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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
Application Start Date: 1 Apr 2023
Application End Date: 31 Oct 2023
Contacts: UJ Call Centre 011 559-4555
Duration of Study: 2 Years
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.
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.
Minimum APS of 26, English 5 (60%+), Mathematics 4 (50%+), Physical Sciences 4 (50%+) and Life Sciences 4 (50%+).
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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