​​​​​About Us

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Work opportunities for Emergency Medical Care practitioners exist in:

  • Provincial and local authority emergency services
  • Private emergency services and hospital groups
  • South African National Defence Fo​rce
  • Remote site services such as offshore oil rigs and the mining industry
  • Civil defence agencies
  • Emergency Medical Services abroad
  • Universities and colleges offering emergency care education and training
Core components for the degree programme are human anatomy and physiology, general pathology, pharmacology, diagnostics, emergency medical care and rescue.

A qualified Emergency Care Practitioner is able to render emergency medical care to ill and injured patients in a variety of environments. In addition, the Practitioner is also trained to take command of major incidents, provide clinical governance, manage emergency services and play a role in education and training of emergency service personnel.