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Emergency Medical Care and Rescue


Head of Department: Mr S Naguran
secretary: Mrs L Meyers
Email: LeighM@dut.ac.za
Tel: 031 373 5203
Fax: 031 373 5201
Location: Ritson Campus

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Paramedics are responsible for providing pre-hospital advanced life support and rescue services to critically ill or injured patients. This involves gaining access to the patient, often in hostile environments, providing emergency medical care and stabilisation in the field, and ensuring their transportation by whatever means to the most appropriate medical facilities for definitive care and onward management. Paramedics usually operate in an Emergency Medical Service (EMS) system which is an integral component of any national health structure and their duties may also include the transportation of patients between different specialised health care facilities locally, nationally and internationally.

The Department of Emergency Medical Care & Rescue has both a national and international reputation in the education of high-quality, professional paramedics who are well sought after across the globe. The department currently offers the Bachelor of Health Sciences (BHSc) and the Bachelor of Technology (BTech) degrees in Emergency Medical Care and has developed a robust post-graduate programme offering the Master of Technology (MTech) and more recently the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Emergency Medical Care. Graduates of the Bachelor degree programmes may register to practice within the highest level scope of practice of the Emergency Care Practitioner (ECP), an autonomously practicing clinician, with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA).

The department of Emergency Medical Care has as its vision, mission and core values:

Vision
To be a student-centred department that advances emergency medical care through excellence in education and research.

Mission
To excel in education and research by:

    Providing
  • Evidence based education in emergency medical care, and
    Promoting
  • A values driven ethos,
  • Sustainable partnerships with industry, the community and society,
  • Research in emergency medical care, and
    Empowering
  • Staff and students to succeed, and
    Ensuring
  • Departmental sustainability.

Core Values
Accountability
Compassion
Loyalty
Integrity
Respect
Honesty
Professionalism


Entry Requirements
Bachelor of Health Sciences in Emergency Medical Care (BHSc: EMC) Entrance Requirements

Master of Technology in Emergency Medical Care Entrance Requirements

Doctor of Philosophy in Emergency Medical Care Entrance Requirements