Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Simulation

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Faculty Website:   Faculty of Health Sciences
Department: Department of Emergency Medical Care
Programme Level: Postgraduate
Programme Name: Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Simulation
Programme Code: E9CSMO

Medium of Facilitation: part-time, Online
NQF Level: 8
NQF Credits: 124
SAQA: 118654

Application Start Date: 1 Apr 2023
Application End Date: 30 Nov 2023

Campus: Online

Contacts: UJ Call Centre 011 559-4555

Duration of Study: 2 Years

Programme Fees


The purpose of the PGDip Clinical Simulation is to develop health care educators who are skilled in the integration and application of clinical simulation theories and practices in their own teaching, learning, assessment, and research. This requires problem-solving skills and critical, reflective thinking, as well as the ability to report on clinical simulated teaching principles in ways appropriate to the relevant academic and disciplinary discourses. The graduate will be able to competently apply an integration of theoretical principles, proven techniques, practical experience, and appropriate skills into their own teaching practices.

Admission Requirements

The minimum admission requirement is an appropriate Health Sciences related Bachelor’s degree or Advanced Diploma or equivalent qualification (a minimum of an NQF level 7). The candidate should have experience in health professions education, with a minimum of 2 years’ experience in their relevant field. This includes clinical or profession specific experience. Additionally, the candidate also needs access to a simulation laboratory/clinic where they will have the opportunity to conduct and participate in simulated activities. This may include conducting and participating in formal and non-formal simulation activities. This includes a laptop, tablet or desktop computer with suitable word processing applications and internet connection. The use of Recognition of Prior Learning for access onto the programme will be considered provided this is in-line with the overall enrolment plan, related UJ and Council on Higher Education policies and procedures. International applicants will be assisted with application for the programme once South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) equivalency for their existing qualifications, is established.

Selection Process

Once the minimum admission requirements are in place, applicants will apply via the UJ website. Once applications have been received by the Department, selection will be based on the candidates’ prior experience and qualification. Experience in health professions education would be advantageous. The selection will further be guided by the enrolment strategy of the Department and the Faculty.

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