Regulations - Medical And Health Sciences


The Degree of Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours) – BMedSc(Hons)

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

Admission

1 In order to be admitted to this programme a student needs to have:

a satisfactorily completed at least the first three years of the Degree of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from this University, or of an equivalent medical degree approved by Senate or its representative

and

b passed the courses for MBChB Part III, or its equivalent as approved by Senate or its representative, with an average of B or higher

and

c approval of the Dean of Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences.

Duration and Total Points Value

2 A student enrolled for this degree must:

a pass courses with a total value of 120 points

and

b complete within the time limit specified in the General Regulations – Bachelors Honours Postgraduate Degrees.

3 The total enrolment for this degree must not exceed 160 points.

Structure and Content

4 A student enrolled for this degree must pass courses with a total value of at least 120 points listed in the Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours) Schedule.

5 The programme for each student must be approved by the Head of School of Medicine prior to enrolment.

6 A student admitted to this programme must complete the University of Auckland Academic Integrity Course as specified in the Enrolment and Programme Regulations, Academic Integrity, of the University Calendar.

Thesis

7 a The thesis is to be carried out under the guidance of a supervisor, appointed by Senate or its representative, on the recommendation of the relevant Head of School.

b The thesis topic must be approved by the relevant Head of School prior to enrolment.

c Any laboratory work in connection with the thesis must be carried out within the University. However, Senate or its representative may permit a student to carry out the work in an approved institute outside the University for any period or periods considered necessary.

d The thesis must be completed and submitted in accordance with the General Regulations – Bachelors Honours Postgraduate Degrees.

Honours

8 a This degree may be awarded only where a student’s overall grade for the Degree of Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours) is sufficiently high to deserve Honours.

b Should a student fail to qualify for the award of the Degree of Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours), Senate or its representative may approve the reassignment of points towards the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences.

9 Where the standard specified in Regulation 8a is achieved, Honours will be awarded as specified in the General Regulations – Bachelors Honours Postgraduate Degrees.

Variations

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

Commencement

11 These regulations came into force on 1 January 2010.

Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours) (BMedSc(Hons)) Schedule

Requirement:

30 points from CLINED 703–716, HLTHINFO 723, 728, 730, MAORIHTH 701, 709–711, MEDSCI 700–723, 727–740, 743, PAEDS 719, POPLHLTH 701–755, 760–774, POPLPRAC 758, or other 700 level courses approved by the Head of School of Medicine

90 points: MEDSCI 784 Thesis

or

120 points: MEDSCI 786 Thesis

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