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Department of Emergency Medical Care, Faculty of Health Sciences
Faculty: Faculty of Health Sciences
Department: Department of Emergency Medical Care
Programme Level: Continuous Education Programmes
Programme Name: Advanced Certificate in Medical Rescue
Programme Code: C9EMRQ
Medium of Facilitation: Part-Time
NQF Credits: 147
Application Start Date:
Application End Date: Apr 1, 2022
This programme is designed to equip graduates with the required knowledge, skills and attributes to function as Medical Rescue Technicians. Medical Rescue Technicians will function within the emergency care profession of the South African healthcare system. These professionals will have the technical and cognitive ability necessary to operate at urban, rural and aquatic rescue incidents. Medical Rescue Technicians will promote a multi-disciplinary approach to effective, efficient rescue techniques with the patients’ needs being central to the rescue operation.
This is a qualification for individuals who are already registered as health care professionals. Applicants will be required to provide proof that they are registered with the Health Professions Council (HPCSA) of South Africa or similar registering authority in the case of international applicants.
In addition, applicants would need to also hold an applicable recognised NQF level 5 or other higher education qualification in emergency medical care that facilitates their articulation and access into the Advanced Certificate in Medical Rescue. Applicants may enter the programme using the UJ's RPL criteria.