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Key to the tables

P Prerequisite: Course(s) you must complete to a defined standard (or have waived) before your enrolment in another course is confirmed.

C Corequisite: Course(s) that must be completed in the same semester as another course, unless already passed or waived.

R Restriction: Similar courses, that cannot both be credited to the same qualification.

The Degree of Bachelor of Health Science
BHlthSc

Qualification Regulations

Part I

These regulations are to be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including General Regulations for Undergraduate Degrees, Undergraduate Diplomas, Undergraduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas, and Graduate Certificates.

Part II

Admission

1. Admission to the Degree of Bachelor of Health Science requires that the candidate will meet the University admission requirements as specified.

Qualification Requirements

2. Candidates for the Degree of Bachelor of Health Science shall follow a flexible programme of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 360 credits as defined by the Schedule for the Bachelor of Health Science degree, comprising:

(a) not more than 165 credits at 100 level;

(b) at least 75 credits at 300 level;

and including:

(c) the core courses as defined by Schedule A for the Qualification;

(d) completion of one major;

(e) attending field trips, studios, workshops, tutorials and laboratories as required.

3. Notwithstanding Regulation 2(c), candidates completing the Degree of Bachelor of Health Science with a major in Psychology must substitute 175.203 Introduction to Psychological Research for core course 214.212 Research Methods in the Health Sciences.

Specialisations

4. Candidates may complete a major by passing at least 120 credits in a specialisation including at least 120 credits above 100 level of which at least 60 credits must be at 300 level. The requirements for each major are set out in Schedule B for the Qualification.

5. Approved majors are: Environmental Health, Health Promotion, Integrated Human Health, Occupational Health and Safety, Psychology, Public Health*, and Health Services Navigation.

*No new enrolments.

6. The following majors are offered in accordance with the transition Regulation 13: Human Health and the Environment, Māori Health, Sport and Exercise.

7. Candidates may include one or two minors in the degree of Bachelor of Health Science. The requirements for each minor are set out in Schedule B for the Qualification.

8. Approved minors are: Community Nutrition*, Environmental Health*, Ergonomics/Human Factors*, Health and Ageing*, Health Promotion*, Human Physiology*, Integrated Human Health*, Mental Health*, Occupational Health and Safety*, Public Health*, Psychology* and Rehabilitation*.

*No new enrolments.

9. A minor must include a minimum of 60 credits, including 45 credits above 100-level, of which at least 15 credits must be at 300 level.

(a) The minor(s) must be in a different subject area from the major(s).

(b) Where the minor is from another undergraduate degree the regulations of that programme for the minor will apply.

(c) No course may be credited to both a major and a minor.

Completion Requirements

10. The timeframes for completion as outlined in the General Regulations for Undergraduate Degrees, Undergraduate Diplomas, Undergraduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas, and Graduate Certificates will apply.

11. Candidates may be graduated when they meet the Admission, Qualification and Academic requirements within the prescribed timeframes; candidates who do not meet the requirements for graduation may, subject to the approval of Academic Board, be awarded the Diploma in Science and Technology or the Certificate Public Health should they meet the relevant Qualification requirements.

Unsatisfactory Academic Progress

12. The general Unsatisfactory Academic Progress regulations will apply.

Transitional Provisions

13. All candidates who commenced study towards the Degree of Bachelor of Health Science prior to 2016, and who have passed at least 60 credits whilst enrolled in the Degree of Bachelor of Health Science, may complete under the Degree of Bachelor of Health Science regulations in the 2015 Massey University Calendar (or earlier regulations) until the end of the 2019 academic year.

14. These transition arrangements expire at the end of 2019.

15. Subject to the Maximum time to Completion and Abandonment of Studies provisions specified in the Part I regulations for the degree, all candidates who enrolled in the Bachelor of Health Science prior to 1 January 2019 and have completed at least 15 credits may substitute a course or courses for a course or courses already taken in order to fulfil core and majoring requirements until December 2022.

Schedule for the Bachelor of Health Science

Schedule A: Core courses (210 credits from)

Compulsory courses (165 credits from)

150.112 Hauora Tangata: Foundations of Māori Health 15 credits  
150.202 Mauri ora: Māori Wellbeing and Vitality 15 credits P 15 credits from 150.1xx
214.101 Human Bioscience: Normal Body Function 15 credits R 194.101, 194.241, 194.242
214.102 Applied Sciences for Health Professionals 15 credits R 123.101, 123.103
214.201 Human Bioscience: Impaired Body Function 15 credits P 214.101 and 214.102
231.106 Introduction to Public Health 15 credits  
231.107 Social Determinants of Health 15 credits  
250.100 Health Communication 15 credits  
250.205 Principles and Practice of Epidemiology 15 credits P 250.131 or 231.106
250.303 Systems Thinking and Design for Health 15 credits R 250.301
250.331 Health of Communities 15 credits  

15 credits from

Either

214.212 Research Methods in the Health Sciences 15 credits  

Or Psychology Major only

175.203 Introduction to Psychological Research 15 credits P 175.102

30 credits from

147.101 Rehabilitation Studies 15 credits  
147.102 Mental Health and Society 15 credits  
175.101 Psychology as a Social Science 15 credits  
175.102 Psychology as a Natural Science 15 credits  
179.155 An Introduction to Helping Skills in Social and Community Work Practice 15 credits  
214.131 Introduction to Food and Nutrition 15 credits R 141.101, 151.232, 151.344
231.108 Health Intervention Management 15 credits  
234.121 Functional Anatomy 15 credits R 214.170
234.141 Introduction to Human Movement and Hauora 15 credits R 274.104

Schedule B: Specialisations

Majors

Environmental Health (120 credits)

Compulsory courses (120 credits from)

214.213 Toxic Substances, Human Health and the Environment 15 credits  
214.215 Food Safety and Human Health 15 credits  
214.216 Environmental and Public Health Law 15 credits  
214.301 Environmental Health Risk Management for Disasters 15 credits  
214.311 Epidemiology and Communicable Diseases 15 credits  
214.312 Environmental Monitoring and Investigative Methods 15 credits  
214.314 Water and Waste Treatment 15 credits  
214.316 Bio-Physical Effects of Noise and Vibration 15 credits  

Health Promotion (120 credits)

Compulsory courses (120 credits from)

147.202 Mental Health Promotion 15 credits P 147.102
150.201 Te Kawenata o Waitangi: The Treaty of Waitangi in New Zealand Society 15 credits R 269.274
150.302 Whānau ora: Principles of Flourishing Whānau 15 credits P 150.202
179.230 The Wellbeing of Pacific Peoples in New Zealand 15 credits  
231.200 Theories and Models of Health Promotion 15 credits P 231.100 or 250.131
231.306 Public Health Evaluation 15 credits P 231.200
231.307 Intervention Research and Design 15 credits P 214.212 or 231.200
231.308 Health Promotion Advocacy 15 credits P 231.200

Health Services Navigation (120 credits)

Compulsory courses (120 credits from)

115.212 Fundamentals of Leadership and Teamwork 15 credits P 90 credits at 100 level
147.201 Issues in Rehabilitation 15 credits  
147.202 Mental Health Promotion 15 credits P 147.102
147.303 Case Mgnt & Rehabilitation Counselling 15 credits  
147.304 Health Services Navigation 15 credits  
147.317 Disability in Society 15 credits R 250.317
152.250 Managing Organisations 15 credits R 152.200
231.308 Health Promotion Advocacy 15 credits P 231.200

Integrated Human Health (120 credits)

Compulsory courses (120 credits from)

214.231 Nutrition for Special Populations 15 credits P 214.131 or equivalent R 151.232, 151.345
214.331 Food Choice and Nutrition Promotion 15 credits P 214.131 R 151.232, 151.334
231.200 Theories and Models of Health Promotion 15 credits P 231.100 or 250.131
231.307 Intervention Research and Design 15 credits P 214.212 or 231.200
231.308 Health Promotion Advocacy 15 credits P 231.200
234.223 Exercise Physiology 15 credits P 194.101 or 214.101 R 234.203
252.201 Sleep, Circadian Rhythms, and Shift Work 15 credits P 214.101 R 214.217
252.301 Sleep, Health and Performance 15 credits P 252.201

Occupational Health and Safety (120 credits)

Compulsory courses (120 credits from)

114.240 Organisational Behaviour 15 credits  
128.300 Ergonomics/Human Factors: Work, Performance, Health and Design 15 credits  
214.316 Bio-Physical Effects of Noise and Vibration 15 credits  
251.271 Occupational Health and Safety I 15 credits  
251.272 Occupational Health and Safety II 15 credits  
251.370 Health and Safety Auditing 15 credits  
251.372 Occupational Hygiene 15 credits P 251.271 and 251.272 or 114.271 and 114.272
251.374 Project in Occupational Health and Safety 15 credits P 251.271 and 251.272 or 114.271 and 114.272

Psychology (120 credits)

Compulsory courses (120 credits from)

175.201 Social Psychology 15 credits  
175.205 Brain and Behaviour 15 credits P 175.102
175.206 Memory and Cognition 15 credits P 175.102
175.210 Ngā Tirohanga Rua o te Taha Hinengaro: Bicultural Perspectives in Psychology 15 credits R 175.312
175.301 Community Psychology 15 credits P 175.203
175.302 Abnormal and Therapeutic Psychology 15 credits P 175.203
175.306 Assessment of Individual Differences 15 credits P 175.203
175.317 Health Psychology 15 credits P 175.203

Public Health (120 credits)

No new enrolments

Compulsory courses (75 credits from)

231.107 Social Determinants of Health 15 credits  
231.108 Health Intervention Management 15 credits  
231.307 Intervention Research and Design 15 credits P 214.212 or 231.200

15 credits from

150.201 Te Kawenata o Waitangi: The Treaty of Waitangi in New Zealand Society
R 269.274
15 credits  
150.202 Mauri ora: Māori Wellbeing and Vitality 15 credits P 15 credits from 150.1xx

Elective courses

147.302 Alcohol and Drug Use 15 credits  
147.317 Disability in Society 15 credits R 250.317
179.230 The Wellbeing of Pacific Peoples in New Zealand 15 credits  

Minors

Community Nutrition (60 credits)

No new enrolments

Selection from

214.131 Introduction to Food and Nutrition 15 credits R 141.101, 151.232, 151.344
214.231 Nutrition for Special Populations 15 credits P 214.131 or equivalent R 151.232, 151.345
214.331 Food Choice and Nutrition Promotion 15 credits P 214.131 R 151.232, 151.334
214.334 Nutrition & Health in the 21st Century 15 credits P 214.231 and 214.201 R 151.333, 151.345

Environmental Health (60 credits)

No new enrolments

Selection from

214.215 Food Safety and Human Health 15 credits  
214.216 Environmental and Public Health Law 15 credits  
214.314 Water and Waste Treatment 15 credits  
214.316 Bio-Physical Effects of Noise and Vibration 15 credits  

Ergonomics/Human Factors (60 credits)

No new enrolments

Compulsory courses (45 credits from)

128.200 Healthy Workplace Design 15 credits  
128.300 Ergonomics/Human Factors: Work, Performance, Health and Design 15 credits  

Elective courses

251.271 Occupational Health and Safety I 15 credits  
251.272 Occupational Health and Safety II 15 credits  
251.372 Occupational Hygiene 15 credits P 251.271 and 251.272 or 114.271 and 114.272
252.201 Sleep, Circadian Rhythms, and Shift Work 15 credits P 214.101 R 214.217

Health Promotion (60 credits)

No new enrolments

Compulsory course

231.107 Social Determinants of Health 15 credits  

Elective courses

231.200 Theories and Models of Health Promotion 15 credits P 231.100 or 250.131
231.306 Public Health Evaluation 15 credits P 231.200
231.307 Intervention Research and Design 15 credits P 214.212 or 231.200
231.308 Health Promotion Advocacy 15 credits P 231.200

Health and Ageing (60 credits)

No new enrolments

Human Physiology (60 credits)

No new enrolments

Compulsory courses

194.101 Essentials of Mammalian Biology 15 credits  
194.241 Physiological Control Systems 15 credits P 194.101
194.242 Physiology of Mammalian Organ Systems 15 credits P 194.101
194.350 Human Lifecycle Physiology 15 credits P 194.241 or 194.242

Integrated Human Health (60 credits)

No new enrolments

Compulsory courses (45 credits from)

214.102 Applied Sciences for Health Professionals 15 credits R 123.101, 123.103
214.201 Human Bioscience: Impaired Body Function 15 credits P 214.101 and 214.102
231.307 Intervention Research and Design 15 credits P 214.212 or 231.200

Elective courses

214.231 Nutrition for Special Populations 15 credits P 214.131 or equivalent R 151.232, 151.345
234.225 Nutrition for Sport, Exercise and Health 15 credits P 214.101 R 151.332, 214.273
234.226 Physiological Aspects of Exercise and Health I 15 credits P 214.101, 214.166 or 234.111, 214.170 or 234.121 R 234.213, 234.223, 234.227
252.201 Sleep, Circadian Rhythms, and Shift Work 15 credits P 214.101 R 214.217

Mental Health (60 credits)

No new enrolments

Compulsory courses

147.102 Mental Health and Society 15 credits  
147.202 Mental Health Promotion 15 credits P 147.102
147.302 Alcohol and Drug Use 15 credits  
147.317 Disability in Society 15 credits R 250.317

Occupational Safety and Health (60 credits)

No new enrolments

Selection from

128.200 Healthy Workplace Design 15 credits  
251.271 Occupational Health and Safety I 15 credits  
251.272 Occupational Health and Safety II 15 credits  
251.370 Health and Safety Auditing 15 credits  
251.372 Occupational Hygiene 15 credits P 251.271 and 251.272 or 114.271 and 114.272

Psychology (75 credits)

No new enrolments

Compulsory course

175.102 Psychology as a Natural Science 15 credits  

15 credits from 300 level, 15 credits from above 100 level, 15 credits from any level from the Schedule for the Psychology Major

Public Health (60 credits)

No new enrolments

Selection from

150.201 Te Kawenata o Waitangi: The Treaty of Waitangi in New Zealand Society
R 269.274
15 credits  
150.202 Mauri ora: Māori Wellbeing and Vitality 15 credits P 15 credits from 150.1xx
231.107 Social Determinants of Health 15 credits  

Rehabilitation (60 credits)

No new enrolments

Selection from

147.101 Rehabilitation Studies 15 credits  
147.201 Issues in Rehabilitation 15 credits  
147.303 Case Mgnt & Rehabilitation Counselling 15 credits  
147.317 Disability in Society 15 credits R 250.317
147.333 Health and Ageing 15 credits R 250.333

Schedule C: Electives

145.216 Urban Environments 15 credits  
147.302 Alcohol and Drug Use 15 credits  
147.333 Health and Ageing 15 credits R 250.333
175.303 The Practice of Psychological Research 15 credits P 175.203
175.309 Forensic Psychology 15 credits P 175.203
175.311 Psychology of Women 15 credits P 175.203
175.318 Experimental Psychology 15 credits P 175.203
175.345 Organisational Psychology 15 credits P 175.203
179.320 Community Development 15 credits  
214.334 Nutrition & Health in the 21st Century 15 credits P 214.231 and 214.201 R 151.333, 151.345
234.331 Sport in the Social Context 15 credits R 152.313
250.320 Work Integrated Learning in Health Sciences 15 credits P 214.212

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