Bachelor of Health Science – Perioperative Practice

Bachelor of Health Science – Perioperative Practice

Want to become an anaesthetic technician and care for patients throughout their operating theatre journey? Study the Perioperative Practice major in the Bachelor of Health Science.

Interested in a career in operating theatre patient care? An operation is often an important step along a patients journey in returning to normal life, and you’ll become a key member of a team that cares for patients at a vital time, and really make a difference to their lives.

As a graduate of this programme you can apply for registration as an anaesthetic technician with the Medical Sciences Council of New Zealand. You learn from staff who are anaesthetic technicians, anaesthetists, nurses, midwives and medical specialists. There’s a focus on practical experience with clinical placements in a range of operating theatre specialities to ensure that the Perioperative Practice major prepares you for a successful lifelong career.

This new major is subject to CUAP approval and Medical Sciences Council accreditation, and starts in 2022.

Key features

  • Starts in 2022
  • Leads to a career as an anaesthetic technician
  • Excellent employment opportunities in this field
  • Prepares you for registration with the Medical Sciences Council of New Zealand
  • Offered at the AUT South Campus with online learning options

Modules

Learning is dynamic and will include classroom-based, online and self-directed learning, as well as reflective practice. Clinical practice and simulation experiences (including virtual reality) are important aspects of this major.

Year 1

Semester 1 courses

  • HEAL504 Lifespan Development and Communication
  • HEAL505 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
  • HEAL506 Knowledge, Enquiry and Communication
  • HEAL507 Health and Environment OR MAOH501 Hauora Māori

Semester 2 courses

  • HEAL609 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
  • PARA601 Pathophysiology
  • ANAE601 Introduction to Anaesthesia and Perioperative Theory
  • ANAE602 Introduction to Anaesthesia and Perioperative Practice

Year 2

Semester 1 courses could include

  • HEAL610 Methods of Research and Enquiry
  • PHMY701 Pharmacology for Professional Practice
  • ANAE603 Anaesthetic and Perioperative Practice I #

Semester 2 courses could include

  • ANAE604 Fundamentals of Surgery #
  • ANAE701 Anaesthetic and Perioperative Practice II #
  • PARA606 Haemodynamics in the Acute Patient
  • PARA706 Cardiology

Year 3

Semester 1 courses could include

  • PARA709 Clinical Reasoning
  • PARA707 Intermediate Life Support
  • ANAE702 Anaesthetic and Perioperative Practice III #

Semester 2 courses could include

  • HLAW701 Health Law and Policy
  • PARA704 Clinical Risk Management
  • ANAE703 Anaesthetic and Perioperative Practice IV #

# Contains a clinical practice element.
This new major and the courses offered each year are subject to CUAP approval and Medical Sciences Council accreditation.

Career Outcomes

  • Leads to a career as an anaesthetic technician
  • Excellent employment opportunities in this field
  • Prepares you for registration with the Medical Sciences Council of New Zealand

Where you could work

  • District Health Boards (DHBs)
  • Private hospital organisations

There are excellent career progression opportunities for anaesthetic technicians, including moving into management, education or advanced clinical roles such as resuscitation teams.

Professional registration
As a graduate of the Bachelor of Health Science in Perioperative Practice, you’ll be eligible to apply for registration with the Medical Sciences Council of New Zealand, and on registration will have the protected title of registered anaesthetic technician.

Fantastic employment opportunities
Anaesthetic technicians are a valued role within the operating theatre. With a Bachelor of Health Science in Perioperative Practice you’ll be highly employable nationally. Starting salaries for anaesthetic technicians range from approximately $51,000 to $80,000, commensurate with experience.

What will I learn?

You learn from staff who are intensive care paramedics, emergency nurses, defence force medics, midwives, medical specialists and emergency management specialists. There’s a focus on practical experience with clinical placements in ambulance services, hospitals, mental health institutions, ski fields, and community or primary health centres.

Key features:

With the Bachelor of Health Science in Perioperative Practice you develop the skills for a career as an anaesthetic technician, looking after patients during an operation. You develop a wide range of clinical competencies such as airway management, respiratory and cardiovascular assessment, and intravenous cannulation (including placement of Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters). These competencies will make you highly employable.

As an anaesthetic technician, you’re responsible for providing compassionate and professional care while working in a fast-paced environment.
Anaesthetic technicians also perform a variety of other roles within the operating theatre department as part of a multidisciplinary team, using a wide range of clinical competencies. This includes safely caring for patients during surgery, as well as immediately after, when patients wake up and recover from their anaesthetic and surgical procedure.

Responsibilities of an anesthetic technician

  • Supporting anaesthetists in providing high standards of anaesthetic care, including airway management
  • Working alongside the anaesthetist to place patients’ breathing tubes and intravenous lines, including placement of Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters
  • Working alongside the anaesthetist to administer anaesthetics, including local anaesthetics and nerve blocks
  • Monitoring patients’ vital signs (such as heartbeat) while under anaesthesia
  • Checking and setting up life support and anaesthetic machines
  • Delivering high standards of patient care after surgical operations 

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<li>Are under the age of 20 years; and</li>
<li>Are a citizen or permanent resident of New Zealand or Australia; and</li>
<li>Don’t meet the University Entrance standard; and</li>
<li>Have received secondary schooling to at least New Zealand Year 12 level (or its equivalent overseas) and completed NCEA Level 2 endorsed with Merit or better. This should include at least 14 credits in each of 4 NCEA Level 2 subjects, at least 3 of which must be on the approved subject list; and</li>
<li>Meet the UE literacy and numeracy standards, or their equivalents; and</li>
<li>Have not completed Year 13 at a New Zealand secondary school; or</li><br>

<li>Applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Applicants must also be selected into the programme for which they have applied.</li><br>

<p>*waived for Year 13 students at a New Zealand secondary school in 2020, due to the impact of COVID-19.</p><br>
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