science online

Science Online

HL7000

Course Details

  • Runs every two to three months
  • 12 weeks
  • Full-time or Part-time
  • Online delivery

Summary

If you want to study nursing or midwifery, but you don’t have the required science credits or you want to boost your science confidence before you start, this course is for you.

What will you study?

​You will study basic biology, chemistry, microbiology and mathematics (in the context of drug and drip calculations).

How will you study?

​You will complete a range of online activities, including lessons and exercises, watch video clips, try some quizzes, complete online multiple choice tests and complete formal assessments.


What are the science prerequisites for nursing or midwifery study?

​Candidates are required to have at least 14 credits each at NCEA Level 3 in Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Science or equivalent for the Bachelor of Nursing (along with other prerequisite subjects). Bachelor of Midwifery candidates are required to have at least 14 credits at NCEA Level 3 in Biology or Chemistry, or equivalent (along with other prerequisite subjects).

If you have met all the entry requirements for Nursing or Midwifery but don’t have the science pre-requisites, this is the programme for you.


After successful completion.

​This pathway is designed to help you attain the science prerequisites for entry into the Bachelor of Nursing or Bachelor of Midwifery programmes.

If you choose not to pursue a Nursing or Midwifery pathway, you can cross credit what you have learnt towards a Diploma in Technology (Science) (Level 6).


Entry Criteria

This programme is Open Entry.

 

Pathways

Transfer of Credit

Do you excel in your job but have no qualification to back it up? We can help you get qualified through our Recognition of Prior (RPL) Learning Tool.

While many people have gained work and life experience equivalent to that of formal study, they don't have that formal qualification to substantiate it. RPL allows you to use your current knowledge and experience towards gaining a recognised qualification through Informal Transfer of Credit.

The Process

If you are interested in applying, you can do so by emailing your profile through to: headstart@wintec.ac.nz.

There are four main areas you need to cover in your profile:
  1. Education History
  2. Experience Information
  3. Work experience Info
  4. Other evidence

Your profile will be forwarded to the relevant Team Manager to look at and determine if you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning. Once this has been determined, a consultation meeting will be arranged between yourself and the Team Manager. There is a $75 fee for this consultation. At the consultation, the Team Manager will discuss which modules they believe you have the experience to gain Informal Transfer of Credit for and also what documentation you will need to supply.

You will then need to put together the required documentation and send it through to us. The Team Manager will assess the documentation and advise if what has been supplied is sufficient. If sufficient information is provided to gain Informal Transfer of Credit, there will be a charge of $25 per credit which will need to be paid prior to any Informal Transfer of Credit being issued.

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