Diploma 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: Diploma in Emergency Medical Care
Programme Code: D9E01Q

Medium of Facilitation: Full-Time
NQF Level: 6
NQF Credits: 240
SAQA: 97781

Application Start Date: 1 April 2023
Application End Date: 31 October 2023

Campus: Doornfontein

Contacts: UJ Call Centre 011 559-4555
Email: mylife@uj.ac.za

Duration of Study: 2 Years

Programme Fees


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

Please contact the respective Faculty on the following email address:  web-healthscience@uj.ac.za

Selection Process

Selection will be based on: academic merit, a structured personal interview, a phobia evaluation, medical examination, physical fitness and swimming proficiency evaluation, an English proficiency evaluation and previous appropriate experience (a recommendation).

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

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