Regulations - Medical And Health Sciences


The Degree of Master of Health Psychology – MHealthPsych

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 completed the requirements for a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Psychology (or equivalent) with an average grade in the final year of study that is equivalent to a B or higher.

Duration and Total Points Value

2 A student admitted to this degree must:

a pass courses with a total value of 240 points

and

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

and

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

Structure and Content

3 A student enrolled for this degree must pass courses with a total value of 240 points as listed in the Master of Health Psychology Schedule.

4 A student must, before enrolment for the thesis obtain an average grade of at least B in the first 120 points from the coursework component of the degree. If this is not achieved the courses passed will be reassigned to the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences.

5 A student enrolled for this degree who has already passed any course the same as, or similar to, those required under Regulation 3 must substitute an alternative course as approved by the Head of School of Medicine.

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

8 The thesis topic must be approved by the Head of School of Medicine prior to enrolment.

9 The thesis topic is to embody the results obtained by the student in an investigation into an area of health psychology.

10 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.

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

Variations

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

Honours

13 This degree may be awarded with Honours as specified in the General Regulations – Masters Degrees.

Commencement

14 These regulations came into force 1 January 2013.

Master of Health Psychology (MHealthPsych) Schedule

Requirement:

Research Masters

60 points: HLTHPSYC 714, 715, 719, 720

60 points from 700 level courses in Exercise Sciences, Health Psychology, Population Health, Psychiatry, or Psychology as approved by the Programme Coordinator

120 points: HLTHPSYC 796 Thesis

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