Diploma in Emergency Medical Care

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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: Undergraduate
Programme Name: Diploma in Emergency Medical Care
Programme Code: D9E01Q
Medium of Facilitation:
NQF Level: 
NQF Credits: 240
SAQA: 97781

Application Start Date: 
Application End Date: Apr 1, 2022


This is a mid-level worker qualification within the Emergency Care profession. Successful completion leads to registration with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) as a Paramedic. The programme recognizes the key competences required by Paramedics who are able to work independently in a variety of prehospital emergency care contexts.

Career Opportunities

Paramedics will function within the emergency care environment and will be responsible for the treatment of ill and injured persons. Career opportunities exist in public and private emergency services, both locally and abroad. Holders of the qualification will be entitled to register as independent paramedics.


Admission Requirements

10 December 2022

Selection Process

Minimum APS&%2358; 26
English&%2358; 5 (60%+)
Mathematics&%2358; 4 (50%+)
Mathematical Literacy is not accepted
Physical Sciences&%2358; 4 (50%+)
Life Sciences&%2358; 4 (50%+)
*Additional subject 1 and 2 must be minimum 4 (50%+)

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