet these needs.                          CLTX 460 Co-operative Education Programme
                                                                     (restricted entry)
                                                                     24 points (full year)
PROGRAMMES OF STUDY
                                                                     An industry-based project.
Postgraduate Diploma in Science (PGDipSci) in Clothing and
                                                                     CLTX 480 Research Project
Textile Sciences
                                                                     24 points (full year)
Postgraduate Diploma in Consumer and Applied Sciences
(PGDipCApSc) in Clothing and Textile Sciences                        CLTX 490 Research Project
The Postgraduate Diploma in Science (PGDipSci) in Clothing           48 points (full year)
and Textile Sciences and Postgraduate Diploma in Consumer
                                                                     CLTX 495 Master’s Thesis Preparation
and Applied Sciences (PGDipCApSc) in Clothing and Textile
                                                                     24 points (full year)
Sciences cover up-to-the-minute information on clothing
and textiles in New Zealand and overseas. They are valuable          Further information
ways of extending knowledge and advancing qualifications
                                                                     Professor R M Laing
for anyone interested in clothing and textiles in New Zealand,
                                                                     Academic Coordinator
and are accredited internationally by The Textile Institute.
                                                                     Distance Courses in Clothing and Textile Sciences
Entry is open to people with a BSc, BCApSc or equivalent.
                                                                     University of Otago
Individual papers may be taken by students who do not have
                                                                     PO Box 56, Dunedin 9054
time to complete the full programme or do not wish to do so.
                                                                     Tel     03 479 7540
A Diploma for Graduates is available both for graduates, and
                                                                     Fax     03 479 7538
for non-graduates with a tertiary qualification and relevant
                                                                     Email raechel.laing@otago.ac.nz
experience, but no university degree.
Students who have completed either the postgraduate diploma          COMMUNITY NUTRITION
or, in some instances, four of the required papers may, on           There is a need for formal education in community nutrition
application, be permitted to undertake a master’s degree in          for health professionals involved in nutrition counselling,
Clothing and Textile Sciences (MSc or MCApSc).                       health promotion, and the prevention of lifestyle diseases.
The following papers are available:                                  The Department of Human Nutrition has an international
                                                                     reputation and proven track record in providing high quality,
CLTX 451 Physical Properties of Clothing and Textiles                tertiary-level human nutrition education.
24 points (not offered in 2011 – on campus only in 2011 as
CLTE 451)
Interactions of clothing and materials with the human body.          PROGRAMME OF STUDY
Selected topics including water/fabric relationships, leather,       Postgraduate Diploma in Science (PGDipSci) in Community
composites, textile modelling, stitch joining, conservation.         Nutrition
CLTX 452 Social Aspects of Clothing and Textiles                     The Postgraduate Diploma in Science (PGDipSci) in Community
24 points (full year - also offered on campus in 2011 as CLTE        Nutrition is intended to develop and update nutrition
452)                                                                 education for health (e.g. dietitians, nurses, pharmacists, general
Dress and society: identity, gender, culture and subculture.         practitioners) and education (e.g. teachers) professionals who are
Dress in history: the Pacific, 19th century New Zealand and          already employed (or intend to be employed) in an occupation
contemporary debates. (Suited to those interested in dress/          with a community nutrition component.
textile conservation or dress in history.)                           However, the diploma is a tertiary, not a professional,
CLTX 453 Research Methods                                            qualification. Entry is open to those with a BSc degree or
24 points (not offered in 2011 – on campus only in 2011 as           equivalent qualification, and those with an acceptable tertiary
CLTE 453)                                                            level registrable nursing or pharmacy qualification; recent (less
Evaluation and application of methods in clothing and                than 10 years) human nutrition graduates may take individual
materials research. (Suited to those with testing, research and      papers to complement their prior degree. The PGDipSci
compliance interests.)                                               programme requires students to take five papers over three
                                                                     years. Two of these papers are compulsory (i.e. CMNX 401 and
                                                                     CMNX 402). Postgraduate papers from other programmes
                                                                     and institutions may be substituted for one paper subject to
                                                                     approval from the academic coordinator. Students must be
                                                                     resident in New Zealand.


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The following papers are available, subject to sufficient            This degree is designed to enhance the knowledge, skills
enrolments:                                                          and attitudes of experienced dietetic practitioners who are
                                                                     currently working in the field of gerontology or diabetes and
CMNX 401 Principles of Human Nutrition
                                                                     develops practice to an advanced level.
24 points (not offered, expected to be offered in 2012)
An overview and update of macronutrients and                         Applicants must formally apply to the Department of Human
micronutrients, including discussion of current research             Nutrition to be admitted to the programme. Students must
relevant to each topic, and an introduction to dietary               have a Postgraduate Diploma in Dietetics from the University
assessment methodology.                                              of Otago and/or be a New Zealand registered dietitian, and have
                                                                     recent experience working in the field of gerontology or diabetes.
CMNX 402 Nutrition and Health Promotion
                                                                     Enrolment numbers will determine the availability of each paper.
24 points (first semester*)
Current evidence-informed approaches to nutrition education,         The following papers are available (for MDiet students only):
promotion and communication.
                                                                     HUNX 501 Nutritional Environment for Older People
CMNX 403 Food Selection and Methodology                              30 points (first semester)
24 points (second semester*)                                         Factors influencing the nutritional status of older people.
Research methodology; nutrition of Mäori and Pacific people;         Critical understanding of the influence of these factors across
cultural, sociological, and behavioural aspects of food choice.      the continuum of care.
CMNX 406 Special Topics in Applied Nutrition                         HUNX 502 Nutritional Care of the Older Person
24 points ((not offered, expected to be offered in 2012)             30 points (not offered, expected to be offered in 2012)
May include infant and child nutrition, nutrition of the ageing      Prevention and management of nutrition-related conditions
population, and nutrition and cardiovascular disease.                prevalent in older people. Evaluation of current management
                                                                     approaches in practice settings.
CMNX 407 Advanced Sports Nutrition
24 points (second semester*)                                         HUNX 511 Advanced Nutritional Management of Diabetes
Nutritional aspects of exercise, performance and sport.              30 points (second semester)
                                                                     A critique of the theory and practice of the nutritional
CMNX 485 Project
                                                                     management of diabetes mellitus. Current and emerging
24 points (full year)
                                                                     approaches to the management of the major complications
Literature review or small research project. Available to
                                                                     associated with diabetes.
students after the successful completion of four papers.
                                                                     HUNX 512 Advanced Dietetic Practice in Diabetes
* see website for dates of audioconferences which may begin
                                                                     30 points (not offered, expected to be offered in 2012)
outside normal semester dates.
                                                                     A critique of current and emerging best practice in the
Further information                                                  management of diabetes. A research project on a practice-
                                                                     based topic.
Dr Sheila Skeaff
Academic Co-ordinator                                                PROGRAMME OF STUDY
Department of Human Nutrition
                                                                     Postgraduate Diploma in Dietetics (PGDipDiet)
University of Otago
                                                                     The Postgraduate Diploma in Dietetics (PGDipDiet) provides
PO Box 56, Dunedin 9054
                                                                     academic and professional training in dietetics for Bachelor of
Tel       03 479 7944
                                                                     Science (BSc) or Bachelor of Consumer and Applied Sciences
Fax       03 479 7958
                                                                     (BCApSc) graduates who have majored in human nutrition
Email     sheila.skeaff@ otago.ac.nz
                                                                     (including food service management). Only people who hold
www.otago.ac.nz/humannutrition
                                                                     either of these degrees or a recognised equivalent degree are
                                                                     eligible to apply for the 34 places which are available nationally
DIETETICS
                                                                     each year. Six papers are usually taken over 18 months of full-
Dietitians work with people to help them improve their health        time study, and involve audioconferences and using internet-
through nutrition. Dietitians plan, communicate, implement and       based learning. The programme also includes placements
evaluate effective nutritional management strategies based on        where students work alongside practising dietitians. Students
current scientific evidence. If you are interested in people, food   are located in one of five training centres: Auckland, Hamilton,
and nutrition then dietetics is the career for you. There are        Wellington, Christchurch or Dunedin where they are
excellent work opportunities for dietitians in New Zealand. The      supported by local tutors. This programme is available only
New Zealand qualification is recognised internationally.             in New Zealand. Applications close on 1 November for the
                                                                     following year’s course.
PROGRAMME OF STUDY                                                   The following papers are available (for PGDipDiet students only):
Master of Dietetics (MDiet)                                          Part one (February – November, 38 weeks)
endorsed in Diabetes and endorsed in Gerontology Nutrition
The Master of Dietetics degree is a post-entry qualification         HUNX 471 Clinical Nutrition
for experienced dietitians, and is offered in two areas of           40 points (first semester)
specialist practice: gerontology nutrition and diabetes. It is a     Advanced study of clinical nutrition as it relates to lifestyles
multidisciplinary degree, encompassing specialist papers in          and the treatment of nutrition-related disease; nutritional
dietetics, health sciences, research methods, and psychological      needs of groups and individuals in a range of settings;
medicine.                                                            pathology of nutrition-related illness.




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HUNX 472 Public Health Dietetics                                   The following are foundation studies papers for the Diploma
20 points (second semester)                                        in Sports Studies:
The study of theory, application and evaluation of nutrition
                                                                   SPSX 101* Anatomy
and the social environment; community demographics and
                                                                   18 points (first semester)
needs; preventive nutrition and community health promotion;
                                                                   Structure of the body with functional emphasis. Includes bone,
nutrition policy, food legislation and quality.
                                                                   muscle, cells, and the nervous, respiratory and cardiovascular
HUNX 473 Food Service Management                                   systems.
20 points (second semester)
                                                                   SPSX 102* Physiology
Continued study of theory and application of food service
                                                                   18 points (second semester)
management concepts. Application to the principles and
                                                                   The integrated function of the tissues and organs of the
functions of different types of health industry food service
                                                                   human body.
operations to meet differing client and customer needs.
                                                                   SPSX 103 Movement and Physical Education
HUNX 474 Service Management
                                                                   18 points (second semester)
20 points (first semester)
                                                                   Theory and practice in movement education to extend
Principles and application of management functions to a small
                                                                   knowledge and experience in teaching a wide range of basic
dietetic service in the areas of marketing communication,
                                                                   movements.
finance, personnel, resources and policy.
                                                                   SPSX 104* Principles of Exercise
HUNX 475 Applied Dietetics
                                                                   18 points (first semester)
20 points (full year)
                                                                   Applying basic anatomical and physiological principles to the
Communication, counselling and learning facilitation skills for
                                                                   study of exercise.
nutritional assessment, education and evaluation. Introduction
to research methodology. Use of reflective practice.               SPSX 111 Sport Management
                                                                   18 points (first semester)
Part two (February – May, 13 weeks)
                                                                   Basic managerial principles, with reference to managing sport
HUNX 480 Dietetic Practicum                                        organisations in New Zealand.
30 points (first semester)
                                                                   SPSX 112 Coaching
Practice-based research project in approved settings.
                                                                   18 points (second semester)
Further information                                                Predominant coaching theories, issues and applications.
Dietetic Training Programme                                        The following are advanced studies papers for the Diploma in
Department of Human Nutrition                                      Sports Studies:
University of Otago
                                                                   SPSX 201* Exercise Testing and Prescription
PO Box 56, Dunedin 9054
                                                                   18 points (second semester)
Tel     03 479 7949
                                                                   Exercise programmes for different sports groups, practical
Fax     03 479 7958
                                                                   skills in fitness management.
Email dietetics@otago.ac.nz
www.otago.ac.nz/humannutrition/dietetics                           SPSX 202* Nutrition for Exercise and Sport
                                                                   18 points (first semester)
SPORTS STUDIES                                                     Human nutrition and its relevance to health, exercise and
The programmes offered provide tertiary study for people who       sport.
wish to undertake formal distance learning (either part-time or    SPSX 203 Sociology of Sport
full-time) in sports and physical activity.                        18 points (first semester)
Note: Only students previously enrolled in these programmes        Issues related to gender, class, nationality and violence,
are eligible for enrolment in 2011.                                nationally and internationally.
                                                                   SPSX 204* Sports Injuries
PROGRAMMES OF STUDY                                                18 points (second semester)
                                                                   Biological and functional sequence of events following injuries
Diploma in Sports Studies (DipSptSt)
                                                                   in physical activity and sports settings.
The Diploma in Sports Studies (DipSptSt) provides a basic
grounding in general sports studies and can be undertaken by       SPSX 205 Sports Science
those entering the field or as a refresher course for teachers,    18 points (second semester)
coaches and sports administrators.                                 Motor skill development and performance from a biophysical
                                                                   perspective, studied through motor learning and control,
Certificate in Fitness Management (CertFitMgt)
                                                                   biomechanics and exercise physiology.
The Certificate in Fitness Management (CertFitMgt) has
vocational value for practitioners in the fitness industry.        SPSX 212 Sport and Exercise Psychology
                                                                   18 points (first semester)
Both the certificate and the diploma are recognised university
                                                                   Social/psychological dimensions underlying human behaviour
qualifications. Those who enrol tend to come from three
                                                                   in sport and exercise settings.
groups: (a) those with university qualifications; (b) those with
non-university tertiary qualifications such as physiotherapy,      Papers marked with * constitute the Certificate in Fitness
nursing and sports science; and (c) those without any              Management.
qualification, but with experience or interest in the sports or
                                                                   Please note: SPSX 103, SPSX 112, SPSX 201 and SPSX 212
fitness industry.
                                                                   include compulsory two-day residential schools held in
                                                                   New Zealand.


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Further information
Administrator for Sports Studies
School of Physical Education
University of Otago
PO Box 56, Dunedin 9054
Tel     64 3 479 7683
Fax     64 3 479 8309
Email beverley.lawrence@otago.ac.nz
http://physed.otago.ac.nz/distance/

SURVEYING
The School of Surveying offers Introductory Surveying (SURX
101) through the Distance Learning programme.

Introductory Surveying is an appropriate introduction to
surveying for polytechnic students, and for those employed
in surveying, engineering or planning offices, staff of local
authorities and construction contractors.

SURX 101 Introductory Surveying
18 points (first semester)
The paper explores several surveying techniques, principles
and procedures as well as providing an introduction to a varied
range of survey applications, such as GPS, engineering and
construction surveying.
Students need internet access for regular communication by
email, and must attend a one-week field course (scheduled
over the mid-semester break) which is held at the Dunedin
campus.
Further information
Marg Newall
School of Surveying
University of Otago
PO Box 56, Dunedin 9054
Tel    03 479 7585
Fax    03 479 7586
Email surveying@otago.ac.nz
www.surveying.otago.ac.nz/undergraduate/surx_101.html




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     BUSINESS

BUSINESS
The School of Business (Division of Commerce) makes a strong contribution to the University of Otago’s growing national
and international reputation. It is an Asia-Pacific leader in education, research and development in business and economics.

INFORMATION SCIENCE                                                 The following papers are available:
Information science focuses on solving problems in the              TOUX 101 Introduction to Tourism
computer-based information systems which play a vital role in       18 points (Summer School)
today’s society. (See also Health Informatics papers on page 31.)   An introduction to the global principles that structure
The following paper is available in 2011:                           tourism, the nature and operation of the tourist industry and
                                                                    the impact, development and management issues that arise
INFX 411 Machine Learning and Data Mining                           from tourism.
36 points (full year)
Principles and algorithms of machine learning techniques            TOUX 102 Global Tourism
and their use in data mining; applications including business       18 points (Summer School)
intelligence, software engineering and computer vision; new         The major issues in world tourism as it is differentiated on a
research trends. Development of an intelligent data mining          global regional basis; integrated illustrative case studies.
system for real world applications.                                 Further information
Further information                                                 Tourism Secretary
Dr Brendon J Woodford                                               Department of Tourism
Department of Information Science                                   University of Otago
University of Otago                                                 PO Box 56, Dunedin 9054
PO Box 56, Dunedin 9054                                             Tel    03 479 8520
Tel    03 479 5432                                                  Fax    03 479 9034
Fax    03 479 8311                                                  Email tourism@otago.ac.nz
Email bjwoodford@infoscience.otago.ac.nz                            www.otago.ac.nz/tourism/teaching/distancestudy
www.business.otago.ac.nz/infosci/courses/400/info411.htm
                                                                    Distance Learning Coordinator
                                                                    Department of Tourism
TOURISM
                                                                    University of Otago
The Department of Tourism offers undergraduate and                  PO Box 56, Dunedin 9054
postgraduate programmes which provide an overview of the            Tel    03 479 5403
tourist industry, its impacts, management, marketing, resource      Email donna.keen@otago.ac.nz
development issues and entrepreneurship, both for graduates in
any discipline and for those who have experience in the industry.
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PROFILES
TERRI CAULCUTT                                      “When I was in high school we were told we were only good for
Caregiver Social Worker                             typing pools, so to go on and pursue tertiary studies in order to
Completed Postgraduate Diploma in Social Work and   gain full registration as a social worker was a huge mind shift.
Community Development, currently enrolled in
                                                    “I found the flexibility of distance learning helpful, and enjoyed
Master of Social and Community Work
                                                    participating in online discussions with colleagues. But there were
                                                    challenges.
                                                    “Meeting full-time work commitments and studying at
                                                    postgraduate level requires discipline and commitment.

                                                    “However, I have enjoyed my study,
                                                    especially how it was practical as well as
                                                    theoretical and this illustrated the learning
                                                    for us.
                                                    “One of the things I did as part of a community development
                                                    paper was set up two support groups for women with intellectual
                                                    disabilities. Most of my work has been in statutory agencies so
                                                    this was a real wild card in terms of learning for me. It brought
                                                    home to me just how – while we may have certain expectations –
                                                    unplanned circumstances can arise.
                                                    “My interest is working with children and trying to identify what
                                                    can be done to support families and children. You have to actually
                                                    work in the field to understand a lot of the challenges we face,
                                                    especially from a Mäori perspective. It’s important that we have
                                                    Mäori solutions for Mäori issues.”




EDDIE CALLACHAN                                     “Aeromedical Retrieval is a growing area of specialisation in the
Flight paramedic/rescue swimmer,                    field of aviation medicine, covering subjects such as medical
United Arab Emirates Air Force                      evacuations, transfers and rescue operations. It is a vital field in
Completing Master of Health Sciences                paramedical education.
(Aeromedical Retrieval and Transport)
                                                    “I’m part of the team responsible for all ICU transfer flights in
                                                    the United Arab Emirates Military and we crew the helicopter for
                                                    anything requiring search and rescue. We also crew the airforce’s
                                                    medical flights from Iraq and Afghanistan and, in times of disaster,
                                                    such as the Pakistan earthquake, to repatriate victims.
                                                    “I chose to study at Otago because it is well-known in aeromedical
                                                    care circles as the only university offering top quality graduate
                                                    studies. The course is well structured and is a fantastic entry into
                                                    the field of aeromedical care.

                                                    “The course notes are of a high standard
                                                    and the lecturers are readily available
                                                    and truly committed to their students’
                                                    requirements.
                                                    “Eventually I’d like to secure a teaching post at a university in the
                                                    United Kingdom, and help institute aeromedical care as a part
                                                    of the paramedic science degree programmes. This would enable
                                                    paramedics to secure flight posts earlier on in their careers.”




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HEALTH SCIENCES

HEALTH SCIENCES
The Division of Health Sciences is a leading provider of research-based academic and professional courses of international
standing. Providing education for over 3,500 undergraduate and 1,000 postgraduate students, the Division offers a wide-
range of qualifications with a strong involvement in the continuing education of health professionals.

ADDICTION AND CO-EXISTING DISORDERS                              The following papers are available:
The National Addiction Centre (NAC) develops, evaluates          PSMX 404 Addiction Assessment
and promotes effective treatments for people with alcohol-       30 points (first semester)
and drug-related problems in New Zealand. Located in the         Develops clinical skills in assessment and treatment for
Department of Psychological Medicine, University of Otago,       moderate to severe alcohol and drug dependence, including
Christchurch, the NAC provides postgraduate study primarily      co-existing substance use and mental health disorder.
for a multidisciplinary student group.
                                                                 Involves block courses in Christchurch and Hamilton running
                                                                 from Thursday to Saturday, and a series of audioconferences
PROGRAMMES OF STUDY
                                                                 during the semester.
Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences (PGCertHealSc)
                                                                 PSMX 416 Addiction Applied Theory
endorsed in Addiction and Co-existing Disorders
                                                                 30 points (not offered, expected to be offered in 2012)
PSMX 404 plus one of PSMX 416, 422, 424, or 430.
                                                                 A clinically-oriented, theoretical overview of addiction and
Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences (PGDipHealSc)            co-existing disorders. Suitable for anyone working in the
endorsed in Addiction and Co-existing Disorders                  addiction and broader mental health fields.
PSMX 404 plus two of PSMX 416, 422, 424, or 430 plus one
                                                                 PSMX 422 Addiction Treatment
other approved paper.
                                                                 30 points (second semester)
Master of Health Sciences (MHealSc)                              Focuses on interventions for people with alcohol and drug
Postgraduate diploma plus either a thesis or two further         disorders and their significant others/whänau following
approved papers and a dissertation.                              assessment and treatment planning. Runs as a combination of
                                                                 block courses supported by supervision, and an email discussion
PhD
                                                                 group, employing self-directed and problem-based learning.
The department can supervise a limited number of PhD
students interested in research in this field.




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PSMX 424 Addiction Pharmacotherapy                                   BITX 403 Issues in Law, Ethics and Medicine
30 points (first semester)                                           15 points (full year)
Use of medications in treating addicted people including co-         Through staff- and student-led seminars, current issues in
existing medical and psychiatric disorders.                          bioethics and medical law are explored with reference to
                                                                     theories about actual and desirable relationships of law and
Runs as a combination of two two-day workshops in
                                                                     morals.
Christchurch and Wellington respectively and an email
discussion group, focused on 10 clinical cases.                      Prerequisites or corequisites: BITX 401 and LAWS 447 or
                                                                     LAWS 448, or approval from the Director of the Bioethics
PSMX 430 Motivating Behaviour Change 1
                                                                     Centre
30 points (first semester)
Covers the principles and practice of motivational interviewing      BITX 404 Ethics and Health Care
and, in particular, provides a critical understanding of the         30 points (second semester)
theory and development of motivational interviewing for              Explores the ethical dimensions of a number of major areas
behaviour change.                                                    and themes of contention in health-care provision including,
                                                                     genetics and other emerging technologies, rationing, maternal-
PSMX 431 Motivating Behaviour Change 2
                                                                     foetal conflict, CAM therapies, coercion in mental health, care
Provides an understanding of advanced use of motivational
                                                                     of the ageing population.
interviewing (MI)and a critical understanding of how MI
has been developed and applied in a wide range of behaviour          Prerequisite: BITX 401, or approval from the Director of the
change contexts.                                                     Bioethics Centre
Prerequisite: PSMX 430                                               BITX 405 Bioethics in Clinic Practice
                                                                     30 points (second semester)
Students taking any of PSMX 404, 422, 424 must have worked
                                                                     Focuses on ethical issues arising at the heart of clinical practice.
clinically for at least two years and, at the time of study, must
                                                                     Case studies will be used to explore the complexities and
be working clinically in a therapeutic setting.
                                                                     tensions inherent even in apparently straight-forward practices
Each paper includes at least one two- or three-day block             such as obtaining consent, holding confidences, maintaining
course in Christchurch. Enrolments must be made through the          professional boundaries and managing multiple roles.
Department of Psychological Medicine, University of Otago,
                                                                     Admission requires approval from the Director of the Bioethics
Christchurch.
                                                                     Centre.
Further information
                                                                     BITX 406 Health Research Ethics
Judith Stone                                                         15 points (first semester)
Departmental/Postgraduate Administrator                              Introduces the basic ethical aspects of health research on
Department of Psychological Medicine                                 humans. It considers ethical questions arising in research
University of Otago, Christchurch                                    from conception, design and conduct, right through to
PO Box 4345, Christchurch 8140                                       dissemination of research results; the role and challenges of
Tel     03 372 0404                                                  ethical review of research; Mäori in research; and research in
Fax     03 372 0407                                                  vulnerable populations.
Email judith.stone@otago.ac.nz
                                                                     Admission requires approval from the Director of the Bioethics
                                                                     Centre.
AVIATION MEDICINE
See entry under Occupational and Aviation Medicine.                  BITX 407 Advanced Health Research Ethics
                                                                     15 points (second semester)
                                                                     Explores the more complex and controversial areas of research
BIOETHICS                                                            theory and practice including the social and political contexts
Ethical issues in the practice of medicine and related professions   of research, new technologies, situations where consent is
and in health-care research are of topical and practical concern     compromised, the use of deception, role overlap, the use
both to practitioners and the general public. Six papers, BITX       of information gained unethically, and research involving
401, BITX 403, BITX 404, BITX 405, BITX 406 and BITX 407 are         animals.
offered through the Distance Learning programme and may be           Prerequisite or corequisite: BITX 406, or approval from the
credited towards postgraduate qualifications including the degree    Director of the Bioethics Centre
of Master of Health Sciences and the Postgraduate Diploma
in Health Sciences and the degree of Master of Bioethics and         Further information
Health Law. They may also be taken for Certificate of Proficiency    Vicki Lang
(i.e. without necessarily being counted towards a particular         Bioethics Centre
qualification) or for the Diploma for Graduates.                     University of Otago
                                                                     PO Box 56, Dunedin 9054
BITX 401 Theories of Biomedical Ethics                               Tel     03 474 7977
30 points (first semester)                                           Fax     03 474 7601
This paper covers key concepts in ethics such as autonomy,           Email bioethics@otago.ac.nz
dignity, justice and duty. The paper is intended to elucidate the
character of moral debate with respect to the health and well-
being of people and the environment.
Admission requires approval from the Director of the Bioethics
Centre.



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CHILD HEALTH                                                          COGNITIVE BEHAVIOUR THERAPY
The Postgraduate Diploma in Child Health (DCH) is a valuable          The application of cognitive behaviour therapy to mental health
learning opportunity for health professionals who provide child       problems. Requires involvement in clinical work in a supervised
health services.                                                      mental health setting.

PROGRAMME OF STUDY                                                    PROGRAMME OF STUDY
Postgraduate Diploma in Child Health (DCH)                            Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences (PGCertHealSc)
The Postgraduate Diploma in Child Health (DCH) is suitable            endorsed in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
for resident medical officers doing a six-month paediatric            In 2011, this programme is only available through three block
attachment. Other health professionals, including GPs, child          courses for COBE 401 Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (60
health nurses, physiotherapists and occupational therapists,          points) at the Wellington campus.
who wish to improve their knowledge of community child
health may be eligible to enrol for CHHX 701 on its own.              PROGRAMME OF STUDY
The following two papers are required for the diploma:                Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences (PGDipHealSc)
CHHX 701 Community Child Health                                       endorsed in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
30 points (each semester)                                             This postgraduate diploma course in Cognitive Behaviour
This paper covers community aspects of child health and               Therapy (CBT) is specifically designed for health professionals
child health services. Topics covered include: epidemiology of        who wish to extend their existing skills and qualifications in
childhood disease, nutrition, adolescent health, immunisation,        CBT. It is designed to extend assessment, conceptualisation
health of Mäori children and dental issues in paediatrics. The        and treatment skills to a broad range of complex presentations,
paper is based on recommended readings and 16 one-hour                including addictions. There is also a workshop on CBT with
audioconference sessions. Candidates are expected to take             Mäori.
part in community visits to gain an understanding of facilities       The following paper is available:
catering to the health needs of children outside hospitals. This
paper complements the clinical component of the Postgraduate          COBX 404 Advanced Topics in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
Diploma in Child Health which is taught in a hospital setting         60 points (not offered, expected to be offered in 2012)
where candidates hold positions as junior paediatric medical staff.   This paper is both practical and applied. Additional theoretical
                                                                      work and assignments are based around the implementation
Further information                                                   of CBT in participants’ usual clinical casework. The course is
Amanda Phillips                                                       taught via three block courses at the Wellington campus, each
Distance Learning Co-ordinator                                        of one week duration.
Dunedin School of Medicine                                            Prerequisite: COBE 401 or equivalent
PO Box 913, Dunedin 9054
Tel    03 474 7825                                                    Further information
Fax    03 474 7817                                                    Fiona Mathieson
Email wch.distancelearning@otago.ac.nz                                Senior Clinical Psychologist
CHHX 702 Clinical Attachment in Paediatrics                           Tel     04 385 5541 ext 6034
90 points (each semester)                                             Email fiona.mathieson@otago.ac.nz
Develops clinical knowledge, skills and attitudes concerning          Elliot Bell
paediatrics and child health. Covers neonatal paediatrics             Senior Clinical Psychologist
and general paediatrics in inpatient and outpatient settings.         Tel     04 385 5541 ext 4894
Explores managing chronic childhood problems including                Email elliot.bell@otago.ac.nz
developmental difficulties, as well as acute problems.
                                                                      Maria Fitzmaurice
Except under unusual circumstances, candidates will be                Course Administrator
employed in an approved hospital as a paediatric SHO or               Department of Psychological Medicine
higher for a minimum of six months during the time they               University of Otago, Wellington
are studying for CHHX 702. Students may also enrol for                PO Box 7343, Wellington 6242
CHHX 702 on its own without studying for the Postgraduate             Tel    04 385 5541 extn 6511
Diploma in Child Health. The paper involves about 20 formal           Fax    04 385 5877
tutorials in the candidate’s own centre as well as 27 PowerPoint      Email maria.fitzmaurice@otago.ac.nz
audioconferences and teaching via the internet/telepaediatrics.
All candidates must already have access to internet/email
facilities and access to a personal computer with a CD-ROM
drive and PowerPoint installed.
Further information
Dr Thorsten Stanley
Department of Paediatrics and Child Health
University of Otago, Wellington
PO Box 7343, Wellington 6242
Tel    04 385 5999
Fax    04 385 5898
Email thorsten.stanley@otago.ac.nz



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CONTINENCE MANAGEMENT                                               Maria Fitzmaurice
A two-paper postgraduate certificate is offered to provide          Course Administrator
nurses and physiotherapists with the skills to independently        Department of Psychological Medicine
assess and manage patients with urinary and faecal incontinence.    University of Otago, Wellington
                                                                    PO Box 7343, Wellington 6242
                                                                    Tel    04 385 5541 extn 6511
PROGRAMME OF STUDY
                                                                    Fax    04 385 5877
Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences (PGCertHealSc)          Email maria.fitzmaurice@otago.ac.nz
endorsed in Continence Management
This qualification comprises the following papers:                  FORENSIC PSYCHIATRY
CTMX 401 Pathophysiology of Incontinence                            Principles and practice of forensic psychiatry.
30 points (first semester)
Epidemiology, anatomical and physiological concepts of urine        PROGRAMME OF STUDY
and faecal continence and incontinence. Diagnostic tests.
                                                                    Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences (PGCertHealSc)
CTMX 402 Management for Continence                                  endorsed in Forensic Mental Health
30 points (second semester)                                         The paper PSMX 407 Forensic Psychiatry can be taken
Conservative and surgical treatments available, their rationale     as part of a Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences
and efficacy. Establishing a continence clinic; the principles of   (PGCertHealSc) endorsed in Forensic Mental Health in
assessing results.                                                  conjunction with PSMX 401 Nature, Extent and Assessment
                                                                    of Mental Disorders, or NURX 403 Mental Health Nursing
Further information
                                                                    Practice. The paper can also be taken as part of a 120-point
Ruth Helms                                                          Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences (PGDipHealSc)
Manager, Academic Programmes                                        endorsed in Mental Health.
University of Otago, Christchurch
                                                                    The following papers are available:
PO Box 4345, Christchurch 8140
Tel    03 364 0527                                                  PSMX 407 Forensic Psychiatry
Fax    03 364 0525                                                  30 points (not offered, expected to be offered 2012)
Email ruth.helms@otago.ac.nz                                        Examines key aspects of forensic mental health and how new
                                                                    information impacts on clinical practice. Components of
FAMILY AND SYSTEMS THERAPIES                                        forensic mental health include legislation as it applies to the
                                                                    mentally ill (both criminal and civil), the history and operation
PROGRAMME OF STUDY
                                                                    of forensic psychiatric services within New Zealand, impulsivity,
Systemic analysis and therapies have become widely accepted         aggression and personality disorder, conduct disorder, the
internationally in the fields of mental health, counselling,        association between mental disorder and violence, substance
education and organisational changes. This approach is also         abuse and offending, and psychiatric care in secure facilities.
gaining currency in the field of medical general practice.
                                                                    Applicants are expected to be working in the mental health
Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences (PGCertHealSc)          area in New Zealand.
endorsed in Family and Systems Therapies
                                                                    PSMX 401 Nature, Extent and Assessment of Mental
This two-paper certificate has been established to provide
                                                                    Disorders
training to appropriately qualified professionals.
                                                                    30 points (first semester)
PSMX 436 Principles of Family and Systems Theory                    Examines the key features of psychiatric disorders, their
30 points (first semester)                                          epidemiology, aetiology and an introduction to their
This paper is primarily a theoretical paper exploring the           treatment. It also provides an understanding of the history of
major models of family therapy theory and practice from             current classification systems used in psychiatric practice. The
an integrative perspective through analysis and critique. It        paper develops an awareness of professional, ethical, cultural
includes some skill-based sessions and an expectation of some       and research frameworks related to psychiatric disorders and
fieldwork. The paper will be taught in two block courses in the     an ability to critically evaluate.
first semester.
                                                                    This paper is taught in four teaching workshops in
PSMX 437 Applied Systems Theory                                     Christchurch.
30 points (second semester)
                                                                    Further information
This paper is a practice and skills-oriented paper, focusing upon
the development of conceptual, assessment and interventive          Judith Stone
skills with families and other systems. As such it requires a       Departmental/Postgraduate Administrator
considerable amount of supervised fieldwork. The paper will be      Department of Psychological Medicine
taught in three block courses in the second semester.               University of Otago, Christchurch
                                                                    PO Box 4345, Christchurch 8140
Taught in block format from Wellington campus.
                                                                    Tel     03 372 0404
Further information                                                 Fax     03 372 0407
                                                                    Email judith.stone@otago.ac.nz
Antony Brewer
Academic Coordinator
Tel    04 385 5541 ext 5587
Email antony.brewer@otago.ac.nz




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GENERAL PRACTICE                                                   The following papers are available:
PROGRAMME OF STUDY                                                 Either
Master of General Practice (MGP)                                   GENX 820 Nature of Medical Practice (core paper)
The Master of General Practice (MGP) degree is for general         30 points (not offered, expected to be offered in 2012)
practitioners who wish to extend their postgraduate study.         This paper is a systematic review of the foundational concepts
Students will have satisfactorily completed the Postgraduate       of medical practice. There are three face-to-face weekend
Diploma in General Practice, including the research paper          residentials over the course of the year and eight modules of
GENX 821 Research Methods. The degree involves the                 study: literature and self, the place of general practice in primary
completion of either a research thesis or approved papers and      health care, the world of the patient, the history and culture of
a dissertation.                                                    modern medicine, the doctor-patient relationship, consultation
                                                                   studies, the self of the doctor, and wisdom in practice. Common
Further information
                                                                   outcomes of doing this paper are a renewed sense of purpose
Anita Fogarty                                                      in medicine; greater comprehension of the strengths and
Postgraduate Administrator                                         limitations of modern clinical method; fewer heartsink or
Department of General Practice                                     “difficult” patients; an ability to contribute critically to medico-
Dunedin School of Medicine                                         political discussion; better understanding of one’s own career
University of Otago                                                choices; and a greater sense of collegiality with others. Taught
PO Box 913, Dunedin 9054                                           from Dunedin. There are three residential workshops.
Tel    03 479 7424 or 021 2797 424
                                                                   And/or
Fax    03 479 7431
Email anita.fogarty@otago.ac.nz                                    PRHX 701 New Zealand Primary Health Care (core paper)
                                                                   30 points (first semester)
or
                                                                   This paper explores how to anticipate, plan for and evaluate
Jo Meaclem                                                         changes to the delivery of primary health care in New Zealand
Postgraduate Administrator                                         today. Taking a population-based approach, interdisciplinary
Department of Primary Health Care and General Practice             and multi-agency collaboration, as well as the interdependence
University of Otago, Wellington                                    of the generalist and specialist roles in the context of health
PO Box 7343, Wellington 6242                                       care delivery are discussed. Taught from Wellington. Includes
Tel    04 385 5995                                                 two periods of residential study.
Fax    04 385 5539
                                                                   Other approved papers related to primary health care which
Email johanna.meaclem@otago.ac.nz
                                                                   may be taken include GENX 702, 704, 708, 709, 715, 719, 720,
PROGRAMMES OF STUDY                                                HASX 417 and PRHX 702.
Postgraduate Certificate and Diploma in General Practice           GENX 702 Sexual and Reproductive Health
(PGCertGP and PGDipGP)                                             30 points (second semester)
Available to medical practitioners who want a nationally           This paper is relevant for anyone working in the field of sexual
recognised postgraduate qualification in this discipline.          and reproductive health in any primary care setting including
                                                                   general practice, school, student health and family planning
The core content of these qualifications is either New Zealand
                                                                   clinics. It is especially suitable for GPs, practice nurses, other
Primary Health Care (PRHX 701) or Nature of Medical
                                                                   primary care nurses, pharmacists. It introduces and builds on
Practice (GENX 820), plus additional approved papers to a
                                                                   the principles of sexual and reproductive health, including
total value of 60 points for the postgraduate certificate or 120
                                                                   population health at national and international levels, and
points for the postgraduate diploma.
                                                                   concepts about safe and effective provision of care. It gives
The programme of study includes audioconferences and               practical advice about diagnosis, management and monitoring
residential workshops; one paper is taken each semester or         in a primary care setting. It assumes clinical experience
each year on a part-time basis, usually over two to three years.   working as a health professional, and builds on that experience
When the required papers are completed and a Postgraduate          with a strong interdisciplinary focus.
Diploma in General Practice awarded, students may complete
                                                                   GENX 704 Te Tühauora Mäori Health
a master’s degree with either a research thesis or an approved
                                                                   30 points (not offered, expected to be offered in 2012)
paper and dissertation.
                                                                   This introductory paper is offered to those working in any area
The distance papers taught from Wellington in this section are     of primary health care. It covers a range of topics, including
also available for qualifications in Primary Health Care and are   the historical, social and political contexts of Mäori health,
open to health professionals mainly working in the primary         the Treaty of Waitangi, Mäori health status and priorities,
sector. The papers taught from Dunedin are open to medical         frameworks for assessment and intervention, health initiatives,
practitioners. All papers are distance taught and qualifications   and models for care delivery.
may be taken on a part-time basis.
                                                                   GENX 708 Special Topic
                                                                   30 points (full year, each semester)
                                                                   In approved circumstances, individual students can undertake
                                                                   a supervised research project for this paper within the
                                                                   Department of General Practice, after showing necessary
                                                                   competence in other papers. Taught from Wellington.




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GENX 709 Long-term Condition Management                              GENX 720 Refugee and Migrant Health
30 points (first semester)                                           30 points (second semester)
Principles of ongoing, culturally appropriate long-term              This paper is designed to provide health professionals with the
condition management, including implementing change in               theoretical and practical knowledge necessary to manage the
clinical practice and ways of delivering care, complexity in long-   health needs of refugee and migrant groups. It also covers the
term condition management, best use of clinical information          needs of and challenges facing those working in aid projects.
systems, patient self-management approaches, integrated care         The principles of competent cross-cultural practice will be
across the sectors, and population-based approaches.                 covered. Working with interpreters and with groups for whom
                                                                     English is a second language forms an essential part of the course.
GENX 710 Mental Health and Illness in Primary Care
30 points (second semester)                                          GENX 724 The Context of Rural Hospital Medicine
The paper is especially suitable for health professionals            15 points (not offered, expected to be offered in 2012)
working in primary health care settings where interdisciplinary      The context of clinical care in rural hospitals in relation to
practice is the norm. Mental health issues are an intrinsic          the person and profession of the doctor, the hospital and the
component of primary health care delivery and are                    community.
increasingly managed in community settings. This
                                                                     GENX 725 Communication in Rural Hospital Medicine
interdisciplinary paper is intended to give primary health
                                                                     15 points (not offered, expected to be offered in 2012)
care professionals a sound basis for the recognition and
                                                                     Clinical skills, knowledge and values required in the
management of mental health issues that commonly present in
                                                                     rural hospital setting for psychiatry, palliative care and
primary health care settings. It provides a basis for evaluation,
                                                                     communication with patients in New Zealand’s bicultural and
care planning and delivery for patients with mental health
                                                                     multicultural society.
issues. It reviews current mental health status data and
policy directions for primary care-based service delivery and        GENX 726 Obstetrics and Paediatrics in Rural Hospitals
workforce development.                                               15 points (not offered, expected to be offered in 2012)
                                                                     The management of paediatrics, neonatal care, and obstetric
GENX 711 Long-term Condition Management (Advanced)
                                                                     and gynaecological emergencies in a rural hospital setting.
30 points (not offered, expected to be offered 2012)
Principles of ongoing, culturally appropriate long-term              GENX 727 Surgical Specialties in Rural Hospitals
condition management, including implementation of illness            15 points (not offered, expected to be offered in 2012)
prevention, patient self-management approaches, integrated           The management of common surgical problems appropriate
care, end-of-life care, population-based approaches, and             to be managed in a rural hospital setting. Includes general
change management approaches.                                        surgery, urology, vascular surgery, ophthalmology and ENT.
GENX 712 Addictive Behaviour Management in Primary Care              GENX 728 Cardiorespiratory Medicine in Rural Hospitals
30 points (not offered, expected to be offered in 2012)              15 points (second semester)
This paper is suitable for primary care professionals as well        The management of cardiology and respiratory problems in
as those working in integrated care roles in the secondary           a rural hospital setting. Includes acute coronary syndromes,
sector. Addictive behaviours relevant to primary care practice,      arrhythmias, valvular heart problems, airways obstruction and
including smoking, alcohol and other substance abuse.                respiratory infections.
Prevention, screening and management.
                                                                     Restriction: GENX 721
Note: Includes two periods of residential study.
                                                                     GENX 729 Medical Specialties in Rural Hospitals
GENX 715 Travel Medicine                                             15 points (first semester)
30 points (first semester)                                           The management of acute and chronic common medical
This paper is designed to provide health professionals with          problems in a rural hospital setting. Includes gastroenterology,
theoretical and practical knowledge sufficient to advise             endocrinology, neurology, oncology, rheumatology,
intending travellers on all aspects of travel-associated hazards     rehabilitation medicine and infectious diseases.
that may directly or indirectly affect health. The paper
                                                                     Restriction: GENX 721
also covers the health needs of returning travellers and the
implications of illness in the returning traveller. The practice     GENX 730 Trauma and Emergencies in Rural Hospitals
of travel medicine is by nature, interdisciplinary. We encourage     15 points (second semester)
the participation of all health professionals who may have an        The management of common medical and surgical
interest in travel medicine.                                         emergencies in a rural hospital setting. Also covers immediate,
                                                                     intermediate and continuing care of the injured patient.
Other papers:
                                                                     Restriction: GENX 722
GENX 719 Tropical Medicine
30 points (not offered, expected to be offered 2012)                 GENX 821 Research Methods
This paper is designed to provide suitably qualified health          30 points (not offered, expected to be offered in 2012)
professionals with theoretical and practical knowledge               This paper introduces the basic principles and methods
sufficient to manage tropical diseases. The paper is of interest     of critical appraisal and research design. It provides the
to any health professional whose practice brings them into           participant with the skills to undertake and contribute to
contact with travellers, migrants or those who plan to work          medical research through detailed coverage of research
in tropical countries. Topics include relevant tropical diseases     methods and design, data collection and analysis, research
(arboviruses, malaria, helminthic infections, tuberculosis,          reporting and research ethics. This paper is a requisite of
HIV); their epidemiology, presentation, diagnosis, treatment         proceeding to a Master of General Practice degree. It is taught
and management both in developing countries and in New               from Dunedin.
Zealand.




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GENX 822 Advanced Nature of General Practice                         PRHX 702 Wilderness Medicine
15 points (not offered, expected to be offered in 2012)              30 points (not offered, expected to be offered in 2012)
This is a paper for those who like to be challenged. It involves     This paper is designed to provide participants with an
in-depth development of patient-centred medicine, leading            understanding of planning and preparation for activities in
to the consideration of what constitutes quality in general          the wilderness environment, both within New Zealand and
practice. Modules include uncertainty of error, “heartsink” or       overseas, and medical problems associated with the wilderness
difficult patients, terminal care, the doctor-patient relationship   environment and the special considerations of providing
and quality in practice. Taught from Dunedin. A pass in GENX         medical care in an outdoor environment including risk
820 is a prerequisite for this paper. There are two residential      assessment and resource management.
workshops.
                                                                     Topics covered include the environment and its impact on
GENX 823 Teaching and Learning in Medical Practice                   human physiology (extremes of heat, cold, altitude, water/
30 points (full year)                                                underwater and subterranean environments), wilderness
This paper is ideal for teachers in general practice who wish        activities and associated injuries, medical care in the
to enhance their skills in this demanding but professionally         wilderness, plant and animal related injuries and expedition
vital field. The paper examines learning theory; provides            medicine. The course is suitable for any health professional
opportunities for experiential and group learning, and explores      whose leisure activities or work takes them into the outdoors.
the nature of reflective teaching practice. Areas of study
                                                                     Other papers
include the process of change, course design and evaluation,
teaching methods and the assessment of learning. Learning            Papers available for the Postgraduate Diploma in Primary
contexts include medical education, medical practice and             Health Care and other public health papers may also be taken
continuing professional development. A balance is provided           for General Practice qualifications.
between core material and the opportunity to develop
                                                                     Further information
individual areas of interest and application. Taught from
Dunedin. There are three residential workshops.                      Jo Meaclem
                                                                     Department of Primary Health Care and General Practice
GENX 824 Ethics in General Practice
                                                                     University of Otago, Wellington
15 points (not offered, expected to be offered in 2012)
                                                                     PO Box 7343, Wellington 6242
This paper looks at ethical issues inherent in modern medicine
                                                                     Tel    04 385 5995
and explores ways of thinking about them and of dealing
                                                                     Fax    04 385 5539
with them. The particular focus lies on the ethical challenges
                                                                     Email johanna.meaclem@otago.ac.nz
that are relevant to general practice, which include informed
consent, confidentiality, patient autonomy, rights, duties,          PROGRAMMES OF STUDY
rationing of health care resources, the ethics of genetic testing
and end-of-life dilemmas. With each participant bringing their       Postgraduate Certificate and Diploma in Rural and
own unique perspective and case-based experience this paper          Provincial Hospital Practice (PGCertRPHP and
provides a platform for open discussion, exchange of ideas and       PGDipRPHP)
self-reflection. Two residentials allow in-depth immersion in        The certificate and diploma are for generalist doctors who
the subject matter, and the formation of an invaluable collegial     work in rural or small provincial hospitals within New
study environment. Taught from Dunedin. There are two                Zealand. It provides rural hospital generalists (GPs, Medical
residential workshops.                                               Officers, RHM Registrars) an opportunity to undertake further
                                                                     tertiary study without living in a metropolitan centre. The
GENX 825 Culture, Health and Society                                 diploma forms part of the rural hospital medicine (RHM)
15 points (first semester)                                           registrar training programme but many of the participants
This paper develops an understanding of the cultural and             are experienced rural hospital generalists. The diploma counts
societal contexts within which medicine is practised. It is          towards MOP’s reaccreditation points and can be completed
specifically designed to be useful for health professionals          in two years part-time, though many choose to complete it
working in clinical settings – providing a general introduction      over a longer period. The certificate requires 60 points, GENX
to the discipline of medical anthropology, theorising around         724 plus any other three papers selected from the core papers
concepts and experiences of culture, embodiment, health and          (GENX 724-30). The diploma requires a total of 120 points,
illness. Medicine and other healing modalities are explored,         GENX 724 (15 points) and at least four other papers from the
with attention to their cultural contexts and the meanings           core papers in the schedule, plus further approved papers (up
that illness experiences have for those within these cultural        to 45 points).
contexts. Taught from Dunedin. There are two residential
workshops.                                                           The following papers are available:

GENX 828 Complementary Medicine (subject to approval)                GENX 724 The Context of Rural Hospital Medicine
15 points (second semester)                                          15 points (not offered, expected to be offered in 2012)
Suitable for every GP who wants to understand more about
complementary therapies. Equips GPs with the knowledge base          GENX 725 Communication in Rural Hospital Medicine
to help their patients make informed health-care choices in          15 points (not offered, expected to be offered in 2012)
relation to complementary therapies. Taught from Dunedin.
There are two residential workshops.                                 GENX 726 Obstetrics and Paediatrics in Rural Hospitals
                                                                     15 points (not offered, expected to be offered in 2012)
HASX 417 Health Sciences Research Methods
30 points (full year)                                                GENX 727 Surgical Specialties in Rural Hospitals
An integrated research paper drawing together a grounding            15 points (not offered, expected to be offered in 2012)
in research principles and ethics, with experience in collecting
and analysing both qualitative and quantitative data. Taught
from Wellington.


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GENX 728 Cardiorespiratory Medicine in Rural Hospitals              HASX 409 Social Care of the Elderly
15 points (second semester)                                         30 points (not offered in 2011, next offered first semester 2012)
Restriction: GENX 721                                               Explores social, cultural, economic and policy contexts of
                                                                    ageing. Sections cover social theories of ageing, social support,
GENX 729 Medical Specialties in Rural Hospitals
                                                                    normal ageing, services in community and residential settings,
15 points (first semester)
                                                                    and resources for independence.
Restriction: GENX 721
                                                                    Both papers are run in three three-day blocks in Christchurch.
GENX 730 Trauma and Emergencies in Rural Hospitals
15 points (second semester)                                         Further information
Restriction: GENX 722
                                                                    Dr Sally Keeling
The content of GENX 724-730 is described on page 28.                Health Care of the Elderly
                                                                    Department of Medicine, The Princess Margaret Hospital
The certificate requires 60 points, GENX 724 plus any other
                                                                    PO Box 800, Christchurch
three selected from the core papers (GENX 725-30). The
                                                                    Tel     03 337 7932
diploma requires a total of 120 points, GENX 724 (15 points)
                                                                    Fax     03 337 7975
and at least four other papers from the core papers in the
                                                                    Email sally.keeling@otago.ac.nz
schedule, plus further approved papers (up to 45 points).
                                                                    For further information on admission and academic
PROGRAMME OF STUDY
                                                                    eligibility:
Postgraduate Certificate in Clinician-Performed Ultrasound
                                                                    Dr Ruth Helms
(PGCertCPU)
                                                                    Manager, Academic Programmes
The certificate requires both GENX 717 and GENX 718.
                                                                    University of Otago, Christchurch
GENX 717 Generalist Medical Echocardiography                        PO Box 4345, Christchurch 8140
30 points (full year)                                               Tel    03 364 0527
This paper is studied concurrently with GENX 718 Generalist         Fax    03 364 0525
Medical Ultrasound for generalist medical practitioners             Email ruth.helms@otago.ac.nz
who wish to gain basic skills in procedural and diagnostic
echocardiography and ultrasound. Taught from Dunedin.               HAZARD ASSESSMENT AND MANAGEMENT
Limited to eight participants.                                      With more legislation and stricter standards in New Zealand,
GENX 718 Generalist Medical Ultrasound                              there is a growing demand for people qualified to respond
30 points (full year)                                               to society’s increasing focus on hazard assessment and
This paper is studied concurrently with GENX 717 Generalist         management. Legislation such as the HSNO Act means there
Medical Echocardiography by generalist medical practitioners        is a demand for personnel who are not only trained in the
who wish to gain basic skills in procedural and diagnostic          appropriate scientific principles and practices but also have a
ultrasound and echocardiography. Taught from Dunedin.               reliable knowledge of the legislative requirements.
Limited to eight participants.
                                                                    PROGRAMMES OF STUDY
Further information
                                                                    Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate and
Michelle Muir
                                                                    masters’ programmes in Health Sciences (PGDipHealSc,
Administration Assistant
                                                                    PGCertHealSc and MHealSc) endorsed in Hazard Assessment
Department of General Practice and Rural Health
                                                                    and Management
Dunedin School of Medicine
                                                                    The Postgraduate Diploma, certificate and masters’
University of Otago
                                                                    programmes in Health Sciences (PGDipHealSc, PGCertHealSc
PO Box 913, Dunedin 9054
                                                                    and MHealSc) endorsed in Hazard Assessment and
Email michelle.muir@otago.ac.nz
                                                                    Management will provide further qualifications for
                                                                    professionals in a variety of disciplines and occupations
GERONTOLOGY
                                                                    involving hazard assessment and management. The diploma
With an ageing population this is an area of increasing need. The   requires papers to the value of 120 points (60 for the certificate)
University of Otago, Christchurch offers two papers designed        from the papers listed below. The master’s degree requires
for health professionals and others to enhance gerontological       papers to the value of 120 points plus a thesis (120 points).
knowledge and skills. The two papers may be taken singly or
as a pair for the Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences       Note: The HAZX papers are web-based and use the
(PGCertHealSc), or for the Postgraduate Diploma in Health           University’s distance teaching medium, Blackboard, requiring
Sciences (PGDipHealSc) or the Master of Health Sciences             students to have internet access. Some papers have workshop
(MHealSc) degree.                                                   components requiring students to come to Dunedin. Papers
                                                                    marked * are available throughout the year and start and end
                                                                    dates vary. Contact the Department of Microbiology and
The following papers are available:
                                                                    Immunology for details.
HASX 404 Health Care of the Elderly
                                                                    The following papers are available:
30 points (first semester)
Introduces the study of ageing through demography and               HAZX 401 Management of Chemical Hazards
epidemiology, with special attention to service delivery and        15 points (first semester)
multidisciplinary care. Covers medical aspects of illness in the    Principles that guide the identification and practical treatment
elderly including dementia, osteoporosis, falls, Parkinson’s        of chemical hazards in today’s society.
disease, continence, stroke, depression, altered presentation
                                                                    Restrictions: CHEX 477, CHEM 477
and pharmacology, and terminal care.


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HAZX 402 Biosecurity                                             Further information
15 points (*)
                                                                 HAZX papers:
Principles and practices associated with biosecurity in
New Zealand including an historical perspective, legislatory     Dr Michelle McConnell
requirements, and examples of risk assessment and                Department of Microbiology and Immunology
management systems in place to deal with established, new and    University of Otago
potential pest incursions.                                       PO Box 56, Dunedin 9054
                                                                 Tel    03 479 5729
Restrictions: MICR 466, MICX 466
                                                                 Fax    03 479 8540
HAZX 403 Genetically Modified Organisms                          Email michelle.mcconnell@otago.ac.nz
15 points (*)
                                                                 OCCX papers:
Principles and practices associated with genetically modified
organisms in New Zealand including an historical perspective,    Dr Hilda Firth
legislatory requirements, the enforcement of legislation         Department of Preventive and Social Medicine
with respect to the generation of new genetically modified       Dunedin School of Medicine
organisms and their containment, and on the release of           University of Otago
genetically modified organisms to the environment.               PO Box 913, Dunedin 9054
                                                                 Tel     03 479 7196
Restrictions: MICR 467, MICX 467
                                                                 Email hilda.firth@stonebow.otago.ac.nz
HAZX 404 Environmental Risk Assessment and                       http://osms.otago.ac.nz/hazards
Management
15 points (second semester)                                      HEALTH INFORMATICS
Principles and practices underlying the identification,          Electronic information systems are revolutionising health
assessment, prevention, remediation and compliance               care practice, research and education. Managing information
requirements associated with environmental risks and hazards     efficiently improves patient satisfaction and makes time for
in today’s society.                                              new aspects of practice and for learning. Many health care
Restrictions: CHEM 466, CHEX 466                                 professionals realise they need skills in finding and using
                                                                 information, and in assessing information systems.
HAZX 405 Basic Toxicology
15 points (*)
                                                                 PROGRAMME OF STUDY
Principles underlying identification, assessment, prevention,
remediation and compliance associated with toxicological         Postgraduate Diploma in Health Informatics
hazards in today’s society.                                      (PGDipHealInf)
                                                                 The Postgraduate Diploma in Health Informatics
HAZX 406 Risk Management Law 1
                                                                 (PGDipHealInf) is an initiative of the University of Otago’s
15 points (*)
                                                                 Department of Information Science. It is intended for health
An introduction to legal processes and interpretation,
                                                                 care professionals whose focus may be clinical care delivery,
the Resource Management Act 1991, and the Hazardous
                                                                 management, education, quality assurance, information
Substances and New Organisms Act 1996.
                                                                 systems or research. Admission may be possible for those
HAZX 408 Radiation Hazards                                       without an undergraduate qualification, but with significant
15 points (*)                                                    health care work experience. The programme consists of two
An introduction to the nature and uses of radiation in New       core papers (HEIX 701 and HEIX 702) and any two of five
Zealand, and the legislation and regulations associated with     other papers. The availability of each paper is subject to there
radiation use in New Zealand.                                    being a sufficient number of registrations.
OCCX 401 Occupational Health                                     The following papers are available:
30 points (first semester)
                                                                 HEIX 701 Essential Information Management Skills
Introduction to occupational health, risk assessment, diseases
                                                                 30 points (first semester and Summer School)
caused by workplace hazards, ergonomics and rehabilitation.
                                                                 Introduces computing and information systems concepts.
OCCX 402 Occupational Safety                                     Develops skills with applications such as a web design,
30 points (second semester)                                      spreadsheet and database software. Emphasises searching and
Legislation and the workplace; occupational hygiene and          evaluating online information resources including MedLine
toxicology; safety resources; principles of safety management;   and the internet. This paper may also be taken for other
accident theory and prevention; occupational health and safety   programmes or as a stand-alone paper.
training methods.
                                                                 HEIX 702 Principles of Health Informatics
HAZX 5 (master’s degree) Thesis                                  30 points (second semester)
120 points                                                       Surveys health information systems, electronic medical
The development, implementation and reporting of an              records, telemedicine, computer-assisted learning, artificial
original research project in an area related to hazard           intelligence, geographic information systems, decision making,
assessment and management.                                       social and ethical issues. Focuses on applying information and
                                                                 telecommunication technology to health care.




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HEIX 703 Health Information Systems                                  HEALTH PROMOTION
30 points (second semester)                                          A practical study of the five health promotion strategies of the
Concepts and skills to understand, evaluate, select, implement       Ottawa Charter for health promotion – healthy public policy,
or design a health information system. Includes problem              supportive environments, community action, personal skills and
definition, user acceptability issues, data modelling, database      reorienting the health sector. Emphasises the importance of
management systems, systems analysis, physical database              the Treaty of Waitangi to effective health promotion in New
design, health information transfer standards and future trends      Zealand. Reviews history and underlying values. Focuses on
in health information systems. This paper is not designed to be      health promotion at national, regional and community levels.
available on its own for credit to other programmes.
                                                                     The programme is directed towards people working in the
HEIX 704 Evidence-based Practice                                     New Zealand health services who wish to learn practical health
30 points (not offered, expected to be offered in 2012)              promotion methods and strategies, and those resident in New
Studies evidence-based practice and problem-solving in the           Zealand who wish to work in that area in the future.
health professions, the accuracy and precision of diagnostic
tests, and formal approaches to choosing one management
                                                                     PROGRAMME OF STUDY
plan over others. This paper is designed to be available for
credit to other programmes.                                          Certificate in Health Promotion (CertHProm)
                                                                     The Certificate in Health Promotion (CertHProm) is a four-
HEIX 705 Computer-aided Learning in Health Care
                                                                     paper programme aimed at developing practical knowledge
30 points (second semester)
                                                                     and up-to-date skills in health promotion to enable students to
Information technology and educational issues in designing
                                                                     work with New Zealanders to improve their health.
online learning materials for professional and general
audiences. Includes health assessment, the history of                The following papers are available:
computer-aided learning in health care, tools for package
development, copyright law, delivery and distribution                HAPX 111 Health Promotion Principles
methods, human factors, usability analysis and package               30 points (first semester)
assessment. This paper is not designed to be available on its        Covers key principles of health promotion such as the broad
own for credit to other programmes.                                  definition of health, the use of a comprehensive range of
                                                                     strategies and the application of health promotion theory.
HEIX 706 Research Methods for Health Informatics
30 points (first semester)                                           HAPX 112 Health Programme Planning
An introduction to all aspects of the process of research,           30 points (second semester)
with a special emphasis on study designs common in health            Introduces health promotion programme planning,
informatics and biomedical research. Students work through           implementation and evaluation using a variety of planning
the process of research from developing a hypothesis,                models.
literature search, resolving ethical and cultural issues, refining   HAPX 113 Mäori and Community Health Development
a research question, designing a suitable study, measurement         30 points (not offered, expected to be offered in 2012)
issues and database design, while simultaneously receiving an        Covers the promotion of Mäori health within the context of
introduction to statistical analysis.                                the Treaty of Waitangi using examples of recent Mäori health
HEIX 707 Health Ethics and the Internet                              promotion initiatives. Includes principles of social change
30 points (each semester)                                            strategy, such as social support and community participation.
A study of ethical issues as they apply to information on the        HAPX 114 Contemporary Health Issues
internet. General ethical principles will be introduced and          30 points (not offered, expected to be offered in 2012)
applied to e-health, including patient information, internet         Examines current issues and concepts that shape health
research, intellectual property, pirating and plagiarism on the      promotion internationally and within New Zealand. Includes
internet.                                                            the political context of health, the structure of health systems
Papers are delivered over the internet with weekly direct online     and examples of key health promotion issues.
contact with a tutor.                                                Students may take no more than two papers in one academic
Further information                                                  year. The shortest time in which the certificate can be
                                                                     completed is two academic years.
Alec Holt
Director of Health Informatics                                       Further information
Department of Information Science                                    Kerry Hurley
University of Otago                                                  Department of Public Health
PO Box 56, Dunedin 9054                                              University of Otago, Wellington
Tel    03 479 5032                                                   PO Box 7343, Wellington 6242
Web http://www.hein.otago.ac.nz/                                     Tel    04 385 5541 extension 4807
Email aholt@infoscience.otago.ac.nz                                  Fax    04 389 5319
                                                                     Email pubh.wsmhs@otago.ac.nz
                                                                     www.uow.otago.ac.nz/academic/dph




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INTERPERSONAL PSYCHOTHERAPY                                        Postgraduate Diploma in Medical Technology
This programme provides healthcare workers with a knowledge        (PGDipMedTech) endorsed in Sleep Medicine
base of IPT at an academic level. It enables participants to       A two-year, part-time programme comprising four distance
develop a deeper understanding of the process of IPT and to        taught papers, MTEX 701, 702, 705 and 706, giving the
develop clinical skills. The programme is taught through the       student an understanding of sleep disorders, particularly
University of Otago, Christchurch.                                 sleep disordered breathing, and the technology and therapy
                                                                   commonly used in sleep medicine.
PROGRAMME OF STUDY                                                 MTEX 701 Biomedical Science for Medical Technicians
                                                                   30 points (full year)
Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences (PGDipHealSc)
                                                                   Biomedical sciences including cardiovascular physiology and
endorsed in Interpersonal Psychotherapy
                                                                   pathophysiology, respiratory physiology and pathophysiology,
This 120-point diploma programme consists of PSMX 427
                                                                   the physiology of sleep, and respiratory and cardiovascular
together with three other PSMX papers, including one or both
                                                                   pharmacology.
of PSMX 425 and PSMX 426.
                                                                   MTEX 702 Physiological Monitoring for Medical Technicians
The following papers are available:
                                                                   30 points (full year)
PSMX 425 Introduction to Interpersonal Psychotherapy               Understanding the principles of physiological monitoring,
30 points (first semester)                                         with an emphasis on cardiovascular, respiratory and
A basic understanding of interpersonal psychotherapy for           neurological signals, imaging and the interpretation of
depression.                                                        physiological data.
PSMX 426 Advanced Applications of Interpersonal                    MTEX 701 and MTEX 702 have no specific prerequisites.
Psychotherapy
                                                                   MTEX 703 Cardiovascular Science for Medical Technicians
30 points (second semester)
                                                                   30 points (full year)
A deeper understanding of interpersonal psychotherapy for
                                                                   The physiology of the cardiovascular system and changes
depression and its application to other disorders.
                                                                   in cardiovascular function in abnormal physiological and
PSMX 427 Interpersonal Psychotherapy                               pathological conditions.
60 points (full year)
                                                                   Prerequisite: MTEX 701
Teaching over the year will consist of four two-day block
courses, group supervision sessions of three hours per month       MTEX 704 Cardiovascular Technology
and use of a logbook to document skills in practice.               30 points (full year)
                                                                   An understanding of the principles underlying the
Further information
                                                                   measurement of cardiovascular function, the interpretation
Judith Stone                                                       of cardiovascular data and therapeutic use of advanced
Departmental/Postgraduate Administrator                            cardiology technology.
Department of Psychological Medicine
                                                                   Prerequisite: MTEX 702
University of Otago, Christchurch
PO Box 4345, Christchurch 8140                                     MTEX 705 Sleep Medicine
Tel     03 372 0404                                                30 points (full year)
Fax     03 372 0407                                                An understanding of normal sleep and factors that alter sleep
Email judith.stone@otago.ac.nz                                     and wakefulness, and pathophysiological sleep disorders.
                                                                   Prerequisite: MTEX 701
MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY
Medical technology provides training for the individual just       MTEX 706 Sleep Technology
starting or wishing to start work as a technologist in areas       30 points (full year)
of cardiology, sleep medicine or respiratory medicine. The         An understanding of the principles underlying the
programmes provide a deep understanding of normal and              measurement of sleep and sleep-related disorders, and
abnormal physiological function, the technology used in clinical   appropriate therapeutic interventions.
practice and commonly used therapeutic approaches.                 Prerequisite: MTEX 702
                                                                   Further information
PROGRAMMES OF STUDY
                                                                   Kim Cosner
Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Technology
                                                                   Assistant Academic Programme Coordinator
(PGCertMedTech)
                                                                   Department of Surgery and Anaesthesia
A one-year, part-time programme comprising two distance
                                                                   University of Otago, Wellington
taught papers, MTEX 701 and MTEX 702, giving the student
                                                                   PO Box 7343, Wellington 6242
a solid introduction to cardiovascular, respiratory and sleep
                                                                   Tel     04 918 5366
physiology, and the basics of physiological monitoring.
                                                                   Fax     04 389 5318
Postgraduate Diploma in Medical Technology                         Email mtex.wsmhs@otago.ac.nz
(PGDipMedTech) endorsed in Cardiology                              www.wnmeds.ac.nz/medtech.html
A two-year, part-time programme comprising four distance
taught papers, MTEX 701 - 704, giving the student an
understanding of cardiovascular disease and the technology
involved in current cardiology.




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MENTAL HEALTH                                                      Further information
Papers on the nature, extent and assessment of mental              Judith Stone
disorders, and other subjects of mental disorders are offered by   Department/Postgraduate Administrator
the Department of Psychological Medicine at the University of      Department of Psychological Medicine
Otago, Christchurch.                                               University of Otago, Christchurch
                                                                   PO Box 4345, Christchurch 8140
PROGRAMMES OF STUDY                                                Tel     03 372 0404
                                                                   Fax     03 372 0407
Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences (PGCertHealSc)
                                                                   Email judith.stone@.otago.ac.nz
endorsed in Mental Health
The Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences
                                                                   MUSCULOSKELETAL MEDICINE
(PGCertHealSc) endorsed in Mental Health consists of PSMX
401 and one other approved 30-point PSME or PSMX paper.            For Medical Practitioners
The two papers can also be taken as part of a 120-point            Musculoskeletal medicine deals with patients who have acute
Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences (PGDipHealSc)              or chronic musculoskeletal and neural dysfunction. Patients
endorsed in Mental Health.                                         with these problems constitute up to 15 per cent of a general
PSMX 401 Nature, Extent and Assessment of Mental                   practitioner’s caseload. Those with back and neck pain, in
Disorders                                                          particular, impose a heavy economic and social burden on the
30 points (first semester)                                         community. Musculoskeletal medicine is based on biomedical
Examines the key features of psychiatric disorders, their          and psychosocial assessment and treatment, using therapeutic
epidemiology, aetiology and an introduction to their               skills including manual medicine, needling and acupuncture,
treatment. It also provides an understanding of the history of     injection techniques, applied biomechanics, pharmacotherapy,
current classification systems used in psychiatric practice. The   psychosocial management and appropriate referral. Some of
paper develops an awareness of professional, ethical, cultural     the papers offered are of significant benefit to those involved
and research frameworks related to psychiatric disorders and       in other allied health professional areas such as physiotherapy,
an ability to critically evaluate.                                 occupational therapy, psychology, osteopathy and chiropractic.

PSMX 405 Rehabilitation and Management of Mental
                                                                   Other Health Professionals
Disorders
30 points (second semester)                                        Health professionals such as nurses, physiotherapists, podiatrists,
This paper examines the care systems for individuals,              occupational therapists, psychologists, osteopaths and
families and the community and will provide students with          chiropractors may be interested in enrolling in the distance-
a comprehensive knowledge of the characteristics of mental         taught papers of the course. They contribute towards the
disorders such as schizophrenia, affective anxiety, alcohol and    Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences (PGDipHealSc)
drug and personality disorders and their management; an            endorsed in Musculoskeletal Management or the Master of
understanding of living with mental disorders for both the         Health Sciences degree (MHealSc) endorsed in Musculoskeletal
consumer and the family; an understanding of Mäori mental          Management.
health issues, the significance of the Treaty of Waitangi and
education in cultural safety in their practice; an understanding   PROGRAMMES OF STUDY
of treatments for mental disorder; an ability to undertake risk
assessment and manage risk in clinical practice.                   Postgraduate Diploma in Musculoskeletal Medicine
                                                                   (PGDipMSM)
PSMX 407 Forensic Psychiatry                                       The Postgraduate Diploma in Musculoskeletal Medicine
30 points (not offered in 2011, next offered in 2012)              (PGDipMSM) is for registered medical practitioners who
The principles and practice of forensic psychiatry.                wish to continue their education in musculoskeletal disorders,
Note: Students will require evidence of suitable clinical          particularly those encountered in general practice. It is a
experience to be admitted to this paper.                           two- to four-year part-time course of six compulsory and
PSMX 428 Psycho-oncology                                           two optional papers, taught by a combination of on-campus,
30 points (second semester)                                        distance and online instruction.
An introduction to psychological issues, processes and             Postgraduate Certificate in Musculoskeletal Medicine
treatment models relevant to cancer settings.                      (PGCertMSM)
Each paper requires participation in four two-day block            A Postgraduate Certificate in Musculoskeletal Medicine
courses and one examination in Christchurch. Applicants are        (PGCertMSM) is also offered, consisting of three compulsory
expected to be working in the mental health field in               papers (MSMX 701, 704, and 708) and one other optional
New Zealand.                                                       distance-taught paper.

PSMX 429 Suicidal Behaviours, Research and Prevention              MSMX 701 Clinical Diagnosis
30 points (second semester)                                        15 points (full year: Part I – March, Part II – August)
A paper for clinicians, nurses and allied health professionals     On campus, restricted to medical graduates, prerequisite for
which aims to provide an introduction to suicidal behaviours,      MSMX 709.
research and prevention. It provides a critical approach to        MSMX 702 Musculoskeletal Tissues
the complex and often emotive issue of suicide, focusing           15 points (second semester)
around three themes: the epidemiology of suicidal behaviour;       An evaluation of the normal and abnormal structure and
suicide research and prevention; assessment, treatment and         function of neuromusculoskeletal tissues. Includes the
management of suicidal individuals.                                anatomy, histology, physiology and pathology of these tissues.
The course is taught via two four-day block courses in
Christchurch.

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MSMX 703 Musculoskeletal Disorders                                   Further information
15 points (second semester)
                                                                     Veronica McGroggan
Clinical evaluation, assessment and management of a wide
                                                                     Departmental Postgraduate Administrator
range of musculoskeletal disorders. The paper focuses on a
                                                                     Dept of Orthopaedic Surgery and Musculoskeletal Medicine
clinical approach to musculoskeletal problems as they present
                                                                     University of Otago, Christchurch
in primary care.
                                                                     PO Box 4345, Christchurch 8140
MSMX 704 Pain                                                        Tel    03 364 1086
15 points (first semester)                                           Fax    03 364 0909
Pain as a multidimensional phenomenon. Concepts and                  Email veronica.mcgroggan@otago.ac.nz
history, neuropathophysiology of peripheral and central pain
                                                                     Dr Jim Borowczyk
mechanisms, pain measurement and the psychological, social,
                                                                     Academic Coordinator
and economic aspects of both acute and chronic pain.
                                                                     Dept of Orthopaedic Surgery and Musculoskeletal Medicine
MSMX 705 Regional Disorders – Spine                                  University of Otago, Christchurch
15 points (not offered in 2011, next offered in 2012)                PO Box 4345, Christchurch 8140
Evaluates structure, function, disorders and diseases of the         Tel    03 364 1086
vertebral column and associated tissues. Includes anatomy,           Fax    03 364 0909
biomechanics, pathology, clinical assessment and treatment           Email jim.borowczyk@otago.ac.nz
options.                                                             www.uoc.otago.ac.nz/departments/MSM
MSMX 706 Regional Disorders – Limbs
                                                                     NURSING
15 points (not offered in 2011, next offered in 2012)
Evaluates structure, function, disorders and diseases of the         Registered nurses are offered the opportunity to advance their
limbs. Includes anatomy, biomechanics, pathology, clinical           qualifications within their specialty area of practice. Studies
assessment and treatment options.                                    are aligned with National Health Policy directives and the
                                                                     Nursing Council of New Zealand framework for postgraduate
MSMX 707 Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation                              nursing education (2002), and are responsive to community
15 points (not offered in 2011, next offered in 2012)                requirements. Registered nurses considering study toward nurse
Prevention and rehabilitation. Includes an overview of the           practitioner status are advised to seek course counselling prior
principles of epidemiology, critical understanding and analysis      to admission.
of research, clinical decision analysis and clinical epidemiology.
MSMX 708 Pain Management                                             Courses are both clinically and theoretically focused and will
15 points (first semester)                                           provide registered nurses (RNs) with advanced knowledge and
Management and treatment of all forms of musculoskeletal             skills. Eligibility for enrolment requires that the registered nurse:
pain and dysfunction including modern psychosocial
                                                                     ~ have registration as a nurse from a three-year programme
approaches to therapy.
                                                                       or course congruent with the Health Practitioner
MSMX 709 Clinical Therapeutics                                         Competence Assurance Act 2003
15 points (first semester)
                                                                     ~ hold a current practising certificate
This paper is a progression from paper MSMX 701 – Clinical
Diagnosis. This is an on-campus, hands-on course, designed to        ~ have a minimum of two years’ full-time post-registration
teach postgraduate medical students specific practical clinical        experience in the area of speciality practice*
skills in the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders, including
the assessment of efficacy according to the current evidence-        ~ currently work in the clinical setting or have significant
based principles.                                                      need of advancing practice competencies*.

MSMX 710 Recreational and Sports Injuries                            * NURX 405, 411, 413, 426 only.
15 points (not offered in 2011, next offered in 2012)                Applicants will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Teaching
Evaluation and management. Includes epidemiology,                    for each paper is by way of:
biomechanics, classification of sports injuries, and the
principles of injury assessment, treatment and rehabilitation.       ~ study-blocks of two to four days, generally four blocks each
An interactive online internet facility (Blackboard)                   semester
complements teaching and it is highly recommended that               ~ audioconference
all students have internet access. Two on-campus course
components concentrate on clinical skills, psychosocial              ~ email and telephone communication
assessment methods and techniques for the management of              ~ Blackboard.
musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction.
MSMX 711 Pain Assessment
15 points (second semester)
This paper ideally complements the two existing pain papers,
MSMX 704 and MSMX 708, and with them, provides a full
and detailed overview of neurobiology, psychology, assessment
and treatment modalities available for pain.




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PROGRAMMES OF STUDY                                                  NURX 411 High Acuity Nursing
                                                                     30 points (second semester)
Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences (PGCertHealSc)
                                                                     Consisting largely of a practicum, this paper covers
The Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences
                                                                     professional skills and knowledge related to clinical
(PGCertHealSc) has a number of endorsed options which
                                                                     competence in high dependency nursing.
enable registered nurses to advance in a specific area of
practice. Each endorsement consists of two papers which can          NURX 413 Primary Health Care Nursing – Rural/Urban
usually be completed in one year of part-time study.                 30 points (second semester)
                                                                     Consisting largely of a practicum, this paper covers
Requirements for the endorsements are:
                                                                     professional skills and knowledge related to clinical
~ Advanced Clinical Nursing NURX 405 and NURX 416                    competence in primary health care nursing.
~ Nursing (Gerontology) NURX 405 and NURX 426                        NURX 415 Nursing Research Methods
                                                                     30 points (first semester)
~ Nursing (Advanced Mental Health) NURX 403 and NURX
                                                                     An introduction to a variety of approaches appropriate to
  404
                                                                     addressing nursing research questions. The application of
~ Nursing (High Acuity) NURX 405 and NURX 411                        ethics, process and methodology in quantitative and qualitative
                                                                     styles is covered.
~ Nursing (Leadership and Management) NURX 423 and
  NURX 424                                                           NURX 416 Nursing – Applied Pharmacology
                                                                     30 points (second semester)
~ Nursing (Long-term Condition Management) NURX 427
                                                                     This paper will cover physiology, mechanisms of action of
  and NURX 428
                                                                     pharmacological agents, prescribing frameworks, monitoring
~ Nursing (Primary Health Care) NURX 405 and NURX 413                and adverse reactions. Regulation of prescribing is reviewed.
~ Nursing (Specialty Mental Health) NURX 403 and                     NURX 418 Nursing Education – Principles and Practice
  NURX 409                                                           30 points (second semester)
                                                                     This paper addresses principles of education theory and
Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences (PGDipHealSc)                practice related to clinical and nursing education settings.
The Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences (PGDipHealSc)            Pedagogical approaches are introduced and the socio-political
has two endorsed options which enable registered nurses to           foundations of nursing education are evaluated.
advance in a specific area of practice. Requirements for the
endorsements are:                                                    NURX 423 Nursing Leadership and Management 1
                                                                     30 points (first semester)
~ Nursing – approved papers to the value of 120 points               The learning aims of this paper are based around key themes
  (typically, four 30-point papers) comprising two approved          involving the management of nursing communities. Themes
  papers in nursing, approved research methods paper(s)              include facilitating change, human resources, budgeting,
  worth 30 points and other approved papers worth 30                 teambuilding and the tasks of nursing management.
  points.
                                                                     NURX 424 Nursing Leadership and Management 2
~ Nursing (Primary Health Care) – NURX 405, NURX 413,                30 points (second semester)
  NURX 415 and other approved paper(s) worth 30 points.              This paper encourages the application of theoretical
The following papers are available:                                  knowledge to cases, and emphasises skill development for
                                                                     nurse leaders in analysis, independent critical thinking and
NURX 403 Mental Health Nursing Practice                              innovative problem solving.
30 points (first semester)
This paper provides a theoretical basis for mental health            NURX 426 Nursing – Gerontology
nursing through the use of a problem-based learning                  30 points (not offered, expected to be offered in 2012)
approach, and the incorporation of critical social theory as a       Consisting largely of an applied practicum in the core
basis for reflection on mental health nursing practice.              knowledge of gerontology nursing allied with a specialty
                                                                     practice focus in hospital, community and/or home nursing
NURX 404 Advanced Mental Health Nursing Practice                     facilitating advanced nursing practice.
30 points (second semester)
Advanced clinical practice in a mental health nursing context.       NURX 427 Management of Long-term Conditions
Critique of practice and the application of research and             30 points (first semester)
theoretical principles to mental health nursing practice.            Principles of effective long-term condition management,
                                                                     including best practice clinical guidelines, practice-based
NURX 405 Health Assessment and Advanced Nursing                      resources, cultural competence, patient self-management, early
Practice                                                             detection, impact of chronic conditions, end-of-life care.
30 points (first semester)
A clinical/therapeutic focus is integrated with research-based       NURX 428 Long-term Condition Management
theory. Students are offered the opportunity to demonstrate          (Advanced)
advanced nursing competencies in their scope of practice.            30 points (second semester)
                                                                     Principles of ongoing culturally appropriate long-term
NURX 409 Mental Health Nursing Practicum                             condition management including implementation of illness
30 points (second semester)                                          prevention, patient self-management approaches, integrated
A practicum offering clinical knowledge and skills for mental        care, end-of-life care, population-based approaches and change
health care delivery. Critique of practice and application of        management processes.
research and theoretical principles to mental health clinical
practice. This paper may be taken only by nurses with no more
than six months’ clinical experience in a mental health specialty.



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Further information                                                 breast feeding and puerperium, well-baby check, common
                                                                    neonatal disorders to include jaundice, respiratory distress,
Amanda Clifford
                                                                    seizures, infections, intracranial bleeding and hypothermia.
Administrator
Centre for Postgraduate Nursing Studies                             OBGX 715 Medical Gynaecology I
University of Otago, Christchurch                                   18 points (each semester – starting January and June)
PO Box 4345, Christchurch 8140                                      Giving a grounding beyond undergraduate training in
Tel     03 364 3850                                                 women’s health reproductive issues. Covers adolescent health,
Fax     03 364 0605                                                 screening for sexually transmitted infections, common
Email amanda.clifford@otago.ac.nz                                   presentations, such as menstrual disorders, vulval disorders
                                                                    and menopausal issues.
for Mental Health papers: NURX 403,404 & 409, contact:
                                                                    OBGX 716 Medical Gynaecology II
Judith Stone
                                                                    18 points (each semester – starting April and September)
Department/Postgraduate Administrator
                                                                    Giving a foundation on topics such as adolescent gynaecology,
Department of Psychological Medicine
                                                                    termination of pregnancy, continence, fertility, gynaecology,
University of Otago, Christchurch
                                                                    oncology, and violence and abuse issues.
PO Box 4345, Christchurch 8140
Tel     03 372 0404                                                 OBGX 717 Obstetrics and Gynaecology Clinical Training
Fax     03 372 0407                                                 36 points (full year and each semester)
Email judith.stone@otago.ac.nz                                      This is a clinical assessment paper and is offered to PGDipOMG
                                                                    candidates only. It requires the completion of a logbook
OBSTETRICS AND MEDICAL GYNAECOLOGY                                  confirming a range of minimal clinical experience. Examination
Aspects of everyday practice are presented by experts in            is by a clinical examination which may take the form of an
the field, and current controversies and daily dilemmas are         OSCE. This cannot be completed in less than six months.
discussed by staff and students at regular audioconferences.        Residential papers:
The papers offered are suitable for doctors, midwives, family
planning trainees, GPs and continuing medical education             OBGX 718 and OBGX 719 are residential papers held in
registrants. Papers may be studied as stand-alone subjects or for   Christchurch each lasting three days.
credit towards two qualifications.                                  OBGX 718 Obstetrics and Gynaecology Residential Course 1
                                                                    6 points (each semester)
PROGRAMMES OF STUDY                                                 Introductory course suitable for those with little/no clinical
                                                                    experience. The course includes practical assessments,
Postgraduate Diploma in Obstetrics and Medical
                                                                    practicalities of contraception and management of STIs. There
Gynaecology (PGDipOMG)
                                                                    is a short written practical assessment.
120 points
This requires completion of four distance-taught papers and         OBGX 719 Obstetrics and Gynaecology Residential Course 2
two residential courses to be completed over the minimum            6 points (each semester)
time of 12 months. There is also a clinical assessment              Designed for students with some clinical experience and
examination, OBGX 717. This examination can be taken                includes revision of topics such as menopause, gynaecology
after a minimum clinical experience of six months following         and mood disorders in pregnancy. There is a short written
satisfactory completion of a logbook. This is usually in June or    practical assessment.
December and takes place in either Auckland or Wellington.
                                                                    Further information
Postgraduate Certificate in Women’s Health (PGCertWHlth)
                                                                    Amanda Phillips
60 points
                                                                    Distance Learning Coordinator
This requires completion of three of the four distance-taught
                                                                    Dunedin School of Medicine
papers and one residential course (OBGX 718 or OBGX 719).
                                                                    PO Box 913, Dunedin 9054
The four distance-taught papers are OBGX 712, OBGX 713,
                                                                    Tel    03 474 7825
OBGX 715, OBGX 716 (18 points each). Each of these papers
                                                                    Fax    03 479 7817
consists of six two-hour evening audioconferences conducted
                                                                    Email wch.distancelearning@otago.ac.nz
fortnightly. Each paper takes 12 weeks to complete. Each paper
is assessed by six topic-based assignments and a multiple
choice examination at the end of the 12 weeks which can be sat
at your local centre. The topics covered are listed following.
OBGX 712 Pre and Early Pregnancy Care
18 points (each semester – starting January and June)
Covering the care of women planning for a pregnancy, or
who wish to avoid pregnancy. It also deals with first trimester
pregnancy care and common complications, including
miscarriage, and diagnoses of lower abdominal pain in early
pregnancy.
OBGX 713 Pregnancy Care in the Community
18 points (each semester – starting April and September)
Content and rationale of antenatal and postnatal visits,
birthing, and relevant anatomy and physiology of pregnancy
and labour. Medical disorders in pregnancy, malrepresentations,
haemorrhage, important obstetric emergencies and conditions,


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OCCUPATIONAL AND AVIATION MEDICINE                                   Postgraduate Diploma in Aviation Medicine (PGDipAvMed)
(including Aeromedical Retrieval and Transport)                      The programme consists of six papers, normally AVMX 711, 712,
The Occupational and Aviation Medicine Unit provides                 713 and 714, together with either AVMX 715 and AVMX 716 (i.e.
training to registered medical practitioners and other health        the requirements for the Postgraduate Certificate in Occupational
professionals in nearly all countries of the world. Some             Medicine) or AVMX 717 and AVMX 718 (i.e. the requirements
participants are airline or military flying doctors, but the         for the Postgraduate Certificate in Aeromedical Retrieval and
majority have an interest in civil and general aviation, air         Transport). This is available as an exit qualification for students
ambulance or retrieval medicine, occupational medicine and           who do not complete the master’s in Aviation Medicine.
associated medical problems.                                         Postgraduate Diploma in Occupational Medicine
                                                                     (PGDipOccMed)
Doctors who have completed the programmes have become                A two-year, part-time programme comprising four
specialists in occupational medicine and have incorporated the       distance-taught papers, AVMX 715 and AVMX 716
programme into their FAFOM or MFOM training programme.               (normally completed first for the Postgraduate Certificate in
Anaesthetists and international SOS doctors have enhanced            Occupational Medicine) and AVMX 723 and AVMX 724.
their effectiveness by training in the aeromedical aspects of
                                                                     Master of Aviation Medicine (MAvMed)
their job. Other specialists come from neurosurgery, trauma
                                                                     An approved choice of eight papers at least six of which must
and emergency medicine, respiratory medicine, psychiatry and
                                                                     be from AVMX 711-724, 785 (two papers may be replaced by
pathology. Specialist courses in occupational medicine are offered
                                                                     papers offered by another tertiary institution).
in collaboration with Harvard Medical School Dubai Centre.
                                                                     Master of Health Sciences (MHealSc) endorsed in Aeromedical
PROGRAMMES OF STUDY                                                  Retrieval and Transport, Aviation Medicine, and Occupational
                                                                     Medicine, or a PhD in any of these fields.
Note: The Postgraduate Certificate and Diploma in Health
Sciences and the degree of Master of Health Sciences (endorsed       Research supervision is also available for the degree of Master
in specified subjects) may be taken by nurses and allied health      of Health Sciences (MHealSc) endorsed in any of three
professionals. The other programmes may be taken only by             specialisations (Aeromedical Retrieval and Transport, Aviation
medical practitioners.                                               Medicine, Occupational Medicine) or for PhD students in
                                                                     appropriate locations outside Wellington.
Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences (PGCertHealSc)
endorsed in Aeromedical Retrieval and Transport                      The following papers are available:
A one-year, part-time programme comprising two distance-             AVMX 711 Aviation Physiology
taught papers, AVMX 719 and AVMX 720.                                30 points (not offered in 2011, expected to be offered in 2012)
Postgraduate Certificate in Aeromedical Retrieval and                The effects of pressure change; altitude physiology; oxygen
Transport                                                            equipment; vestibular forms of spatial disorientation; visual
(PGCertAeroRT)                                                       and central forms of disorientation; vision in aviation;
A one-year, part-time programme comprising two distance-             acceleration; ageing and performance; sudden incapacitation.
taught papers, AVMX 717 and AVMX 718.                                AVMX 712 Aircrew Health and Performance
Postgraduate Certificate in Civil Aviation Medicine                  30 points (second semester)
(PGCertCAvMed)                                                       Short term acceleration and aircrew flying clothing; aviation
An entry-level qualification training for medical practitioners      pathology and medical investigation of aircraft accidents;
who wish to be accredited as CAA aviation medical examiners.         education and training for commercial flight crew; noise,
The programme consists of two papers, AVMX 711 and                   vibration and communication; thermal physiology, rescue and
AVMX 714.                                                            survival; circadian rhythms and fatigue; human performance
                                                                     in aviation; ergonomics in aviation; work performance.
Postgraduate Certificate in Occupational Medicine
(PGCertOccMed)                                                       AVMX 713 Airport and Travel Health
A one-year, part-time programme comprising two distance-             30 points (first semester)
taught papers, AVMX 715 and AVMX 716.                                Medical aspects of air traffic control; airport services; aviation
                                                                     toxicology and agricultural aviation; passenger cabin safety;
Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences (PGDipHealSc)                traveller health; the health of flight attendants; airline aviation
endorsed in Aeromedical Retrieval and Transport                      medicine; food hygiene and airline catering; air ambulances.
A two-year, part-time programme comprising four distance-
taught papers, AVMX 719 and AVMX 720 (normally                       AVMX 714 Clinical Aviation Medicine
completed first for the Postgraduate Certificate in Health           30 points (not offered in 2011, expected to be offered in 2012)
Sciences) and AVMX 717 and AVMX 718.                                 Medical certification and risk assessment; hazards of
                                                                     medication in flying; aviation ophthalmology; aviation
Postgraduate Diploma in Aeromedical Retrieval and                    otolaryngology; aviation psychiatry; aviation neurology and
Transport (PGDipAeroRT)                                              neurosurgery; aviation cardiology.
A two-year, part-time programme comprising four distance-
taught papers, AVMX 717 and AVMX 718 (normally                       AVMX 715 Principles of Occupational Medicine
completed first for the Postgraduate Certificate in Aeromedical      30 points (first semester)
Retrieval and Transport) and AVMX 721 and AVMX 722.                  The general principles of occupational medicine including
                                                                     occupational epidemiology; occupational biostatistics and critical
                                                                     appraisal; rehabilitation and resettlement; accidents at work;
                                                                     occupational mental health and sickness absence; ergonomics,
                                                                     occupational overuse injury and back injuries, manual handling
                                                                     overuse injuries; occupational toxicology; occupational exposure
                                                                     and specific organ health effects; heat and cold.


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AVMX 716 Clinical Occupational Medicine                               AVMX 724 Health and Industry
30 points (second semester)                                           30 points (not offered in 2011, expected to be offered in 2012)
Occupational noise; lighting and vision; radiation and                Mining; nuclear power and other radiation work; agriculture
electrical hazards at work; occupational lung disorders;              and silviculture; chemical industries; international business;
occupational allergy, asthma and dermatitis; occupational             petrochemical industries including oil and gas exploration;
cancer; shift work; occupational hygiene; occupational diving         office work, general manufacturing and technical trades;
and compressed air at work.                                           hazardous employment environmental health.
AVMX 717 Medical Logistics in Aeromedical Transport                   AVMX 780 Research Project
30 points (first semester)                                            30 points (each semester)
Historical perspectives, search and rescue; primary                   A supervised, original project of up to 10,000 words in aviation
aeromedical retrieval; secondary aeromedical retrieval and            medicine or a related field, usually applied to the student’s area
transfers; logistics of long reach retrieval; tertiary aeromedical    of practice, for example, a systematic review, pilot study, audit
transport; logistics of international repatriation; essential         or case study.
preflight considerations; working as a team.
                                                                      AVMX 785 Research Methods
AVMX 718 Operational Aspects of Aeromedical Transport                 30 points (first semester 2011, second semester 2012)
30 points (second semester)                                           Qualitative research, quantitative research, ethical issues,
Overview of aeromedical transport worldwide; modes of                 survey methods, quantitative data analysis, statistics, types of
medical transport; helicopters used for medical transport; F/W        data, data presentation, critical appraisal, research frameworks,
aircraft used for medical transport; aircraft safety - the risks of   comparison of methodologies, designing a research project.
air travel; aeromedical equipment; operational limitations and
                                                                      Note:
constraints; concepts in altitude physiology; further physiology
                                                                      The following papers are offered in even numbered years i.e.
of transport.
                                                                      2012, 2014 etc. Semester One: AVMX 711, 721, 723. AVMX
AVMX 719 Aeromedical Studies for Nurses                               714, 722, 724.
30 points (first semester)
                                                                      The following papers are offered in odd numbered years i.e.
Aviation physiology; the impact of the stresses of flight on the
                                                                      2011, 2013 etc. Semester One: AVMX 713, 715, 717. Semester
human body; the aviation worksite and related issues; patient
                                                                      Two: AVMX 712, 716, 718.
care (pre-flight, in-flight and post-flight); professional and
medico-legal aeromedical issues.                                      Further information
AVMX 720 Critical Analysis in Aeromedical Retrieval and               Katherine Harris
Transport                                                             Occupational and Aviation Medicine Unit
30 points (second semester)                                           Department of Medicine
Critical analysis of an issue in flight nursing or aero/              University of Otago, Wellington
paramedical care; a personal programme of study based                 PO Box 7343, Wellington 6242
in critical evaluation of the student’s own clinical role and         Tel    04 385 5590
working environment.                                                  Email katherine.harris@otago.ac.nz
AVMX 721 Clinical Care in the Air
                                                                      OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY
30 points (not offered in 2011, expected to be offered in 2012)
Relating physiology, pathology and flight; general clinical           Training in occupational health and safety for health science and
concerns; cardiovascular patients; orthopaedic and trauma             other graduates who may wish to pursue a career in health and
patients; burn patients; obstetric and gynaecological patients;       safety and for those who may be already working in the field.
aeromedical transport of children; psychiatric patients and
miscellaneous conditions; critical care in the air.                   PROGRAMMES OF STUDY
AVMX 722 Organisation of Aeromedical Systems                          Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences (PGDipHealSc)
30 points (not offered in 2011, expected to be offered in 2012)       endorsed in Occupational Health
Establishing an aeromedical service; administration of an             The Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences (PGDipHealSc)
aeromedical service; standards, quality and quality control;          endorsed in Occupational Health consists of four papers
international differences in approach; insurance and travel           (OCCX 401, OCCX 402, an approved research methods paper
assistance; personnel selection and training; medico-legal            and one other approved paper).
issues; military AME; major incident response.
                                                                      Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences (PGCertHealSc)
AVMX 723 Managing Occupational Medicine                               endorsed in Occupational Health
30 points (not offered in 2011, expected to be offered in 2012)       The Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences
Disability assessment; workplace assessment; communication,           (PGCertHealSc) endorsed in Occupational Health consists of
consultation and negotiation; risk assessment and risk                two compulsory papers (OCCX 401 and OCCX 402).
communication; funding and management of occupational
health; occupational medicine and the law; research and               The following papers are available:
medical informatics in occupational medicine; hazard control          OCCX 401 Occupational Health
and safety in occupational medicine; quality assurance in             30 points (first semester)
occupational medicine.                                                Introduction to occupational health, risk assessment, diseases
                                                                      caused by workplace hazards, ergonomics and rehabilitation.




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OCCX 402 Occupational Safety                                          OPHTHALMOLOGY
30 points (second semester)                                           The Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences,
Legislation and the workplace; occupational hygiene and               Ophthalmology section, offers a diploma for medical graduates
toxicology; safety resources; principles of safety management;        with at least two years’ experience who either want to embark
accident theory and prevention; occupational health and safety        on a career in ophthalmology, or are in a recognised training
training methods.                                                     programme and wish to enhance their understanding of the
OCCX 401 and 402 each require a study weekend in Dunedin              ophthalmic basic sciences.
focusing on practical skills such as worksite assessment,
audiometry, spirometry and site visits.                               PROGRAMME OF STUDY
Further information                                                   Postgraduate Diploma in Ophthalmic Basic Sciences
                                                                      (PGDipOphthBS)
Catherine Adamson
                                                                      The Postgraduate Diploma in Ophthalmic Basic Sciences
Secretary
                                                                      (PGDipOphthBS) consists of four 30-point papers which can
Department of Preventive and Social Medicine
                                                                      be taken full-time over a year. Part-time students have up to
Dunedin School of Medicine
                                                                      five years to complete the diploma.
University of Otago
PO Box 913, Dunedin 9054                                              The following papers are available:
Tel     03 479 7202
                                                                      OPHX 801 Ophthalmic Anatomy
Fax     03 479 7298
                                                                      30 points (each semester)
Email catherine.adamson@otago.ac.nz
                                                                      Deals with anatomical knowledge for a practising
                                                                      ophthalmologist and includes ocular, orbital, relevant head
OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE
                                                                      and neck anatomy and neuroanatomy.
For general practitioners interested in occupational medicine, and
for those who wish to pursue a full-time career in the discipline.    OPHX 802 Ophthalmic Physiology
                                                                      30 points (each semester)
                                                                      Covers physiological aspects of ophthalmology including
PROGRAMME OF STUDY
                                                                      psychophysical testing, patient examination techniques, the
Postgraduate Diploma in Industrial Health (DIH)                       physiological basis of visual processing, ocular biochemistry
The Postgraduate Diploma in Industrial Health (DIH) offers            and eye movements.
occupational health training to registered medical practitioners.
                                                                      OPHX 803 Ophthalmic Optics
The following papers are available:                                   30 points (each semester)
                                                                      Deals with aspects of optics relevant to a practising
INDX 701 Introduction to Occupational Medicine
                                                                      ophthalmologist. It includes physical and geometrical optics,
30 points (first semester)
                                                                      physiological optics, instruments, ophthalmic examination
The specialist role of the occupational physician, clinical skills,
                                                                      techniques and optical disorders of the eye.
introduction to the workplace. The managerial role, legislation,
medico-legal issues and workplace assessment.                         OPHX 804 Practical Ophthalmic Basic Sciences
                                                                      30 points (June – July)
INDX 702 Clinical Occupational Medicine
                                                                      Covers the practical application of ophthalmic physiology,
30 points (second semester)
                                                                      ophthalmic anatomy and ophthalmic optics. Students
Basic and specialist clinical skills to diagnose, assess and advise
                                                                      practise clinical skills with relevant equipment, increase their
on disease and injury in relation to work.
                                                                      knowledge and understanding of surgical and gross anatomy,
INDX 703 Assessment and Control of Occupational                       and develop expertise in psychophysical testing.
Hazards
                                                                      OPHX 805 Ocular Genetics
30 points (not offered in 2011, expected to be offered in 2012)
                                                                      30 points (each semester)
Concepts of toxicology and occupational hygiene. Workplace
                                                                      This paper deals with the mechanisms of genetics and their
identification, measurement, assessment and control of
                                                                      significance to ophthalmic practice. It covers the basic
occupational hazards.
                                                                      principles of, and recent developments in, ocular genetics and
INDX 704 Research Methods in Occupational Health                      gene therapy.
30 points (not offered in 2011, expected to be offered in 2012)
                                                                      OPHX 801, 802, 803 and 805 require internet access as they use
Informatics, epidemiology and biostatistics to prepare for
                                                                      web-based teaching with weekly “lectures” on Oceanbrowser.
a research project and to interpret and evaluate research
                                                                      Teaching is based on the Royal Australian and New Zealand
affecting occupational medicine. Compulsory block weekends
                                                                      College of Ophthalmologists’ curriculum which has been
in Christchurch, Wellington or Dunedin focus on practical and
                                                                      extended to include clinical correlations where appropriate.
clinical skills.
                                                                      OPHX 804 is run in three consecutive one-week blocks in
Further information                                                   Dunedin.
Dr David McBride                                                      Further information
Senior Lecturer in Occupational Health
                                                                      Associate Professor Gordon Sanderson
Department of Preventive and Social Medicine
                                                                      Ophthalmology Section, Medical and Surgical Sciences
Dunedin School of Medicine
                                                                      Dunedin School of Medicine
University of Otago
                                                                      University of Otago
PO Box 913, Dunedin 9054
                                                                      PO Box 913, Dunedin 9054
Tel     03 479 7208
                                                                      Tel     03 474 7970
Fax     03 479 7298
                                                                      Fax     03 474 7628
Email david.mcbride@otago.ac.nz
                                                                      Email gordon.sanderson@otago.ac.nz

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Application inquiries to                                                PROGRAMME OF STUDY
Janice Yardley                                                          Postgraduate Certificate in Pharmacy (PGCertPharm)
Course Administrator, Medicine Section                                  endorsed in Medicines Management
Dunedin School of Medicine                                              Providing medicines information involves retrieving, integrating
University of Otago                                                     and evaluating information from a variety of sources and
PO Box 913, Dunedin 9054                                                applying this to benefit patient outcomes. The certificate gives
Tel     03 474 7007 extension 8510                                      pharmacists skills to retrieve and analyse medicines information
Fax     03 474 7641                                                     efficiently and accurately, and apply this in practice. The two
Email janice.yardley@otago.ac.nz                                        papers of the certificate can also count towards the Postgraduate
                                                                        Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy.
PERINATAL MENTAL HEALTH
                                                                        PHCX 541 Medicines Information
An introduction to perinatal psychiatry and infant mental health        30 points (each semester)
for mental health professionals who wish to develop their               Drug information resources, information technology, literature
theoretical and applied knowledge of the area.                          searching and critical appraisal, practical applications.
                                                                        PHCX 542 Medicines Management
PROGRAMME OF STUDY
                                                                        30 points (second semester)
Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences (PGCertHealSc)              Clinical application of medicines information to benefit patients.
endorsed in Perinatal Mental Health
                                                                        Corequisite/prerequisite: PHCX 541
Two papers are required: PSMX 432 and PSMX 433.
                                                                        PROGRAMME OF STUDY
PSMX 432 Introduction to Perinatal Psychiatry
30 points (first semester)                                              Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy
This paper covers an outline of the full range of psychiatric           (PGDipClinPharm)
disorders as they present during pregnancy and the first postnatal      Candidates for the diploma must hold the degree of Bachelor
year. It includes the adaptive demands on the mother and family         of Pharmacy, or have an equivalent qualification or experience
during the perinatal period. Applicants are expected to have had        acceptable to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Health Sciences) and be
two years’ postgraduate clinical experience. The paper is taught        registered to practise as pharmacists in their country of residence.
via four two-day block courses in Christchurch.
                                                                        Four of the following papers are required:
PSMX 433 Introduction to Infant Mental Health
                                                                        PHCX 512 Advanced Clinical Pharmacy
30 points (second semester)
                                                                        30 points (first semester)
This paper provides an understanding of normal and abnormal
                                                                        Special topics in clinical pharmacy focusing on problems often
human brain development in utero and up to three years and
                                                                        encountered in pharmacy practice.
how this relates to attachment and maternal mental health.
Applicants are expected to have had two years’ postgraduate             Corequisite/prerequisite: PHCX 522, PHCX 523 and PHCX 525
clinical experience. The paper is taught via four two-day block
                                                                        PHCX 522 Applied Clinical Pharmacy 1
courses in Christchurch.
                                                                        30 points (first semester)
Further information                                                     Medication in the treatment of diseases including cardiovascular
                                                                        and respiratory disorders, diabetes, and rheumatological,
Judith Stone
                                                                        gastrointestinal, renal and hepatic disorders.
Departmental/Postgraduate Administrator
Department of Psychological Medicine                                    Corequisite/prerequisite: PHCX 541 and PHCX 542
University of Otago, Christchurch
                                                                        PHCX 523 Applied Clinical Pharmacy 2
PO Box 4345, Christchurch 8140
                                                                        30 points (second semester)
Tel     03 372 0404
                                                                        Medication in the treatment of diseases including mental health,
Fax     03 372 0407
                                                                        neurological, women’s health, and dermatological disorders,
Email judith.stone@otago.ac.nz
                                                                        infection, therapeutic drug monitoring and pharmacokinetics.
PHARMACY                                                                Corequisite/prerequisite: PHCX 541 and PHCX 542
Clinical pharmacy, whether practised in hospitals or community          PHCX 524 Pharmacoeconomics and Drug Evaluation
settings, is an evolving discipline focused on the safe,                30 points (second semester)
rational and effective use of medicines. As the complexity of           Design and interpretation of clinical trials, techniques for drug
pharmacotherapeutic agents increases, there is a growing need for       use and evaluation/review, economic considerations in the use of
expert and independent advice on their usage. Pharmacists are           medicines.
well placed to offer such advice. However, pharmaceutical skills
may be of little use if they cannot be applied in a clinical setting.   This paper may not be offered if fewer than ten students enrol.
Postgraduate programmes in pharmacy integrate pharmaceutical            PHCX 525 Core Clinical Pharmacy
and clinical knowledge and help students communicate this               30 points (full year)
knowledge effectively.                                                  Medication in the treatment of diseases including cardiovascular,
Most of the papers require attendance at weekend workshops.             endocrine, mental health, infectious diseases and respiratory.
There are either one or two workshops per paper, to be held at          Restriction: PHCX 522, 523
one of the following venues: Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch
or Dunedin. Workshop dates and venues are published on the              Corequisite/prerequisite: PHCX 541 and PHCX 542
School of Pharmacy web page: www.pharmacy.otago.ac.nz/ppp               This paper may not be offered if fewer than five students enrol.




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PHCX 541 Medicines Information                                       PHTX 510 Research Methods
30 points (each semester)                                            30 points (first semester)
Drug information resources, information technology, literature       Research design, evaluation, survey and qualitative methods.
searching and critical appraisal, practical applications.
                                                                     PHTX 530 Theoretical Constructs in Clinical Practice
This paper may not be offered in the second semester if fewer        30 points (second semester)
than eight students enrol.                                           Clinical practice structured to extend the physiotherapist’s
                                                                     theoretical knowledge and reasoning skills and to develop a
PHCX 542 Medicines Management
                                                                     high advanced level of competence and critical evaluation in
30 points (second semester)
                                                                     their specialised fields of practice.
Clinical application of medicines information to benefit patients.
                                                                     PHTX 535 Neurorehabilitation
Corequisite/prerequisite: PHCX 541
                                                                     30 points (second semester)
PROGRAMME OF STUDY                                                   Advanced level of knowledge, competence and skill in
                                                                     neurorehabilitation for practising physiotherapists.
Master of Clinical Pharmacy (MClinPharm)
The Master of Clinical Pharmacy programme may be taken               PHTX 539 Occupational Health Physiotherapy
by students who have completed the Postgraduate Diploma              30 points (second semester)
in Clinical Pharmacy at an appropriate level. The master’s           Provides practising physiotherapists with specific knowledge
programme consists of either two papers and a research               and skills to apply in occupational health practice, including
dissertation, or the Research Methods paper plus a thesis            assessment, management, prevention and treatment of work
(students must have previously passed the Advanced Clinical          related musculoskeletal disorders, and the role of government
Pharmacy as part of the postgraduate diploma).                       regulatory bodies and statutory authorities in occupational
                                                                     health practice.
PHCX 506 Research Methods
30 points (second semester)                                          PHTX 540 Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy
Critical evaluation and practical applications of quantitative       30 points (second semester)
and qualitative methods used in health science research.             The advanced study of physiotherapy assessment and
                                                                     management strategies for musculoskeletal dysfunction,
PHCX 512 Advanced Clinical Pharmacy
                                                                     including that of therapeutic exercise.
30 points (first semester)
Special topics in clinical pharmacy focusing on problems often       PHTX 544 Foundations of Mechanical Diagnosis and
encountered in pharmacy practice.                                    Therapy
                                                                     30 points (second semester)
Corequisite/prerequisite: PHCX 522, PHCX 523 and PHCX 525
                                                                     Provides the clinician with the theoretical background,
PHCX 590 Dissertation                                                knowledge, skills and reasoning to make a diagnosis or
60 points (full year / each semester)                                classification. Enables the clinician to identify patients with
The development, implementation and reporting of an                  spinal symptoms that do not fit the criteria for classification in
original individual research project in the student’s area of        posture dysfunction and derangement syndromes.
professional expertise or interest.
                                                                     PHTX 545 Special Topic (subject to approval)
Further information                                                  30 points (each semester)
                                                                     Study of clinical theory and practice in a specific area of
Postgraduate Administrator                                           physiotherapy.
School of Pharmacy
University of Otago                                                  PHTX 547 Acupuncture in Physiotherapy
PO Box 56, Dunedin 9054                                              30 points (full year)
Tel    03 479 7271                                                   This paper will provide practising physiotherapists with
Fax    03 479 7034                                                   a deeper level of knowledge, competence and skill in the
Email pharmacy.postgrad@otago.ac.nz                                  use of acupuncture. It incorporates the theoretical basis of
                                                                     acupuncture and aims to develop the ability to critically review
PHYSIOTHERAPY                                                        and evaluate current acupuncture theory and practice, and
The School of Physiotherapy offers distance learning                 apply this information appropriately in the evaluation and
papers towards the Postgraduate Certificate (PGCertPhty)             management of patients.
and Diploma (PGDipPhty) in Physiotherapy endorsed in                 PHTX 550 Research Project
Acupuncture, Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, Neurorehabilitation      30 points (each semester)
and Occupational Health Physiotherapy.                               A supervised, original research project of up to 10,000 words
The School of Physiotherapy also offers a Master of                  in a field of Physiotherapy usually applied to the student’s area
Physiotherapy (MPhty) endorsed in Acupuncture, Manipulative          of practice (e.g. a systematic review, pilot study, audit or case
Physiotherapy, Sports Physiotherapy, Neurorehabilitation and         study).
Occupational Health Physiotherapy.                                   PHTX 590 Dissertation
                                                                     60 points (each semester)
The following papers are available:                                  The dissertation may comprise the design and implementation
                                                                     of a small research project, a case/case series, or a data-based
PHTX 501 Biomedical Science in Physiotherapy                         clinical review under the supervision of a member of staff. A
30 points (first semester)                                           substantive report to an approved format will be the output
Integration of the applied, medical and clinical sciences that       from this paper.
underpin the philosophy, examination and management
practice in physiotherapy. Students will study topics
appropriate to their clinical specialisation.


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Further information
Dr Tony Schneiders                                                    In addition to the core paper one further paper from the
School of Physiotherapy                                               selection below is required for the Certificate or three
University of Otago                                                   additional papers for the Diploma.
PO Box 56, Dunedin 9054
                                                                      GENX 702 Sexual and Reproductive Health
Tel    03 479 5426
                                                                      30 points (second semester)
Fax    03 479 8414
                                                                      This paper is relevant for anyone working in the field of sexual
Email tony.schneiders@otago.ac.nz
                                                                      and reproductive health in any primary care setting including
                                                                      general practice, school, student health and family planning
PRIMARY HEALTH CARE
                                                                      clinics. It is especially suitable for GPs, practice nurses, other
Primary health care is concerned not only with primary                primary care nurses, pharmacists. It introduces and builds on
presentation of symptoms and signs of possible ill health, but also   the principles of sexual and reproductive health, including
with restoring, maintaining and improving the health of individuals   population health at national and international levels, and
and communities.The programmes offer primary health care              concepts about safe and effective provision of care. It gives
workers a deeper understanding of the structure, process and          practical advice about diagnosis, management and monitoring
context of primary health care in New Zealand. Programmes             in a primary care setting. It assumes clinical experience
provide formal nationally recognised qualifications for primary       working as a health professional, and builds on that experience
health care workers and are open to students with a wide variety      with a strong interdisciplinary focus.
of backgrounds and qualifications. Prospective students should
seek early advice on course structure.                                GENX 704 Te Tuhauora Mäori Health
                                                                      30 points (not offered 2011, expected to be offered in 2012)
                                                                      This paper is offered to those working in any area of primary
PROGRAMMES OF STUDY
                                                                      health care. It covers a range of topics, including the historical,
Postgraduate Certificate and Diploma in Primary Health                social and political contexts of Mäori health, the Treaty of
Care (PGCertPHC and PGDipPHC)                                         Waitangi, Mäori health status and priorities, frameworks for
The Postgraduate Certificate and Diploma in Primary Health            assessment and intervention, health initiatives, and models for
Care (PGCertPHC and PGDipPHC) involve a core paper                    care delivery.
in primary care and then a selection of multidisciplinary
                                                                      GENX 708 Special Topic
papers from a range of relevant topics including Mäori health,
                                                                      30 points (full year, each semester)
travel medicine, sexual and reproductive health, long-term
                                                                      In approved circumstances, individual students can undertake
conditions management, ethics, and refugee and migrant
                                                                      a supervised research project for this paper within the
health. The certificate requires 60 points: PRHX 701 and other
                                                                      Department of Primary Health Care & General Practice, after
approved papers worth at least 30 points. The diploma requires
                                                                      showing necessary competence in other papers. Taught from
120 points: PRHX 701 and other approved papers worth at
                                                                      Wellington.
least 90 points.
                                                                      GENX 709 Long-term Condition Management
Master of Primary Health Care (MPHC)
                                                                      30 points (second semester)
The Master of Primary Health Care (MPHC) degree provides
                                                                      This paper is suitable for primary care professionals as well as
an appropriate advanced multidisciplinary qualification for
                                                                      those working in integrated care roles in the secondary sector.
students who have completed a Postgraduate Diploma in
                                                                      It covers principles of ongoing, culturally appropriate long-
Primary Health Care including approved research methods
                                                                      term conditions management, including alternative ways of
paper(s). Following this either a 120-point thesis or a 90-point
                                                                      delivering team-based care, best use of clinical information
portfolio plus one final paper can be undertaken. Graduates
                                                                      systems, patient self-management approaches, integrated care
have an advanced understanding of the nature and practice of
                                                                      across the sectors and population-based approaches.
primary health care, advanced clinical training in personally
selected areas of practice, experience in working with other          GENX 710 Mental Health and Illness in Primary Care
health professionals involved in primary health care, and the         30 points (second semester)
ability to set up and carry out relevant research independently.      This paper is especially suitable for health professionals
                                                                      working in primary health care settings where interdisciplinary
The following papers are available for either the Certificate or
                                                                      practice is the norm. Mental health issues are an intrinsic
Diploma:
                                                                      component of primary health care delivery and are
PRHX 701 New Zealand Primary Health Care                              increasingly managed in community settings. This
30 points (first semester)                                            interdisciplinary paper is intended to give primary health
This core paper explores how to anticipate, plan for and              care professionals a sound basis for the recognition and
evaluate changes to the delivery of primary health care in            management of mental health issues that commonly present in
New Zealand today. Taking a population-based approach,                primary health care settings. It provides a basis for evaluation,
interdisciplinary and multi-agency collaboration, as well as          care planning and delivery for patients with mental health
the interdependence of the generalist and specialist roles in         issues. It reviews current mental health status data and
the context of health care delivery are discussed. Taught from        policy directions for primary care-based service delivery and
Wellington. Includes two periods of residential study.                workforce development.




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GENX 711 Long-term Condition Management (Advanced)                    Topics covered include the environment and its impact on
30 points (not offered, expected to be offered 2012)                  human physiology (extremes of heat, cold, altitude, water/
Principles of ongoing, culturally appropriate long-term               underwater and subterranean environments), wilderness
condition management, including an understanding of                   activities and associated injuries, medical care in the
complexity, patient self-management, integrated care between          wilderness, plant and animal-related injuries and expedition
primary, secondary and community non-governmental                     medicine. The course is suitable for any health professional
services, interpersonal skills, population-based approaches,          whose leisure activities or work takes them into the outdoors.
and effective change management.
                                                                      PROGRAMME OF STUDY
Prerequisite: GENX 709
                                                                      Postgraduate Certificate and Diploma in Primary Health
GENX 712 Addictive Behaviour Management in Primary Care               Care endorsed in Long-term Condition Management
30 points (not offered, expected to be offered 2012)                  (PGCertPHC end LTCM, and PGDipPHC end LTCM)
This paper is suitable for primary care professionals as well         These qualifications offer primary care professionals and
as those working in integrated care roles in the secondary            those working in integrated roles in the secondary and non-
sector. Addictive behaviours relevant to primary care practice,       governmental organisations an opportunity to explore how
including smoking, alcohol and other substance abuse                  health, social and community services can be better configured
prevention, screening and management.                                 to meet the needs of people with long-term conditions. The
Note: Includes two periods of residential study.                      certificate requires 60 points: GENX709 and GENX711. The
                                                                      diploma requires 120 points: GENX709 and GENX711 plus
GENX 715 Travel Medicine
                                                                      PRHX 701 and one other approved paper below worth at least
30 points (first semester)
                                                                      30 points.
This paper is designed to provide health professionals with
theoretical and practical knowledge sufficient to advise              GENX 709 Long-term Condition Management
intending travellers on all aspects of travel-associated hazards      30 points (first semester)
that may directly or indirectly affect health. The paper              This paper is suitable for primary care professionals as well
also covers the health needs of returning travellers and the          as those working in integrated care roles in the secondary
implications of illness in the returning traveller. The practice of   sector. It covers principles of ongoing, culturally appropriate
travel medicine is, by nature, interdisciplinary. We encourage        long-term conditions management, including alternative ways
the participation of all health professionals who may have an         of delivering team-based care, best use of clinical information
interest in travel medicine.                                          systems, patient self-management approaches, integrated care
                                                                      across the sectors and population-based approaches.
GENX 719 Tropical Medicine
30 points (not offered, expected to be offered 2012)                  GENX 711 Long-term Condition Management (Advanced)
This paper is designed to provide suitably qualified health           30 points (second semester)
professionals with theoretical and practical knowledge                Principles of ongoing, culturally appropriate long-term
sufficient to manage tropical diseases. The paper is of interest      conditions management, including an understanding of
to any health professional whose practice brings them into            complexity, patient self-management, integrated care between
contact with travellers, migrants or those who plan to work           primary, secondary and community non-governmental
in tropical countries. Topics include relevant tropical diseases      services,, interpersonal skills, population-based approaches,
(arboviruses, malaria, helminthic infections, tuberculosis,           and effective change management.
HIV); their epidemiology, presentation, diagnosis, treatment
                                                                      Prerequisite: GENX 709
and management both in developing countries and in New
Zealand.                                                              PRHX 701 New Zealand Primary Health Care
                                                                      30 points (first semester)
GENX 720 Refugee and Migrant Health
                                                                      This paper explores how to anticipate, plan for and evaluate
30 points (second semester)
                                                                      changes to the delivery of primary health care in New Zealand
This paper is designed to provide health professionals with the
                                                                      today. Taking a population-based approach, interdisciplinary
theoretical and practical knowledge necessary to manage the
                                                                      and multi-agency collaboration, as well as the interdependence
health needs of refugee and migrant groups. It also covers the
                                                                      of the generalist and specialist roles in the context of health
needs of and challenges facing those working in aid projects.
                                                                      care delivery are discussed. Taught from Wellington. Includes
The principles of competent cross-cultural practice will be
                                                                      two periods of residential study.
covered. Working with interpreters and with groups for whom
English is a second language forms an essential part of the course.   GENX 704 Te Tuhauora Mäori Health
                                                                      30 points (not offered 2011, expected to be offered in 2012)
HASX 417 Health Sciences Research Methods
                                                                      This paper is offered to those working in any area of primary
30 points (full year)
                                                                      health care. It covers a range of topics, including the historical,
An integrated research paper drawing together a grounding
                                                                      social and political contexts of Mäori health, the Treaty of
in research principles and ethics, with experience in collecting
                                                                      Waitangi, Mäori health status and priorities, frameworks for
and analysing both qualitative and quantitative data. Taught
                                                                      assessment and intervention, health initiatives, and models for
from Wellington.
                                                                      care delivery.
PRHX 702 Wilderness Medicine
                                                                      GENX 710 Mental Health and Illness in Primary Care
30 points (not offered, expected to be offered in 2012)
                                                                      30 points (second semester)
This paper is designed to provide participants with an
                                                                      This paper is especially suitable for health professionals
understanding of planning and preparation for activities in
                                                                      working in primary health care settings where interdisciplinary
the wilderness environment, both within New Zealand and
                                                                      practice is the norm. Mental health issues are an intrinsic
overseas, and medical problems associated with the wilderness
                                                                      component of primary health care delivery and are
environment and the special considerations of providing
                                                                      increasingly managed in community settings. This
medical care in an outdoor environment including risk
                                                                      interdisciplinary paper is intended to give primary health
assessment and resource management.
                                                                      care professionals a sound basis for the recognition and

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management of mental health issues that commonly present in              REHABILITATION
primary health care settings. It provides a basis for evaluation,        The Rehabilitation Teaching and Research Unit (RTRU)
care planning and delivery for patients with mental health               promotes best practice in rehabilitation. The postgraduate
issues. It reviews current mental health status data and                 programmes provide clinically-oriented academic training
policy directions for primary care-based service delivery and            in rehabilitation for a wide range of health and related
workforce development.                                                   professions. The emphasis is on acquiring both practical skills
GENX 712 Addictive Behaviour Management in Primary Care                  and theoretical knowledge from an evidence-based perspective.
30 points (not offered in 2011, expected to be offered in 2012)          Participants should become more effective in dealing with
This paper is suitable for primary care professionals as well            rehabilitation problems in clinical practice as well as widening
as those working in integrated care roles in the secondary               their perspective on the application of rehabilitation principles
sector. Addictive behaviours relevant to primary care practice,          in interdisciplinary teams. Critical appraisal skills are taught as
including smoking, alcohol and other substance abuse.                    part of the programme and students may be supported in
Prevention, screening and management.                                    developing their postgraduate study to master’s or PhD level.
Note: Includes two periods of residential study.
                                                                         PROGRAMMES OF STUDY
In addition for the Diploma one of the following two papers
can be included:                                                         Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences (PGCertHealSc)
                                                                         endorsed in Clinical Rehabilitation
REHX 713 Goal Setting and the Therapeutic Relationship
                                                                         Comprises two papers, REHX 701 and REHX 710, taught over
REHX 714 Personal and Psychological Factors in                           one year, using a combination of audioconferences, assignments
Rehabilitation                                                           and block course teaching. To undertake this certificate students
                                                                         must be employed for 0.8 FTE by a district health board (DHB)
Further information
                                                                         or publicly funded non-government organisation (NGO).
Jo Meaclem                                                               Students will require access to computer and internet facilities.
Department of General Practice
                                                                         Postgraduate Certificate in Rehabilitation (PGCertRehab)
University of Otago Wellington
                                                                         Consists of the foundation paper, REHX 701 and one of
PO Box 7343, Wellington 6242
                                                                         REHX 703 to 714, and is taught using a combination of
Tel    04 385 5995
                                                                         audioconferences, readings and assignments, plus a residential
Fax    04 385 5539
                                                                         seminar, usually in Wellington, each semester.
Email johanna.meaclem@otago.ac.nz
                                                                         Postgraduate Diploma in Rehabilitation (PGDipRehab)
PUBLIC HEALTH                                                            Consists of four papers, REHX 701 AND one of REHX 710,
The following distance paper will primarily be of interest to            712, or approved research methods paper, AND two of REHX
public health practitioners and those interested in public health        703, 704, 706, 707, 709, 713, 714 taught by a combination of
policy and research, public health physicians, medical officers of       audioconferences, readings and assignments, and a residential
health, health promoters and health protection officers, policy          seminar involving lectures, problem-solving sessions and
staff of the Ministry of Health, health officers of local authorities,   workshops. Students are required to have internet access as
as well as those lawyers keen on extending their skills in the           discussion groups and reading material are available online on
health sector. It is offered within the Postgraduate Diploma in          a web-based teaching resource that is used extensively in most
Public Health programme, but can also be taken as a stand-               papers.
alone paper or as a component of a Postgraduate Certificate in           Master of Health Sciences (MHealSc) endorsed in Rehabilitation
Public Health.                                                           The degree of Master of Health Sciences (MHealSc) endorsed
                                                                         in Rehabilitation is also available for students seeking training
PUBX 710 Public Health Law and Public Health Ethics                      in rehabilitation research.
30 points (second semester)
                                                                         The following papers are available:
Covers the framework, scope and content of public health law
in New Zealand, the impact of international law and public               REHX 701 Rehabilitation Principles (compulsory paper for
health ethics. These concepts are applied to a wide range of             PGCertHealSc, PGCertRehab and PGDipRehab)
substantive areas of public health law, including those relevant         30 points (first semester)
to communicable disease, environmental health, screening,                Rehabilitation practice models including the International
public health emergencies, border health protection, tobacco             Classification of Functioning – Disability and Health
control, food and nutrition, illicit drugs, radiation safety             (ICF), consumer perspectives, cultural issues, ethical issues,
and alcohol. Basic legal concepts (“law for non-lawyers”) are            rehabilitation team dynamics, goal setting, compensation
discussed, as well as risk in public health law and trans-Tasman         systems and understanding the New Zealand funding structure
developments. Taught from Wellington.                                    of rehabilitation. This paper addresses the core themes of
Note: Includes two sets of two-day workshops.                            rehabilitation and aims to establish a solid base to build on in
                                                                         future papers.
Further information
                                                                         REHX 703 Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
Louise Delany
                                                                         30 points (not offered, expected to be offered in 2012)
Department of Public Health
                                                                         This paper aims to develop a more in-depth understanding
University of Otago, Wellington
                                                                         of rehabilitation of a range of musculoskeletal disorders.
PO Box 7343
                                                                         Sufficient detail is provided for students without medical
Wellington South, New Zealand
                                                                         training to gain an understanding of assessment and treatment
Tel    64 4 385 4833
                                                                         strategies. Commonalities between different musculoskeletal
Fax    64 4 389 5319
                                                                         disorders, especially chronic pain management approaches,
Email louise.delany@otago.ac.nz
                                                                         will be emphasised. Evaluation of treatment efficacy will be
                                                                         covered in some detail, to answer the question, “Does it work?”.

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REHX 704 Neurological Rehabilitation                                 REHX 780 Research Project
30 points (not offered, expected to be offered in 2012))             30 points (full year, each semester)
Assessment and management of neurological conditions                 Supervised research project. This paper is offered to students
including stroke, subarachnoid haemorrhage, multiple                 wishing to pursue a master’s programme, either by thesis or by
sclerosis, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, Parkinson’s   coursework. Students are strongly advised to contact the RTRU
disease, spasticity and urinary incontinence.                        before enrolling in this paper.
REHX 706 Work Rehabilitation                                         The programmes are available to students overseas. Fees for
30 points (second semester)                                          such students who are not New Zealand citizens differ from
Understanding the workplace, workers and employers, and              those for domestic students. Details are available from the
the use of modern management techniques to reduce worksite           University of Otago Student Fees Office.
injury and promote early return to work.
                                                                     Further information
REHX 707 Rehabilitation for the Older Adult
                                                                     Programme Administrator
30 points (first semester)
                                                                     Rehabilitation Teaching and Research Unit
Management of disability and activity limitation and
                                                                     Department of Medicine
participation restriction in the older adult, including
                                                                     University of Otago, Wellington
depression and dementia, fractures, multiple problems, dying
                                                                     PO Box 7343, Wellington 6242
and death.
                                                                     Tel     04 385 5591
REHX 709 Family Systems and Rehabilitation                           Fax     04 389 5427
30 points (first semester)                                           Email rtru@otago.ac.nz
The aim of this paper is to increase students’ ability to think
systemically, to assess the family system and to have a firm         RESUSCITATION
knowledge base for working with whole or parts of families.          Programmes are for medically and non-medically qualified
REHX 710 Clinical Rehabilitation (compulsory paper for               health professionals and are intended to provide education in
PGCertHealSc)                                                        the advanced theory and practice of resuscitation as well as to
30 points (first semester)                                           provide a vocationally useful advanced qualification.
This paper investigates current clinical rehabilitation practice
through single case studies and clinical audit. This is an applied   PROGRAMMES OF STUDY
paper where students are expected to demonstrate the integration
of rehabilitation theory and research evidence into the              Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences (PGDipHealSc)
management of clients/patients at both an individual and service     and Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences
level. This paper is available to PGCertHealSc students only.        (PGCertHealSc) endorsed in Resuscitation
                                                                     The Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences (PGDipHealSc)
REHX 711 Special Topic: Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation               and Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences
30 points (second semester)                                          (PGCertHealSc) endorsed in Resuscitation are offered through
Students interested in this special topic option are advised         the University of Otago, Wellington. The diploma consists of
to contact the Programme Administrator for updated                   six papers, RESX 701, 702, 703, 706, 707, and either RESX 780
information.                                                         or 785 (a total of 120 points), and normally requires at least
                                                                     two years of part-time study. The certificate consists of RESX
REHX 712 Evaluating Rehabilitation: Challenges and
                                                                     701 and 702 (a total of 60 points) and may be completed in
Opportunities
                                                                     one year. Both qualifications are taught using internet-based
30 points (second semester)
                                                                     learning resources and have residential seminars held each
Integration of the students’ reflections on their experience as
                                                                     semester.
clinician, consumer or funder/manager with research findings
to evaluate contemporary and challenging questions about             Details are available during the course of the programmes.
rehabilitation process and outcomes. This paper will increase
the student’s ability to synthesise research and practical           RESX 701 Scientific Foundations of Resuscitation
knowledge in their own field of expertise.                           30 points (first semester)
                                                                     An interactive web-based paper exploring the scientific
REHX 713 Goal Setting and the Therapeutic Relationship               basis for resuscitation practice; the history, physiology and
30 points (second semester)                                          pharmacology of resuscitation as well as the epidemiology of
This paper will provide a critical, evidence-based examination       sudden death.
of the process of goal setting in rehabilitation. Issues covered
include: application of goal and goal-related theories from          RESX 702 The Practice of Resuscitation
other fields (psychology, education, sports) to rehabilitation,      30 points (second semester)
ethics in goal planning for rehabilitation, motivation and           An internet and workshop-based paper exploring the practice
adherence, identity and self-regulation, and using goals for         and theory of adult and child resuscitation and emergency
person-centred outcome evaluation.                                   trauma care.

REHX 714 Personal and Psychological Factors in                       RESX 703 Resuscitation Guideline Development
Rehabilitation                                                       15 points (first semester)
30 points (second semester)                                          An internet-based paper on the development of resuscitation
In this paper students will examine psychological factors            guidelines based on evaluating scientific evidence.
influencing rehabilitation by considering the “personal factors”     RESX 706 Education in Resuscitation
component of the WHO’s International Classification of               15 points (first semester)
Functioning scheme. The paper aims to enhance students’              Examines skill and theory retention in resuscitation practice
understanding of the broader contextual aspects of                   and outlines the educational approaches used to teach lay and
rehabilitation.                                                      health professional groups.


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RESX 707 Crisis Management and Resuscitation Frameworks             SPMX 703 Sports Nutrition
15 points (second semester)                                         30 points (second semester)
Introduces psychological performance difficulties in crisis         The relationship between nutrition and exercise and
situations and the development of strategies to improve             the application of human nutrition to sport and sport
problem-solving in these circumstances.                             performance. This paper is designed to increase your
                                                                    knowledge and skill to evaluate the interrelationship between
RESX 785 Advanced Resuscitation Project
                                                                    nutrition and sport through the study of selected topics of
15 points (second semester)
                                                                    current interest. More specifically it will enable you to update
Four self-directed subjects approved by the course convener.
                                                                    your knowledge of the role of nutrition in exercise and sport
In each, the student prepares an in-depth assignment covering
                                                                    and to evaluate the extent to which nutrition and nutritional
advanced resuscitation management.
                                                                    supplements play in athletic performance. A basic knowledge
Further information                                                 of the fundamentals of nutrition and the general nutritional
                                                                    needs of the physically active person will be assumed.
Kim Cosner
Assistant Academic Programme Co-ordinator                           SPMX 704 Health and Human Performance A
Department of Surgery and Anaesthesia                               15 points (not offered, expected to be offered in 2012)
University of Otago, Wellington                                     Recognition and management of existing clinical conditions
PO Box 7343, Wellington 6242                                        such as asthma, diabetes and epilepsy in those who lead active
Tel     04 385 5366                                                 lifestyles. This paper has been designed primarily for those
Fax     04 389 5318                                                 with registerable clinical qualifications. It provides specific
Email kim.cosner@otago.ac.nz                                        information on a number of medical conditions and their
                                                                    relationship in individuals who participate in sport and other
SPORT AND EXERCISE MEDICINE                                         physical activities.
Although many health professionals find that sport and              SPMX 705 Health and Human Performance B
exercise medicine forms a significant part of their work,           15 points (second semester)
most practitioners have minimal or no formal training at an         Physical, psychological and social needs of special groups in
undergraduate or postgraduate level. This programme reflects        the sport and recreational setting, including the young athlete,
the multidisciplinary nature of sport and exercise medicine and     the veteran, the female athlete and the disabled competitor.
offers training through the Dunedin School of Medicine, the         This paper provides a framework for the recognition of the
Schools of Medicine and Health Sciences in Christchurch and         special concerns in sport and physical activity for certain
Wellington, the Schools of Physical Education and Physiotherapy,    groups of participants based on age, gender and physical status.
and the Department of Human Nutrition. All applications
for admission to the programme must be approved by the              SPMX 706 Sports Physiotherapy
Academic Coordinator prior to enrolment.                            30 points (first semester)
                                                                    Physiotherapy practices in the prevention and management
                                                                    of injuries to recreational and high performance athletes. This
PROGRAMME OF STUDY                                                  paper is specifically designed for registered physiotherapists
Postgraduate Diploma in Sport and Exercise Medicine                 to advance their base clinical knowledge into the specialised
(PGDipSEM)                                                          area of sport. Other registered health care professionals may
The Postgraduate Diploma in Sport and Exercise Medicine             be admitted to this paper at the discretion of the Academic
(PGDipSEM) is for graduates in medicine, physiotherapy,             Convenor with approval from the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Health
physical education, human nutrition, pharmacy or sciences,          Sciences).
or those with a comparable qualification in the health care         SPMX 707 Regional Sports Injury 1
professions. It requires the accumulation of 120 points.            15 points (first semester)
Given the diversity of candidates’ backgrounds, there is only       Supervision and care of individuals involved in sport and
one compulsory generic paper, SPMX 701 Issues in Sports             recreational activities with emphasis on prevention and
Medicine. Candidates may then choose their remaining 90             treatment of commonly encountered injuries to the upper limb.
points from a selection of papers. This will allow students         This paper is restricted to registered medical practitioners and
to complete a postgraduate diploma with an emphasis on a            physiotherapists due to the applied clinical nature of its content.
specific area of expertise.                                         Other registered health professionals may be admitted to this
The following papers are available:                                 paper with academic approval. It focuses on the upper body
                                                                    covering relevant functional anatomy, common sports injuries
SPMX 701 Issues in Sports Medicine (compulsory)                     and their assessment, diagnosis and full management.
30 points (first semester)
This compulsory paper has been designed to provide a core           SPMX 708 Regional Sports Injury 2
academic background in the sciences required for sports             15 points (second semester)
and exercise medicine. It includes current issues in anatomy,       Supervision and care of individuals involved in sport and
physiology, nutrition, human movement and bioethics in sport        recreational activities with emphasis on prevention and
                                                                    treatment of commonly encountered injuries to the lower limb.
SPMX 702 Medical Aspects of Exercise                                This paper is restricted to registered medical practitioners,
15 points (not offered, expected to be offered in 2012)             physiotherapists and podiatrists due to the applied clinical
The issues that relate to the supervision and care of individuals   nature of its contents. Other registered health professionals may
involved in sport and recreational activities. This paper will      be admitted to this paper with academic approval. It focuses
provide a basis for the understanding of medical issues relating    on the lower body and includes relevant functional anatomy,
to specific sporting events, exercise in extreme environments,      common sports injuries and their assessment, diagnosis and full
exercise stress testing and the role of sports medical staff who    management.
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SPMX 709 Women in Sport: Health Issues                              SANX 701 Upper Limb and Thorax
30 points (second semester)                                         30 points (first semester)
Recognition and management of specific issues relating to           Anatomy of the upper limb and thorax relevant to the clinical
the physically active female, including active leisure to high      practice of surgery and radiology. The paper includes regional
performance sport. This paper is designed for both clinical and     cadaver dissection.
non-clinical students.
                                                                    Limited to PGDipSurgAnat
SPMX 710 Sports Ergonomics
                                                                    SANX 702 Lower Limb and Pelvis
30 points (not offered, expected to be offered in 2012)
                                                                    30 points (first semester)
Interaction between the sportsperson and the environment
                                                                    Anatomy of the lower limb and pelvis relevant to the clinical
and its effect on injury mechanisms and injury prevention,
                                                                    practice of surgery and radiology. The paper includes regional
including interaction with other participants, the surface on
                                                                    cadaver dissection.
which the sport is played and equipment used. This paper
has application for clinical and non-clinical students and          Prerequisite or corequisite: SANX 701
provides a framework of understanding for the principles
                                                                    Limited to PGDipSurgAnat
of injury pathomechanics, tissue responses to loading and
the role of sports equipment in sports injury prevention and        SANX 703 Abdomen and Neck
rehabilitation.                                                     30 points (second semester)
                                                                    Anatomy of the abdomen and neck relevant to the clinical
SPMX 711 Exercise Prescription
                                                                    practice of surgery and radiology. The paper includes regional
30 points (second semester)
                                                                    cadaver dissection.
Evidence-based clinical approach to exercise prescription.
Links between physical activity and health in the contemporary      Prerequisite or corequisite: SANX 701
primary care setting that promotes interdisciplinary
collaboration. Evidence will be presented regarding the             Limited to PGDipSurgAnat
association between physical activity and all-cause mortality and   SANX 704 Head, Spine, Neuroanatomy and Skin
morbidity. Types of exercise, frequency, duration and intensity     30 points (second semester)
are explored in relation to disease prevention and treatment.       Anatomy of the head (including basic neuroanatomy), spine
Note: Teaching involves audioconferences plus a residential on-     and skin relevant to the clinical practice of surgery and
campus course for SPMX 701 and SPMX 711. Internet access is         radiology. The paper includes regional cadaver dissection.
required for additional web-based learning.                         Prerequisite or corequisite: SANX 701
Further information                                                 Limited to PGDipSurgAnat
More detailed information can be found at:                          Further information
www.otago.ac.nz/dsm/sportsmed
                                                                    Kathryn McClea
Jan Brosnahan                                                       PGDipSurgAnat Administrator
Course Coordinator, Medicine Section                                Department of Anatomy and Structural Biology
Department of Medicine                                              University of Otago, PO Box 913, Dunedin 9054
Dunedin School of Medicine                                          Tel    03 479 7131
PO Box 913, Dunedin 9054                                            Fax    03 479 7254
Tel     03 474 7007 extension 8507                                  Email kathryn.mcclea@otago.ac.nz
Fax     03 474 7641
Email jan.brosnahan@otago.ac.nz                                     TRAVEL MEDICINE
Dr Hamish Osborne                                                   PROGRAMMES OF STUDY
Academic Coordinator for Sport and Exercise Medicine
Dunedin School of Medicine                                          Postgraduate Certificate and Diploma in Travel Medicine
PO Box 913, Dunedin 9054                                            (PGCertTravMed and PGDipTravMed)
Tel   03 474 7007 ext 8556                                          The Postgraduate Certificate and Diploma in Travel
Fax   03 474 7641                                                   Medicine (PGCertTravMed and PGDipTravMed) provide
Email hamish.osborne@otago.ac.nz                                    advanced, formal, nationally-recognised qualifications for
                                                                    health professionals who practise travel medicine. Because
SURGICAL ANATOMY                                                    of the increasing complexity of international travel there
                                                                    is a need for health practitioners with special skills in this
Postgraduate Diploma in Surgical Anatomy                            area. The programme is open to those with a wide variety
(PGDipSurgAnat)                                                     of backgrounds and qualifications, although admission is
This course is a one-year programme providing instruction in        subject to the approval of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Health
clinically relevant anatomy to qualified medical practitioners.     Sciences). The certificate requires 60 points from GENX 715
The majority of participants will be doctors in their first three   Travel Medicine and either 719 Tropical Medicine, 720 Refugee
years of postgraduate training who are intending to pursue          and Migrant Health or PRHX 702 Wilderness Medicine.
careers in surgery or radiology. The diploma is supported and       The diploma requires 120 points, 60 from GENX 715 Travel
co-badged by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. The        Medicine and GENX 719 Tropical Medicine and 60 from other
programme consists of four taught papers, and includes both         approved papers (which may include PRHX 702 Wilderness
distance learning and intensive campus-based instruction with       Medicine, GENX 720 Refugee and Migrant Health, GENX 702
cadaver dissection.                                                 Sexual and Reproductive Health, HASX 417 Health Sciences
                                                                    Research Methods). Other papers may be approved by the
                                                                    Board of Studies for Primary Health Care.



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Master of Travel Medicine (MTravMed)                                  GENX 719 Tropical Medicine
The Master of Travel Medicine (MTravMed) degree provides a            30 points (not offered, expected to be offered 2012)
multidisciplinary higher qualification for health professionals       This paper is designed to provide suitably qualified health
in travel medicine. Entry to the programme is normally on the         professionals with theoretical and practical knowledge
basis of successful completion of a Postgraduate Diploma in           sufficient to manage tropical diseases. The paper is of interest
Travel Medicine including approved research methods points;           to any health professional whose practice brings them into
other postgraduate diplomas with equivalent travel medicine           contact with travellers, migrants or those who plan to work
content may also, with approval, satisfy the entry requirements.      in tropical countries. Topics include relevant tropical diseases
                                                                      (arboviruses, malaria, helminthic infections, tuberculosis, HIV);
The MTravMed is completed by a research thesis (120 points).
                                                                      their epidemiology, presentation, diagnosis, treatment and
Graduates have an advanced understanding of health care
                                                                      management both in developing countries and in New Zealand.
needs and skills associated with international travel, migration
and recreation, and an ability to formulate and conduct travel-       GENX 720 Refugee and Migrant Health
related research independently.                                       30 points (second semester)
                                                                      This paper is designed to provide health professionals with the
The following papers are available:
                                                                      theoretical and practical knowledge necessary to manage the
GENX 715 Travel Medicine                                              health needs of refugee and migrant groups. It also covers the
30 points (first semester)                                            needs of and challenges facing those working in aid projects.
This paper is designed to provide health professionals with           The principles of competent cross-cultural practice will be
theoretical and practical knowledge sufficient to advise              covered. Working with interpreters and with groups for whom
intending travellers on all aspects of travel-associated hazards      English is a second language forms an essential part of the course.
that may directly or indirectly affect health. The paper
                                                                      Other approved papers may include the following: AVMX
also covers the health needs of returning travellers and the
                                                                      713 Airport and Travel Health; AVMX 714 Clinical Aviation
implications of illness in the returning traveller. The practice of
                                                                      Medicine; AVMX 718 Operational Aspects of Aeromedical
travel medicine is, by nature, interdisciplinary. We encourage
                                                                      Transport.
the participation of all health professionals who may have an
interest in travel medicine.                                          Further information
PRHX 702 Wilderness Medicine                                          Jo Meaclem
30 points (not offered, expected to be offered in 2012)               Department of General Practice
This paper is designed to provide participants with an                School of Medicine and Health Sciences
understanding of planning and preparation for activities in           University of Otago, Wellington
the wilderness environment, both within New Zealand and               PO Box 7343, Wellington 6242
overseas, and medical problems associated with the wilderness         Tel    04 385 5995
environment and the special considerations of providing               Fax    04 385 5539
medical care in an outdoor environment including risk                 Email johanna.meaclem@otago.ac.nz
assessment and resource management.
Topics covered include the environment and its impact on
human physiology (extremes of heat, cold, altitude, water/
underwater and subterranean environments), wilderness
activities and associated injuries, medical care in the
wilderness, plant and animal related injuries and expedition
medicine. The course is suitable for any health professional
whose leisure activities or work takes them into the outdoors.
GENX 702 Sexual and Reproductive Health
30 points (second semester)
This paper is relevant for anyone working in the field of sexual
and reproductive health in any primary care setting including
general practice, school, student health and family planning
clinics. It is especially suitable for GPs, practice nurses, other
primary care nurses and pharmacists. It introduces and builds
on the principles of sexual and reproductive health, including
population health at national and international levels, and
concepts about safe and effective provision of care. It gives
practical advice about diagnosis, management and monitoring
in a primary care setting. It assumes clinical experience
working as a health professional, and builds on that experience
with a strong interdisciplinary focus.




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QUALIFICATIONS
All of the papers for the qualifications listed below are available through Distance Learning. In many cases, it is possible to
take individual papers without necessarily intending to complete the full qualification. In addition, several other papers are
offered which need not be for a particular qualification, but which can be taken for credit to a degree or diploma.

Higher Education Development Centre                                 ~ Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Clothing and Textile
~ Postgraduate Diploma in Tertiary Teaching                           Sciences
~ Postgraduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching                     ~ Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Community Nutrition
                                                                    ~ Diploma in Sports Studies*
Division of Humanities
                                                                    ~ Certificate in Sports Studies*
~ Doctor of Education
                                                                    ~ Certificate in Fitness Management*
~ Master of Education
                                                                    * No new enrolments accepted
~ Master of Indigenous Studies
~ Master of Ministry                                                Division of Health Sciences
~ Master of Social and Community Work                               Unless specified otherwise, the schools responsible for papers
                                                                    and programmes are indicated as follows:
~ Master of Social Welfare
                                                                    Christchurch – University of Otago, Christchurch
~ Master of Teaching
                                                                    (Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences)
~ Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects in Education
                                                                    Dunedin – Dunedin School of Medicine
~ Postgraduate Diploma in Child Advocacy*
                                                                    Wellington – University of Otago, Wellington
~ Postgraduate Certificate in Children’s Issues*
                                                                    (Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences)
~ Postgraduate Diploma in Ministry
                                                                    ~ Master of Aviation Medicine (Wellington)
~ Postgraduate Diploma in Social and Community Work
                                                                    ~ Master of Clinical Pharmacy (Dunedin)
~ Postgraduate Diploma in Social Welfare
                                                                    ~ Master of General Practice (Christchurch, Dunedin,
~ Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching                                         Wellington)
~ Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching                              ~ Master of Health Sciences endorsed in:
~ Postgraduate Diploma in Theology                                      • Aeromedical Retrieval and Transport (Wellington)
~ Postgraduate Certificate in Social Welfare                            • Aviation Medicine (Wellington)
~ Graduate Diploma in Teaching endorsed in Early                        • Clinical Education (HEDC Dunedin)
  Childhood Education
                                                                        • Gerontology (Christchurch)
~ Bachelor of Social and Community Work
                                                                        • Hazard Assessment and Management (Dunedin)
~ Bachelor of Theology
                                                                        • Mental Health (Christchurch)
~ Diploma in Theological Studies*
                                                                        • Musculoskeletal Management (Christchurch)
~ Certificate in Theological Studies*
                                                                        • Nursing (Christchurch)
* No new enrolments accepted
                                                                        • Nursing (Clinical) (Christchurch)
Division of Sciences                                                    • Occupational Health (Dunedin)
~ Master of Dietetics endorsed in:                                      • Occupational Medicine (Wellington)
     •   Diabetes                                                       • Rehabilitation (Wellington)
     •   Gerontology Nutrition                                      ~ Master of Physiotherapy endorsed in:
~ Postgraduate Diploma in Consumer and Applied Sciences                 • Acupuncture (Dunedin)
  in Clothing and Textile Sciences
                                                                        • Neurorehabilitation (Dunedin)
~ Postgraduate Diploma in Dietetics
                                                                        • Occupational Health Physiotherapy (Dunedin)



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~ Master of Primary Health Care (Christchurch, Dunedin,     ~ Postgraduate Diploma in Primary Health Care (PRHX
  Wellington)                                                 701 Wellington; other papers Christchurch, Dunedin,
~ Master of Travel Medicine (Wellington)                      Wellington)

~ Postgraduate Diploma in Aeromedical Retrieval and         ~ Postgraduate Diploma in Rehabilitation (Wellington)
  Transport (Wellington)                                    ~ Postgraduate Diploma in Rural and Provincial Hospital
~ Postgraduate Diploma in Aviation Medicine (Wellington)      Practice (Dunedin)

~ Postgraduate Diploma in Child Health (CHHX 701            ~ Postgraduate Diploma in Sport and Exercise Medicine
  Dunedin; CHHX 702 Wellington)                               (Dunedin)

~ Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy (Dunedin)       ~ Postgraduate Diploma in Surgical Anatomy (Dunedin)

~ Postgraduate Diploma in General Practice (Dunedin,        ~ Postgraduate Diploma in Travel Medicine (Wellington)
  Wellington)                                               ~ Postgraduate Certificate in Civil Aviation Medicine
~ Postgraduate Diploma in Health Informatics (Dunedin)        (Wellington)

~ Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences endorsed in:      ~ Postgraduate Certificate in General Practice (Dunedin,
                                                              Wellington)
   • Aeromedical Retrieval and Transport (Wellington)
                                                            ~ Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences endorsed in:
   • Addiction and Co-existing Disorders (Christchurch)
                                                               • Addiction and Co-existing Disorders (Christchurch)
   • Gerontology (Christchurch)
                                                               • Advanced Clinical Nursing (Christchurch)
   • Hazard Assessment and Management (Dunedin)
                                                               • Aeromedical Retrieval and Transport (Wellington)
   • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (Christchurch)
                                                               • Child and Adolescent Mental Health (Christchurch)
   • Mental Health (Christchurch)
                                                               • Child and Family Nursing (Christchurch)
   • Musculoskeletal Management (Christchurch)
                                                               • Clinical Rehabilitation (Wellington)
   • Nursing (Christchurch)
                                                               • Continence Management (Christchurch)
   • Nursing (Primary Health Care) (Christchurch)
                                                               • Emergency Nursing (Christchurch)
   • Occupational Health (Dunedin)
                                                               • Families and Systems Therapies (Wellington)
   • Resuscitation (Wellington)
                                                               • Forensic Mental Health (Christchurch)
~ Postgraduate Diploma in Industrial Health (Dunedin)
                                                               • Gerontology (Christchurch)
~ Postgraduate Diploma in Medical Technology endorsed in:
                                                               • Hazard Assessment and Management (Dunedin)
   • Cardiology (Wellington)
                                                               • Mental Health (Christchurch)
   • Sleep Medicine (Wellington)
                                                               • Motivating Behaviour Change (Wellington)
~ Postgraduate Diploma in Musculoskeletal Medicine
  (Christchurch)                                               • Musculoskeletal Management (Christchurch)

~ Postgraduate Diploma in Obstetrics and Medical               • Nursing (Advanced Mental Health) (Christchurch)
  Gynaecology (Dunedin)                                        • Nursing (Gerontology) (Christchurch)
~ Postgraduate Diploma in Occupational Medicine                • Nursing (High Acuity) (Christchurch)
  (Wellington)                                                 • Nursing (Leadership and Management) (Christchurch)
~ Postgraduate Diploma in Ophthalmic Basic Sciences            • Nursing (Long-term Condition Management)
  (Dunedin)                                                      (Christchurch)
~ Postgraduate Diploma in Physiotherapy endorsed in:           • Nursing (Primary Health Care) (Christchurch)
   • Acupuncture (Dunedin)                                     • Nursing (Specialty Mental Health) (Christchurch)
   • Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy (Dunedin)                   • Occupational Health (Dunedin)
   • Occupational Physiotherapy (Dunedin)                      • Perinatal Mental Health (Christchurch)
                                                               • Resuscitation (Wellington)



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~ Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Technology
  (Wellington)
~ Postgraduate Certificate in Musculoskeletal Medicine
  (Christchurch)
~ Postgraduate Certificate in Occupational Medicine
  (Wellington)
~ Postgraduate Certificate in Pharmacy endorsed in
     Medicines Management (Dunedin)
~ Postgraduate Certificate in Physiotherapy endorsed in:
     • Acupuncture (Dunedin)
     • Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy (Dunedin)
     • Neurorehabilitation (Dunedin)
     • Occupational Health Physiotherapy (Dunedin)
~ Postgraduate Certificate in Primary Health Care (PRHX
    701 Wellington; other papers Christchurch, Dunedin,
    Wellington)
~ Postgraduate Certificate in Rehabilitation
~ Postgraduate Certificate in Rural and Provincial Hospital
  Practice (Dunedin)
~ Postgraduate Certificate in Travel Medicine (Wellington)
~ Postgraduate Certificate in Women’s Health (Dunedin)
~ Certificate in Health Promotion (Wellington)




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While all reasonable efforts have been made to ensure that the information contained herein is correct at the time of publishing, matters covered by this publication are
subject to change. The University reserves the right to introduce such changes (including addition, withdrawal or restructuring of papers and programmes) as it may judge to be
necessary or desirable. The introduction of some papers and programmes in 2011 is subject to final academic and resource approval. The detailed regulations of the University
concerning programme requirements and other matters are published in the University of Otago Calendar.
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