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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.