The University of Otago and Vida Law are
pleased to offer a Health Law Intensive Course designed
specifically for senior clinicians, board members, chief executives
and managers working in the New Zealand Health Sector.
The course will be held over 21-25 September
2020 in Wellington. If by 17 July 2020, any of the below
circumstances apply, the course will be postponed until next
- The Alert Level does not allow for gatherings of more than
- There are restrictions around domestic travel
- There are insufficient numbers to run the
What to expect
The course consists of 5 full days of
Each day includes lectures, case studies, and
small group work, addressing the most important legal issues and
challenges faced by the health sector.
A course overview is set out in the brochure
Numbers are limited to allow plenty of
interaction with presenters and other participants.
Participants will be expected to prepare for
the course with pre-course reading, and will be assessed.
Who should attend?
- You will benefit from this course if you are working in a
senior role in the health sector. In particular, you should
consider attending if you:
- Practise as a chief medical adviser, clinical director/leader
or as a senior clinician in the New Zealand health sector (as a
doctor, nurse, or other registered health practitioner)
- Serve as a board member, chief executive, or senior manager of
a health sector organisation (including DHBs, private hospitals,
- Have worked as a senior clinician or manager in an overseas
jurisdiction and wish to develop your knowledge of New Zealand
- Are undertaking vocational training with any of the Royal
- Are considering studying towards a postgraduate qualification
in health law, such as a University of Otago Masters in Bioethics
and Health Law.
For more information and to enrol, see here.