Actuarial Science

STAT 335 – Statistical Models for Actuarial Science

This course introduces a range of models used in actuarial science, including Markov chains, Markov processes and transition, survival models and estimation with graduation methods and binomial models for mortality.

15 pts • (P) MATH 277

Animation and Visual Effects

DSDN 142 – Creative Coding and AI I / Waehere ā-Auaha me te Atamai Hangahanga I

This course introduces students to the concepts and fundamentals of interactive visual perception through creative coding and AI for interactive interfaces. Students will develop their own visual, animated, multimedia and interactive design solutions to address an array of design problems.

15 pts

^ Limited entry course

DSDN 171 – Design in a Global Context / Hoahoa i te Horopaki o te Ao Whānui

By observing and analysing historical approaches and responses in and between cultures and design, students will explore design from a place-based perspective.

15 pts

3/3 • CRN 31178

Architecture

SARC 384 – Special Topic: Design Thinking Business

This course examines ways that business contributes to architecture and design enterprises. It also reviews a range of ways that creative strategic design-thinking contributes to various business enterprises. The course will look at how this is applied to architecture by looking at essential business concepts, tactics for starting practices and strategies for growing an established enterprise. In business application, it examines design-based concepts around Lean, Agile, Design Thinking and Scrum. The combined learnings will provide graduates with tools to open new business opportunities inside design and architecture, plus a broader set of transferable design-thinking skills to take into other businesses.

15 pts • (P) 60 200-level pts from the BAS and BDI schedules; (X) SARC 484

3/3 • CRN 33522

3/3 • CRN 33522

Architecture History and Theory

SARC 384 – Special Topic: Design Thinking Business

This course examines ways that business contributes to architecture and design enterprises. It also reviews a range of ways that creative strategic design-thinking contributes to various business enterprises. The course will look at how this is applied to architecture by looking at essential business concepts, tactics for starting practices and strategies for growing an established enterprise. In business application, it examines design-based concepts around Lean, Agile, Design Thinking and Scrum. The combined learnings will provide graduates with tools to open new business opportunities inside design and architecture, plus a broader set of transferable design-thinking skills to take into other businesses.

15 pts • (P) 60 200-level pts from the BAS and BDI schedules; (X) SARC 484

Asian Studies

FHSS 110 – Exploring the World through Languages and Cultures

How do languages and cultures interrelate, and how can we read them in the world around us? This course provides students with insights into how languages and cultures shape and reflect identity by critically engaging with a wide variety of global texts and objects located in New Zealand’s capital city and beyond. Texts are studied in English translation.

20 pts

3/3 • CRN 33030

Biological Sciences

See also Cell and Molecular Bioscience, Conservation Biology, Ecological Restoration, Ecology and Biodiversity, Marine Biology and Microbiology

SCIE 105 – The Molecular Science of Life

Explore the molecular basis of human health and everyday life. You will learn about atomic and molecular structure and how this relates to the function of blood. Topics include electrolytes and osmolarity, blood group determinants, gas transport, blood pH, the molecules and chemistry of blood tests, and metabolic imbalances that lead to diseases that are commonly screened for using blood. This course is designed to support students from a range of backgrounds, including the health sciences. No previous chemistry experience needed. This course can be taken fully online, although in-person workshop sessions will be provided to assist with student learning.

15 pts • (X) SCIE 103 in 2022

1/3 • CRN 35091

1/3 • CRN 35091

Biomedical Science

SCIE 105 – The Molecular Science of Life

Explore the molecular basis of human health and everyday life. You will learn about atomic and molecular structure and how this relates to the function of blood. Topics include electrolytes and osmolarity, blood group determinants, gas transport, blood pH, the molecules and chemistry of blood tests, and metabolic imbalances that lead to diseases that are commonly screened for using blood. This course is designed to support students from a range of backgrounds, including the health sciences. No previous chemistry experience needed. This course can be taken fully online, although in-person workshop sessions will be provided to assist with student learning.

15 pts • (X) SCIE 103 in 2022

Building Science

SARC 384 – Special Topic: Design Thinking Business

This course examines ways that business contributes to architecture and design enterprises. It also reviews a range of ways that creative strategic design-thinking contributes to various business enterprises. The course will look at how this is applied to architecture by looking at essential business concepts, tactics for starting practices and strategies for growing an established enterprise. In business application, it examines design-based concepts around Lean, Agile, Design Thinking and Scrum. The combined learnings will provide graduates with tools to open new business opportunities inside design and architecture, plus a broader set of transferable design-thinking skills to take into other businesses.

15 pts • (P) 60 200-level pts from the BAS and BDI schedules; (X) SARC 484

3/3 • CRN 33522

Chinese

FHSS 110 – Exploring the World through Languages and Cultures

How do languages and cultures interrelate, and how can we read them in the world around us? This course provides students with insights into how languages and cultures shape and reflect identity by critically engaging with a wide variety of global texts and objects located in New Zealand’s capital city and beyond. Texts are studied in English translation.

20 pts

3/3 • CRN 33030

Commerce

FCOM 111 – Government, Law and Business

This course sets the context for the BCom degree acquainting students with the legal and governmental environment that New Zealand firms operate in.

15 pts • (X) FCOM 110

Communication Design

DSDN 142 – Creative Coding and AI I / Waehere ā-Auaha me te Atamai Hangahanga I

This course introduces students to the concepts and fundamentals of interactive visual perception through creative coding and AI for interactive interfaces. Students will develop their own visual, animated, multimedia and interactive design solutions to address an array of design problems.

15 pts

^ Limited entry course

DSDN 171 – Design in a Global Context / Hoahoa i te Horopaki o te Ao Whānui

By observing and analysing historical approaches and responses in and between cultures and design, students will explore design from a place-based perspective.

15 pts

3/3 • CRN 31178

3/3 • CRN 31178

3/3 • CRN 31178

COMD 251 – Information Design / Hoahoa ā-Pārongo

This course addresses the demand for well-designed visual presentation of data in the information age. The course is interdisciplinary, combining skills from graphic design, interaction design, and data science. Students practice information design skills with applications beyond the traditional design professions. Students will shape data-driven messages in order to make knowledge accessible visually.

15 pts • (P) 75 points including 30 pts from the BDI or BAS schedules or permission of Head of School

Not offered in 2024

COMD 351 – Writing for Design / Tuhituhi mō te Hoahoa

Students taking this course will develop a command of writing styles for use in creative practice. Projects will delve into self-reflective and exploratory writing about design, as well as critical interpretation. The course will also cover writing techniques that serve creative practice, such as client briefs, feedback and reports.

15 pts • (P) 60 200-level points including 30 pts from the BDI schedule or permission of Head of School

Not offered in 2024

Creative Writing

See also Writing (Academic and Professional)

FHSS 103 – Great Ideas

Great Ideas is a course reflecting on some of the most exciting, important and revolutionary ideas that have shaped society and culture as it is today. It also considers how those ideas have an ongoing influence. It’s an interdisciplinary course looking at topics across the humanities, arts and social sciences.

20 pts

Design for Social Innovation

DSDN 142 – Creative Coding and AI I / Waehere ā-Auaha me te Atamai Hangahanga I

This course introduces students to the concepts and fundamentals of interactive visual perception through creative coding and AI for interactive interfaces. Students will develop their own visual, animated, multimedia and interactive design solutions to address an array of design problems.

15 pts

^ Limited entry course

DSDN 171 – Design in a Global Context / Hoahoa i te Horopaki o te Ao Whānui

By observing and analysing historical approaches and responses in and between cultures and design, students will explore design from a place-based perspective.

15 pts

Design Innovation

See Culture+Context, Industrial Design and Media Design

DSDN 142 – Creative Coding and AI I / Waehere ā-Auaha me te Atamai Hangahanga I

This course introduces students to the concepts and fundamentals of interactive visual perception through creative coding and AI for interactive interfaces. Students will develop their own visual, animated, multimedia and interactive design solutions to address an array of design problems.

15 pts

^ Limited entry course

DSDN 171 – Design in a Global Context / Hoahoa i te Horopaki o te Ao Whānui

By observing and analysing historical approaches and responses in and between cultures and design, students will explore design from a place-based perspective.

15 pts

COMD 251 – Information Design / Hoahoa ā-Pārongo

This course addresses the demand for well-designed visual presentation of data in the information age. The course is interdisciplinary, combining skills from graphic design, interaction design, and data science. Students practice information design skills with applications beyond the traditional design professions. Students will shape data-driven messages in order to make knowledge accessible visually.

15 pts • (P) 75 points including 30 pts from the BDI or BAS schedules or permission of Head of School

Not offered in 2024

FADN 273 – Fashion in Society / Kākahu i te Papori

Across human history, fashion has played an important role in every aspect of culture: religious order, social status, occupational position and rank, personal freedom (or lack thereof) and rejection of the status quo. In this course students will analyse precedents as well as cross-cultural examples, including Mātauranga Māori, that reveal the nuanced socio-political narratives embodied in the garments and objects that people wear.

15 pts • (P) 75 pts including 30 pts from the BDI or BAS schedules

3/3 • CRN 32123

IXXN 221 – Web Design / Hoahoa ā-Ipurangi

In this course students explore and implement Web design tools and techniques. Students will also learn about principles and practices of web accessibility. An emphasis is placed on creative approaches to front-end development, design and scripting techniques.

15 pts • (P) 75 pts including 30 pts from the BDI or BAS schedules

3/3 • CRN 30064 • ^

^ Limited entry course

COMD 351 – Writing for Design / Tuhituhi mō te Hoahoa

Students taking this course will develop a command of writing styles for use in creative practice. Projects will delve into self-reflective and exploratory writing about design, as well as critical interpretation. The course will also cover writing techniques that serve creative practice, such as client briefs, feedback and reports.

15 pts • (P) 60 200-level points including 30 pts from the BDI schedule or permission of Head of School

Not offered in 2024

Econometrics

See also Economics

QUAN 102 – Introductory Applied Statistics for Business

An introduction to applied statistics in a business, government and social context. Topics include data management, sampling, graphing, one- and two-variable summary statistics, linear regression, basic probability theory and applications to the binomial and normal distributions, confidence interval estimation and hypothesis testing in a range of scenarios. Microsoft Excel and iNZight will be the primary tools throughout the course.

15 pts • (X) MATH 277, STAT 193

tut tba

QUAN 111 – Mathematics for Economics and Finance

Mathematical methods appropriate for study of economics and finance. After refreshing basic mathematical knowledge, the course covers systems of linear equations, matrix algebra, functions, calculus of functions of one of several variables (differentiation and optimisation). Applications include using functional approximations, calculating marginal utility and marginal cost, solving profit/utility maximisation problems. Note: QUAN 111, CRN 15973 is for Vietnam-based students only.

15 pts • (X) MATH 141/142 and 151

tut tba

QUAN 201 – Introduction to Econometrics

The course focuses on the estimation and interpretation of ordinary least squares (OLS) regression models. The OLS assumptions and their implications are discussed. The methods learned are applied to real data.

15 pts • (P) ECON 130, QUAN 102 (or MATH 177 or STAT 193); QUAN 111 (or MATH 141/142, 151);

tut tba

Economics

ECON 130 – Microeconomic Principles

An introduction to economic principles and their application to issues facing households, businesses and government in the New Zealand economy and the international economic environment. Note: CRNs 17450 and 15517 are for Vietnam-based students only.

15 pts

tut tba

ECON 141 – Macroeconomic Principles

An introduction to macroeconomics, including fiscal and monetary policies, the international sector, and analysis of income-expenditure, IS-MPR and aggregate demand-aggregate supply models.

15 pts

Education

EDUC 117 – Motivation and Grit

Why do you do the things you do? Why are some activities more effective than others in trying to achieve goals? What is grit and how does it relate to motivation? This course will address all of these questions and will help students understand what affects peoples’ motivation.

20 pts

3/3 • CRN 29044

EDUC 403 – Research Methods in Education

An introduction to quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods research. This course addresses methods of inquiry used to study topics in education. This course is taught on campus in trimester one and two, but is taught online in trimester three.

30 pts • (X) EDUC 503, EPSY 401, 501 or X EDUC 416, 532,C 502 TEAC 502

3/3 • CRN 28279

EDUC 503 – Research Methods in Education

An introduction to quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods research. This course addresses methods of inquiry used to study topics in education. This course is offered on campus in trimester one and two, but is taught online in trimester three.

30 pts • (X) EPSY 401, 501, EDUC 403

3/3 • CRN 27206

EDUC 504 – International Education: Issues and trends in policy, theory and practice

This course provides a broad introduction into the study and practice of international education. In this course students develop the capacity to critically examine international education policies and practices. Attention is paid to intercultural relations and approaches to developing intercultural competencies. X EDUC 460, 560 in 2015-2018. .

15 pts

3/3 • CRN 31013

EDUC 509 – Education in a Digital Age

This course examines the theoretical and practical implications of a digital age for educational contexts. Participants in this course will critique pedagogy, curricula, learning environments and educational policy from a digital age perspective. Learning in this course includes an evaluation of digital integration within a selected educational context. This course is taught online.

30 pts • (X) EDUC 407

2/3 • CRN 28286

EDUC 512 – Evaluating the Design and Use of Learning Environments

This course examines the relationship between learning environment design and user experience. Drawing on research from building science and education, students will examine historical and cultural contexts, the impact of environmental quality on cognitive processes, spatial and furniture design, and the impact of the digital age on the design and use of physical learning environments. A focus of this course is the critique of learning environments and policies that inform design and use. Tools for evaluating environments will be introduced.

30 pts

Not offered in 2024

EDUC 515 – Teaching Linguistically Diverse Learners

A critical examination of issues surrounding equitable educational access for linguistically diverse students. Participants will make informed decisions when designing preparing and evaluating resources to promote the learning of these students. This course is co-taught with EDUC 415 and is taught online.

30 pts • (X) EDUC415, EPSY 502

Not offered in 2024

EDUC 516 – The Language of the Classroom

An investigation into the form and function of language and its contribution to learning, student engagement and achievement in the classroom. Participants will make informed decisions about how to facilitate the language development of their learners. This course is is taught online.

30 pts • (X) EDUC 416; EPSY 503

1/3 • CRN 27210

EDUC 575 – Language and Literacy Acquisition

A critical examination of current philosophies and constructs of literacy, and current curriculum contexts for literacy acquisition. This course is taught online.

30 pts • (X) EDUC 475, EPOL 507

Not offered in 2024

Education Policy & Implementation

Refer to Education website for information on which courses are part of teacher education programmes

MSSL 508 – Research Project

A research project in a selected area of secondary school leadership.

60 pts

1+2+3/3 • CRN 27293

2+3+1/3 • CRN 27027

3+1+2/3 • CRN 32244

Education Postgraduate

Refer to Education website for information on which courses are part of teacher education programmes

EPSY 534 – Promoting and Supporting Positive Behaviour for Learning and Well-Being

The course explores the understanding of factors that contribute to behaviours which cause barriers within learning environments and that reduce social and educational opportunities of children and young people. It promotes ecological and evidence-based approach to address such behaviours that takes into account contextual and cultural consideration at both systematic and individual levels of supports.

15 pts • (X) EDUC 419, 519, EPSY 434, 509, 510, 521

1/3 • CRN 28305

MSSL 508 – Research Project

A research project in a selected area of secondary school leadership.

60 pts

1+2+3/3 • CRN 27293

2+3+1/3 • CRN 27027

3+1+2/3 • CRN 32244

EPSY 690 – Educational Psychology Thesis for PhD

A supervised research project leading to a comprehensive thesis in Educational Psychology.

120 pts

full year • CRN 36035

Educational Psychology & Pedagogy

Refer to Education website for information on which courses are part of teacher education programmes

EPSY 534 – Promoting and Supporting Positive Behaviour for Learning and Well-Being

The course explores the understanding of factors that contribute to behaviours which cause barriers within learning environments and that reduce social and educational opportunities of children and young people. It promotes ecological and evidence-based approach to address such behaviours that takes into account contextual and cultural consideration at both systematic and individual levels of supports.

15 pts • (X) EDUC 419, 519, EPSY 434, 509, 510, 521

1/3 • CRN 28305

English as a Second Language

See also Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, and TESOL

ELIN 001 – English for Academic Purposes

This course is for ESOL students who wish to improve their skills in academic English as preparation for further studies at a tertiary institution. The course aims to develop skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing.

60 pts

1/3 • CRN 33411 • (L6) ^

1/3 • CRN 33412 • (L7) ^

2/3 • CRN 33437 • (L6)

2/3 • CRN 33438 • (L7)

3/3 • CRN 33439 • (L8)

3/3 • CRN 33440 • (L9)

^ Limited entry course

English Literature

FHSS 103 – Great Ideas

Great Ideas is a course reflecting on some of the most exciting, important and revolutionary ideas that have shaped society and culture as it is today. It also considers how those ideas have an ongoing influence. It’s an interdisciplinary course looking at topics across the humanities, arts and social sciences.

20 pts

Fashion Design Technology

DSDN 142 – Creative Coding and AI I / Waehere ā-Auaha me te Atamai Hangahanga I

This course introduces students to the concepts and fundamentals of interactive visual perception through creative coding and AI for interactive interfaces. Students will develop their own visual, animated, multimedia and interactive design solutions to address an array of design problems.

15 pts

^ Limited entry course

DSDN 171 – Design in a Global Context / Hoahoa i te Horopaki o te Ao Whānui

By observing and analysing historical approaches and responses in and between cultures and design, students will explore design from a place-based perspective.

15 pts

3/3 • CRN 31178

FADN 273 – Fashion in Society / Kākahu i te Papori

Across human history, fashion has played an important role in every aspect of culture: religious order, social status, occupational position and rank, personal freedom (or lack thereof) and rejection of the status quo. In this course students will analyse precedents as well as cross-cultural examples, including Mātauranga Māori, that reveal the nuanced socio-political narratives embodied in the garments and objects that people wear.

15 pts • (P) 75 pts including 30 pts from the BDI or BAS schedules

3/3 • CRN 32123

Forensic Psychology

FPSY 401 – Forensic Psychology Fieldwork/Internship 1

This course provides students with an opportunity to complete a special project or take part in the day to day operations of a workplace or agency, undertaking forensic psychology-relevant work. The student will be jointly supervised by university staff and field supervisors.

15 pts • (P) permission of Head of School

1/3 • CRN 27051 • ^

2/3 • CRN 27157 • ^

^ Limited entry course

FPSY 402 – Forensic Psychology Fieldwork/Internship 2

This course provides students with an opportunity to complete a special project or take part in the day to day operations of a workplace or agency, undertaking forensic psychology-relevant work. The student will be jointly supervised by university staff and field supervisors.

15 pts • (P) permission of Head of School

1/3 • CRN 27052 • ^

2/3 • CRN 27158 • ^

^ Limited entry course

FPSY 403 – Forensic Psychology Fieldwork/Internship

This course provides students with an opportunity to spend 2 trimesters working on a special project or taking part in the day to day operations of a workplace or agency that undertakes forensic psychology-related work. The student will be jointly supervised by university staff and field supervisors.

30 pts • (P) permission of Head of School (X) FPSY 401, 402

1+2/3 • CRN 27053 • ^

^ Limited entry course

French

FHSS 110 – Exploring the World through Languages and Cultures

How do languages and cultures interrelate, and how can we read them in the world around us? This course provides students with insights into how languages and cultures shape and reflect identity by critically engaging with a wide variety of global texts and objects located in New Zealand’s capital city and beyond. Texts are studied in English translation.

20 pts

3/3 • CRN 33030

Game Design

DSDN 142 – Creative Coding and AI I / Waehere ā-Auaha me te Atamai Hangahanga I

This course introduces students to the concepts and fundamentals of interactive visual perception through creative coding and AI for interactive interfaces. Students will develop their own visual, animated, multimedia and interactive design solutions to address an array of design problems.

15 pts

^ Limited entry course

DSDN 171 – Design in a Global Context / Hoahoa i te Horopaki o te Ao Whānui

By observing and analysing historical approaches and responses in and between cultures and design, students will explore design from a place-based perspective.

15 pts

3/3 • CRN 31178

German

FHSS 110 – Exploring the World through Languages and Cultures

How do languages and cultures interrelate, and how can we read them in the world around us? This course provides students with insights into how languages and cultures shape and reflect identity by critically engaging with a wide variety of global texts and objects located in New Zealand’s capital city and beyond. Texts are studied in English translation.

20 pts

3/3 • CRN 33030

Health

See also Midwifery and Nursing

HLWB 209 – Special Topic: Health Technologies and Innovation

Health technologies will massively increase the ability of health care systems to solve health problems and can improve health and wellbeing in communities. At the same time, they offer major challenges and complexities. This course will introduce health technologies that are and will have a major impact in New Zealand and globally. Students do not need to have prior health technology knowledge.

15 pts • (P) 30 pts from HLWB 101-110; or INFO 101, 151; or COMP 102, 103

3/3 • CRN 31135

HLWB 213 – Special Topic: Introduction to Physical Activity and Wellbeing

This course introduces students to the inter- relationships between physical activity, exercise, fitness and sport in Aotearoa New Zealand and globally. Current guidelines for these activities and their association with multiple domains of wellbeing are explored. Students will develop an understanding of assessment methods and evidence linking physical activity to wellbeing.

15 pts • (P) 30 pts from 100-level courses, or by permission of the course coordinator

HLWB 220 – Nutrition Literacy for the 21st Century

This course introduces students to the fundamentals in human nutrition and nutrition literacy in the 21st century. Students will critically evaluate determinants of sustainable diets thereby generating students’ consciousness as global citizens in a challenging ‘food’ future.

15 pts • (P) 30 points at 100-level (X) HLWB211 from 2019-2022

3/3 • CRN 36031

HLTH 501 – Research for Practice

This course focuses on locating, interpreting, critiquing and using research as a means for improving decision-making in the clinical or health setting.

30 pts

2/3 • CRN 19813

HLTH 502 – Applied Pathophysiology

Pathophysiology is explored in relation to clinical practice and emerging evidence. This course provides a foundation for clinical decisions related to interventions, management and expected health outcomes across the lifespan.

30 pts

1/3 • CRN 19815

2/3 • CRN 19816

HLTH 513 – Real World Midwifery

This course explores the role of the midwife as it is constructed in contemporary society. In particular it explores the context in which midwifery is practised and in which it attempts to support and promote normal childbirth.

30 pts • (X) MIDW 523

3/3 • CRN 19827

HLTH 514 – Advanced Assessment and Clinical Reasoning

This course provides the opportunity for nurses to develop culturally safe comprehensive systematic history taking, clinical examination and diagnostic reasoning skills across the lifespan. Students will also have the opportunity to learn more about concepts which support equitable health outcomes. Students must be in direct tāngata whai ora (patient) contact.

30 pts • (P) Registered nurses who have successfully completed HLTH 502, students must be in direct tāngata whai ora (patient) contact.

HLTH 517 – Diagnostics and Therapeutics

This course examines the sensitivity, specificity and utility of commonly used diagnostic testing methods (including the FBC, 12 lead ECG and telemetry monitoring, radiological imaging, and cardio-pulmonary diagnostics). In addition, course modules will explore the assessments of nutrition, infection, and anaemia alongside their associated common therapies. Students must be in direct patient contact.

30 pts • (P) HLTH 502, HLTH 514 Students must be in direct patient contact

2/3 • CRN 19831

HLTH 518 – Clinical Pharmacology

This course examines principles of clinical pharmacology, including pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and pharmacotherapy, with application to clinical practice clearly drawn to inform clinical reasoning for safe and effective use of medicines, and improved quality of care.

30 pts • (P) HLTH 502

HLTH 520 – Practice Project

Students negotiate, design, undertake and report on an evidence based project of relevance to their practice area under the supervision of academic and workplace mentors.

30 pts • (P) HLTH 501 or 521 or 528; at least 30 points from HLTH 501-550; (X) HLTH 551, HLWB 513

HLTH 521 – Research Methods

This course prepares students to undertake independent research by developing knowledge and skills in a variety of paradigms and methods, and engaging in higher-level debates on research philosophy and theory, ethics, limitations, data gathering and analysis.

30 pts

2/3 • CRN 19835

HLTH 524 – Health Leadership and Management

This course will examine the issues that arise in leading and managing in the health sector. It will cover leadership and management theories and concepts, organisational development, budgeting and financing processes in health care, planning human resources and managing people, and consider issues relating to cultural safety.

30 pts

2/3 • CRN 19838

HLTH 528 – Evaluation for Health

This course will introduce students to the role and importance of evaluation for informing service development at a service and organisation level. It provides an overview of forms and types of evaluations and uses a programme approach to cover needs analysis, formative evaluation and outcome evaluation. Theoretical and design considerations such as programme logic, ethics, stakeholder engagement, timing of the evaluation, methods and data sources are introduced in relation to planning and critiquing each of these forms of evaluation.

30 pts

HLTH 532 – Midwifery Assessment and Decision-making in Complex Maternity Care

This clinically oriented course is focused on building midwifery assessment and decision-making for complexity in maternity care across the full range of midwifery practice. Clinical contact with childbearing women is required.

30 pts • (P) Students hold a midwifery registration and a current New Zealand practising certificate

HLTH 533 – Midwifery Practicum in Complex Care

This course integrates theoretical knowledge into practice and extends the midwife's experience, knowledge, skills and practice in complex maternity care.

30 pts • (P) Students hold a midwifery registration and a current New Zealand practising certificate

HLTH 541 – Advanced Health Leadership and Management

This course will examine leadership and management in the health sector, including strategy development, and monitoring and evaluating organisational performance.

15 pts • (P) HLTH 524 or approved substitute

3/3 • CRN 31052

HLTH 543 – Prescribing Practicum

This course will develop prescribing knowledge and skills, drawing on the student’s previous learning in advanced health assessment, diagnostic reasoning/therapeutics and pharmacology. This course supports students to meet the Nursing Council of New Zealand requirements for registered nurse prescribing authority.

30 pts • (P) HLTH 502; At least a B in HLTH 514 & HLTH 518; students must be in direct patient contact

block dates/3 • CRN 31175

HLTH 544 – Nurse Practitioner Practicum

This course provides an opportunity for Nurse Practitioner students to synthesise and apply all previous Advanced nursing practice learning within the context of Mentored practice. This course supports students to meet the Nursing Council of New Zealand requirements for Nurse Practitioner registration and prepares them to contribute to Improvements in health outcomes for Maori through an Understanding of key concepts such as policy that supports Equitable health outcomes, Whanau Ora and Maori models of Health.

60 pts • (P) HLTH 501 or 521 or 528; a least a B in each of the following courses: HLTH 514, HLTH 517, HLTH 518; students must be in direct patient contact; (X) HLTH 531

HLTH 550 – Transition to Professional Nursing Practice

This course facilitates the transition of the newly graduated nurse to practice using the New Zealand quality and safety capability framework to support the provision of safe person-centred care. Graduate nurses will focus on developing professional resilience, confidence in their clinical assessment and reasoning skills including the application of pathophysiology knowledge to clinical decision making as part of the wider healthcare team in order to provide safe, competent and comprehensive care inclusive of family/whānau.

30 pts • (P) Must have gained registration with Nursing Council of New Zealand no more than 12 months before enrolment; (X) HLTH 540 in 2013

Not offered in 2024

HLTH 551 – Professional Project

This course will provide students with the knowledge and skills to plan, execute and complete a project that demonstrates advanced knowledge in a field of professional practice. Students will apply skills acquired during the study programme to solve a practice problem or problems. The outcomes of the project will be presented in a report targeting relevant key stakeholders.

60 pts • (P) HLTH 501 or 521 or 528; Part 1 of MNS or Part 1 of MHlth subject requirement; (X) HLTH 520, HLWB 513

HLTH 560 – Directed Individual Study

A supervised programme of study agreed between a student and supervisor and approved by Programme Director/Head of School.

30 pts • (P) permission of Programme Director

2/3 • CRN 33308

HLTH 591 – Master of Health Research - Thesis

120 pts

full year • CRN 26221 • (L1)

HLTH 592 – Master of Health Research - Thesis in Nursing

120 pts

full year • CRN 26222

HLTH 593 – Master of Health Research - Thesis in Midwifery

120 pts

full year • CRN 26223

HLTH 594 – Thesis for Master of Nursing Science

A research project is undertaken. Emphasis is placed on the practice of research and theory development in relation to nursing practice and/or health outcomes. The thesis report demonstrates generation and synthesis of knowledge and makes a contribution to nursing knowledge.

90 pts • (P) At least B in HLTH 521 and an average grade of at least B in Part 1 of the MNS

full year • CRN 19846

HLWB 501 – Health Policy and Planning

This course will examine governance, policy, strategy, service-delivery and decision-making in the health sector. It will consider policy and service delivery issues: key institutions, influences and behaviours, and the roles of the public and private sectors in healthcare systems; the efficiency and quality of health services, and policies to reduce inequities in healthcare services and health outcomes for Māori, Pasifika and other disadvantaged groups. Participants will learn health economics and policy concepts and develop knowledge and skills to address policy and service delivery challenges; design and analyse options; advance health policy and service delivery goals and objectives and advise decision-makers.

30 pts

1/3 • CRN 31029

HLWB 502 – Health Economics and Financing

This course introduces key concepts in health economics and applies health economics to health policy and planning issues. This application includes examining and critiquing alternative approaches to financing and organising health care.

30 pts • (X) HLWB 503, HLWB 504

2/3 • CRN 36130

HLWB 507 – Principles of Health and Safety Management

This course will provide advanced knowledge of management systems, organisational culture, and the integration of legal, regulatory and societal factors in the context of health and safety management.

15 pts

1/3 • CRN 31034

HLWB 508 – Human and Biological Factors in Workplace Health and Safety

This course applies principles of human function and considers the application of cognitive and behavioural psychology to workplace health and safety practice.

15 pts

HLWB 509 – Identification, Assessment and Control of Hazards and Risks

This course provides advanced knowledge about practice and performance in workplace health and safety risk management.

15 pts

2/3 • CRN 31036

HLWB 510 – Principles of Occupational Health and Hygiene

This course will provide advanced knowledge of the principles and practice of work related health – health protection, health promotion and wellbeing. It provides knowledge and understanding of the main work-related health hazards, and the practices to recognise, assess, control and monitor risks.

15 pts

1/3 • CRN 31037

HLWB 511 – Health and Safety Management and Leadership

This course provides insights into organisational behaviour, structures, functions, roles and responsibilities and accountabilities. The approach to workplace health and safety strategies is discussed. The principles of effective project management and human resource management are also covered.

15 pts

2/3 • CRN 31038

HLWB 512 – Professional Role and Functioning

This course provides advanced knowledge about the role and function of corporate governance and corporate social responsibility. The professional role and ethical framework for the workplace health and safety professional is described. Theories of communication and fostering teamwork are also explored.

15 pts

1/3 • CRN 31039

HLWB 513 – Research Project

In this course students will design, undertake and report on a research project relevant to their subject area and area of professional interest.

60 pts • (P) Part 1 of the MHlth or Part 1 of the MPAH (X) HLTH 520, HLTH 551

1/3 • CRN 32042 • (L4)

1+2/3 • CRN 32038 • (L3)

2/3 • CRN 31040 • (L1)

2+3/3 • CRN 32232 • (L5)

3/3 • CRN 32018 • (L2)

3+1/3 • CRN 33271 • (L6)

HLWB 513 – Research Project

In this course students will design, undertake and report on a research project relevant to their subject area and area of professional interest.

60 pts • (P) Part 1 of the MHlth or Part 1 of the MPAH (X) HLTH 520, HLTH 551

HLWB 591 – Master of Health Research - Thesis

120 pts

full year • CRN 32189

HEAL 690 – Health for PhD

For exact school dates, times and venues please refer to the Graduate School’s website - www.vuw.ac.nz/nmh.

120 pts

full year • CRN 11004

HLTH 601 – Critical Analysis of a Health Issue

During this course, students complete a critical review of the relevant literature as background to framing the proposed research question(s) and methodological approach for their investigation of the health issue that is the focus of their thesis research, including consideration of the importance of the issue for Māori communities.

30 pts • (P) HLTH 521 (or an approved equivalent)

1/3 • CRN 31043

HLTH 602 – Issues in Professional Contexts

In this course, students develop a detailed understanding of the philosophical and theoretical frameworks and their application to professional contexts that are required for critically examining and addressing professional issues in the health sector, including the importance of Māori worldviews.

30 pts • (C) HLTH 601

2/3 • CRN 31044

HLWB 690 – Health and Wellbeing Thesis for PhD

A supervised research project leading to a comprehensive thesis.

120 pts • (P) Approval of the Programme Director

full year • CRN 30011

HLWB 691 – Health and Wellbeing Thesis for PhD (Public Health)

A supervised research project leading to a comprehensive thesis in public health.

120 pts

full year • CRN 35176

MIDW 691 – Doctor of Midwifery Thesis

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120 pts • (P) Completion of Part 1, acceptance into Part 2 by Associate Dean

full year • CRN 33421

NRSE 691 – Doctor of Nursing Thesis

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120 pts • (P) Completion of Part 1, acceptance into Part 2 by Associate Dean

full year • CRN 33420

Health Informatics

QUAN 102 – Introductory Applied Statistics for Business

An introduction to applied statistics in a business, government and social context. Topics include data management, sampling, graphing, one- and two-variable summary statistics, linear regression, basic probability theory and applications to the binomial and normal distributions, confidence interval estimation and hypothesis testing in a range of scenarios. Microsoft Excel and iNZight will be the primary tools throughout the course.

15 pts • (X) MATH 277, STAT 193

tut tba

HLWB 209 – Special Topic: Health Technologies and Innovation

Health technologies will massively increase the ability of health care systems to solve health problems and can improve health and wellbeing in communities. At the same time, they offer major challenges and complexities. This course will introduce health technologies that are and will have a major impact in New Zealand and globally. Students do not need to have prior health technology knowledge.

15 pts • (P) 30 pts from HLWB 101-110; or INFO 101, 151; or COMP 102, 103

3/3 • CRN 31135

HLWB 213 – Special Topic: Introduction to Physical Activity and Wellbeing

This course introduces students to the inter- relationships between physical activity, exercise, fitness and sport in Aotearoa New Zealand and globally. Current guidelines for these activities and their association with multiple domains of wellbeing are explored. Students will develop an understanding of assessment methods and evidence linking physical activity to wellbeing.

15 pts • (P) 30 pts from 100-level courses, or by permission of the course coordinator

HLWB 220 – Nutrition Literacy for the 21st Century

This course introduces students to the fundamentals in human nutrition and nutrition literacy in the 21st century. Students will critically evaluate determinants of sustainable diets thereby generating students’ consciousness as global citizens in a challenging ‘food’ future.

15 pts • (P) 30 points at 100-level (X) HLWB211 from 2019-2022

3/3 • CRN 36031

Health Promotion

QUAN 102 – Introductory Applied Statistics for Business

An introduction to applied statistics in a business, government and social context. Topics include data management, sampling, graphing, one- and two-variable summary statistics, linear regression, basic probability theory and applications to the binomial and normal distributions, confidence interval estimation and hypothesis testing in a range of scenarios. Microsoft Excel and iNZight will be the primary tools throughout the course.

15 pts • (X) MATH 277, STAT 193

tut tba

HLWB 209 – Special Topic: Health Technologies and Innovation

Health technologies will massively increase the ability of health care systems to solve health problems and can improve health and wellbeing in communities. At the same time, they offer major challenges and complexities. This course will introduce health technologies that are and will have a major impact in New Zealand and globally. Students do not need to have prior health technology knowledge.

15 pts • (P) 30 pts from HLWB 101-110; or INFO 101, 151; or COMP 102, 103

3/3 • CRN 31135

HLWB 213 – Special Topic: Introduction to Physical Activity and Wellbeing

This course introduces students to the inter- relationships between physical activity, exercise, fitness and sport in Aotearoa New Zealand and globally. Current guidelines for these activities and their association with multiple domains of wellbeing are explored. Students will develop an understanding of assessment methods and evidence linking physical activity to wellbeing.

15 pts • (P) 30 pts from 100-level courses, or by permission of the course coordinator

HLWB 220 – Nutrition Literacy for the 21st Century

This course introduces students to the fundamentals in human nutrition and nutrition literacy in the 21st century. Students will critically evaluate determinants of sustainable diets thereby generating students’ consciousness as global citizens in a challenging ‘food’ future.

15 pts • (P) 30 points at 100-level (X) HLWB211 from 2019-2022

3/3 • CRN 36031

HLTH 501 – Research for Practice

This course focuses on locating, interpreting, critiquing and using research as a means for improving decision-making in the clinical or health setting.

30 pts

2/3 • CRN 19813

HLTH 521 – Research Methods

This course prepares students to undertake independent research by developing knowledge and skills in a variety of paradigms and methods, and engaging in higher-level debates on research philosophy and theory, ethics, limitations, data gathering and analysis.

30 pts

2/3 • CRN 19835

HLTH 528 – Evaluation for Health

This course will introduce students to the role and importance of evaluation for informing service development at a service and organisation level. It provides an overview of forms and types of evaluations and uses a programme approach to cover needs analysis, formative evaluation and outcome evaluation. Theoretical and design considerations such as programme logic, ethics, stakeholder engagement, timing of the evaluation, methods and data sources are introduced in relation to planning and critiquing each of these forms of evaluation.

30 pts

Health Psychology

QUAN 102 – Introductory Applied Statistics for Business

An introduction to applied statistics in a business, government and social context. Topics include data management, sampling, graphing, one- and two-variable summary statistics, linear regression, basic probability theory and applications to the binomial and normal distributions, confidence interval estimation and hypothesis testing in a range of scenarios. Microsoft Excel and iNZight will be the primary tools throughout the course.

15 pts • (X) MATH 277, STAT 193

tut tba

HLWB 209 – Special Topic: Health Technologies and Innovation

Health technologies will massively increase the ability of health care systems to solve health problems and can improve health and wellbeing in communities. At the same time, they offer major challenges and complexities. This course will introduce health technologies that are and will have a major impact in New Zealand and globally. Students do not need to have prior health technology knowledge.

15 pts • (P) 30 pts from HLWB 101-110; or INFO 101, 151; or COMP 102, 103

3/3 • CRN 31135

HLWB 213 – Special Topic: Introduction to Physical Activity and Wellbeing

This course introduces students to the inter- relationships between physical activity, exercise, fitness and sport in Aotearoa New Zealand and globally. Current guidelines for these activities and their association with multiple domains of wellbeing are explored. Students will develop an understanding of assessment methods and evidence linking physical activity to wellbeing.

15 pts • (P) 30 pts from 100-level courses, or by permission of the course coordinator

HLWB 220 – Nutrition Literacy for the 21st Century

This course introduces students to the fundamentals in human nutrition and nutrition literacy in the 21st century. Students will critically evaluate determinants of sustainable diets thereby generating students’ consciousness as global citizens in a challenging ‘food’ future.

15 pts • (P) 30 points at 100-level (X) HLWB211 from 2019-2022

3/3 • CRN 36031

HPSY 512 – Supervised Internship

Students complete 1500 hours of health psychology practice supervised by registered psychologists, in partnership with relevant cultural oversight, developing the core competencies required for professional registration with the NZ Psychologists Board under the relevant Scope of Practice. There will be a focus on working in partnership with mainstream providers that work with Māori and Pasifika communities, Māori service providers and Pasifika service providers to enhance cultural responsivity and skill capacity in their practice.

120 pts • (P) HPSY 503 (C) HPSY 510 and HPSY 511

block dates/3 • CRN 35063 • (L1) ^

part year/3 • CRN 36166 • (L2)

^ Limited entry course

HPSY 690 – Health Psychology for PhD

A supervised research project leading to a comprehensive thesis.

120 pts

full year • CRN 35113

Health Software Development

QUAN 102 – Introductory Applied Statistics for Business

An introduction to applied statistics in a business, government and social context. Topics include data management, sampling, graphing, one- and two-variable summary statistics, linear regression, basic probability theory and applications to the binomial and normal distributions, confidence interval estimation and hypothesis testing in a range of scenarios. Microsoft Excel and iNZight will be the primary tools throughout the course.

15 pts • (X) MATH 277, STAT 193

tut tba

HLWB 209 – Special Topic: Health Technologies and Innovation

Health technologies will massively increase the ability of health care systems to solve health problems and can improve health and wellbeing in communities. At the same time, they offer major challenges and complexities. This course will introduce health technologies that are and will have a major impact in New Zealand and globally. Students do not need to have prior health technology knowledge.

15 pts • (P) 30 pts from HLWB 101-110; or INFO 101, 151; or COMP 102, 103

3/3 • CRN 31135

HLWB 213 – Special Topic: Introduction to Physical Activity and Wellbeing

This course introduces students to the inter- relationships between physical activity, exercise, fitness and sport in Aotearoa New Zealand and globally. Current guidelines for these activities and their association with multiple domains of wellbeing are explored. Students will develop an understanding of assessment methods and evidence linking physical activity to wellbeing.

15 pts • (P) 30 pts from 100-level courses, or by permission of the course coordinator

HLWB 220 – Nutrition Literacy for the 21st Century

This course introduces students to the fundamentals in human nutrition and nutrition literacy in the 21st century. Students will critically evaluate determinants of sustainable diets thereby generating students’ consciousness as global citizens in a challenging ‘food’ future.

15 pts • (P) 30 points at 100-level (X) HLWB211 from 2019-2022

3/3 • CRN 36031

Humanities and Social Sciences

FHSS 103 – Great Ideas

Great Ideas is a course reflecting on some of the most exciting, important and revolutionary ideas that have shaped society and culture as it is today. It also considers how those ideas have an ongoing influence. It’s an interdisciplinary course looking at topics across the humanities, arts and social sciences.

20 pts

Industrial Design

See also Design Innovation

DSDN 142 – Creative Coding and AI I / Waehere ā-Auaha me te Atamai Hangahanga I

This course introduces students to the concepts and fundamentals of interactive visual perception through creative coding and AI for interactive interfaces. Students will develop their own visual, animated, multimedia and interactive design solutions to address an array of design problems.

15 pts

^ Limited entry course

DSDN 171 – Design in a Global Context / Hoahoa i te Horopaki o te Ao Whānui

By observing and analysing historical approaches and responses in and between cultures and design, students will explore design from a place-based perspective.

15 pts

3/3 • CRN 31178

Information Studies

INFO 520 – The Information Professions

This course explores the role of the information professions in society, focusing on the diverse nature of librarianship/information work and the key issues and trends impacting its development.

15 pts

1/3 • CRN 10547

INFO 521 – Management in Information Services

Introduces the key concepts of management and organisation theory necessary for the effective management of information services.

15 pts

2/3 • CRN 10549

INFO 522 – Information Policy Concepts, Issues and Processes

This course explores information policy concepts and issues with which information professionals need to be familiar, including the processes through which information policy and legislation are created in New Zealand, individual policies which influence information creation, access and use and the role of information professionals in information policy development.

15 pts

2/3 • CRN 27130

INFO 523 – Information Access and Use

This course covers models of information seeking behaviour and information literacy, and will equip students with the skills to assist users efficiently and effectively to access information in contexts such as libraries, museums, records management systems, and archives.

15 pts

1/3 • CRN 10553

INFO 525 – Digital Technologies for Information Professionals

A study of the technologies used for creating, storing, and disseminating information, including hardware, software, and virtual and physical environments. The student will use and evaluate technologies for information management.

15 pts

2/3 • CRN 10557

INFO 527 – Creating and Managing Metadata

An introduction to the theories, standards, and systems used for the storage and retrieval of information. Topics include metadata schemes, standards for record structure and content, and the design principles of databases used for information management and retrieval.

15 pts

1/3 • CRN 10561

INFO 528 – Research Methods for Information Management Environments

An introduction to the common forms of research for libraries, archives, records centres, and other information management environments; including quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods research, as well as the evaluation and application of such methods within the discipline.

15 pts

2/3 • CRN 10564

INFO 530 – Mana Mātauranga Māori

A critical examination of how library and information management institutions in Aotearoa New Zealand engage with Māori knowledge sources, and how this contributes to the provision of services and resources that meet the information and cultural needs of Māori clients.

15 pts

3/3 • CRN 10566

INFO 533 – Services to Specific Groups

An examination of information-seeking behaviour in specific subject disciplines, such as law or business, or in specific groups within society, such as children and young adults, and the development and marketing of collections and services for these groups.

15 pts

Not offered in 2024

INFO 534 – Archival Systems

Theory, systems and strategies for the determination of those records worthy of long-term preservation and their management in the digital age.

15 pts

3/3 • CRN 10581

INFO 535 – Managing Current Records

Theory, tools and strategies to ensure that records in the digital working environment are created and maintained in accordance with organisational and societal requirements.

15 pts

1/3 • CRN 10585

INFO 538 – Practicum

A period of work experience in an information service for students with little or no prior relevant work experience. The placement will be subject to protocols and managed through a set of learning objectives, and must be approved by the course coordinator before commencement.

15 pts • (P) 60 500-level INFO pts

1/3 • CRN 11262

2/3 • CRN 11263

3/3 • CRN 11265

INFO 542 – Management of Library Services

The application of management theory to the practice of managing and marketing libraries, emphasising development and quality control of services the development and quality control of services and collections tailored to customer needs.

15 pts

3/3 • CRN 11234

INFO 543 – Digital Curation

This course covers long-term preservation issues relating to digital objects, that is, maintaining and adding value to a trusted body of digital information for current and future use.

15 pts

Not offered in 2024

INFO 551 – Directed Individual Study

To be determined for each individual student.

15 pts • (P) permission of Head of School

1/3 • CRN 13642

INFO 552 – Directed Individual Study

To be determined for each individual student.

15 pts • (P) permission of Head of School

2/3 • CRN 13643

INFO 580 – Research Project

A supervised research project on an information management problem. The student will apply one or more established methodologies to collect and analyse data and communicate the results in a written report.

30 pts • (P) INFO 528; (X) INFO 550

1/3 • CRN 11255 • (L6)

1+2/3 • CRN 11250 • (L4)

2/3 • CRN 11254 • (L5)

2+3/3 • CRN 11247 • (L2)

3/3 • CRN 11248 • (L3)

3+1/3 • CRN 11245 • (L1)

Interaction Design

DSDN 142 – Creative Coding and AI I / Waehere ā-Auaha me te Atamai Hangahanga I

This course introduces students to the concepts and fundamentals of interactive visual perception through creative coding and AI for interactive interfaces. Students will develop their own visual, animated, multimedia and interactive design solutions to address an array of design problems.

15 pts

^ Limited entry course

DSDN 171 – Design in a Global Context / Hoahoa i te Horopaki o te Ao Whānui

By observing and analysing historical approaches and responses in and between cultures and design, students will explore design from a place-based perspective.

15 pts

3/3 • CRN 31178

DSDN 171 – Design in a Global Context / Hoahoa i te Horopaki o te Ao Whānui

By observing and analysing historical approaches and responses in and between cultures and design, students will explore design from a place-based perspective.

15 pts

IXXN 221 – Web Design / Hoahoa ā-Ipurangi

In this course students explore and implement Web design tools and techniques. Students will also learn about principles and practices of web accessibility. An emphasis is placed on creative approaches to front-end development, design and scripting techniques.

15 pts • (P) 75 pts including 30 pts from the BDI or BAS schedules

3/3 • CRN 30064 • ^

^ Limited entry course

Interior Architecture

See also Architecture and Landscape Architecture

SARC 384 – Special Topic: Design Thinking Business

This course examines ways that business contributes to architecture and design enterprises. It also reviews a range of ways that creative strategic design-thinking contributes to various business enterprises. The course will look at how this is applied to architecture by looking at essential business concepts, tactics for starting practices and strategies for growing an established enterprise. In business application, it examines design-based concepts around Lean, Agile, Design Thinking and Scrum. The combined learnings will provide graduates with tools to open new business opportunities inside design and architecture, plus a broader set of transferable design-thinking skills to take into other businesses.

15 pts • (P) 60 200-level pts from the BAS and BDI schedules; (X) SARC 484

3/3 • CRN 33522

International Relations

MAOR 316 – Tōrangapū Māori/Māori Politics

This online course examines a range of Māori political structures, movements, ideologies and visions. Students will also explore Māori politics in relation to Pacific and international Indigenous contexts. The themes covered in the course include Tino Rangatiratanga and Sovereignty, nationalism, Liberal democracy, Local governance, Iwi governance, Pacific and Indigenous contexts. This course is also able to be taken towards majors in MREM, INTP or POLS.

20 pts • (P) 20 pts from MAOR 200-299 or POLS 200-399 or GLBL 201 (X) POLS 316

2/3 • CRN 8676

Italian

FHSS 110 – Exploring the World through Languages and Cultures

How do languages and cultures interrelate, and how can we read them in the world around us? This course provides students with insights into how languages and cultures shape and reflect identity by critically engaging with a wide variety of global texts and objects located in New Zealand’s capital city and beyond. Texts are studied in English translation.

20 pts

3/3 • CRN 33030

3/3 • CRN 33030

Japanese

FHSS 110 – Exploring the World through Languages and Cultures

How do languages and cultures interrelate, and how can we read them in the world around us? This course provides students with insights into how languages and cultures shape and reflect identity by critically engaging with a wide variety of global texts and objects located in New Zealand’s capital city and beyond. Texts are studied in English translation.

20 pts

Landscape Architecture

See also Architecture and Interior Architecture

SARC 384 – Special Topic: Design Thinking Business

This course examines ways that business contributes to architecture and design enterprises. It also reviews a range of ways that creative strategic design-thinking contributes to various business enterprises. The course will look at how this is applied to architecture by looking at essential business concepts, tactics for starting practices and strategies for growing an established enterprise. In business application, it examines design-based concepts around Lean, Agile, Design Thinking and Scrum. The combined learnings will provide graduates with tools to open new business opportunities inside design and architecture, plus a broader set of transferable design-thinking skills to take into other businesses.

15 pts • (P) 60 200-level pts from the BAS and BDI schedules; (X) SARC 484

3/3 • CRN 33522

Language and Culture Studies

FHSS 110 – Exploring the World through Languages and Cultures

How do languages and cultures interrelate, and how can we read them in the world around us? This course provides students with insights into how languages and cultures shape and reflect identity by critically engaging with a wide variety of global texts and objects located in New Zealand’s capital city and beyond. Texts are studied in English translation.

20 pts

3/3 • CRN 33030

Law

LAWS 389 – Directed Individual Research

Independent research on a topic in a student's chosen field of law. A research proposal must be submitted 4-6 weeks before the start of the trimester. See prospectus for further details.

15 pts • (P) LAWS 301, 312; (X) LAWS 394 in 2009-2011, LAWS 489

^ Limited entry course

Management

MGMT 101 – Introduction to Management

This introductory course in management offers a broad perspective on modern management in the business, public and voluntary sectors, and examines key issues likely to face managers in the near future.

15 pts

tut tba

MGMT 210 – Ethical Leadership

An introduction to the theories and practices of ethical leadership with a focus on organisations. Drawing on New Zealand case studies, students will learn about the meaning and importance of ethical leadership for organisations, recognise the role of ethics in organisational decision-making and analyse the actions of leaders from an ethical perspective. Recognised leaders in NZ will share insights about ethical leadership in practice.

15 pts • (P) 30 points (X) MGMT 250 in 2019-2021

3/3 • CRN 34087

Maori (courses with significant Maori content)

MAOR 222 – Te Aukorimiha, Te Auripomiha o te Reo/The Social and Political Development of the Māori Language

MAOR 222 explores the socio-linguistic landscapes related to language revitalisation, planning and policy. The course also probes the current climate of Māori language revitalisation and the impact different initiatives have made on the social and political development of the language.

20 pts • (P) 40 pts

3/3 • CRN 2042

tut tba

MAOR 316 – Tōrangapū Māori/Māori Politics

This online course examines a range of Māori political structures, movements, ideologies and visions. Students will also explore Māori politics in relation to Pacific and international Indigenous contexts. The themes covered in the course include Tino Rangatiratanga and Sovereignty, nationalism, Liberal democracy, Local governance, Iwi governance, Pacific and Indigenous contexts. This course is also able to be taken towards majors in MREM, INTP or POLS.

20 pts • (P) 20 pts from MAOR 200-299 or POLS 200-399 or GLBL 201 (X) POLS 316

2/3 • CRN 8676

INFO 523 – Information Access and Use

This course covers models of information seeking behaviour and information literacy, and will equip students with the skills to assist users efficiently and effectively to access information in contexts such as libraries, museums, records management systems, and archives.

15 pts

1/3 • CRN 10553

INFO 530 – Mana Mātauranga Māori

A critical examination of how library and information management institutions in Aotearoa New Zealand engage with Māori knowledge sources, and how this contributes to the provision of services and resources that meet the information and cultural needs of Māori clients.

15 pts

3/3 • CRN 10566

Maori Studies

MAOR 126 – Māori Cultural Practices for Professionals

This course prepares students, particularly those in the workforce, to deal with the opportunities and challenges of engaging with the Māori world and Māori stakeholders and communities. It focuses on basic Māori language skills, workplace Treaty issues, and operating appropriately and effectively in the context of a marae or Māori meeting.

20 pts • (X) MAOR 123

2/3 • CRN 36001

3/3 • CRN 32043

MAOR 222 – Te Aukorimiha, Te Auripomiha o te Reo/The Social and Political Development of the Māori Language

MAOR 222 explores the socio-linguistic landscapes related to language revitalisation, planning and policy. The course also probes the current climate of Māori language revitalisation and the impact different initiatives have made on the social and political development of the language.

20 pts • (P) 40 pts

3/3 • CRN 2042

tut tba

MAOR 316 – Tōrangapū Māori/Māori Politics

This online course examines a range of Māori political structures, movements, ideologies and visions. Students will also explore Māori politics in relation to Pacific and international Indigenous contexts. The themes covered in the course include Tino Rangatiratanga and Sovereignty, nationalism, Liberal democracy, Local governance, Iwi governance, Pacific and Indigenous contexts. This course is also able to be taken towards majors in MREM, INTP or POLS.

20 pts • (P) 20 pts from MAOR 200-299 or POLS 200-399 or GLBL 201 (X) POLS 316

2/3 • CRN 8676

Marketing

MARK 101 – Principles of Marketing

This is an introduction to marketing with a strategic customer/client focus in commercial, public sector and not-for-profit organisations. You will be equipped to create a marketing plan based on competitive market analysis, consumer insights, innovative product development, and communication. Summer CRN 19872 is offered by distance mode.

15 pts

1/3 • CRN 8507 • (L2)

2/3 • CRN 16018 • (L6)

3/3 • CRN 19872

tut tba

Media Design

See also Culture+Context and Industrial Design

DSDN 142 – Creative Coding and AI I / Waehere ā-Auaha me te Atamai Hangahanga I

This course introduces students to the concepts and fundamentals of interactive visual perception through creative coding and AI for interactive interfaces. Students will develop their own visual, animated, multimedia and interactive design solutions to address an array of design problems.

15 pts

^ Limited entry course

DSDN 171 – Design in a Global Context / Hoahoa i te Horopaki o te Ao Whānui

By observing and analysing historical approaches and responses in and between cultures and design, students will explore design from a place-based perspective.

15 pts

3/3 • CRN 31178

Media Studies

MDIA 104 – Social and Interactive Media

This fully online course analyses the profound impact of the rise of social media platforms on the media landscape, human communication and our understanding of the world. The course examines how social and interactive media have influenced different domains in society, from identity and privacy, news and politics, self- presentation and celebrity, relationships and wellbeing to social movements and communities. Students will learn to use a range of concepts to evaluate the benefits and limitations of different forms of social and interactive media.

20 pts

3/3 • CRN 29014

MDIA 410 – Special Topic: Science Fiction as Political Communication

Building upon a reading intensive six-week introduction, where students will develop a conceptual/theoretical foundation, students will explore one of the following themes: science fiction as political thought experiment; science fiction as political activism; translated political representations in science fiction; science fiction as political educator; or the politics of utopian fiction.

30 pts

3/3 • CRN 19798

Midwifery

See also Health and Nursing

SCIE 105 – The Molecular Science of Life

Explore the molecular basis of human health and everyday life. You will learn about atomic and molecular structure and how this relates to the function of blood. Topics include electrolytes and osmolarity, blood group determinants, gas transport, blood pH, the molecules and chemistry of blood tests, and metabolic imbalances that lead to diseases that are commonly screened for using blood. This course is designed to support students from a range of backgrounds, including the health sciences. No previous chemistry experience needed. This course can be taken fully online, although in-person workshop sessions will be provided to assist with student learning.

15 pts • (X) SCIE 103 in 2022

1/3 • CRN 35091

HLTH 501 – Research for Practice

This course focuses on locating, interpreting, critiquing and using research as a means for improving decision-making in the clinical or health setting.

30 pts

2/3 • CRN 19813

HLTH 502 – Applied Pathophysiology

Pathophysiology is explored in relation to clinical practice and emerging evidence. This course provides a foundation for clinical decisions related to interventions, management and expected health outcomes across the lifespan.

30 pts

1/3 • CRN 19815

2/3 • CRN 19816

HLTH 513 – Real World Midwifery

This course explores the role of the midwife as it is constructed in contemporary society. In particular it explores the context in which midwifery is practised and in which it attempts to support and promote normal childbirth.

30 pts • (X) MIDW 523

3/3 • CRN 19827

HLTH 514 – Advanced Assessment and Clinical Reasoning

This course provides the opportunity for nurses to develop culturally safe comprehensive systematic history taking, clinical examination and diagnostic reasoning skills across the lifespan. Students will also have the opportunity to learn more about concepts which support equitable health outcomes. Students must be in direct tāngata whai ora (patient) contact.

30 pts • (P) Registered nurses who have successfully completed HLTH 502, students must be in direct tāngata whai ora (patient) contact.

HLTH 517 – Diagnostics and Therapeutics

This course examines the sensitivity, specificity and utility of commonly used diagnostic testing methods (including the FBC, 12 lead ECG and telemetry monitoring, radiological imaging, and cardio-pulmonary diagnostics). In addition, course modules will explore the assessments of nutrition, infection, and anaemia alongside their associated common therapies. Students must be in direct patient contact.

30 pts • (P) HLTH 502, HLTH 514 Students must be in direct patient contact

2/3 • CRN 19831

HLTH 518 – Clinical Pharmacology

This course examines principles of clinical pharmacology, including pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and pharmacotherapy, with application to clinical practice clearly drawn to inform clinical reasoning for safe and effective use of medicines, and improved quality of care.

30 pts • (P) HLTH 502

HLTH 520 – Practice Project

Students negotiate, design, undertake and report on an evidence based project of relevance to their practice area under the supervision of academic and workplace mentors.

30 pts • (P) HLTH 501 or 521 or 528; at least 30 points from HLTH 501-550; (X) HLTH 551, HLWB 513

HLTH 521 – Research Methods

This course prepares students to undertake independent research by developing knowledge and skills in a variety of paradigms and methods, and engaging in higher-level debates on research philosophy and theory, ethics, limitations, data gathering and analysis.

30 pts

2/3 • CRN 19835

HLTH 524 – Health Leadership and Management

This course will examine the issues that arise in leading and managing in the health sector. It will cover leadership and management theories and concepts, organisational development, budgeting and financing processes in health care, planning human resources and managing people, and consider issues relating to cultural safety.

30 pts

2/3 • CRN 19838

HLTH 528 – Evaluation for Health

This course will introduce students to the role and importance of evaluation for informing service development at a service and organisation level. It provides an overview of forms and types of evaluations and uses a programme approach to cover needs analysis, formative evaluation and outcome evaluation. Theoretical and design considerations such as programme logic, ethics, stakeholder engagement, timing of the evaluation, methods and data sources are introduced in relation to planning and critiquing each of these forms of evaluation.

30 pts

HLTH 532 – Midwifery Assessment and Decision-making in Complex Maternity Care

This clinically oriented course is focused on building midwifery assessment and decision-making for complexity in maternity care across the full range of midwifery practice. Clinical contact with childbearing women is required.

30 pts • (P) Students hold a midwifery registration and a current New Zealand practising certificate

HLTH 533 – Midwifery Practicum in Complex Care

This course integrates theoretical knowledge into practice and extends the midwife's experience, knowledge, skills and practice in complex maternity care.

30 pts • (P) Students hold a midwifery registration and a current New Zealand practising certificate

HLTH 541 – Advanced Health Leadership and Management

This course will examine leadership and management in the health sector, including strategy development, and monitoring and evaluating organisational performance.

15 pts • (P) HLTH 524 or approved substitute

3/3 • CRN 31052

HLTH 543 – Prescribing Practicum

This course will develop prescribing knowledge and skills, drawing on the student’s previous learning in advanced health assessment, diagnostic reasoning/therapeutics and pharmacology. This course supports students to meet the Nursing Council of New Zealand requirements for registered nurse prescribing authority.

30 pts • (P) HLTH 502; At least a B in HLTH 514 & HLTH 518; students must be in direct patient contact

block dates/3 • CRN 31175

HLTH 544 – Nurse Practitioner Practicum

This course provides an opportunity for Nurse Practitioner students to synthesise and apply all previous Advanced nursing practice learning within the context of Mentored practice. This course supports students to meet the Nursing Council of New Zealand requirements for Nurse Practitioner registration and prepares them to contribute to Improvements in health outcomes for Maori through an Understanding of key concepts such as policy that supports Equitable health outcomes, Whanau Ora and Maori models of Health.

60 pts • (P) HLTH 501 or 521 or 528; a least a B in each of the following courses: HLTH 514, HLTH 517, HLTH 518; students must be in direct patient contact; (X) HLTH 531

HLTH 550 – Transition to Professional Nursing Practice

This course facilitates the transition of the newly graduated nurse to practice using the New Zealand quality and safety capability framework to support the provision of safe person-centred care. Graduate nurses will focus on developing professional resilience, confidence in their clinical assessment and reasoning skills including the application of pathophysiology knowledge to clinical decision making as part of the wider healthcare team in order to provide safe, competent and comprehensive care inclusive of family/whānau.

30 pts • (P) Must have gained registration with Nursing Council of New Zealand no more than 12 months before enrolment; (X) HLTH 540 in 2013

Not offered in 2024

HLTH 551 – Professional Project

This course will provide students with the knowledge and skills to plan, execute and complete a project that demonstrates advanced knowledge in a field of professional practice. Students will apply skills acquired during the study programme to solve a practice problem or problems. The outcomes of the project will be presented in a report targeting relevant key stakeholders.

60 pts • (P) HLTH 501 or 521 or 528; Part 1 of MNS or Part 1 of MHlth subject requirement; (X) HLTH 520, HLWB 513

HLTH 560 – Directed Individual Study

A supervised programme of study agreed between a student and supervisor and approved by Programme Director/Head of School.

30 pts • (P) permission of Programme Director

2/3 • CRN 33308

HLTH 591 – Master of Health Research - Thesis

120 pts

full year • CRN 26221 • (L1)

HLTH 592 – Master of Health Research - Thesis in Nursing

120 pts

full year • CRN 26222

HLTH 593 – Master of Health Research - Thesis in Midwifery

120 pts

full year • CRN 26223

HLTH 594 – Thesis for Master of Nursing Science

A research project is undertaken. Emphasis is placed on the practice of research and theory development in relation to nursing practice and/or health outcomes. The thesis report demonstrates generation and synthesis of knowledge and makes a contribution to nursing knowledge.

90 pts • (P) At least B in HLTH 521 and an average grade of at least B in Part 1 of the MNS

full year • CRN 19846

HLTH 601 – Critical Analysis of a Health Issue

During this course, students complete a critical review of the relevant literature as background to framing the proposed research question(s) and methodological approach for their investigation of the health issue that is the focus of their thesis research, including consideration of the importance of the issue for Māori communities.

30 pts • (P) HLTH 521 (or an approved equivalent)

1/3 • CRN 31043

HLTH 602 – Issues in Professional Contexts

In this course, students develop a detailed understanding of the philosophical and theoretical frameworks and their application to professional contexts that are required for critically examining and addressing professional issues in the health sector, including the importance of Māori worldviews.

30 pts • (C) HLTH 601

2/3 • CRN 31044

MIDW 690 – Midwifery for PhD

For exact school dates, times and venues please refer to the Graduate School's website – www.vuw.ac.nz/nmh.

120 pts

full year • CRN 8812

MIDW 691 – Doctor of Midwifery Thesis

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120 pts • (P) Completion of Part 1, acceptance into Part 2 by Associate Dean

full year • CRN 33421

Modern Language Studies

MAOR 126 – Māori Cultural Practices for Professionals

This course prepares students, particularly those in the workforce, to deal with the opportunities and challenges of engaging with the Māori world and Māori stakeholders and communities. It focuses on basic Māori language skills, workplace Treaty issues, and operating appropriately and effectively in the context of a marae or Māori meeting.

20 pts • (X) MAOR 123

2/3 • CRN 36001

3/3 • CRN 32043

SAMO 101 – Introduction to Samoan Language

An introduction to speaking, understanding, reading and writing Samoan with emphasis on spoken language skills.

20 pts

3/3 • CRN 4461

a/v class, tut tba

SPAN 101 – Introduction to the Spanish Language

This course teaches the basics of the Spanish language through practice in speaking, listening, reading and writing. As it is designed for absolute beginners, it may not be taken by students with prior knowledge of the language. This course is offered through different CRNs for face-to-face delivery on Kelburn Campus (CRN 31115) versus a blended or mixed-mode offering (CRN 31116). The blended or mixed-mode offering is for students who would not otherwise be able to enrol in the course. The three hours of traditional face-to-face lectures are replaced by web-based online material. Students who enrol for this option must attend a special face-to-face tutorial, either in person or via zoom, and complete self-access activities. This option is not intended for students who can attend most of the regular lecture times.

20 pts • (X) prior knowledge as determined by the academic teaching staff in Spanish, and SPAN 111

3/3 • CRN 31116

MAOR 222 – Te Aukorimiha, Te Auripomiha o te Reo/The Social and Political Development of the Māori Language

MAOR 222 explores the socio-linguistic landscapes related to language revitalisation, planning and policy. The course also probes the current climate of Māori language revitalisation and the impact different initiatives have made on the social and political development of the language.

20 pts • (P) 40 pts

3/3 • CRN 2042

tut tba

MAOR 316 – Tōrangapū Māori/Māori Politics

This online course examines a range of Māori political structures, movements, ideologies and visions. Students will also explore Māori politics in relation to Pacific and international Indigenous contexts. The themes covered in the course include Tino Rangatiratanga and Sovereignty, nationalism, Liberal democracy, Local governance, Iwi governance, Pacific and Indigenous contexts. This course is also able to be taken towards majors in MREM, INTP or POLS.

20 pts • (P) 20 pts from MAOR 200-299 or POLS 200-399 or GLBL 201 (X) POLS 316

2/3 • CRN 8676

Music

MUSC 120 – Popular Music: An Introduction

An introduction to the study of twentieth- and twenty-first-century popular music, integrating case studies of various global popular musics and interdisciplinary discussion of a range of ideas and issues that emerge from their study.

20 pts

3/3 • CRN 15572

MUSC 150 – Music in Global Contexts

An introduction to music in world cultures. A survey of examples from the Pacific, Asia, Africa and the Americas that examines music within its cultural context, and an introduction to the study of ethnomusicology.

20 pts

1/3 • CRN 15610

MUSC 160 – Introduction to Music Theory and Musicianship

An introduction to fundamental written skills in music and to basic forms used in Western music, including practise in aural perception.

20 pts • (X) MUSC 164, 166

3/3 • CRN 19975

MUSC 237 – Western Art Music 1800–1900: Romanticism and Beyond

An historical and analytical study of nineteenth-century European music.

20 pts • (P) 20 pts from MUSC 105-150

Not offered in 2024

MUSC 349 – Approaches to Popular Music

Hip hop has grown from its roots as live party music in New York City in the 1970s to become a global music phenomenon. In this course, we will explore the deep roots of hip hop to understand how this music has spread and come to be one of the most popular forms of music around the world. We will also discuss how hip hop relates to other styles of music including Jamaican reggae and dancehall, rock, country, metal, EDM, and traditional musics of the world. Issues of race, gender, and sexuality will also be discussed throughout the course.

20 pts • (P) 40 pts from (MUSC 220-259, MDIA 205)

Music Studies

MUSC 120 – Popular Music: An Introduction

An introduction to the study of twentieth- and twenty-first-century popular music, integrating case studies of various global popular musics and interdisciplinary discussion of a range of ideas and issues that emerge from their study.

20 pts

3/3 • CRN 15572

MUSC 150 – Music in Global Contexts

An introduction to music in world cultures. A survey of examples from the Pacific, Asia, Africa and the Americas that examines music within its cultural context, and an introduction to the study of ethnomusicology.

20 pts

1/3 • CRN 15610

MUSC 160 – Introduction to Music Theory and Musicianship

An introduction to fundamental written skills in music and to basic forms used in Western music, including practise in aural perception.

20 pts • (X) MUSC 164, 166

3/3 • CRN 19975

MUSC 237 – Western Art Music 1800–1900: Romanticism and Beyond

An historical and analytical study of nineteenth-century European music.

20 pts • (P) 20 pts from MUSC 105-150

Not offered in 2024

MUSC 349 – Approaches to Popular Music

Hip hop has grown from its roots as live party music in New York City in the 1970s to become a global music phenomenon. In this course, we will explore the deep roots of hip hop to understand how this music has spread and come to be one of the most popular forms of music around the world. We will also discuss how hip hop relates to other styles of music including Jamaican reggae and dancehall, rock, country, metal, EDM, and traditional musics of the world. Issues of race, gender, and sexuality will also be discussed throughout the course.

20 pts • (P) 40 pts from (MUSC 220-259, MDIA 205)

Nursing

See also Health and Midwifery

HLTH 501 – Research for Practice

This course focuses on locating, interpreting, critiquing and using research as a means for improving decision-making in the clinical or health setting.

30 pts

2/3 • CRN 19813

HLTH 502 – Applied Pathophysiology

Pathophysiology is explored in relation to clinical practice and emerging evidence. This course provides a foundation for clinical decisions related to interventions, management and expected health outcomes across the lifespan.

30 pts

1/3 • CRN 19815

2/3 • CRN 19816

HLTH 513 – Real World Midwifery

This course explores the role of the midwife as it is constructed in contemporary society. In particular it explores the context in which midwifery is practised and in which it attempts to support and promote normal childbirth.

30 pts • (X) MIDW 523

3/3 • CRN 19827

HLTH 514 – Advanced Assessment and Clinical Reasoning

This course provides the opportunity for nurses to develop culturally safe comprehensive systematic history taking, clinical examination and diagnostic reasoning skills across the lifespan. Students will also have the opportunity to learn more about concepts which support equitable health outcomes. Students must be in direct tāngata whai ora (patient) contact.

30 pts • (P) Registered nurses who have successfully completed HLTH 502, students must be in direct tāngata whai ora (patient) contact.

HLTH 517 – Diagnostics and Therapeutics

This course examines the sensitivity, specificity and utility of commonly used diagnostic testing methods (including the FBC, 12 lead ECG and telemetry monitoring, radiological imaging, and cardio-pulmonary diagnostics). In addition, course modules will explore the assessments of nutrition, infection, and anaemia alongside their associated common therapies. Students must be in direct patient contact.

30 pts • (P) HLTH 502, HLTH 514 Students must be in direct patient contact

2/3 • CRN 19831

HLTH 518 – Clinical Pharmacology

This course examines principles of clinical pharmacology, including pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and pharmacotherapy, with application to clinical practice clearly drawn to inform clinical reasoning for safe and effective use of medicines, and improved quality of care.

30 pts • (P) HLTH 502

HLTH 520 – Practice Project

Students negotiate, design, undertake and report on an evidence based project of relevance to their practice area under the supervision of academic and workplace mentors.

30 pts • (P) HLTH 501 or 521 or 528; at least 30 points from HLTH 501-550; (X) HLTH 551, HLWB 513

HLTH 521 – Research Methods

This course prepares students to undertake independent research by developing knowledge and skills in a variety of paradigms and methods, and engaging in higher-level debates on research philosophy and theory, ethics, limitations, data gathering and analysis.

30 pts

2/3 • CRN 19835

HLTH 524 – Health Leadership and Management

This course will examine the issues that arise in leading and managing in the health sector. It will cover leadership and management theories and concepts, organisational development, budgeting and financing processes in health care, planning human resources and managing people, and consider issues relating to cultural safety.

30 pts

2/3 • CRN 19838

HLTH 528 – Evaluation for Health

This course will introduce students to the role and importance of evaluation for informing service development at a service and organisation level. It provides an overview of forms and types of evaluations and uses a programme approach to cover needs analysis, formative evaluation and outcome evaluation. Theoretical and design considerations such as programme logic, ethics, stakeholder engagement, timing of the evaluation, methods and data sources are introduced in relation to planning and critiquing each of these forms of evaluation.

30 pts

HLTH 532 – Midwifery Assessment and Decision-making in Complex Maternity Care

This clinically oriented course is focused on building midwifery assessment and decision-making for complexity in maternity care across the full range of midwifery practice. Clinical contact with childbearing women is required.

30 pts • (P) Students hold a midwifery registration and a current New Zealand practising certificate

HLTH 533 – Midwifery Practicum in Complex Care

This course integrates theoretical knowledge into practice and extends the midwife's experience, knowledge, skills and practice in complex maternity care.

30 pts • (P) Students hold a midwifery registration and a current New Zealand practising certificate

HLTH 541 – Advanced Health Leadership and Management

This course will examine leadership and management in the health sector, including strategy development, and monitoring and evaluating organisational performance.

15 pts • (P) HLTH 524 or approved substitute

3/3 • CRN 31052

HLTH 543 – Prescribing Practicum

This course will develop prescribing knowledge and skills, drawing on the student’s previous learning in advanced health assessment, diagnostic reasoning/therapeutics and pharmacology. This course supports students to meet the Nursing Council of New Zealand requirements for registered nurse prescribing authority.

30 pts • (P) HLTH 502; At least a B in HLTH 514 & HLTH 518; students must be in direct patient contact

block dates/3 • CRN 31175

HLTH 544 – Nurse Practitioner Practicum

This course provides an opportunity for Nurse Practitioner students to synthesise and apply all previous Advanced nursing practice learning within the context of Mentored practice. This course supports students to meet the Nursing Council of New Zealand requirements for Nurse Practitioner registration and prepares them to contribute to Improvements in health outcomes for Maori through an Understanding of key concepts such as policy that supports Equitable health outcomes, Whanau Ora and Maori models of Health.

60 pts • (P) HLTH 501 or 521 or 528; a least a B in each of the following courses: HLTH 514, HLTH 517, HLTH 518; students must be in direct patient contact; (X) HLTH 531

HLTH 550 – Transition to Professional Nursing Practice

This course facilitates the transition of the newly graduated nurse to practice using the New Zealand quality and safety capability framework to support the provision of safe person-centred care. Graduate nurses will focus on developing professional resilience, confidence in their clinical assessment and reasoning skills including the application of pathophysiology knowledge to clinical decision making as part of the wider healthcare team in order to provide safe, competent and comprehensive care inclusive of family/whānau.

30 pts • (P) Must have gained registration with Nursing Council of New Zealand no more than 12 months before enrolment; (X) HLTH 540 in 2013

Not offered in 2024

HLTH 551 – Professional Project

This course will provide students with the knowledge and skills to plan, execute and complete a project that demonstrates advanced knowledge in a field of professional practice. Students will apply skills acquired during the study programme to solve a practice problem or problems. The outcomes of the project will be presented in a report targeting relevant key stakeholders.

60 pts • (P) HLTH 501 or 521 or 528; Part 1 of MNS or Part 1 of MHlth subject requirement; (X) HLTH 520, HLWB 513

HLTH 560 – Directed Individual Study

A supervised programme of study agreed between a student and supervisor and approved by Programme Director/Head of School.

30 pts • (P) permission of Programme Director

2/3 • CRN 33308

HLTH 591 – Master of Health Research - Thesis

120 pts

full year • CRN 26221 • (L1)

HLTH 592 – Master of Health Research - Thesis in Nursing

120 pts

full year • CRN 26222

HLTH 593 – Master of Health Research - Thesis in Midwifery

120 pts

full year • CRN 26223

HLTH 594 – Thesis for Master of Nursing Science

A research project is undertaken. Emphasis is placed on the practice of research and theory development in relation to nursing practice and/or health outcomes. The thesis report demonstrates generation and synthesis of knowledge and makes a contribution to nursing knowledge.

90 pts • (P) At least B in HLTH 521 and an average grade of at least B in Part 1 of the MNS

full year • CRN 19846

HLTH 601 – Critical Analysis of a Health Issue

During this course, students complete a critical review of the relevant literature as background to framing the proposed research question(s) and methodological approach for their investigation of the health issue that is the focus of their thesis research, including consideration of the importance of the issue for Māori communities.

30 pts • (P) HLTH 521 (or an approved equivalent)

1/3 • CRN 31043

HLTH 602 – Issues in Professional Contexts

In this course, students develop a detailed understanding of the philosophical and theoretical frameworks and their application to professional contexts that are required for critically examining and addressing professional issues in the health sector, including the importance of Māori worldviews.

30 pts • (C) HLTH 601

2/3 • CRN 31044

NRSE 691 – Doctor of Nursing Thesis

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120 pts • (P) Completion of Part 1, acceptance into Part 2 by Associate Dean

full year • CRN 33420

NRSE 691 – Doctor of Nursing Thesis

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120 pts • (P) Completion of Part 1, acceptance into Part 2 by Associate Dean

NURS 690 – Nursing for PhD

For exact school dates, times and venues please refer to the Graduate School's website – www.vuw.ac.nz/nmh.

120 pts

full year • CRN 932

Nursing Practice

NRSE 691 – Doctor of Nursing Thesis

.

120 pts • (P) Completion of Part 1, acceptance into Part 2 by Associate Dean

full year • CRN 33420

Philosophy

See also Logic and Computation

FHSS 103 – Great Ideas

Great Ideas is a course reflecting on some of the most exciting, important and revolutionary ideas that have shaped society and culture as it is today. It also considers how those ideas have an ongoing influence. It’s an interdisciplinary course looking at topics across the humanities, arts and social sciences.

20 pts

PHIL 210 – Special Topic: Ethical Theory

We’re all familiar with moral judgements like “You should keep your promises” or “Violence is wrong.” But what exactly are we doing when making such moral judgements? What’s distinctive about moral language? Can moral judgements be true or false (like factual judgements)? What kind of property might moral wrongness be? Are the moral facts the same for everyone? Does moral knowledge exist? This is a course on meta-ethics, the branch of moral philosophy that investigates the deepest questions about ethics. You’ll learn about a range of meta- ethical theories such as noncognitivism, error theory, fictionalism, constructivism, and moral realism.

20 pts • (P) 40 PHIL pts; (X) PHIL 302

2/3 • CRN 33303

PHIL 302 – Ethical Theory

We’re all familiar with moral judgements like “You should keep your promises” or “Violence is wrong.” But what exactly are we doing when making such moral judgements? What’s distinctive about moral language? Can moral judgements be true or false (like factual judgements)? What kind of property might moral wrongness be? Are the moral facts the same for everyone? Does moral knowledge exist? This is a course on meta-ethics, the branch of moral philosophy that investigates the deepest questions about ethics. You’ll learn about a range of meta-ethical theories such as noncognitivism, error theory, fictionalism, constructivism, and moral realism.

20 pts • (P) 40 PHIL pts, including 20 from PHIL 200-399; (X) PHIL 210 in 2021, 2022

2/3 • CRN 8664

Political Science

MAOR 316 – Tōrangapū Māori/Māori Politics

This online course examines a range of Māori political structures, movements, ideologies and visions. Students will also explore Māori politics in relation to Pacific and international Indigenous contexts. The themes covered in the course include Tino Rangatiratanga and Sovereignty, nationalism, Liberal democracy, Local governance, Iwi governance, Pacific and Indigenous contexts. This course is also able to be taken towards majors in MREM, INTP or POLS.

20 pts • (P) 20 pts from MAOR 200-299 or POLS 200-399 or GLBL 201 (X) POLS 316

2/3 • CRN 8676

2/3 • CRN 8676

Political Science and International Relations

MAOR 316 – Tōrangapū Māori/Māori Politics

This online course examines a range of Māori political structures, movements, ideologies and visions. Students will also explore Māori politics in relation to Pacific and international Indigenous contexts. The themes covered in the course include Tino Rangatiratanga and Sovereignty, nationalism, Liberal democracy, Local governance, Iwi governance, Pacific and Indigenous contexts. This course is also able to be taken towards majors in MREM, INTP or POLS.

20 pts • (P) 20 pts from MAOR 200-299 or POLS 200-399 or GLBL 201 (X) POLS 316

Population Health, Policy and Service Delivery

FCOM 111 – Government, Law and Business

This course sets the context for the BCom degree acquainting students with the legal and governmental environment that New Zealand firms operate in.

15 pts • (X) FCOM 110

QUAN 102 – Introductory Applied Statistics for Business

An introduction to applied statistics in a business, government and social context. Topics include data management, sampling, graphing, one- and two-variable summary statistics, linear regression, basic probability theory and applications to the binomial and normal distributions, confidence interval estimation and hypothesis testing in a range of scenarios. Microsoft Excel and iNZight will be the primary tools throughout the course.

15 pts • (X) MATH 277, STAT 193

tut tba

HLWB 209 – Special Topic: Health Technologies and Innovation

Health technologies will massively increase the ability of health care systems to solve health problems and can improve health and wellbeing in communities. At the same time, they offer major challenges and complexities. This course will introduce health technologies that are and will have a major impact in New Zealand and globally. Students do not need to have prior health technology knowledge.

15 pts • (P) 30 pts from HLWB 101-110; or INFO 101, 151; or COMP 102, 103

3/3 • CRN 31135

HLWB 213 – Special Topic: Introduction to Physical Activity and Wellbeing

This course introduces students to the inter- relationships between physical activity, exercise, fitness and sport in Aotearoa New Zealand and globally. Current guidelines for these activities and their association with multiple domains of wellbeing are explored. Students will develop an understanding of assessment methods and evidence linking physical activity to wellbeing.

15 pts • (P) 30 pts from 100-level courses, or by permission of the course coordinator

HLWB 220 – Nutrition Literacy for the 21st Century

This course introduces students to the fundamentals in human nutrition and nutrition literacy in the 21st century. Students will critically evaluate determinants of sustainable diets thereby generating students’ consciousness as global citizens in a challenging ‘food’ future.

15 pts • (P) 30 points at 100-level (X) HLWB211 from 2019-2022

3/3 • CRN 36031

Psychological Science

PSYC 101 – Popular Psychology

In this course, students will be introduced to a broad range of topics in psychology such as the way people cope with crisis, how we regulate our emotions, and the basic understanding of how the brain works. The course is taught entirely online.

15 pts • (X) PSYC 232 or 242.

2/3 • CRN 32261

2/3 • CRN 32261

Psychology

PSYC 101 – Popular Psychology

In this course, students will be introduced to a broad range of topics in psychology such as the way people cope with crisis, how we regulate our emotions, and the basic understanding of how the brain works. The course is taught entirely online.

15 pts • (X) PSYC 232 or 242.

FPSY 401 – Forensic Psychology Fieldwork/Internship 1

This course provides students with an opportunity to complete a special project or take part in the day to day operations of a workplace or agency, undertaking forensic psychology-relevant work. The student will be jointly supervised by university staff and field supervisors.

15 pts • (P) permission of Head of School

1/3 • CRN 27051 • ^

2/3 • CRN 27157 • ^

^ Limited entry course

FPSY 402 – Forensic Psychology Fieldwork/Internship 2

This course provides students with an opportunity to complete a special project or take part in the day to day operations of a workplace or agency, undertaking forensic psychology-relevant work. The student will be jointly supervised by university staff and field supervisors.

15 pts • (P) permission of Head of School

1/3 • CRN 27052 • ^

2/3 • CRN 27158 • ^

^ Limited entry course

FPSY 403 – Forensic Psychology Fieldwork/Internship

This course provides students with an opportunity to spend 2 trimesters working on a special project or taking part in the day to day operations of a workplace or agency that undertakes forensic psychology-related work. The student will be jointly supervised by university staff and field supervisors.

30 pts • (P) permission of Head of School (X) FPSY 401, 402

1+2/3 • CRN 27053 • ^

^ Limited entry course

Religious Studies

RELI 114 – Religious Troublemakers

From Gandhi to Starhawk to Martin Luther King, radical leaders have been inspired by their faith to challenge social and ethical norms. In doing so, spiritual leaders, activists, and innovators have sparked controversy and ignited movements, at times with extraordinary results. In this course we will explore influential figures whose charisma, teaching, and imagination have changed the world.

20 pts

RELI 226 – Psychology of Religion

This course provides an introduction to the psychology of religion. Many people identify with religious groups or traditions and claim to have religious or spiritual experiences. This course explores how contemporary psychology research sheds light on human religiosity. Topics include: the development of religion in children, the relationship between religion and morality, rituals, altered states of consciousness, and religion and identity.

20 pts • (P) 20 RELI pts or 40 pts from Part A of the BA Schedule or 30 PSYC pts; (X) RELI 310

tut tba

RELI 253 – Special Topic: Wellbeing, Happiness and Healing

Proponents of religion argue that it fosters hope and fulfilment, while its detractors assert that it limits true happiness. This course examines how religions cultivate human flourishing. Topics include religious healing traditions, spirituality and mental health, visions of the good life, and techniques for achieving vitality.

20 pts • (P) 20 RELI pts or 40 pts from Part A of the BA Schedule or 30 HLWB pts, (X) RELI 345 in 2023

3/3 • CRN 36123

RELI 310 – Special Topic: Psychology of Religion

This course provides an introduction to the psychology of religion. Many people identify with religious groups or traditions and claim to have religious or spiritual experiences. This course explores how contemporary psychology research sheds light on human religiosity. Topics include: the development of religion in children, the relationship between religion and morality, rituals, altered states of consciousness, and religion and identity.

20 pts • (P) 40 200-level points from Part A of the BA Schedule or 30 200-level PSYC points; (X) RELI 226

RELI 345 – Special Topic: Wellbeing, Happiness and Healing

Proponents of religion argue that it fosters hope and fulfilment, while its detractors assert that it limits true happiness. This course examines how religions cultivate human flourishing. Topics include religious healing, traditions, spirituality and mental health, visions of the good life, and techniques for achieving vitality.

20 pts • (P) 40 200-level points from Part A of the BA Schedule or 30 200-level HLWB points; (X) RELI 253 in 2023

3/3 • CRN 36124

Samoan St/Mata'upu tau Samoa

SAMO 101 – Introduction to Samoan Language

An introduction to speaking, understanding, reading and writing Samoan with emphasis on spoken language skills.

20 pts

3/3 • CRN 4461

3/3 • CRN 4461

a/v class, tut tba

Samoan Studies/Fa'asamoa

See also Pacific Studies

SAMO 101 – Introduction to Samoan Language

An introduction to speaking, understanding, reading and writing Samoan with emphasis on spoken language skills.

20 pts

a/v class, tut tba

Science

SCIE 105 – The Molecular Science of Life

Explore the molecular basis of human health and everyday life. You will learn about atomic and molecular structure and how this relates to the function of blood. Topics include electrolytes and osmolarity, blood group determinants, gas transport, blood pH, the molecules and chemistry of blood tests, and metabolic imbalances that lead to diseases that are commonly screened for using blood. This course is designed to support students from a range of backgrounds, including the health sciences. No previous chemistry experience needed. This course can be taken fully online, although in-person workshop sessions will be provided to assist with student learning.

15 pts • (X) SCIE 103 in 2022

1/3 • CRN 35091

Science in Society

SCIS 101 – Your Body, Your Data, Your World: Science in Everyday Life

How does science materialise in our day to day lives? How does it interact with culture, political context, and economies? In this fully online course, you will learn from a range of experts about the science and technology that shape our everyday lives. We cover topics such as pain, big data and weather. We explore how these issues are represented in the media, and how the scientific is always also social.

15 pts • (X) SCIE 101 in 2015-2017

SCIS 211 – Contemporary Issues in Science, Environment and Technology

Explore some of the most topical scientific, environmental and technological issues in society. You will learn about the science underpinning each issue, and consider the societal context, implications, and controversies. This online course encourages the development of scientific literacy, understanding of the complexities of science engagement and communication, and consideration of science within a wider societal context.

15 pts • (P) 60 100-level points (X) SCIE 201 in 2011-2012; SCIE 211 in 2013-2017

SCIS 313 – Beyond the Ice: A Journey into Antarctic Science and Culture

Take a virtual field trip to Antarctica, as we go on location to explore the geology, biology, history, governance and art of the coldest, driest, windiest continent on earth. This fully online course features lectures by Antarctic experts filmed on location on Ross Island and in the McMurdo Dry Valleys of Antarctica. The diverse perspectives presented in this course will help you understand Antarctica, and contemporary Antarctic research, in a wider scientific, historical, political, social and cultural context.

15 pts • (P) 60 200-level points

Second Language Education

See also Applied Linguistics, Linguistics, English as a Second Language, and TESOL

LALS 510 – Listening and Speaking in the Language Classroom

This course explores a range of principles and practices for the teaching and learning of listening and speaking skills in the second/foreign language classroom. Drawing on evidence from classroom research, the course explores evidence-based proposals for addressing the practical issues that teachers face in planning and implementing instruction that involves these two skills. Emphasis is given to the design of classroom materials, activities and lessons, and principles for managing classroom learning.

15 pts

1/3 • CRN 10615 • (L2)

LALS 511 – Teaching Reading and Writing

Examination of the principles behind the effective teaching of reading and writing skills in another language and the application of these principles in the preparation and use of teaching materials.

15 pts

2/3 • CRN 10616 • (L2)

LALS 512 – Exploring Grammar using Corpus Linguistics

In LALS 512, course members will learn how to use corpus linguistic methods to explore different grammatical constructions as a means to analyze and develop pedagogical material. The insights which this course aims to foster are relevant to L2 grammar in general, but most of the examples and materials used in the course concern L2 English.

15 pts

3/3 • CRN 10617 • (L2)

LALS 513 – The Pronunciation of English

Study of the phonological systems of English with a focus on using this knowledge for the preparation of teaching materials and assisting learners' language use.

15 pts

1/3 • CRN 10619 • (L2)

LALS 515 – Language Curriculum Development

The aim of this course is to familiarise students with the processes, issues and options of language course design and evaluation.

15 pts

Not offered in 2024

LALS 520 – Second Language Acquisition

LALS 520 introduces course members to theories of second language acquisition. It explores linguistic, psychological, and educational factors that bear on the abilities of children and adults to understand and use second languages. The course emphasizes the application of SLA research to second language pedagogy.

15 pts

2/3 • CRN 10638 • (L1)

LALS 521 – Language for Specific Purposes

A study of the theory and practice of developing courses for adult learners with specific professional or academic purposes for learning a language. In particular, the course examines ways of understanding the specific purposes in detail through analysis of target communication, and how learning opportunities relevant to that target should be selected and managed in particular contexts of learning.

15 pts

Not offered in 2024

LALS 522 – Teaching and Learning Vocabulary

The study of second language vocabulary learning and teaching, including factors that influence vocabulary learning, the roles of incidental acquisition and deliberate learning, how to select words for learning and how to assess vocabulary knowledge.

15 pts

2/3 • CRN 10643 • (L2)

LALS 523 – Assessment for Learning in the Language Classroom

A study of the theory and practice of language assessment, with particular reference to classroom learning and teaching. The course mainly focuses on classroom-based assessment for formative purposes.

15 pts

Not offered in 2024

LALS 524 – Language Testing

A study of the design, development and analysis of language tests, especially for the purpose of assessing achievement or proficiency in a second language.

15 pts

3/3 • CRN 10647 • (L2)

LALS 525 – Learner Autonomy and Learning Strategies

This course introduces the principles and practices associated with learner autonomy and learner strategies in language learning. A key emphasis will be placed on how the theories and research covered can be translated into classroom practice.

15 pts

3/3 • CRN 25171 • (L2)

LALS 529 – Task-Based Language Teaching

Task-based language teaching (TBLT) has been extensively theorized and researched in recent decades and widely adopted in language teaching and learning internationally. Drawing on theoretical and classroom perspectives, this course explores task-based course design, teaching and assessment. It considers the practicalities of adopting TBLT in contexts familiar to teachers on the course.

15 pts • (X) LALS 519, 2014-2016

3/3 • CRN 30186 • (L3)

LALS 531 – Computer-assisted Language Learning

This course engages participants in a critical examination of theoretical and practical issues in Computer-assisted Language Learning (CALL). Students will develop an understanding about using, evaluating and designing digital materials and tools for language learning and teaching. Students will also engage in creative thinking by undertaking a CALL project.

15 pts

2/3 • CRN 26139 • (L2)

LALS 540 – Hands-on Practice in Quantitative Research

A study of how to evaluate and design quantitative research in Applied Linguistics.

15 pts

1/3 • CRN 10649 • (L1)

LALS 541 – Hands-on Practice in Qualitative Research

A study of how to evaluate and design qualitative research in Applied Linguistics, applied to students’ individual research interests.

15 pts

2/3 • CRN 10650 • (L2)

LALS 542 – Interaction and Identity in Language Learning

This course explores what theories of identity contribute to our understanding of the teaching and learning of language in educational contexts. It examines how language and identity are interconnected, and considers implications for classroom practice.

15 pts

1/3 • CRN 10652 • (L2)

LALS 544 – Discourse Analysis and Language Teaching

Discourse is language in use. This course explores the analysis of discourse structure in spoken and/or written text, and considers applications in language teaching.

15 pts

1/3 • CRN 10654 • (L2)

LALS 580 – Research Studies

The collection, analysis and interpretation of data relating to a research question arising from course work in the MLing, MTESOL or MAppLing programme, leading to a 6,000 word report. Permission of the Programme Director must be obtained before enrolling in this course.

15 pts

1/3 • CRN 11018 • (L2)

2/3 • CRN 11024 • (L4)

3/3 • CRN 11026 • (L6)

LALS 581 – Research Studies

The collection, analysis and interpretation of data relating to a research question arising from course work in the MLing, MTESOL or MAppLing programme, leading to a 6,000 word report. Permission of the Programme Director must be obtained before enrolling in this course.

15 pts

1/3 • CRN 11020 • (L2)

2/3 • CRN 11028 • (L4)

3/3 • CRN 11030 • (L6)

LALS 582 – Research Project

The collection, analysis and interpretation of data relating to a research question arising from course work in the MLing, MTESOL or MAppLing programme, leading to a 12,000 word report. Permission of the Programme Director must be obtained before enrolling in this course.

30 pts

1/3 • CRN 11022 • (L2)

2/3 • CRN 11032 • (L4)

3/3 • CRN 11034 • (L6)

LALS 583 – Dissertation

The collection, analysis and interpretation of data relating to a research question arising from course work in the MLing, MTESOL or MAppLing programme, leading to a 20,000 word dissertation. Permission of the Programme Director must be obtained before enrolling in this course.

60 pts

1+2/3 • CRN 11035 • (L2)

2+3/3 • CRN 11038 • (L5)

3+1/3 • CRN 11040 • (L7)

LALS 584 – Thesis

The collection, analysis and interpretation of data relating to a research question in the field of linguistics, applied linguistics or TESOL, leading to a 30,000 word thesis. Permission of the Programme Director must be obtained before enrolling in this course.

90 pts

full year • CRN 10663 • (L2)

Secondary School Leadership

MSSL 508 – Research Project

A research project in a selected area of secondary school leadership.

60 pts

1+2+3/3 • CRN 27293

2+3+1/3 • CRN 27027

3+1+2/3 • CRN 32244

Social Policy

SACS 201 – Methods in Social and Cultural Research

A multi-disciplinary survey of key methodological approaches and methods employed by social science researchers. The course includes critical discussion of the theoretical underpinnings of qualitative and quantitative approaches, ethics and the practice of social and cultural research. This course is also able to be taken towards a major in SOSC or a minor in SPOL.

20 pts • (P) 40 pts from Part A of the BA Schedule.

Sociology

See also Social Policy and Social Science Research

SACS 201 – Methods in Social and Cultural Research

A multi-disciplinary survey of key methodological approaches and methods employed by social science researchers. The course includes critical discussion of the theoretical underpinnings of qualitative and quantitative approaches, ethics and the practice of social and cultural research. This course is also able to be taken towards a major in SOSC or a minor in SPOL.

20 pts • (P) 40 pts from Part A of the BA Schedule.

Spanish

FHSS 110 – Exploring the World through Languages and Cultures

How do languages and cultures interrelate, and how can we read them in the world around us? This course provides students with insights into how languages and cultures shape and reflect identity by critically engaging with a wide variety of global texts and objects located in New Zealand’s capital city and beyond. Texts are studied in English translation.

20 pts

3/3 • CRN 33030

SPAN 101 – Introduction to the Spanish Language

This course teaches the basics of the Spanish language through practice in speaking, listening, reading and writing. As it is designed for absolute beginners, it may not be taken by students with prior knowledge of the language. This course is offered through different CRNs for face-to-face delivery on Kelburn Campus (CRN 31115) versus a blended or mixed-mode offering (CRN 31116). The blended or mixed-mode offering is for students who would not otherwise be able to enrol in the course. The three hours of traditional face-to-face lectures are replaced by web-based online material. Students who enrol for this option must attend a special face-to-face tutorial, either in person or via zoom, and complete self-access activities. This option is not intended for students who can attend most of the regular lecture times.

20 pts • (X) prior knowledge as determined by the academic teaching staff in Spanish, and SPAN 111

3/3 • CRN 31116

Statistics

STAT 335 – Statistical Models for Actuarial Science

This course introduces a range of models used in actuarial science, including Markov chains, Markov processes and transition, survival models and estimation with graduation methods and binomial models for mortality.

15 pts • (P) MATH 277

STAT 581 – Statistical Practicum

This course enables students to gain professional work experience in the application of statistics. Each student is supervised by a host organisation involved in statistical consulting or statistical applications in the public or private sectors. The placement allows students to develop teamwork and communication skills in the real world.

30 pts • (P) 60 approved OPRE, STAT or STOR pts at 400-level or above

1/3 • CRN 28423

2/3 • CRN 28424

3/3 • CRN 27154

1/3 • CRN 28423

2/3 • CRN 28424

3/3 • CRN 27154

Statistics and Operations Research

See also Statistics and Operations Research

STAT 581 – Statistical Practicum

This course enables students to gain professional work experience in the application of statistics. Each student is supervised by a host organisation involved in statistical consulting or statistical applications in the public or private sectors. The placement allows students to develop teamwork and communication skills in the real world.

30 pts • (P) 60 approved OPRE, STAT or STOR pts at 400-level or above

Teaching

TCHG 315 – Akopai: Professional Practice 1

In this course, student teachers are introduced to Te Waharoa as the programme’s vision for Te Tiriti-led transformative education and to the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand’s Code and Standards as the expectations for the teaching profession. They are introduced to a range of language learning strategies to support their development of proficiency in te reo Māori. During the teaching experience located in this course, they explore and apply models and frameworks for critical situational analysis of teaching and learning contexts and develop adaptive expertise as developing teachers. Corequisite are programme dependent: For GDipTchg(ECE) TCHG 317, 318 For GDipTchg (Primary) TCHG 325, 326 For GDipTchg (Secondary) two of (TCHG 329, 332, 335)

15 pts

part year/3 • CRN 33365 • (L1)

TCHG 316 – Akopai: Professional Practice 2

Through the perspective of tangata Tiriti, student teachers develop an understanding of their professional responsibilities to education for Pacific peoples. They refine their practice during teaching experience as they develop their independence, adaptive expertise and ability to cope with increasing complexity in learning and teaching situations. They also consider their ongoing professional commitments and roles as advocates in light of Te Waharoa and the Teaching Council of Aotearoa’s Code and Standards. Corequisites are programme dependent: For GDipTchg (ECE) C TCHG 319, 324 For GDipTchg (Primary) P TCHG 315; C TCHG 327 or 328 For GDipTchg (Secondary) C TCHG 333, 334 or 381

15 pts

part year/3 • CRN 33367 • (L2)

1/3 • CRN 34061 • (L3)

TCHG 317 – Ako: Relational curriculum

In this course, student teachers critically examine notions of curriculum, play and pedagogical practices in early childhood education settings along with theories of learning and development and principles of educational observation and how these relate to teaching and learning. Student teachers build understandings of Mātauranga Iwi in relation to curriculum, pedagogy and play, to conceptualise and contribute to learning focused cultures within early childhood education learning and teaching contexts. They demonstrate comprehension of design for learning as they intentionally enact and articulate their use of relational and culturally sustaining pedagogies in their teaching practice.

30 pts • (C) TCHG 315, 318

Not offered in 2024

TCHG 318 – Te Puna o te Kī: Exploring the 100 languages of Children

In this course, student teachers critically examine how infants, toddlers and young children make meaning and begin to represent their understandings of their world through engagement in visual art, literature, language, literacy, music, movement, dance and drama. Infants, toddlers and young children’s exploration of their cultures, identities and languages, and teachers’ responsibilities in affirming and supporting such exploration, are key considerations in the course. Student teachers consider how to enhance infants, toddlers and young children’s creativity, experimentation and problem-solving across multiple modalities and, for children aged two years and older, in the digital learning environment.

30 pts • (C) TCHG 315, 317

Not offered in 2024

TCHG 319 – Te Ao Tūroa: Exploring and knowing the world

In this course, student teachers critically examine effective practices for teaching mathematics, sciences and technology to infants, toddlers and young children. They intentionally draw on pedagogical practices to enhance infants, toddlers and young children’s experimentation, thinking and problem-solving in these learning areas. They critically reflect on their professional relationships with children and whānau, with a focus on Pacific learners in relation to these learning areas. They consider the social, cultural and sustainability values that underpin these learning areas and their teaching and assessment practices.

30 pts • (P) TCHG 315 (C) TCHG 316, 324

Not offered in 2024

TCHG 324 – Te Puna o te Hau: Understanding assessment

In this course, student teachers critically examine the use of educational assessment to enhance infants’, toddlers’ and young children’s wellbeing and learning in early childhood care and education settings including those children with additional learning needs. They demonstrate increasing confidence in working with parents and whānau and in drawing on research, theory and assessment information to support infants’, toddlers’ and young children’s successful transition into and within early childhood settings and to school.

30 pts • (P) TCHG 315 (C) TCHG 316, 319

Not offered in 2024

TCHG 325 – Te Kahu o te Ao: Primary learning design 1

In this course, student teachers critically examine the nature and purposes of Mathematics and two additional learning areas of the New Zealand Curriculum. Student teachers explore relational practices, human development and theories of learning as they establish learning-focussed cultures for curriculum learning and teaching. They contextualise Mātauranga-a-iwi within these learning areas. Through the enactment of learning and teaching plans, they demonstrate their understanding of design for learning.

30 pts • (C) TCHG 315, 326

part year/3 • CRN 33373 • (L1)

TCHG 326 – Te Kahu o te Ao: Primary learning design 2

In this course, student teachers critically examine the nature and purposes of English and two additional curriculum areas not studied in TCHG 325. They explore relational practices, human development and theories of learning as they establish learning-focussed cultures for curriculum learning and teaching. Student teachers learn how to utilise digital learning environments as they relate to these learning areas. Through the enactment of learning and teaching plans, they demonstrate their understanding of design for learning.

30 pts • (C) TCHG 315, 325

part year/3 • CRN 33375 • (L1)

TCHG 327 – Te Kahu o te Ao: Primary learning design 3

In this course, student teachers critically examine the nature and purposes of three learning areas not studied in TCHG 325 and 326 and continue their study of Mathematics. They contextualise principles and practices of inclusive education within these learning areas, with a particular focus on students with additional learning needs With a continued focus of design for learning, student teachers deepen their understanding of assessment practices. They draw on their teaching experiences to compare learning environments and critically reflect on professional relationships, including as they relate to curriculum learning and teaching.

30 pts • (P) TCHG 315 (C) TCHG 316, 328

part year/3 • CRN 33377 • (L1)

part year/3 • CRN 36126 • (L3)

TCHG 328 – Te Kahu o te Ao: Primary learning design 4

In this course, student teachers critically examine the nature and purposes of three learning areas not studied in TCHG 325, 326 and 327 and continue their study of English. They contextualise education for Pacific peoples within these learning areas and explore the contribution of these learning areas to addressing wider social and environmental issues. With a continued focus of design for for learning, student teachers deepen their understanding of assessment practices. They critically reflect on professional relationships, including as they relate to curriculum learning and teaching.

30 pts • (P) TCHG 315 (C) TCHG 316, 327

part year/3 • CRN 33379 • (L1)

part year/3 • CRN 36127 • (L3)

TCHG 329 – Te Puna Whakaako: Secondary Learning Design - Mātauranga-a-iwi

In this course, student teachers critically examine the nature and purposes of a specialist teaching subject. They contextualise Mātauranga-a-iwi within the specialist subject area. They explore relational practices, human development and theories of learning as they establish learning-focussed cultures for curriculum learning and teaching. Through the enactment of learning and teaching plans, they demonstrate their understanding of design for learning.

30 pts • (C) TCHG 315, and one of (TCHG 332 and 335)

part year/3 • CRN 33381 • (L1)

TCHG 332 – Te Puna Matahiko: Secondary Learning Design - Digital Age Education

In this course, student teachers critically examine the nature and purposes of a specialist teaching subject. Student teachers develop professional digital competence related to their teaching practice. They also explore relational practices, human development and theories of learning as they establish learning-focussed cultures for curriculum learning and teaching. Through the enactment of learning and teaching plans, they demonstrate their understanding of design for learning.

30 pts • (C) TCHG 315, and one of (TCHG 329 and 335)

part year/3 • CRN 33383

TCHG 333 – Te Puna Whai Wāhi ki te Ao: Secondary Learning Design - Inclusive Education

In this course, student teachers deepen their critical examination of the nature and purposes of a specialist teaching subject. They contextualise principles and practices of inclusive education within the learning area, with a focus on students with additional learning needs. With a continued focus of design for learning, student teachers deepen their understanding of assessment assessment practices. They critically reflect on professional relationships, including as they relate to curriculum learning and teaching.

30 pts • (P) TCHG 315, 329

part year/3 • CRN 33385 • (L2)

part year/3 • CRN 36154 • (L3)

TCHG 334 – Te Puna Tagata Pasifika: Secondary Learning Design Pacific Learners

In this course, student teachers deepen their critical examination of the nature and purposes of a specialist teaching subject. They contextualise education for Pacific peoples within the teaching subject and explore the contribution of the subject to addressing wider social and environmental issues. With a continued focus of design for learning, student teachers deepen their understanding of assessment practices. They critically reflect on professional relationships, including as they relate to curriculum learning and teaching.

30 pts • (P) TCHG 315, 332 (C) TCHG 316, and one of (TCHG 333 and 381)

part year/3 • CRN 33388

TCHG 335 – Te Puna Aronui: Exploring Teaching Dynamics with a Digital Age Education Focus

In this course student teachers focus on current challenges facing the teaching profession. They also explore relational practices, human development and theories of learning as they establish learning-focussed cultures for curriculum learning and teaching. Student teachers develop professional digital competence as related to their teaching practice. Through the enactment of learning and teaching plans, they demonstrate their understanding of design for learning.

30 pts • (C) TCHG 315, and one of (TCHG 329 and 332)

part year/3 • CRN 33390 • (L2)

TCHG 381 – Te Puna Horopaki: Exploring Teaching Dynamics with a Pacific Learners Focus

In this course student teachers research a current challenge facing the teaching profession. They contextualise education for Pacific peoples within their teaching subject. They explore the contribution of the subject to addressing wider social and environmental issues and, with a continued focus of design for learning, student teachers deepen their understanding of assessment practices. They critically reflect on professional relationships, including as they relate to curriculum learning and teaching.

30 pts • (P) TCHG 315, 335 (C) TCHG 316

part year/3 • CRN 33392 • (L2)

part year/3 • CRN 36155 • (L3)

Workplace Health and Safety

HLWB 507 – Principles of Health and Safety Management

This course will provide advanced knowledge of management systems, organisational culture, and the integration of legal, regulatory and societal factors in the context of health and safety management.

15 pts

1/3 • CRN 31034

HLWB 508 – Human and Biological Factors in Workplace Health and Safety

This course applies principles of human function and considers the application of cognitive and behavioural psychology to workplace health and safety practice.

15 pts

HLWB 509 – Identification, Assessment and Control of Hazards and Risks

This course provides advanced knowledge about practice and performance in workplace health and safety risk management.

15 pts

2/3 • CRN 31036

HLWB 510 – Principles of Occupational Health and Hygiene

This course will provide advanced knowledge of the principles and practice of work related health – health protection, health promotion and wellbeing. It provides knowledge and understanding of the main work-related health hazards, and the practices to recognise, assess, control and monitor risks.

15 pts

1/3 • CRN 31037

HLWB 511 – Health and Safety Management and Leadership

This course provides insights into organisational behaviour, structures, functions, roles and responsibilities and accountabilities. The approach to workplace health and safety strategies is discussed. The principles of effective project management and human resource management are also covered.

15 pts

2/3 • CRN 31038

HLWB 512 – Professional Role and Functioning

This course provides advanced knowledge about the role and function of corporate governance and corporate social responsibility. The professional role and ethical framework for the workplace health and safety professional is described. Theories of communication and fostering teamwork are also explored.

15 pts

1/3 • CRN 31039