Health Sciences First Year
Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Duration: 1 + 5 Years Intakes: Mar
Fees: NZ$79,968* /yearly average
The Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MB ChB) degree is commonly referred to as the ‘medical degree’. School leavers enrol at Otago for the common Health Sciences 1st Year course and then apply for admission to second year medicine.
Graduates may also apply for admission at 2nd year. If successful, students will complete a further 5 years, then after graduation work for another year under probation in order to gain general registration.
There is a wide range of specialisation available in the public and private sectors, involving research, academic medicine, public health, clinical medicine and other areas. Specialties include Cardiology, Oncology, Paediatrics, Psychological Medicine, Surgery, Pathology, Public Health, General Practice and many others. Most doctors complete postgraduate training in their chosen specialty.
Medicine is a respected, rewarding, and truly international career.
Bachelor / Master of Medical Laboratory Science
Bachelor of Radiation Therapy
Radiation therapy is the treatment of disease, usually cancer, by radiation. The radiation therapist is part of a skilled team of health professionals who care for and treat mainly cancer patients. Working under supervision of an oncologist, the radiation therapist plans and delivers the treatment.
Radiation therapists have a close involvement with patients, usually carrying out treatment five days a week for four to six weeks. With advances in early detection of cancer, most patients can be cured, resulting in immense job satisfaction for the radiation therapist.