Dunedin Ophthalmology Course 2-13 November 2020

Due to current COVID-19 situation, the 2020 Course will be live streamed with no physical attendance.  Candidates wishing to attend should contact the Course Organiser for a course outline and leave form.


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).

This year the two week clinical course will run from Monday 2 November to Friday 13 November 2020.   This will be live streamed from Dunedin for candidates sitting the RANZCO Advanced Clinical Examination in 2021. Sub-specialty topics will be addressed. For each topic there will be clinically oriented interactive modules, seminars and case presentations. There will be no OSCE’s however discussion on static cases will be included with lectures.



2020 Programme Digital (to come)



Dr. Anthony 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. Ben LaHood

Eye Institute, Auckland

Dr. Logan Mitchell

Dunedin School of Medicine, Dunedin

Dr. Dianne Sharp

Retina Specialists, Auckland

Dr. David Squirrell

Milford Eye Clinic, Auckland

Dr. Andrea Vincent

Retina Specialists, Auckland

Dr. Graham Wilson

Ophthalmologist, Gisborne

Dr. Harry Bradshaw

Mercy Hospital, Dunedin

Dr. John Dickson

Hamilton Eye Clinic, Hamilton

Dr. Jesse Gale

Bowen Hospital, Wellington

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. Nicholas Toalster

Eye Hospital, Sydney

Dr. Brendan Vote

Retina Specialists, Auckland


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. 


Tel: 03 487 6622

PO Box 7168, Dunedin, Otago 9040, New Zealand


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