Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences


Orientation programme for 2018

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.

 

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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 20 February 2018

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 and get your exciting University of Auckland 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 20 February 2018.

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 19 February 2018
MBChB Part II 9am-5pm │ 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 the Whakanoa ceremony where students will be introduced to the study of human anatomy. Please see programme provided on MBCHB 221AB Canvas for events for Tuesday 20 February to Friday 23 February.
Tuesday 20 February 2018
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, BHSc/BNurs and BNurs/BSc conjoints 8.45am–4.30pm. Begin at Waipapa Marae, 16 Wynyard Street, City Campus BNurs, BHSc/BNurs and BNurs/BSc conjoint students are expected to attend this orientation programme, which 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, key support staff and relevant nursing student associations who can offer guidance and support throughout the programme. You’ll be gifted a handy information pack! (Note: There will NOT be a bus to take you back to the City Campus).
Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 February 2018  
BPharm Year 2 9am-4pm (Wed) and 9.30-4.30pm (Thurs) │  505-007 This BPharm Part 2 compulsory orientation involves a welcome from the Head of School, the Auckland Pharmacy Student Association, staff from Students Centre and key pastoral staff. You'll also get a tour of the facilities on campus and enjoy interesting lectures. A Keynote speaker will address the class on 22 February, and the session will finish with the White Coat Ceremony.
Friday 23 February 2018  
BPharm 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.
BPharm 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–12.30pm │ 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 2018 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.

 

Postgraduate


All students new to postgraduate study at the University of Auckland this year are warmly invited to an orientation organised especially for you.  

Monday 12 February 2018
School of Nursing 8.45am-4.30pm | Grafton Campus, building 503, main foyer Library and study skills for new and existing postgraduate students. See the School of Nursing website for additional sessions.
Tuesday 20 February 2018
School of Population Health postgraduate orientation (both domestic and international students) 9.30am-2.15pm | Room 730-220 (Tāmaki Campus) This orientation involves a welcome from key members of the School of Population Health, a discussion on succeeding in postgraduate study, morning tea, an overview of how to use CANVAS, programme specific information and information on how to use the library resources. Additional sessions for International and MAPAS students are detailed below.
School of Population Health postgradute international students 2.15pm-3.15pm | Room 730-268 Introductions to key staff, students and alumni for international students.
School of Population Health MAPAS 2.15pm-3.15pm | Room 730-266   Introductions to key staff for MAPAS students.
Tuesday 20 February and Wednesday 21 February 2018
School of Medical Sciences programme

9am-3pm (Tuesday) and 9.30am-5pm (Wednesday)

Note: On both days you will begin in room 503-003

This programme 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.

Wednesday 21 February 2018
BHSc(Hons) 9am-1pm | Room 730-266 (Tāmaki Campus)
BHSc(Hons) students are invited to attend this session with information specific to their degree.
Wednesday 21 February and Thursday 22 February 2018
MAud 9.30am-4pm (Wednesday) and 8am-5pm (Thursday) | Room 730-220 (Tāmaki Campus)
Orientation for new MAud students.
Thursday 22 February 2018

PGDip in Health Psychology

4-6pm | Room 503-024 (Grafton Campus) An orientation for PGDip in Health Psychology students.
School of Nursing
8.45am-4.30pm | Grafton Campus, building 503, main foyer
Library and study skills for new and existing postgraduate students. See the School of Nursing website for additional sessions.
Masters in Health Psychology
11am-12pm | Room 502-B41 (Grafton Campus)
An orientation for Masters in Health Psychology students.
12-1pm | Room 12.058, Auckland City Hospital Support Building
A welcome for Masters in Health Psychology students. RSVP to Reena D'costa by Wednesday 14 February.
Friday 23 February
MHSc Nutrition and Dietetics
11am-3pm | 503-704 (Grafton Campus)
You will be welcomed 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 specific information and be oriented to the Philson Library.

Medical Imaging Postgraduate students can attend a specialised orientation by invitation only.

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.