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Bring science to life

Health Sciences First Year (HSFY) is a foundation year for the University of 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

Professional programmes

HSFY counts as the first year of study for Health Sciences professional programmes:

HSFY is useful preparation, but not required, for these Health Sciences programmes:

Bachelor of Health Sciences

Some HSFY papers count towards the first year of study for the following majors:

Learn more about HSFY study pathways