Health Sciences

214.003 Foundation Human Bioscience 15 credits
An introduction to the core concepts in human biology and basic physiology.
214.101 Human Bioscience: Normal Body Function 15 credits
Human body structure and function (anatomy and physiology), including relevant concepts of homeostasis and metabolism and development throughout the lifespan.
214.102 Applied Sciences for Health Professionals 15 credits
An introduction to the basic scientific concepts that are relevant to the maintenance of human and environmental health.
214.201 Human Bioscience: Impaired Body Function 15 credits
An examination of the aetiology of disease and alteration of health status and the relevant scientific clinical tests, including the role of micro-organisms in disease processes.
214.202 Pharmacology 15 credits
The study of pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and pharmacogenetics; drug groups; principles of adverse drug effects; and drug interactions of prescription and non-prescription medication.
214.212 Research Methods in the Health Sciences 15 credits
Examination of health science research including the research process, research questions, quantitative and qualitative research methods, and the ethics of health research.
214.213 Toxic Substances, Human Health and the Environment 15 credits
A study of the interactions of key groups of toxic substances with the human body and the ecosystem. Provides an overall understanding of the terminology, principles, concepts and methodologies. Discusses applications to human or environmental toxicological risk assessment.
214.215 Food Safety and Human Health 15 credits
Introduces students to the key issues surrounding the preparation, handling and delivery of safe food, and applications of food safety, HACCP, inspection and assessment techniques, food legislation and common problems, will be examined. Will include a study of relevant organisations involved in the food industry.
214.216 Environmental and Public Health Law 15 credits
Legislative, judicial and administrative aspects of the New Zealand legal system as they apply to environmental health. Examination of statutory and common law legal issues, collection of evidence and prosecutions, management of cases, negligence and potential liability. Special focus on the RMA (1991) and Health Act (1956).
214.231 Nutrition for Special Populations 15 credits
Application of food and nutrition principles to special populations throughout the lifecycle and different ethnic groups in New Zealand. A basic knowledge of the scientific reasoning behind the recommendations will be developed. Some factors influencing food choice amongst the populations will be examined. Students will also gain skills in critically evaluating foods and dietary supplements on the market.
214.301 Environmental Health Risk Management for Disasters 15 credits
Advanced theory and practice in environmental health risk management applicable to typical disaster and humanitarian relief scenarios encountered in New Zealand/Pacific Rim.
214.311 Epidemiology and Communicable Diseases 15 credits
The nature of important communicable diseases and the factors that influence the occurrence, prevention and control of infectious diseases. The microbiology of common agents of communicable diseases. Examination of the major reasons for disease emergence and resurgence. Concepts and applications of epidemiology in relation to infectious and non-infectious agents.
214.312 Environmental Monitoring and Investigative Methods 15 credits
Exploration of approaches used to sample and test air, water, soil or food for human health protection purposes; from sampling design to techniques used, and from data validation to the interpretation and regulatory use of results.
214.314 Water and Waste Treatment 15 credits
Water treatment for drinking water supplies and public bathing facilities, the treatment and disposal of liquid (e.g. sewage) and solid wastes for the provision and maintenance of public health, with particular reference to common systems.
214.316 Bio-Physical Effects of Noise and Vibration 15 credits
Sources, propagation, measurement units and effects of noise and vibration on human health. Measurement and assessment of these factors in the community. Instrumentation, procedures, collection of data and interpretation; legislation, standards and guidelines; and requirements for legal action.
214.331 Food Choice and Nutrition Promotion 15 credits
Examination of factors affecting food choice, including cultural, economic, political, psychological, physiologic and organoleptic. Methods used to promote and enable dietary change will be examined. Aims, methods and evaluation of nutrition interventions will be discussed. Emphasis will be given to the current New Zealand situation.
214.335 Food Politics 15 credits
World food supply, hunger, sustainability, equity, food security. Impact of food industry, politics and consumers on food supply. Trade, economics, globalisation, threats and opportunities affecting the food supply.
214.772 Advanced Topics in Food Quality 30 credits
Critical reviews, case studies, advanced study and/or research into selected aspects of food quality.
214.773 Advanced Topics in Water Quality 30 credits
Critical reviews or applied research on advanced topics in water quality.
214.774 Advanced Topics in Sound and its Reception 30 credits
Critical reviews or applied research on advanced topics in sound and its reception.
214.777 Advanced Topics in Air Quality 30 credits
Critical reviews or applied research on advanced topics in air quality.
214.781 Advanced Topics in Health Science 30 credits
Critical reviews, standards, advanced study and/or research in a selected area of health science.
214.798 Research Report 30 credits
214.897 Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.
214.898 Thesis 120 Credit Part 2 60 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.
214.899 Thesis 120 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.
214.900 PhD Health Sciences 120 credits