Biomedical Sciences (2024)
Biomedical Sciences takes a multi-faceted and applied approach to improving the hauora of our communities. It embraces an integrative approach to developing biomedical understandings and skills that will allow students to work across the health sector.
Biomedical Sciences is available as a first major for the Bachelor of Health (BHealth). Biomedical Sciences may also be included as a second major or minor in other undergraduate degrees, subject to approval of the Division in which the student is enrolled.
To complete Biomedical Sciences as a single major for the BHealth, students must gain 135 points from the papers listed for Biomedical Sciences, including 105 points above 100 level, and 45 points above 200 level. Students must complete BIOMD101, BIOMO101, BIOMO202, BIOMO204; 30 points from BIOMD205, BIOMO201, BIOMO203, HPSCI203, PSYCH203; and BIOMD301, BIOMD303, BIOMD306.
To complete Biomedical Sciences as part of a double major for the BHealth or other undergraduate degree, students must gain 120 points from papers listed for Biomedical Sciences, including 90 points above 100 level, and 45 points above 200 level. Students must complete BIOMD101, BIOMO101, BIOMO202, BIOMO204; 15 points from BIOMD205, BIOMO201, BIOMO203, HPSCI203, PSYCH203; BIOMD301, BIOMD303 and BIOMD306.
To complete a minor in Biomedical Sciences, students must complete 60 points from the papers listed for the Biomedical Sciences major, including at least 30 points above 100 level.
Biomedical Sciences is also available as a subject in the Certificate in Health and Wellbeing. To complete the Certificate in Health and Wellbeing in Biomedical Sciences, students must complete 120 points at 100 level or above, including BIOMD101, BIOMO101, HELTH102, MAORI150 and at least two of: BIOEB101, CHEMY100, HELTH110, HMDEV100, HPSCI101, HTHPR101, PSYCH100, SDCOA101, SDCOA102.
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Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location BIOEB101 Concepts of Biology - Ngā Huatau o te Koiora 15.0 24A (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. He whakataki tenei pepa i nga matapono o te koiora taea noatia te hanganga me nga whainga o te putau, o te kuneroa... BIOMD101 Introduction to Human Biology - Tinana Tangata Koiora 15.0 24A (Hamilton) & 24A (Tauranga) This paper will introduce the student to the basics of human anatomy and physiology. He whakataki tenei pepa i te hunga tauira ki nga tuapapa o te matai tinana me te matai whaiaroaro o te ira tangata. BIOMO101 Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology - Mātai Pūtau a Mātai Rāpoi Ngota Koiora 15.0 24B (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. He whakataki tenei pepa i nga aria pokapu o te Matai Putau, Matai Rapoi hoki, tae atu ana ki te ngota... CHEMY100 Chemistry in Context - Matū o te Ao 15.0 24A (Hamilton) & 24A (Tauranga) This paper covers a broad range of chemical concepts that are fundamental to the sciences and engineering. A strong emphasis is made to teach concepts through real-life examples from the world around us. He toro na tenei pepa i nga tumomo tuapapa o te matai matu kei te tuapapa o nga horopaki putaiao, pukaha hoki He kaha hangai te ... HELTH102 Drugs in Sport and Society 15.0 24A (Hamilton) & 24A (Tauranga) This paper introduces students to foundational academic skills using the context of drug use for purposes of recreation and performance enhancement. HELTH110 Understanding Hauora, Health and Wellbeing 15.0 24A (Hamilton), 24A (Online) & 24A (Tauranga) This paper examines a social determinants approach to Health. It includes exploration of a range of interactions that influence the health of populations and determinants of health in New Zealand and global contexts. HMDEV100 Lifespan Development 15.0 24A (Hamilton), 24B (Online) & 24B (Tauranga) HMDEV100 focuses on understanding and enhancing human development through an exploration of biological, psychological, social and cultural factors that influence patterns of development and learning over the lifespan. HPSCI101 Introduction to Human Performance Science 15.0 24B (Hamilton) & 24B (Tauranga) This paper will provide an introduction to Human Performance Science. HTHPR101 Promoting Mental and Physical Health 15.0 24B (Hamilton) & 24B (Tauranga) This paper provides a broad introduction to health promotion. It includes an overview of core models for health promotion from medicine, psychology, sociology, and education. A range of key aspects of mental and physical health that are a focus of health promotion will be introduced. MAORI150 Te Tiriti o Waitangi: An Introduction to the Treaty of Waitangi 15.0 24A (Hamilton), 24B (Hamilton), 24I (Hamilton) & 24X (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. PSYCH100 Brain, Behaviour and Cognition 15.0 24A (Hamilton) & 24A (Tauranga) This paper introduces perceptual systems, mechanisms of learning, emotions and motivation, the biological basis of psychology, such as brain structure and functioning, processes underlying behaviour, memory and cognition. SDCOA101 Sport, Culture and Development: Trends and Issues 15.0 24B (Hamilton), 24B (Online) & 24B (Tauranga) In this paper students will gain an introduction to sociological understandings of sport and movement cultures. They will develop new ways of critically thinking about the important role sport plays in contemporary society, including the economy, politics, tourism, the media, and our sense of identity, belonging and community. Stud... SDCOA102 The Coaching Process 15.0 24A (Hamilton) & 24A (Tauranga) Understanding the coaching process is fundamental to supporting the development of athletes across participation, development, and high-performance contexts. The purpose of this paper is to introduce students to the study of sport coaching, providing students with the knowledge and skills required to design and deliver high quality...
Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location BIOMO201 Biochemistry 15.0 24B (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 24A (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 24A (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 24B (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... HPSCI203 Nutrition for Health and Exercise 15.0 24A (Hamilton) & 24A (Tauranga) This paper will include an overview of nutrition in the context of sport and health related settings, with focus on understanding the roles of macro and micro-nutrients, energy balance, measurement of resting, exercising energy expenditure, chronic lifestyle related disease and influences on current diet practices. PSYCH203 Cognitive Neuroscience 15.0 24B (Hamilton) & 24B (Tauranga) This paper will provide students with an overview of current findings and theories of cognitive neuroscience, cognitive development, and cognitive processes such as memory, attention, language, and decision making.
Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location BIOMD301 Anatomy and Pathophysiology 15.0 24A (Hamilton) This paper will build on the core principles of human anatomy and physiology and explore how it relates to hauora and human disease. BIOMD303 Infection and Immunity 15.0 24A (Hamilton) This paper will focus on the understanding of specific infectious diseases, infection control and the functioning of the immune system in the host. BIOMD306 Molecular Biology and Health 15.0 24B (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...
2024 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 4 December 2023 11:32am