School of Population Health


First year BHSc students' enrolment guide

How to apply for admission


BHSc first year courses


Full-time BHSc Year One students must enrol in eight courses (120 points). Each course is identified by a subject (e.g., POPLHLTH) and a course number (e.g. 101 or 108G). You are advised to enrol as soon as possible after accepting your offer, as popular classes will soon become full. You can change your mind after you have enrolled, but be aware of the deadlines for enrolment.

The University of Auckland offers the following preparatory online courses prior to the commencement of the BHSc programme:

  1. Preparatory Chemistry online: This course is designed to assist both prospective students who do not have a strong background in chemistry and students who intend enrolling in first-year chemistry courses after some years away from formal study. More information is available at the School of Chemical Sciences website.
  2. Preparation for BIOSCI 107: An online course is being offered for to assist both prospective students who do not have a strong background in biology and students who intend enrolling in first-year biology courses after some years away from formal study. This course is available now. For more information email biosci107@auckland.ac.nz. 

Information for applicants intending to apply for medicine or pharmacy


If you intend to apply for Medicine or Pharmacy, your enrolment must only commence in Semester One and you need to enrol in the following courses:

plus

One General Education course from either the Engineering, Medical and Health Sciences, or Science schedules, or from the Open schedule (excluding BIOSCI 100G, MEDCI 100G, MEDSCI 101G, OPTOM 101G and POPLHLTH 103G)

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Information for those planning to complete their BHSc


Your enrolment choices are more flexible, as follows:

Four core courses

and
Three approved elective courses listed under the BHSc Schedule (see the below section “Stage I Elective courses available for your BHSc degree”)

and
One General Education course from either the Engineering, Medical and Health Sciences, or Science schedules, or from the Open schedule (excluding BIOSCI 100G, MEDCI 100G, MEDSCI 101G, OPTOM 101G, and POPLHLTH 103G)

 

For more information on the University's regulations for the BHSc degree and the schedule of elective courses available please refer to the calendar regulations

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Stage I Elective courses available for your BHSc degree


Please see the Calendar regulations Schedule for the list of  these 15 point Stage I courses, as well as Stage II and III elective courses for the future. Note you may only take a maximum of three (45 points) Stage I elective courses for your degree.

 Course Code  Coure Title
ANTHRO 100    Human Cultures: Introduction to Social Anthropology
ANTHRO 102    Introduction to Biological Anthropology
BIOSCI 107    Biology for Biomedical Science: Cellular Processes and Development
CHEM 110    Chemistry of the Living World
ECON 151    Understanding the Global Economy
ECON 152    Principles of Economics
GENDER 100    Gender and the Culture of Everyday Life
GEOG 102    Geography of the Human Environment
HISTORY 102    Sexual Histories: Western Sexualities from Medieval to Modern Times
MAORI 130    Te Ao Maori: The Maori World  
MEDSCI 142    Biology for Biomedical Sciences: Organ Syatems 
PHIL 102    Introduction to Ethics 
PSYCH 108    Individual, Social and Applied Psychology
PSYCH 109    Mind, Brain and Behaviour
SOCIOL 101    Understanding Aotearoa New Zealand
SOCIOL 103    Social Policy, Social Justice 
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Step by step cohort enrolment guide for Bachelor of Health Sciences First Year


Timetable information for year one BHSc students


  1. BHSc students must attend class at theTāmaki campus on Wendesdays for both semesters. The University offers free intercampus bus services for students who have enrolled in courses running at the Tamaki campus. View more information about Intercampus bus services and bus policy.
  2. Please make sure that there are no timetable clashes when you choose your General Education course or elective course(s). Concession requests will not be granted for timetable clashes involving a compulsory course.
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Enrolment clinics


The University of Auckland offers enrolment clinics to all students, where staff will be available to assist you with enrolment. No registration is needed, though please ensure that you bring your Student ID number, and that you know your username and password.

Venue: Level 0, Owen G Glenn building, Building 260, 12 Grafton Rd, City Campus. When you come through the main entrance of the Owen G Glenn building, go down the stairs to Level 0, turn right and follow the signs.

To see the dates and times for enrolment clinics visit enrolment clinics

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Insight into BHSc pathways for year 2 and beyond


In consultation with many members of the University, six BHSc Pathways have been developed, which students may wish to follow during the course of their study. While these pathways are aimed at students entering their second year, first year students may gain insight into potential career roles following on from the BHSc, and also what conjoint or postgraduate options might be available. More information on the BHSc Pathways can  be found here.

 

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For more information


Email: fmhs@auckland.ac.nz

Visit the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences' Student Centre in Grafton orTeaching Administration behind Reception on Level 2 at the School of Population Health at Tamaki.

Alternatively AskAuckland is a great way to find answers to a selection of frequently asked questions - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

You can search for the answer to your question, or browse the most common questions.

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