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) and the Bachelor of Science (BSc). 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, or the BSc, 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, BSc 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, HELTH120 and at least two of: BIOEB101, CHEMY100, HMDEV100, HPSCI101, HTHPR101, MAORI150, PSYCH100, SDCOA101, SDCOA102.

Other qualifications

Prescriptions for:

Biomedical Sciences papers

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BIOEB101 Concepts of Biology - Ngā Huatau o te Koiora right arrow

An introduction to the foundations of biology, including the structure and functioning of cells, evolution, the origins and diversity of life, and a...

15 24A (Hamilton)
BIOMD101 Introduction to Human Biology - Tinana Tangata Koiora right arrow

This paper will introduce the student to the basics of human anatomy and physiology.
He whakataki tēnei pepa i te hunga tauira ki ngā tūāpapa o te...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24A (Tauranga)
BIOMO101 Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology - Mātai Pūtau a Mātai Rāpoi Ngota Koiora right arrow

An introduction to the central concepts of Molecular and Cellular Biology, including the ultrastructure and function of cells, the biochemical...

15 24B (Hamilton)
CHEMY100 Chemistry in Context - Matū o te Ao right arrow

This paper covers a broad range of chemical concepts that are fundamental to the sciences and engineering. A strong emphasis is made to teach...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24A (Tauranga)
HELTH102 Drugs in Sport and Society right arrow

This paper introduces students to foundational academic skills using the context of drug use for purposes of recreation and performance enhancement.

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24A (Tauranga)
HELTH120 Navigating Hauora in Aotearoa and the Pacific right arrow

This paper explores Hauora in Aotearoa from Māori and Pacific perspectives. Students will develop an understanding of the significance, relevance...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24A (Tauranga)
HMDEV100 Lifespan Development right arrow

HMDEV100 focuses on understanding and enhancing human development through an exploration of biological, psychological, social and cultural factors...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24B (Online) & 24B (Tauranga)
HPSCI101 Introduction to Human Performance Science right arrow

This paper will provide an introduction to Human Performance Science.

15 24B (Hamilton) & 24B (Tauranga)
HTHPR101 Promoting Mental and Physical Health right arrow

This paper provides a broad introduction to health promotion. It includes an overview of core models for health promotion from medicine, psychology...

15 24B (Hamilton) & 24B (Tauranga)
MAORI150 Te Tiriti o Waitangi: An Introduction to the Treaty of Waitangi right arrow

This paper seeks to provide a sound understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi. It reviews historical and contemporary interpretations and takes into...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24B (Hamilton)
PSYCH100 Brain, Behaviour and Cognition right arrow

This paper introduces perceptual systems, mechanisms of learning, emotions and motivation, the biological basis of psychology, such as brain...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24A (Tauranga)
SDCOA101 Sport, Culture and Development: Trends and Issues right arrow

In this paper students will gain an introduction to sociological understandings of sport and movement cultures. They will develop new ways of...

15 24B (Hamilton) & 24B (Online) & 24B (Tauranga)
SDCOA102 The Coaching Process right arrow

Understanding the coaching process is fundamental to supporting the development of athletes across participation, development, and high-performance...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24A (Tauranga)
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BIOMO201 Biochemistry right arrow

The aim of this paper is to familiarize students with the structure and function of proteins, nucleic acids, lipids and carbohydrates (as fundamental...

15 24B (Hamilton)
BIOMO202 Genetics right arrow

This paper deals with genetics in the widest sense from the molecular and cellular to the applied and evolutionary. Both prokaryote and eukaryote...

15 24A (Hamilton)
BIOMO203 Microbiology right arrow

This paper will focus on microbial cell structure, function, and metabolism. Content and context will be drawn from both human and environmental...

15 24A (Hamilton)
BIOMO204 Cell and Organ Physiology in Health and Disease right arrow

This paper integrates basic cell physiology with organ-based physiology and histology, providing students with a comprehensive understanding of the...

15 24B (Hamilton)
HELTH220 Facilitating Hauora in Aotearoa and the Pacific right arrow

This paper explores conceptual and applied understandings of Māori and Pacific health and wellbeing, with a focus on dual impacts of colonisation and...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24A (Tauranga)
HPSCI203 Nutrition for Health and Exercise right arrow

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...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24A (Tauranga)
PSYCH203 Cognitive Neuroscience right arrow

This paper will provide students with an overview of current findings and theories of cognitive neuroscience, cognitive development, and cognitive...

15 24B (Hamilton) & 24B (Tauranga)
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BIOMD301 Anatomy and Pathophysiology right arrow

This paper will build on the core principles of human anatomy and physiology and explore how it relates to hauora and human disease.

15 24A (Hamilton)
BIOMD303 Infection and Immunity right arrow

This paper will focus on the understanding of specific infectious diseases, infection control and the functioning of the immune system in the host.

15 24A (Hamilton)
BIOMD306 Molecular Biology and Health right arrow

This paper will provide the application of molecular biology knowledge and skills in the health sciences. This paper is specifically designed to...

15 24B (Hamilton)
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BIOMD501 Technology in Biomedicine: From Drug Discovery and Development to Precision Medicine right arrow

In this paper, students will gain an understanding of how technology, including artificial intelligence, is used in disease diagnosis, drug...

15 24B (Hamilton)
BIOMD592 Dissertation right arrow

A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.

60 24X (Hamilton)
BIOMO502 Molecular Genetics in Health and Disease right arrow

This paper explores how modern molecular approaches are contributing to our understanding of molecular genetics and how this information can be...

15 24A (Hamilton)
BIOMO504 Biomedical Physiology right arrow

This paper examines select topics in human/animal physiology in the context of functioning of the organism in health and disease. Elements of...

15 24B (Hamilton)
BIOMO511 Current Topics in the Biomedical Sciences right arrow

There is a significant amount of research addressing global biomedical challenges such as obesity, cancer, neurological diseases, cardiovascular...

15 24A (Hamilton)
HSHUP501 Research Methods in Health, Sport and Human Performance right arrow

This paper will allow students to develop their skills for finding and analysing literature, gain an understanding of different research designs...

30 24A (Hamilton)
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2024 Catalogue of Papers information current as of 26 Jul 2024 01:00am