Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences


Courses available at the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences

Courses are the basic component of all academic programmes, and are the specific topics that you study. Most courses are taught and assessed over one semester and may consist of lectures and tutorials, assignments, tests and an examination. Each course has its own alphanumeric code for identification. You must be admitted to a programme before you can enrol in any courses.

Postgraduate courses have several distinctive features.

  • They are centred in a culture of research and theory, designed to extend prior knowledge and skill in both breadth and depth and to promote deep learning.
  • More importantly, they place upon the student the major responsibility for critically evaluating evidence, findings and discussions in the literature, and applying knowledge and skill to new situations.

The faculty also offers a small number of stand alone health related Short courses.

How to choose my courses


Some programmes have core courses that you have to complete.  Other programmes are not as specific.  You can browse the list of subjects and courses available in the faculty, but you should also seek academic advice to ensure that you are putting a coherent programme together.

The University of Auckland Calendar lists the regulations and schedule of permitted courses for each programme.

More information can be found in Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Postgraduate Courses offered by the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences