Regulations - Medical And Health Sciences


The Degree of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery – MBChB

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 either

(i) completed the requirements for the courses listed in Part I of the MBChB Schedule on a full-time basis, with a Grade Point Average of 6.0 or higher

or

(ii) successfully completed, normally in the minimum academic time and no more than five years prior to the date of application, a degree, postgraduate degree or postgraduate diploma from a New Zealand university with a Grade Point Average of 6.0 or higher or equivalent

or

(iii) met the requirements of a special entry scheme

and

b demonstrated in accordance with approved selection criteria the qualities determined by the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences as appropriate for a person seeking a qualification as a doctor. This requirement will normally include an interview.

2 a Students selected for admission under Regulation 1a(i) will be admitted to MBChB Part II.

b Students selected for admission under Regulation 1a(ii) or Regulation 1a(iii) may be required to successfully complete some or all of the courses listed in Part I in the schedule to these regulations before proceeding to Part II.

Duration and Total Points Value

3 a A student enrolled for this degree must follow a programme of six full-time years and pass courses with a total value of 720 points, unless credit is granted under the Admission Regulations and/or the Credit Regulations.

b Enrolment for the degree will normally be continuous. In exceptional circumstances Senate or its representative, on the recommendation of the Head of Programme, may grant a period of suspension from enrolment not normally exceeding two consecutive semesters.

c Interrupted study may be resumed only with the approval of, and on conditions set by, Senate or its representative.

Structure and Content

4 Of the 720 points required for this degree, a student must pass:

a 705 points from Parts I, II, III, IV, V and VI, as listed in the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery Schedule.

b (i) 15 points from courses offered in either the General Education Open Schedule or the General Education Faculty Schedule approved for this degree.

(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.

5 a However, where a student has been granted admission with credit, or in exceptional circumstances which Senate or its representative approves, a student may be directly admitted to Part II, Part III or Part IV.

b Each Part of the programme is to be completed to the satisfaction of Senate or its representative before a student is permitted to enrol for the next Part.

c At the discretion of Senate or its representative, a student who fails any of Parts II-VI may be declined permission to re-enrol in the programme as a whole.

d A student who fails twice to pass the same Part will not be permitted to continue with this degree.

General Education Exemptions

6 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 120 points or more of degree-level study at another tertiary institution.

b 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.

Practical Requirements

7 A student enrolled for this degree must carry out satisfactorily such practical or clinical work as the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences may require.

Variations

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

Fitness to Practise Requirements

9 a In order to complete the requirements for this degree, a student must meet the applicable fitness to practise requirements for this programme, as outlined in the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences’ Fitness to Practise Policy.

b Where a student is being investigated with regard to a fitness to practise matter under the policy, and there is a concern that the student’s attitudes or behaviour are inappropriate, offensive, disruptive, or may pose a risk of harm to the welfare of any party, that student’s attendance at lectures, classes and any clinical, industry or practise attachments may be suspended by the Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences pending the outcome of the investigation.

c If a student is found, after due and fair inquiry, and taking into account any written response from the student, to be not fit to practise, the student’s enrolment in the programme may be suspended or terminated in accordance with the policy.

d Where a student’s enrolment in the programme has been terminated under Regulation 9c, any application to re-enrol may be declined.

e A student whose enrolment is suspended or terminated under Regulation 9c or their application to re-enrol declined under Regulation 9d may apply to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) for the appeal of that decision in accordance with the policy.

Commencement

10 These regulations came into force on 1 January 2019. The 2006 regulations for the Degree of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery were thereby repealed.

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) Schedule

Requirement:

Part I

105 points

BHSc: BIOSCI 107, CHEM 110, MEDSCI 142, POPLHLTH 101, 102, 111, HLTHPSYC 122

or

BSc in Biomedical Science: BIOSCI 101, 106, 107, CHEM 110, MEDSCI 142, PHYSICS 160, POPLHLTH 111

Part II

120 points: MBCHB 221

Part III

120 points: MBCHB 311, 321

Part IV

120 points: MBCHB 401

Part V

120 points: MBCHB 501

Part VI

120 points: MBCHB 551

General Education

Part I

15 points from courses listed in the General Education Schedules approved for this degree

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