FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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HOW DO I BECOME A CARDIAC PHYSIOLOGIST?
After completing a Bachelors degree with a strong focus on physiology, you must complete a 2 year post graduate qualification (PGDip). This includes a medical technical certificate, leading to a diploma (placement needed for diploma year). These are through The University of Otago, and can be found by searching for MTEC.
Once in a training position, you will also complete the Certification of Cardiac Physiologists (CCP).
I WANT TO WORK IN NZ. WHAT DO I NEED TO DO?
To be registered to work in NZ as a cardiac physiologist you need to be a member of SCT and the Cardiac physiologist registration board (CPRB).
WHAT OTHER LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES ARE THERE?
A Cardiac Physiologist is always learning. They can specialise in cardiac devices, electrophysiology or sonography. Further qualifications in these specialties are encouraged and supported. The SCT now offers a device course to prepare you for further exams.
Industry support learning with educational meetings and symposiums.