Bachelor of Health Sciences in Emergency Medical Care

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Faculty Website:   Faculty of Health Sciences
Department: Department of Emergency Medical Care
Programme Level: Undergraduate
Programme Name: Bachelor of Health Sciences in Emergency Medical Care
Programme Code: B9E01Q

Medium of Facilitation: Full-Time
NQF Level: 8
NQF Credits: 480
SAQA: 93596

Application Start Date: 1 Apr 2023
Application End Date: 31 Oct 2023

Campus: Doornfontein

Contacts: UJ Call Centre 011 559-4555

Duration of Study: 4 Years

Programme Fees


The purpose of this qualification is to develop an Emergency Care Practitioner competent in the clinical knowledge and skills required for the emergency medical care and medical recue profession. The graduate will be able to competently apply an integration of theoretical principles, proven techniques, practical experience and appropriate clinical skills in order to: ; Provide an independent specialised emergency medical care and rescue service to all sectors of the community. Demonstrate skills in management and research working independently and in a supervisory capacity within emergency services and the healthcare team. Become a reflective practitioner and lifelong student within the emergency medical care profession. Successful completion of this qualification will entitle the student to register with the Health Professions Council of South Africa as an Emergency Care Practitioner.

Career Opportunities

Emergency Care Practitioners are specialists in the field of emergency care and rescue, focusing on the management of critically ill or injured patients. Career opportunities exist in public and private emergency services, both local and abroad. Holders of the qualification will be entitled to register as independent Emergency Care Practitioners with the HPCSA.

Admission Requirements

Minimum APS of 26, English 5 (60%+), Mathematics 4 (50%+), Physical Sciences 4 (50%+) and Life Sciences 4 (50%+).

Selection Process

Selection will be based on: academic merit, a structured personal interview, a phobia evaluation, passing of a Class II Aviation or equivalent medical examination and a physical preparedness evaluation, as well as evidence of community service and or previous appropriate experience is a recommendation.

Mathematical Literacy, Technical Maths and Technical Science are not accepted.

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