8th-19th November 2021

The Ophthalmology Department, Dunedin School of Medicine runs an intensive interactive 2 week residential course in Dunedin in November each year. The course is for New Zealand and Australian medical graduates in their second year of the RANZCO training programme to prepare for the Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologist (FRANZCO).

We anticipate that this course will be attended in person in Dunedin, however a decision will be made 1 July 2021.  We do not recommend booking accommodation or flights until fully confirmed.  If you are interested in attending the 2021 please email the Course Organiser.


Programme (2020)




Dr. Antony Bedggood

Fendalton Eye Clinic, Christchurch


Dr. Stuart Carroll

Auckland Eye, Auckland


Dr. Clare Fraser

Sydney Ophthalmic Specialists, Sydney


Dr. Peter Hadden

Eye Institute, Auckland


Dr. Rob Jones

Nelson Eye Specialists, Nelson


Prof. Peter McCluskey

The University of Sydney, Sydney


Dr. Justin Mora

Auckland Eye, Auckland


Dr. Con Petsoglou

The University of Sydney, Sydney


Dr. Andrea Vincent

Retina Specialists, Auckland


Dr. Graham Wilson

Ophthalmologist, Gisborne

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Dr. Harry Bradshaw

Mercy Hospital, Dunedin


Dr. John Dickson

Hamilton Eye Clinic, Hamilton


Dr. Jesse Gale

Bowen Hospital, Wellington

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Dr. Sophie Hill

University of Auckland, Auckland DHB, Waitemata DHB


Dr. Ben LaHood

Eye Institute, Auckland


Dr. Logan Mitchell

Dunedin School of Medicine, Dunedin


Dr. Dianne Sharp

Retina Specialists, Auckland

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Dr. Nicholas Toalster

Okko Eye Specialists, Brisbane


Prof Brendan Vote

Launceston Eye Institute, Tasmania


General Information

Candidates will be provided with a course outline with further information on this online course.





The Dunedin Ophthalmology Course will be held online with no physical attendance this year


The co-ordination of the course will take place from The Hunter Centre, Dunedin School of Medicine. 



Terms and Conditions


All notes and copies of presentations will be provided electronically.  Candidates will be given access to a Dropbox where content provided by lecturers will be made available to download.  Access to this dropbox will open until 1 July 2021.



Sufficient breaks will be made throughout the programme, candidates should note that it is their responsibility to attend the sessions, all efforts will be made to keep lectures to time, however it is assumed that candidates will attend all sessions and will be aware of any short notice change in break times etc.



NZ$2,300.00 (includes NZ GST) must be paid by 20 September 2020 to confirm your place.  Candidates will be able to pay by credit card via the course website, alternatively payment can be made by direct credit or by cheque (in NZ dollars).  Candidates will be sent a link for registration once they have been approved entry on the course. Internet banking will be available on the downloadable invoice.  When payment is received a receipt will be emailed to you.


All sessions are provided by live stream (no access to recorded lectures) with candidates accessing the course from their own location.  Candidates are required to have access to their own internet connection (sufficient for video conferencing), computer or laptop which are microphone and audio capable.  Candidates will be required to download Zoom (lectures), Dropbox (for notes files) and Slido (Q&A and Audience Participation App). 


Candidates will be provided with an up to date programme, however the Organising Committee reserves the right to make changes to the programme at short notice.



Cancellations received prior to 1 October 2020 will be refunded less an administration fee of $300.00. No refunds will be made from 2 October 2020.