Kaycee BottcherStudent, Bachelor of Health Science in Paramedicine
“I’ve always wanted to study health science, and paramedicine just seemed to tick all the boxes for me. It’s an exciting career full of new experiences and challenges. There’s also the huge benefit of being able to help people every day and even save lives”.
Programme code: AK1011
Level of study: 6
Duration: 1 year full-time
Venue: South Campus
Start date: 27 February 2017 / 17 July 2017
NCEA: 48 credits at level 2 or higher including 8 credits at level 2 in any one subject from Classical Studies, Drama, English, Geography, Health Education, History, History of Art, Media Studies, Social Studies OR Business Studies, Economics, Physical Education, Te Reo Māori, or Te Reo Rangatira.
CIE: 60 points on the UCAS Tariff, including any one subject similar to the NCEA subjects listed above.
Career opportunities in New Zealand include employment with St John, Wellington Free Ambulance services, the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) and other pre-hospital medical providers.
An emergency medical technician administers pre-hospital emergency care – looking after patients during the time between when an ambulance locates the patient and when that patient arrives at the hospital or treatment centre. EMTs are required to provide a high level of professional medical care to patients under a variety of circumstances.
Responsibilities of an EMT:
Diploma in Paramedic Science graduates can progress to a higher level paramedic qualification by completing the Bachelor of Health Science in Paramedicine.
Last updated: 01-Nov-2016 11.34am
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