Department of Exercise Sciences


Prerequisite courses

The courses below are required for the Exercise Sciences programme under a Bachelor of Science (BSc).

You are advised to enrol in these courses as soon as enrolments open. Failure to take these courses as prescribed will entail a disruption in program plan and may prevent you from enrolling in Exercise Sciences courses that have prerequisites.

Please refer to The University of Auckland Calendar for further regulations.

BIOSCI 107: Biology for Biomedical Sciences: Cellular Processes and Development


(15 points)
The cellular basis of mammalian form and function including embryology and development. Particular emphasis will be placed on the cellular components of the blood, neural, muscular, reproductive, immune and supporting systems, and how they contribute to the structure and function of the body as a whole.

Note:

In preparation for BIOSCI 107, an online course is being offered to assist both prospective students who do not have a strong background in biology and students who intend enrolling in first-year biology courses and have not studied NCEA level Biology and Chemistry.   This course is available now.  For more information email:  biosci107@auckland.ac.nz

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MEDSCI 142: Biology for Biomedical Science: Organ Systems


(15 points)
Introduction to human biology with particular emphasis on integrated organ function. The course will deal with: structures and processes associated with the function of the nervous, locomotor, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, renal, endocrine, musculoskeletal and reproductive systems.

Restriction: HUMANBIO 142

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MEDSCI 205: The Physiology of Human Organ Systems


(15 points)
An integrative approach is used to study fundamental physiological processes which enable the body to overcome the challenge of life. Drawing on examples of normal and abnormal function, the course examines the interaction of vital physiological processes, from cellular control mechanisms to multiple organ systems. Topics include: control of fluid and electrolytes, cardiovascular control, energy use, and the delivery of oxygen and metabolites.

Prerequisite: BIOSCI 107, MEDSCI 142
Restriction: PHARMACY 205

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PSYCH 108: Individual, Social and Applied Psychology


(15 points)

Topics covered may include: developmental and social psychology including group behaviour, the measurement of mental abilities, intelligence, models of personality, clinical and health psychology, methods of therapeutic intervention, and the psychological similarities and differences between cultures. A laboratory component, in which students are required to participate as subjects, forms part of the course.

This course provides students with an overview of practices within, and applications arising out of, the discipline of Psychology. The course is designed to introduce students to the many areas of psychology, and when coupled with a complementary course (PSYCH 109) provides an essential grounding in the discipline, and the basis for further study in the School of Psychology

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PSYCH 109: Mind, Brain and Behaviour


(15 points)

Topics covered may include: the nature of sensory and perceptual processes, the cause of perceptual illusions, the structure and function of the human brain, approaches to animal and human learning, models of human language and memory, and the design of psychological experiments. A laboratory component, in which students are required to participate as subjects, forms part of the course.

Restriction: PSYCH 129

This course is designed to introduce students to the experimental study of, and research in, psychology. It offers students experience in psychological experimentation, in particular to the biological, cognitive, and physiological aspects of the discipline. When coupled with a complementary course (PSYCH 108) this course provides an essential grounding in the discipline, and the basis for further study in the School of Psychology.

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