430 results for Undergraduate

  • "As easy as 1-2-3" : the introduction of TV3 to the New Zealand television industry

    McCauley, Craig (2000)

    Undergraduate thesis
    University of Otago

    vi, 67 leaves :ill., maps, port. ; 30 cm. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 64-67). Typescript (photocopy).

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  • The Teviot soldiers settlement : an evaluation

    Shanks, Atholea Anne (1983)

    Undergraduate thesis
    University of Otago

    59 leaves ; 30 cm. Bibliography: leaves 55-59. University of Otago department: Geography. "Appendix A: Discharged Soldiers Settlement Act, 1915": leaves 84-88.

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  • A promised land? : Russian refugees in New Zealand after 1945

    McFarland, Paulette R. (1997)

    Undergraduate thesis
    University of Otago

    vii, 68 leaves :ill. ; 30 cm. Includes bibliographical references. Cover title. Typescript (photocopy).

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  • A decade of the Woman's Weekly 1932-1942.

    Brewster, Deborah Ratna (1980)

    Undergraduate thesis
    University of Otago

    viii, 98 leaves :ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 30 cm. Includes bibliographical references.

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  • The righteousness which exalteth a nation : prohibition in Dunedin 1919-1923

    Blackman, Anna Ruth (1987)

    Undergraduate thesis
    University of Otago

    iv, 78, [3] leaves :ill., ports. ; 30 cm. Includes bibliographical references.

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  • The protest movement in Dunedin against the Vietnam War, 1965-1973

    Bell, Peter Brook (1989)

    Undergraduate thesis
    University of Otago

    ix, 220 p. :ill., maps ; 30 cm. Includes bibliographical references. Typescript (photocopy).

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  • The snow hazard in Mackenzie County : farmers' perceptions and adjustments.

    Bray, Janet Constance (1981)

    Undergraduate thesis
    University of Otago

    104 leaves ; 30 cm. Includes bibliographical references. University of Otago department: Geography.

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  • Vestibular Function in Vestibular Schwannoma

    Tranter-Entwistle, Isaac Brian (2016)

    Undergraduate thesis
    University of Otago

    Abstract Introduction: Traditionally vestibular function has been assessed using caloric irrigations; new methods have failed to reach the same level of accuracy. Vestibular nerve dysfunction occurs with ‘acoustic neuroma’ or ‘vestibular schwannoma. Quantitative testing of hearing by audiometry is much more widely available than quantitative vestibular testing, although consideration of vestibular dysfunction is part of clinical management. Validation of a new method of quantitative vestibular function testing could lead to more widespread integration into clinical practice and affect decision making (i.e. timing of surgery) Methods: A non-blind observational cohort study was undertaken in 31 participants. Study endpoints were either one or two separate participant measures in March/April 2013 the September/October 13. All participants underwent caloric and head impulse testing with video-oculography, while 10 underwent audiometric assessment. Repeat testing was performed for 10 subjects, including additional cognitive. The primary outcome was vestibular function test measures. Results: Video head impulse was strongly correlated with calorics (p=0.01) and showed good sensitivity (80%) and specificity (70%). Dizziness Handicap Inventory showed no correlation with other vestibular function measures. Participants showed reduced cognitive function tested using the CANTAB battery (p=0.01) Conclusion: Video head impulse testing is comparable to caloric testing to assess vestibular function. Vestibular lesions may lead to cognitive deficits. Further research is needed to better understand the role of video head impulse testing in vestibular schwannoma.

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  • Rib Fractures in Infants: Retrospective Survey of Fractures and Biomechanical Study.

    Blackburne, William Bligh (2015)

    Undergraduate thesis
    University of Otago

    Literature suggests that rib fractures are highly associated with abuse and the present understanding is that antero-posterior compression associated with the ‘shaken baby syndrome’ is their cause. However, this mechanism rests on a number of assumptions with little experimental data to support them. Recent work using a porcine model of fractures suggests that, in the case of lateral fractures this may be highly unlikely. This work shows a feasible alternate mechanism, that of blunt force trauma (BFT), for the cause of these lateral fractures. A piglet model is used and shows the ease with which ribs fracture as a result of BFT, compared to the difficulty of fracture seen previously in compressive injury. The initial development of a computational simulation of these ribs for use in injury scenarios is also outlined here. Secondly, skeletal surveys from New Zealand’s largest children’s care facility, Starship Hospital, were examined to give a picture of non-accidental injury (NAI) and how its patterns compare with accidental injury in New Zealand. It has been found that, as in foreign studies, there are a number of lesions highly associated with abuse and these include rib fractures, which are highly specific (97%) for NAI. Unusuallyhigh frequencies of lateral-type rib fractures (46.4%) were found and half the cases were found to be unilateral. This is not wholly in line with the currently accepted idea that rib fracture is due to antero-posterior compression, in which bilateral, posterior fractures are said to be most common. Overall, this work brings into question the traditional mechanism of rib fractures, provides a highly useful snapshot of abusive injury in NZ and also sets a strong foundation for future work.

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  • The political lessons of Tomorrow's schools : what can be learnt from the outcomes and implications of Tomorrow's schools

    Connew, Scott Joseph (2003)

    Undergraduate thesis
    University of Otago

    iv, 64 leaves :ill., maps ; 30 cm. Includes bibliographical references. University of Otago department: Political Studies. "October 2003."

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  • 'Je pense, donc je suis les traces' : a literary and historical analysis of the enlightenment, modernity and detective fiction in French

    Caswell, Erin Hubbard (2006)

    Undergraduate thesis
    University of Otago

    ii, 25 leaves ; 29 cm. Bibliography: leaves 19-20. University of Otago department: French. "October 2006."

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  • A world of (linguistic) possibility : the rights-consistent interpretive directives of the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990 and the United Kingdom Human Rights Act 1998

    Fenton, Bridget (2007)

    Undergraduate thesis
    University of Otago

    iv, 89 leaves :col. ill., maps (some folded) ; 30 cm. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 84-89) University of Otago department: Law.

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  • Ngati Apa: Legally sound but bravely apolitical

    Dunlop, Jane (2005)

    Undergraduate thesis
    University of Otago

    University of Otago department: Law.

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  • Geographic Description and Analysis of Factors Affecting the Demand for, and Supply of General Practice Services in New Zealand

    Poole, Ursula Bridget (2016)

    Undergraduate thesis
    University of Otago

    General Practitioner (GP) shortages are an international problem. NZ is simultaneously experiencing an increase in GP demand due to a rising chronic health burden and a decrease in GP supply due to problems with recruitment, retention and retirement. This study used a mixed methods research methodology, mixing qualitative Action Research principles with quantitative analysis. These methods were applied to data collected on the location of 1064 general practices, 186 teaching practices and 495 medical students’ origin in order to determine the feasibility of utilising GIS technology in primary care research. This geographic data was combined with demographic data from the 2013 census in a GIS database to analyse for factors related to need and supply of general practice services. The network analysis has produced the most current and up-to-date picture of general practice accessibility in New Zealand. The data resulting from these analysis comprises of general practices or ‘points of supply’, linked to thirty-minute service area polygons containing 2013 census demographic information including the NZDep Score. This method has shown that physical accessibility to general practices varies considerably throughout New Zealand but that inaccessibility in the South Island of NZ is related more to rurality than socio-economic disadvantage. Urbanisation of both population and health services is having a marked effect upon accessibility for rural regions. However the presence of clinics in rural areas is reducing the shortage of medical services and increasing the access of these populations to health professionals. The analysis of the teaching practice data showed that practices that are located within moderately to high deprivation areas were more likely to have trained students in 2014. This may have beneficial effects on GP shortages in high need areas as positive training exposure is linked to a higher likelihood of selecting General Practice as a speciality. The geographical origin of students is also associated with future career choices. This study found that the medical students were more likely to originate from the least deprived regions of NZ so exposure to high need communities is particularly important. GIS has much to offer primary care research, however its’ most effective use relies on an understanding of the software, its application to the NZ context and potential access to a specialist for assistance with data analysis.

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  • Review of a multidisciplinary team approach to patient positioning in head-and-neck cancer: a quantitative analysis

    Moore, Sarah (2015)

    Undergraduate thesis
    University of Otago

    Accurate patient positioning is extremely important in radiation therapy for head-and-neck cancer. With the introduction of three-dimensional cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) at the Wellington Blood and Cancer Centre (WBCC), it was agreed that positioning accuracy required improvement. This led to the establishment of a multidisciplinary team (MDT) focused on patient positioning. Following a number of process changes made by the MDT, improvements in setup accuracy were observed but not formally quantified. The aim of this thesis was to retrospectively quantify setup accuracy at WBCC, using CBCT images of 96 patients treated for head-and-neck cancer. On average 7 CBCT scans per patient were sequentially registered using each of the following match structures: C1-C3, C3-C5, C5-C7, C7-caudal, mandible occipital bone and the larynx. This enabled quantification of patient deformation as the measure of setup accuracy, by calculating the position of each structure relative to C1-C3. Statistical Process Control (SPC) was then used to assess trends in setup accuracy over time, allowing identification of specific time points where improvements occurred and correlation with process changes to be made. The multiple rigid registration protocol and deformation values calculated for this patient cohort clearly demonstrated the relative movement of anatomical sub regions in the head-and-neck. SPC charts showed that a significant and consistent reduction in deformation was achieved since the instigation of the MDT. A reduction in the magnitude and variation of the patient systematic 3D-deformation vector was observed, from 2.8 mm ± 0.1 mm (1 S.D.) in 2011 to 0.9 ± 0.0 mm (1 S.D.) in late 2013/early 2014. Statistical correlation analysis revealed that the introduction of new head supports (p = 0.003), as well as retraining of staff in making immobilisation equipment (p = 0.003) had a significant impact on patient systematic deformation. Both of these changes were actions initiated by the multidisciplinary team, which shows that a multidisciplinary approach to patient positioning had a positive impact on setup accuracy in our department.

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  • In a field of their own : farm transfer and farmers' 'sense of place'

    Chapman, Craig Murray (1998)

    Undergraduate thesis
    University of Otago

    84 leaves, [14] leaves of plates :ill., ports. ; 30 cm. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 80-84). University of Otago department: Geography.

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  • Climate change and the water yield of snow tussock grasslands in the Upper Taieri Catchment

    Cameron, Janine (2004)

    Undergraduate thesis
    University of Otago

    iv, 66 leaves :ill., facsim., maps, ports. ; 30 cm. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 63-66). University of Otago department: Geography.

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  • Between two worlds : a study of the letters, diaries and reminiscences of some Otago and Southland soldiers in the Great War.

    Chen, Mindy (1982)

    Undergraduate thesis
    University of Otago

    vii, 60 leaves :ill. (some col.), col. maps ; 30 cm. Includes bibliographical references.

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  • Dawn and Te Ao Hou : popular perspectives on assimilation and integration, 1950s-1960s

    Chan, Michael Adam (2008)

    Undergraduate thesis
    University of Otago

    iv, 90 leaves :ill. (some col.) ; 30 cm. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 84-90). University of Otago departments: History and Political Studies.

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  • A separate world? : the social position of the mentally ill in New Zealand society, 1945-1955

    Grant, Susannah (1998)

    Undergraduate thesis
    University of Otago

    69 leaves ; 30 cm. Includes bibliographical references. Typescript (photocopy). "October 1998."

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