Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences


Orientation programme for 2017

Learn about The University of Auckland Online Orientation and also the Orientation Day at the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences at the Grafton and Tāmaki Campus.

Grafton Orienation

Whether you are an undergraduate or a postgraduate student, orientation is a vital part of getting started at the University of Auckland. You receive important information about your respective courses, meet relevant academic and support staff, and meet the people that will also be part of your programme! If you are a first year student, you will also have the opportunity to complete your DELNA Screening (Diagnostic English Language Needs Assessment), which is compulsory. 

Orientation Day 3 March 2017

The Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences offers an Orientation programme which includes an Orientation Day where you can look around, take a tour, meet new friends and more. The day includes a welcome, campus tour and lunch. Both campuses have a Pōwhiri to welcome their new students. 

Meet the friendly, helpful Student Centre team, plus your UniGuide or student mentor at our Orientation Day on the 3 March 2017 and get your exciting Auckland of University experience underway!

See more details below for both the Undergraduate and Postgraduate Orientation

Undergraduate


Orientation for all new Bachelor of Health Science (BHSc) and Bachelor of Nursing (BNurs) students will take place on Friday 3rd of March. Students commencing Part II of the Medical (MBCHB), Pharmacy (BPhar) and Optometry (BOpt) degrees also have orientations to go to. Please see the timetable below for more information. We strongly recommend all new students attend. 

 

Monday 27th of February

MBChB Part II

9am-12pm │ Room 505.011

This compulsory MBChB Part II orientation and Induction involves a welcome from the Medical Programme Directorate, an introduction to the support services available, the library resources, and relevant student associations, as well as a brief introduction to the Year 2 Portal.

 

Wednesday 1st – Thursday 2nd of March

BPhar Year 2

9am–4pm (Wed) & 9am-4.30pm (Thurs) │ 501‐B09

This BPharm Part 2 orientation involves a welcome from the Head of School, the Auckland Pharmacy Student’s Association, staff from the Student Centre, and key pastoral care staff. You’ll also get a tour of the facilities on campus and enjoy interesting lectures. 

 

Friday 3rd of March, 2017

BHSc

8.45am – 4.30pm

 

 

Begin at Waipapa Marae, 16 Wynyard Street, City Campus

The BHSc orientation programme commences on the City Campus with a pōwhiri and a welcome by the Dean of FMHS. You will then be introduced to your UniGuide who will take you on a campus tour, to your DELNA screening, and on a trip to Tamaki campus. Here you will receive lunch and more specific introductory sessions from the School of Population Health. You’ll have the chance to meet prospective lecturers, programme directors, and key support staff, and you’ll be gifted a handy information pack! (Note: A bus will be provided to return BHSc students to the City Campus).

BNurs

8.45am – 4.30pm

 

 

Begin at Waipapa Marae, 16 Wynyard Street, City Campus

The BNurs orientation programme commences on the City Campus with a pōwhiri and a welcome by the Dean of FMHS. You will then be introduced to your UniGuide who will take you on a campus tour and to your DELNA screening. You will then take a bus to the Grafton Campus, where you will have lunch and receive more specific introductory sessions from the School of Nursing. This will give you the chance to meet prospective lecturers, programme directors and key support staff. You’ll be gifted a handy information pack! (Note: There will NOT be a bus to take you back to the City Campus).

BPhar Year 3

10am - 11am │ 501‐B09

This compulsory BPharm Part 3 induction lecture involves important information from the Head of School, the Academic Director, and the Student Support Advisor for FMHS.

BPhar Year 4

11am - 12pm │ 501‐B09

This compulsory BPharm Part 4 induction lecture involves important information from the Head of School, the Academic Director, and the Student Support Advisor for FMHS.

BOpt Part II

10am – 12pm │ 505‐007

The BOptom Part II orientation programme involves a welcome from the Head of School, interesting lectures from current students and graduates, an introduction to the staff from the Student Centre, and a tour of the facilities on campus. 

In addition to the Faculty events, all first-year Medical and Health Sciences students are encouraged to participate in the University-Wide Orientation activities. To help you plan your week, check out the 2017 Undergraduate Orientation Programme Handbook, which you can download below.

For more information on the University of Auckland Orientation events visit the Orientation Welcome page. Also, be sure to get started with your Online Orientation today!

Please note: If you are BSc Biomedical sciences student, you should be attending your own orientation session offered by the Faculty of Science.

 

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UG Orientation
(6.0 MB, PDF)

Postgraduate


All students new to postgraduate study at the University of Auckland this year are warmly invited to an orientation organised especially for you. Please see the timetable below for more information.

 

Monday 27th – Tuesday 28th of February

School of Medical Sciences Skills Program

9am – 3pm (Mon) & 9.30am – 5pm (Tues).

 

Note: On both days you will begin in room 505-003.

This program incorporates all BSc(Hons) [Biomedical Science, Pharmacology, and Physiology], MSc, MHSc, and BMedSc(Hons) students. It is intended to introduce students to several essential skills that they will require during their Honours/Masters year, and some of the regulations they must abide by while working in the laboratory. The program is delivered by the University of Auckland staff, members of the Libraries and Learning Services (LLS), former students, and selected supervisors. For enquiries regarding the program please contact Dr Fiona McBryde (email: f.mcbryde@auckland.ac.nz).

 

Friday 3rd of March

School of Population Health PG Orientation

(both international and domestic students)

9.30am – 1:15pm at Tamaki Campus │ 730-220

This orientation involves a welcome from key members of the School of Population Health, a discussion on succeeding in PG study, morning tea, an overview of how to use CANVAS, programme specific information, and information on how to use the library resources.

School of Population Health PG Orientation for International Students

1:15pm – 3:15pm at Tamaki Campus │ 730-268

AND

Wednesday 15th March 9:45am – 3:30pm │ 730-220

These orientations involve a welcome and introductions from key support staff and members of the School of Population Health. An international student from the FMHS Postgraduate Student Association, as well as an existing international student, will also be there to share their experiences of life at the UoA. Additionally, meals will be provided, information on IT essentials and a DELNA diagnosis will be completed.

MHSc Nutrition and Dietetics

8.45am – 3pm

 

Begin at Waipapa Marae, 16 Wynyard Street, City Campus.

The MHSc Nutrition and Dietetics orientation programme commences on the City Campus with a pōwhiri and a welcome by the Dean of FMHS. You will then make your own way to the Grafton Campus (85 Park Road, Grafton, Auckland 1023). From 11am-3pm (in Room 503-126) you will be welcomed to the School by key academic staff. In this session, you will also be provided with lunch, have the chance to meet the NZ Dietitians Association, find out some course specfic information, and be orientated to the Philson library.

In addition to the faculty events, all new Postgraduate Medical and Health Sciences students are encouraged to participate in the University-Wide Orientation activities. To see what is happening all over the University, check out the 2017 Postgraduate Orientation Programme Handbook, which you can download below. Also, be sure to get started with your Online Orientation today!

Please note: If you are BSc Biomedical sciences student, you should be attending your own orientation session offered by the Faculty of Science.

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PG Orientation
(1.9 MB, PDF)

Diagnostic English Language Needs Assessment (DELNA)


All first-year students, regardless of their language background, must have their academic English assessed at the beginning of their studies. You’ll begin with the DELNA Screening and may be directed to the Diagnosis so that DELNA staff can advise you, if necessary, on further developing your academic English language skills. You will have the opportunity to complete your DELNA Screening during your Faculty Orientation Day. For more information see the DELNA website here

Make it Easy Online


Online Orientation is your one stop online resource, designed to equip you with helpful information about university life! You'll get access to modules from the day you receive an offer until you enrol with your faculty of study.

You can access your Online Orientation modules wherever and whenever during your first semester, and that is not even the best part. It also includes interesting videos and quizzes plus interactive campus maps and checklists, so you can be prepared before you start.

Once you have completed all six modules, you'll be all set to ace your first semester of study!

So go on, get started with your Online Orientation today.

Additional Information


To view maps of the City Campus, Grafton Campus, and Tāmaki Innovation Campus please click here.