Duration
Full-time: 1 year
Part-time: Varies
Next start date
2018 Semester One – 26 February
2019 Semester One – 4 March
Available locations
Off-campus
Points
120
Programme type
Postgraduate

Programme overview

This diploma is aimed at improving the standard of obstetric and gynaecological care provided by general practitioners working in the community.

You will undergo a programme of practical training and formal education.

Programme structure

  • 120-point postgraduate diploma programme
  • Completed within one year full-time or four years part-time
  • Enter from an undergraduate medical degree
  • Seven core courses cover contraception in pregnancy, postnatal care, medical gynaecology, residential obstetrics and gynaecology (120 points)

Sample programme structure

Year 1 120 points
  • Code:
    OBSTGYN 712
    Name:
    Contraception and Pre and Early Pregnancy
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    OBSTGYN 713
    Name:
    Pregnancy and Postnatal Care in the Community
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    OBSTGYN 715
    Name:
    Medical Gynaecology 1
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    OBSTGYN 716
    Name:
    Medical Gynaecology 2
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    OBSTGYN 717A/B
    Name:
    Practical Obstetrics and Gynaecology
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    30 pts
  • Code:
    OBSTGYN 721
    Name:
    Obstetrics Residential
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    OBSTGYN 722
    Name:
    Gynaecology Residential
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts

2018 entry requirements

Programme requirements

Entry to this diploma is limited to 25 students per year.

You must have completed an undergraduate degree in medicine, such as the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB), at a recognised university (or similar institution).

You will also need to hold current registration as a medical practitioner and have access to clinical work in this area during your study.

You will be asked to provide a current CV.

Further programme requirements

English language requirements

If you are an international applicant whose first language is not English you will need to provide evidence of your English proficiency.

You will require an IELTS Academic score of 6.5 with no bands less than 6.0. See alternative English language requirements.

How much does a Postgraduate Diploma in Obstetrics and Medical Gynaecology cost per year?

2018 fees

Domestic students
NZ$9,092.40*
International students
NZ$42,606*

Fees are set in advance of each calendar year and will be updated on this website. 2018 fees are inclusive of 15% GST, but do not include the Student Services Fee, course books, travel and health insurance, or living costs. Amounts shown are indicative only. In addition to the tuition fees, there is a Student Services Fee of $6.78 per point, estimated at $813.60 for full-time study (120 points). Fees will be confirmed upon completion of enrolment into courses.

*Please note: amounts shown are indicative and estimates only.

Find out about financial support information

Scholarships and awards

Find out about the scholarships you may be eligible for.

Student loans and allowances

Are you a New Zealand citizen or resident? You could be eligible for a student loan or allowance.

Cost of living

Get an idea of how much accommodation and general living in Auckland will cost.

Key dates

Please note: We will consider late applications if places are still available. International students should start the application process as early as possible to allow sufficient time to apply for a visa.

Application closing dates

Semester One 2018
8 December 2017

Start dates

Here are the start dates for the programme.

Other important dates

See important dates for the academic year, including orientation, enrolment, study breaks, exams, and graduation.

Where could this programme take you?

PGDipObstMedGyn graduates will have the knowledge and skills to improve the reproductive health of all women and the welfare of babies in their registered medical professional role.

Student career planning service

Once you become a student at the University, you can get help with planning and developing your career from Career Development and Employability Services.

Key Information for Students

Compare qualifications and academic information across different NZ institutions.

Do you need help?

AskAuckland

Your online help and support centre. Search our frequently asked questions.

Can’t find the answer in AskAuckland?

Our student support team is here to help. Use our online contact form.

Need to speak to someone?

You can phone us directly.

Auckland
923 5025
Outside Auckland
0800 61 62 63
International
+64 9 373 7513