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Science Online

HL7000

Course details

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

Summary

This programme is suitable for students who want to study nursing or midwifery, but don’t have the required science credits or who want to boost their science confidence before they start.

What you'll learn

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

How you'll learn

Students 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).

After successful completion.

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

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


Entry criteria

This programme is Open Entry.

 

Pathways

Your first day

Are you ready for your first day of class? Check out your start date and where you need to be. You can also find useful information about studying at Wintec on our Welcome page.

What you will need

Timetable information

All timetables are available via Timetable Net on our website.

How to find your way around

Parking and bus information

Both the Rotokauri and City campuses have parking available - permits are required. Learn more about parking. Find out about discounted bus services here.

Wintec pōwhiri/nau mai, haere mai

Wintec extends a warm invitation to all new students to attend a Pōwhiri to welcome the semester ahead. After formalities, light refreshments will be served in the marae dining room, Te Kōpū Mānia o Kirikiriroa, Wintec City Campus.

Click here to find out where and when the next Pōwhiri will be.

Paying for your study

Course related costs

Additional information

Booklist

Purchasing textbooks

If your programme requires you to have access to textbooks, these can be purchased through a range of suppliers listed below:

Hamilton-based supplier

  • Bennetts (Bennetts has a store operating on campus at the University of Waikato, Hamilton)

New Zealand-based suppliers

General book suppliers

First aid certificate

Health status

Uniform

Equipment

Clinical placement

Prospectus (course guide)

The Wintec Prospectus (otherwise known as a course guide) outlines everything you need to know about Wintec. It contains information about the Wintec campuses, student life, and the programmes that are on offer.

Request an email or posted copy of the Prospectus.

The Prospectus (course guide) is available in both digital and physical formats. Click on the document below to download a copy or fill in the form below to receive a copy via either email or the post.

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