Medicine in Dunedin
The Medicine Section covers the major specialties within the discipline of internal medicine (Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrine/Diabetes, Gastroenterology, General Medicine, Geriatrics, Neurology, Oncology, Radiology, Radiotherapy, Rehabilitation, Respiratory and Rheumatology) and is the largest section within the Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences.
We are based on the 9th floor of Dunedin Hospital (across the road from the main Medical School) and our major teaching responsibility is the clinical undergraduate MBChB course (4th and 6th years) with some involvement in the preclinical teaching (2nd and 3rd years). There are teaching links with other departments such as Nutrition, Dentistry, Nursing Pharmacy and Physiotherapy. Final year medical students are accepted from other medical schools for elective clinical attachments.
Postgraduate opportunities are also available in the Department, and this information is available under the Postgraduate link on this site.
Research areas in our department include:
- Rheumatic Diseases
- Gastroenterological Diseases
- Kidney Diseases
- Diabetes Research
- Bone Fractures in Children and Obesity
- Cardiac Diseases
- Falls in the Elderly
There have been successful grants awarded to projects in the department where strong research groups have developed links and collaborations with other centres nationally and internationally.
We are looking for people to take part in studies that measure how lithium therapy may alter your kidney's ability to control the body's water requirements. Follow this link for further details on the Lithium Study.