Biomedical Sciences (2021)
Poutū-mārō Biomedical Sciences takes a multi-faceted and applied approach to improving the hauora of our communities. It embraces an integrative approach to biomedical sciences (including genetics, biochemistry, molecular biology, anatomy, infection and immunity, and pathophysiology) alongside Mātauranga Māori, health communication, and bioethics to develop biomedical understandings and skills that will allow students to work across the health sector.
Poutū-mārō Biomedical Sciences is available as a specified programme for the Bachelor of Health (BHealth). To complete the specified programme in Poutū-mārō Biomedical Sciences, students must take the following programme - listed under Year 1, 2 and 3.
Poutū-mārō Biomedical Sciences is also available as a subject in the Certificate in Health and Wellbeing. To complete the Certificate in Health and Wellbeing in Poutū-mārō Biomedical Sciences, students must complete the papers listed under Year 1 of the Poutū-mārō Biomedical Sciences specified programme.
Note: Compulsory 200-level papers for the Poutū-mārō Biomedical Sciences specified programme will be introduced in 2021, and 300-level papers will be introduced in 2022.
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Electives: CHEMY201, CHEMY202, CHEMY203, CHEMY204, CMYHE201, CMYHE202, ECONS205, ENVSC201, ENVSC202, HPSCI203, MAORI200, MAORI202, MAORI203, MAORI211, MAORI212, MAORI222, MAORI250, PACIS200, PHILO225, POPST201, PSYCH202, SOCPY200 and SOCPY201.
Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location BIOEB101 Concepts of Biology 15.0 21A (Hamilton) An introduction to the foundations of biology, including the structure and functioning of cells, evolution, the origins and diversity of life, and a tour of the major forms of life and their defining characteristics. BIOMD101 Introduction to Human Biology 15.0 21A (Hamilton) This paper will introduce the student to the basics of human anatomy and physiology. BIOMO101 Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology 15.0 21B (Hamilton) An introduction to the central concepts of Molecular and Cellular Biology, including the ultrastructure and function of cells, the biochemical processes involved, and the role of DNA in cellular function, inheritance and evolution. CHEMY100 Chemistry in Context 15.0 21A (Hamilton) & 21B (Tauranga) This is an introductory paper for students with a limited background in chemistry. There is a strong emphasis on teaching chemical concepts through real-world examples relevant to different science and engineering disciplines. CHEMY102 Chemical Reactivity 15.0 21B (Hamilton) A theoretical and practical course covering aspects of physical and organic chemistry. This course is required for the chemistry major. CSMAX101 The World of Data 15.0 21B (Hamilton) This paper teaches students how to build datasets for analysis in health science, and critically evaluate and effectively present the results of such analyses, using commonly used software such as Excel, R, and SPSS. Students are introduced to issues of privacy, and cultural considerations for Maori and Indigenous health. HELTH101 Hauora: Thinking about Health 15.0 21A (Hamilton) Health is a multi-disciplinary field of study that draws on multiple cultural perspectives. This paper introduces students to the foundational academic skills required for success within the BHealth, through the lens of hauora, health and wellbeing. MAORI150 Te Tiriti o Waitangi: An Introduction to the Treaty of Waitangi 15.0 21A (Tauranga) & 21B (Hamilton) This paper seeks to provide a sound understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi. It reviews historical and contemporary interpretations and takes into account the interplay of contextual issues of the time.
Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location BIOMO201 Biochemistry 15.0 21A (Hamilton) The aim of this paper is to familiarize students with the structure and function of proteins, nucleic acids, lipids and carbohydrates (as fundamental molecules of life). Students will be introduced to molecular techniques used to study these molecules and gain an appreciation of how they interact in living organisms in health and d... BIOMO202 Genetics 15.0 21B (Hamilton) This paper deals with genetics in the widest sense from the molecular and cellular to the applied and evolutionary. Both prokaryote and eukaryote genetics are discussed with respect to DNA replication, hereditary, gene expression and control, and the role of mutations at both the DNA and chromosomal levels. The paper provides a pat... BIOMO203 Microbiology 15.0 21A (Hamilton) This paper will focus on microbial cell structure, function, and metabolism. Content and context will be drawn from both human and environmental examples. Students will acquire skills in microbiological laboratory techniques, data collection, data analysis, and report presentation. This paper is required for the Molecular and Cellu... BIOMO204 Cell and Organ Physiology in Health and Disease 15.0 21B (Hamilton) This paper integrates basic cell physiology with organ-based physiology and histology, providing students with a comprehensive understanding of the structure-function relationships in physiological processes. Intercellular communication, tissue/organ structure and systems physiology will be discussed in the context of health and di... HELTH201 Epidemiology and Bio-statistics 15.0 21A (Hamilton) This course provides students with basic understanding of the techniques and uses of epidemiology in preventing poor health, health planning and evaluation. MAORI204 Māori, Pacific and Indigenous Health and Wellbeing 15.0 21A (Hamilton) & 21A (Tauranga) This paper looks at health and wellbeing from Maori and Indigenous perspectives, including models and frameworks in relation to Health, Sport, Human Performance and Indigenous communities. PUBRL202 Health Communication 15.0 21B (Hamilton) This paper explores the construction and evaluation of communication campaigns to address health issues in communities and organisations. The campaigns use communication theory to design persuasive and innovative health campaigns.
Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location BIOMO306 Molecular Biology and Health 15.0 21B (Hamilton) This paper will provide the application of molecular biology knowledge and skills in the health sciences. This paper is specifically designed to bring together the areas of genetics, biochemistry, microbiology and physiology and look at how they are informing the prevention and treatment of human diseases. Throughout the paper, Uni... MAORI302 Mātauranga Māori, Indigenous Knowledges 15.0 21A (Hamilton) & 21A (Tauranga) This paper looks at the influence and forms that Matauranga Maori has had and has taken in various postcolonial formations, including in science and research, education, policy and social reform. SCIEN305 Science and Matauranga Māori 15.0 21A (Hamilton), 21B (Hamilton) & 21B (Online) This paper will provide science graduates with an understanding of both scientific and Matauranga Maori perspectives on topical issues and the ability to apply these in a Vision Matauranga context.
2021 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 30 September 2020 8:57am