Regulations - Medical And Health Sciences


The Degree of Master of Biomedical Science – MBiomedSc

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:

either

a completed the requirements for the Degree of Bachelor of Science with a major in biomedical science, or an equivalent degree as approved by Senate or its representative, with a Grade Point Average of 5.0 or higher in 90 points at Stage III

or

b completed the requirements for a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Biomedical Science or a Postgraduate Diploma in Biomedical Science, or an equivalent qualification approved by Senate or its representative, with a Grade Point Average of 5.0 or higher.

Duration and Total Points Value

2 A student admitted to this degree under Regulation 1a must:

a pass courses with a total point value of 240 points

and

b complete within with the time limit specified in the General Regulations – Masters Degrees

and

c not exceed 280 points for the total enrolment of this degree.

3 A student admitted to this degree under Regulation 1b must:

a pass the 120 point thesis

and

b complete within the time limit specified in the General Regulations – Masters Degrees

and

c not exceed 160 points for the total enrolment of this degree.

Structure and Content

4 A student enrolled for this degree must complete the requirements as listed in the Master of Biomedical Science Schedule.

5 A student who has to complete 240 points must achieve a Grade Point Average of 5.0 or higher across their best 120 points of courses before being allowed to enrol in MEDSCI 796.

6 A student enrolled in 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.

7 The programme for each student must be approved by the Head of School of Medical Sciences prior to enrolment.

Reassignment

8 A student may apply to reassign courses passed for the Master of Biomedical Science to the Postgraduate Diploma in Biomedical Science.

Thesis

9 a The thesis must be carried out under the guidance of a supervisor appointed by Senate or its representative.

b The thesis topic must be approved by the relevant Departmental Postgraduate Committee prior to enrolment.

c The thesis is to be completed and submitted in accordance with the General Regulations – Masters Degrees.

Honours

10 This degree may be awarded with Honours in accordance with the General Regulations – Masters Degrees.

Variations

11 In exceptional circumstances, Senate or its representative may approve a personal programme of study that does not conform to these regulations.

Commencement

12 These regulations came into force on 1 January 2017.

Master of Biomedical Science (MBiomedSc) Schedule

A student who has to complete 120 points must satisfy the following requirement:

Research Masters

Requirement:

120 points: MEDSCI 796 Thesis

A student who has to complete 240 points must satisfy the following requirements:

Research Masters

Requirement:

30 points: MEDSCI 743, 744

90 points from BIOINF 701–704, BIOSCI 736, 737, 741, 746, 755–759, EXERSCI 703, 704, 706, 708, 712, HLTHPSYC 716, MAORIHTH 701, MEDIMAGE 701, MEDSCI 700, 703–746, PHARMACY 752, 753, POPLHLTH 706, 708, 709, 738, 739, 763, 765, POPLPRAC 758

120 points: MEDSCI 796 Thesis

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