Bring science to life
Health Sciences First Year (HSFY) is the essential first step into Otago's health professional programmes, and also an excellent way to begin your degree in biological or biomedical sciences.
Please note: Health Sciences First Year (HSFY) is not the same as Bachelor of Health Sciences (BHealSc).
HSFY study pathways
HSFY counts as the first year of study for five of the Health Sciences professional programmes:
HSFY is useful preparation, but not required, for three of the Health Sciences professional programmes:
Bachelor of Health Sciences
Some HSFY papers count towards the first year of study for the following majors:
Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science
The first year of study has a similar structure to HSFY.
BSc and BBiomedSc degrees
HSFY counts as the first year of study for the following majors:
- Drugs and Human Health
- Functional Human Biology
- Human Nutrition
- Infection and Immunity
- Microbiology and Immunology
- Molecular Basis of Health and Disease
- Nutrition and Metabolism in Human Health
- Pharmacology and Toxicology
- Reproduction, Genetics and Development