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BTech: Biomedical Technology

SAQA NLRD: 1899

Bachelor of Technology in Biomedical Technology

Students please note that in January 2019 it is the final intake for first time registration for the BTech programmes.
 

Programme Outcome

The qualifying learner will be able to organize and perform laboratory operations in clinical diagnostic laboratories and related fields in compliance with statutory requirements for ethics, safety and quality assurance.

Supervisory, management and research skills are developed. They will be able to integrate laboratory tests and results with pathophysiological conditions. Learners will be able to conduct research grounded in a deep knowledge of their area of specialization. Management skills are developed with a view to encouraging entrepreneurial development and business management.

After registration with the HPCSA, they may work in government, private and research health care laboratories. To practice independently as a Medical Technologist, 2 years post registration experience is required. Unregistered Biomedical Technologists may work in non diagnostic laboratories.

Requirements: 

National Diploma: Biomedical Technology or National Diploma: Medical Technology, and proof of registration with HPCSA in the Medical Technology category.

Applicants with National Diploma: Medical Technology have to demonstrate competence in the Fundamentals of Biochemistry to the satisfaction of the department. Additional credits may have to be taken if this competence is not demonstrated.

Duration
The minimum study period is 2 years, offered part time.