Pain and Pain Management, Master | University of Otago | Dunedin, New Zealand
MHealSc On Campus

Pain and Pain Management

12 months
31074 USD/year
7468 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Health Sciences - Pain and Pain Management from University of Otago allows study at a postgraduate level across a range of health disciplines, and research experience (thesis, dissertation or project) in the student's area of specialisation.


The endorsement in Pain and Pain Management is open to medical practitioners and allied health care professionals and can be studied part-time.

The programme

The Master of Health Sciences - Pain and Pain Management from University of Otago is designed to present an understanding of the importance of pain to the individual and to society, and how best to optimise its management. 

It provides candidates with the necessary skills to better understand and manage pain problems that pertain to their particular discipline within health care. At Master’s level, it provides a knowledge and understanding of research methodology and its practical application.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  •  Pain Management
  • Neurobiology of Pain
  • Biomedical Pain Management
  • Psychosocial and Cultural Aspects of Pain

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits



On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Admission to the programme shall be subject to the approval of the Programme Academic Co-ordinator.

Every applicant shall normally be required to satisfy all of the following:

  • be a graduate in a health-related field or possess an appropriate health professional qualification requiring at least three years of full-time tertiary study;
  • have completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences or equivalent with grades averaging B or better;
  • have completed 30 points of research methods at NZQF Level 8 with a grade (or average grade if more than one paper is used to complete the 30 points) of B+ or better; and
  • provide evidence of ability for advanced level academic study.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    31074 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31074 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    7468 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7468 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National: $10,262.00
  • International: $42,696

Living costs for Dunedin

1000 - 2300 NZD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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