Regulations - Medical And Health Sciences


The Degree of Bachelor of Health Sciences – BHSc

The regulations for this degree are to be read in conjunction with all other relevant statutes and regulations including the Academic Statutes and Regulations.

Duration and Total Points Value

1 A student enrolled for this degree must follow a programme of the equivalent of six full-time semesters and pass courses with a total value of 360 points, unless credit is granted under the Admission Regulations and/or the Credit Regulations.

Structure and Content

2 Of the 360 points required for this degree, a student must pass:

a at least 135 points from the Core Courses listed in the Bachelor of Health Sciences Schedule

b up to 120 points from the Elective Courses listed in the Bachelor of Health Sciences Schedule

c the requirements of a major as specified in the Bachelor of Health Sciences Schedule

d (i) 30 points from courses offered in either the General Education Open Schedule or the General Education Faculty Schedule approved for this degree or from a combination of these schedules.

(ii) A student who is required to meet the Academic English Language Requirement, as specified in the Enrolment and Programme Regulations, Academic English Language Requirement, of the University Calendar, may substitute an academic English language course approved by Senate or its representative for 15 points of General Education.

(iii) In order to complete the requirements for General Education students must pass the Academic Integrity course as specified in the Enrolment and Programme Regulations, Academic Integrity, of the University Calendar.

General Education Exemptions

3 a A student is exempted from the requirement to pass courses offered in the General Education Schedules who has:

either

(i) completed an undergraduate degree at a tertiary institution

or

(ii) commenced study for this degree at a tertiary institution before 1 January 2006

or

(iii) been admitted to this degree having completed 240 points or more of degree-level study at another tertiary institution.

b A student who has been exempted from the requirement to pass courses offered in the General Education Schedules must substitute 30 points from courses available for this degree.

c A student admitted to this degree, who has completed between 120 and 235 points inclusive of degree-level study at another tertiary institution, must pass:

(i) 15 points from the courses offered in the General Education Schedules

and

(ii) a further 15 points from other courses available for this degree.

d A student who has been fully or partially exempted from the requirement to pass courses offered in the General Education Schedules is nonetheless required to complete the Academic Integrity course.

Conjoint Degrees

4 Special arrangements apply where this degree is taken as a component degree of an approved conjoint combination. The specific requirements and a complete list of the conjoint degrees available are set out in the Conjoint Degrees section of the University Calendar.

Variations

5 In exceptional circumstances Senate or its representative may approve a personal programme which does not conform to these regulations.

Commencement

6 These regulations came into force on 1 January 2009. The 2006 regulations for the Degree of Bachelor of Health Sciences were thereby repealed.

Bachelor of Health Sciences (BHSc) Schedule

Requirement:

Core Courses:

135 points: HLTHPSYC 122, MAORIHTH 201, POPLHLTH 101, 102, 111, 202, 204, 210, STATS 101

Elective Courses:

up to 120 points selected from the following courses, with no more than 45 points from the Stage I courses listed.

Stage I courses: ANTHRO 100, 102, BIOSCI 107, CHEM 110, ECON 151, 152, GENDER 101, GEOG 102, HISTORY 102, MĀORI 130, MEDSCI 142, PHIL 104, PSYCH 108, 109, SOCIOL 101, 103

Stage II courses: POPLHLTH 203, 206–208, 211–216

Stage III courses: MAORIHTH 301, POPLHLTH 301, 303–307, 310–316, SOCSCIPH 300

Major available:


Population Health

30 points: POPLHLTH 300, 302

at least 15 points from MAORIHTH 301, POPLHLTH 312, 313

at least 15 points from POPLHLTH 301, 303, 304, 311, 316

a further 15 points from MAORIHTH 301, POPLHLTH 305–307, 312, 313

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