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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 Master of Health Science
MHlthSc

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 Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates.

Part II

Admission

1. Admission to the Degree of Master of Health Science requires that the candidate will:

(a) meet the University admission requirements as specified; and

(b) have been awarded or qualified for a relevant health related Bachelor's degree or equivalent with a minimum B- grade average over the 200 and 300 level courses; or

(c) have been awarded or qualified for a relevant health related Bachelor's degree or equivalent and have extensive relevant professional experience; or

(d) have been awarded or qualified for a Postgraduate Diploma in a relevant health related discipline; or

(e) have been awarded or qualified for the Degree of Bachelor of Health Science with Honours.

(f) Candidates for the Nursing subject will normally be a registered health professional.

Qualification Requirements

2. Candidates for the Degree of Master of Health Science shall follow a parts-based programme of study, which shall consist of 700- and 800-level courses totalling at least 180 credits, comprising:

(a) Part One and Part Two as specified for the Qualification;

(b) completion of a subject;

and including

(c) any compulsory courses listed in the Schedule for the Qualification; and

(d) attending contact workshops, block courses, field trips, studios, workshops, tutorials, and laboratories as required.

3. Notwithstanding Regulation 2, the programme of study for candidates admitted under Regulation 1(d) and 1(e) will consist of 120 credits from courses listed in the Schedule for a subject, comprising:

(a) A research report or professional project of 60 credits and 60 credits of approved courses from Part One; or

(b) a 90 credit thesis and 30 credits of approved courses from Part One; or

(c) a 120 credit thesis

and including:

(d) attending contact workshops, block courses, field trips, studios, workshops, tutorials, and laboratories as required.

Specialisations

4. Candidates for the Degree of Master of Health Science must complete the requirements for one subject.

5. The requirements for each subject are set out in the Schedule for the Degree.

6. Subjects available are: Environmental Health, Māori Health, Psychology, Rehabilitation, Sport and Exercise, Bioscience, Medical Laboratory Research, Nursing, and Occupational Health and Safety.

Student Progression

7. For Professional pathway route, progression from Part One to Part Two, candidates must have achieved a minimum B- grade average over the Part One Core and Compulsory courses.

8. For research pathway route progression from Part One to Part Two, candidates must have achieved a minimum B grade average over the Part One Core and Compulsory courses

9. In cases of sufficient merit, the Degree of Master of Health Science will be awarded with distinction or merit.

Completion Requirements

10. The timeframes for completion as outlined in the General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate 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 progression from Part One to Part Two, or who do not meet the requirements for graduation may, subject to the approval of the Academic Board, be awarded the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science or the Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing should they meet the relevant Qualification requirements.

Unsatisfactory Academic Progress

12. The general Unsatisfactory Academic Progress regulations will apply.

Transitional Provisions

13. Subject to the Maximum Time to Completion and Abandonment of Studies provisions specified in the Part I regulations or the degree, candidates enrolled in the Master of Health Science prior to January 2019 may substitute a course or courses already taken for a course or courses at the same level within Part One of the Schedule until December 2022.

Schedule for the Master of Health Science

Part One

Core courses: Professional Pathway

168.713 Evidence-Based Practice 30 credits

Core courses: Research Pathway

168.711 Health Research Design and Method 30 credits
R 168.810 and 168.710

or

179.702 Advanced Research Methods 30 credits

or (Māori Health specialisation only)

150.714 Ta Te Māori Rangahau Korero: Māori Research Methodologies 30 credits

or (Psychology specialisation only - Research and Professional Pathway)

175.738 Psychological Research: Principles of Design 15 credits

Subjects

Bioscience (150 credits)

Compulsory course

214.781 Advanced Topics in Health Science 30 credits

Subject courses

Research Pathway (No more than 30 credits from)

147.704 Drugs and Society 30 credits

151.709 Biometrics for the Animal and Nutritional Sciences 15 credits

151.716 Advanced Nutrition and Disease 15 credits

151.717 Selected Topics in Public Health Nutrition 15 credits

168.733 Physiology and Pathophysiology 30 credits

194.732 Advanced Cell Physiology 30 credits

231.730 Epidemiology and Biostatistics 1 15 credits
R 231.703

231.731 Epidemiology and Biostatistics 2 15 credits
P 231.730 R 231.703

231.732 Physical Activity Promotion 15 credits

231.733 Big Public Health Issues 15 credits

250.703 Health Communication 15 credits

252.701 Sleep and Circadian Science for Health Practitioners 30 credits
R 252.702

Part Two

Research Pathway (Between 90 and 120 credits from)

250.810 Thesis 90 credits

250.811 Thesis 90 Credits Part I 45 credits

250.812 Thesis 90 Credits Part II 45 credits
C 250.811

250.813 Thesis 120 credits

250.814 Thesis 120 Credits Part I 60 credits

250.815 Thesis 120 Credits Part II 60 credits
C 250.814

Environmental Health (150 credits)

Compulsory course

231.707 Environmental Health 30 credits

Subject courses

Professional Pathway (60 credits) or Research Pathway (No more than 30 credits)

214.772 Advanced Topics in Food Quality 30 credits

214.773 Advanced Topics in Water Quality 30 credits

214.774 Advanced Topics in Sound and its Reception 30 credits

214.777 Advanced Topics in Air Quality 30 credits

214.781 Advanced Topics in Health Science 30 credits

Part Two

Research Pathway (Between 90 and 120 credits from)

214.897 Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits

214.898 Thesis 120 Credit Part 2 60 credits
C 214.897

214.899 Thesis 120 credits

250.810 Thesis 90 credits

250.811 Thesis 90 Credits Part I 45 credits

250.812 Thesis 90 Credits Part II 45 credits
C 250.811

250.813 Thesis 120 credits

250.814 Thesis 120 Credits Part I 60 credits

250.815 Thesis 120 Credits Part II 60 credits
C 250.814

Professional Pathway (60 credits from)

250.816 Professional Project 60 credits

250.817 Research Report 60 credits

Māori Health (150 credits)

Subject courses

Professional Pathway (90 credits) or Research Pathway (Between 30 and 60 credits)

150.701 Tino Rangatiratanga: Strategic Māori Development 30 credits

150.702 Pae Ora: Māori Health Advancement 30 credits

150.799 Research Report (30) 30 credits

231.704 Māori Health 30 credits

Part Two

Research Pathway (Between 90 and 120 credits from)

150.816 Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits

150.817 Thesis 120 Credit Part 2 60 credits
C 150.816

150.881 Thesis 90 Credit Part 1 45 credits

150.882 Thesis 90 Credit Part 2 45 credits
C 150.881

150.883 Thesis 90 credits

150.899 Thesis 120 credits

Professional Pathway (60 credits from)

150.873 Research Report Māori Studies (60) 60 credits

250.816 Professional Project 60 credits

Medical Laboratory Research (150 credits)

Compulsory course

202.781 Current Topics in Medical Laboratory Science 30 credits

Subject courses

Research Pathway (No more than 30 credits from)

152.742 Health Systems Management 30 credits
R 250.742

152.746 Contemporary Issues in Health Service Management 30 credits
R 250.746

214.781 Advanced Topics in Health Science 30 credits

231.733 Big Public Health Issues 15 credits

250.703 Health Communication 15 credits

252.701 Sleep and Circadian Science for Health Practitioners 30 credits
R 252.702

287.730 Quality Management 30 credits
R 143.719, 287.733

Part Two

Research Pathway (Between 90 and 120 credits from)

250.810 Thesis 90 credits

250.811 Thesis 90 Credits Part I 45 credits

250.812 Thesis 90 Credits Part II 45 credits
C 250.811

250.813 Thesis 120 credits

250.814 Thesis 120 Credits Part I 60 credits

250.815 Thesis 120 Credits Part II 60 credits
C 250.814

Nursing (150 credits)

Subject courses

Professional Pathway (90 credits) or Research Pathway (Between 30 and 60 credits)

150.701 Tino Rangatiratanga: Strategic Māori Development 30 credits

152.700 Organisation and Management 30 credits

152.742 Health Systems Management 30 credits
R 250.742

152.743 Health Law and Policy 30 credits
R 250.743

152.746 Contemporary Issues in Health Service Management 30 credits
R 250.746

168.703 Managing Long Term Conditions 30 credits

168.717 Applied Ethics for Professional Practice 30 credits

168.721 Māori Centred Practice 30 credits

168.724 Primary Health Care Nursing 30 credits

168.731 Leadership in Nursing 30 credits

168.733 Physiology and Pathophysiology 30 credits

168.734 Clinical Pharmacology 30 credits

252.701 Sleep and Circadian Science for Health Practitioners 30 credits
R 252.702

Part Two

Research Pathway (Between 90 and 120 credits from)

168.816 Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits

168.817 Thesis 120 Credit Part 2 60 credits
C 168.816

168.896 Thesis 90 Credit Part 1 45 credits

168.897 Thesis 90 Credit Part 2 45 credits
C 168.896

168.898 Thesis 90 credits

168.899 Thesis 120 credits

Professional Pathway (60 credits from)

168.890 Research Report 60 credits
P 168.810 or 168.711 (B) R 168.895

250.816 Professional Project 60 credits

Occupational Health and Safety (150 credits)

Compulsory course

251.731 Advanced Occupational Safety and Health 30 credits

Subject courses

Professional Pathway (60 credits) or Research Pathway (No more than 30 credits)

251.770 Health and Safety Auditing 30 credits

251.772 Advanced Occupational Hygiene 30 credits

251.773 Hazard Management 30 credits

Part Two

Research Pathway (Between 90 and 120 credits from)

251.801 Thesis 90 credits

251.802 Thesis 90 Credits Part I 45 credits

251.803 Thesis 90 Credits Part II 45 credits
C 251.802

251.804 Thesis 120 credits

251.805 Thesis 120 Credits Part I 60 credits

251.806 Thesis 120 Credits Part II 60 credits
C 251.805

Professional Pathway (60 credits from)

250.816 Professional Project 60 credits

250.817 Research Report 60 credits

Psychology (165 credits)

Subject courses

Professional Pathway (105 credits) or Research Pathway (45 credits)

168.713 Evidence-Based Practice 30 credits

175.718 Postmodernism and Psychology 15 credits

175.719 Applied Criminal Psychology 15 credits

175.720 Advanced Psychology of Women 15 credits

175.721 Child and Family Therapy 15 credits

175.722 Principles of Clinical Neuropsychology 15 credits

175.725 Advanced Social Psychology 30 credits
P the usual criteria for admission to PG study in psychology apply

175.729 Psychology and Culture 15 credits

175.730 Professional Practice in Psychology 15 credits

175.732 Psychological Well-being in Organisations 15 credits

175.733 Sustainable Livelihood 15 credits

175.734 Child Clinical Neuropsychology 15 credits

175.737 Occupational Psychology 15 credits

175.739 Health Psychology: Understanding Health and Illness 15 credits

175.740 Occupational Health Psychology 15 credits

175.741 Psychological Assessment in Organisations 15 credits

175.743 Health Psychology: The Social Context 15 credits

175.744 Health Psychology: Promoting Health 15 credits

175.746 Psychological Research: Multivariate Data Analysis 15 credits

175.747 The Psychology of Sport and Exercise 15 credits

175.748 The Psychology of Organisational Change 15 credits

175.751 Neuropsychological Rehabilitation 15 credits

175.781 Clinical Psychopathology 15 credits

175.782 Clinical Psychology Assessment 15 credits

175.783 Clinical Psychology Interventions 15 credits

Part Two

Research Pathway (120 credits from)

175.894 Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits

175.896 Thesis 120 Credit Part 2 60 credits
P C 175.894

175.899 Thesis 120 credits

Professional Pathway (60 credits from)

175.873 Research Report Psychology (60) 60 credits

250.816 Professional Project 60 credits

Rehabilitation (150 credits)

Compulsory courses

147.701 Rehabilitation Theory and Practice 30 credits

147.703 Vocational and Rehabilitation Counselling 30 credits

Subject courses

Professional Pathway (30 credits from)

147.704 Drugs and Society 30 credits

214.781 Advanced Topics in Health Science 30 credits

231.704 Māori Health 30 credits

Part Two

Research Pathway (90 credits from)

147.816 Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits

147.817 Thesis 120 Credit Part 2 60 credits
C 147.816

250.810 Thesis 90 credits

250.811 Thesis 90 Credits Part I 45 credits

250.812 Thesis 90 Credits Part II 45 credits
C 250.811

Professional Pathway (60 credits from)

250.816 Professional Project 60 credits

250.817 Research Report 60 credits

Sport and Exercise (150 credits)

Compulsory course

234.724 Research Seminar in Sport and Exercise 15 credits

Subject courses (15 credits from)

175.747 The Psychology of Sport and Exercise 15 credits

231.732 Physical Activity Promotion 15 credits

250.703 Health Communication 15 credits

Professional Pathway (60 credits) or Research Pathway (30 credits)

234.725 Athletic Conditioning 30 credits
R 234.716

234.726 Exercise and Sport Science 30 credits
R 234.720, 234.721, 234.722, 234.723

234.727 Physical Activity for Compromised Health 30 credits
R 234.717, 234.718, 234.719

Part Two

Research Pathway (90 credits from)

234.897 Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits

234.898 Thesis 120 Credit Part 2 60 credits
C 234.897

250.810 Thesis 90 credits

250.811 Thesis 90 Credits Part I 45 credits

250.812 Thesis 90 Credits Part II 45 credits
C 250.811

Professional Pathway (60 credits from)

234.860 Professional Project 60 credits

234.870 Research Report 60 credits

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