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Snapshots of Biomedical Technology Programme

The Department of Biomedical and Clinical Technology (BMCT) is housed in ML Sultan campus, Faculty of Health Sciences of the Durban University of Technology. It comprises of two programmes, which are Biomedical Technology as well as Clinical Technology. These programmes offer the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Clinical Technology (BHSc Clin Tech) as well as Medical Laboratory Science (BHSc MLS) qualifications at undergraduate level, at National Qualifications Framework (NQF) Level 8. These BHSc qualifications are four-year professional degrees, internationally recognised.

Both programmes also have Masters and Doctoral degrees at postgraduate level, at NQF Level 9 and NQF Level 10, respectively.


  1. Use a range of information technologies to identify, gather and disseminate information.
  2. Engage in the generation of new knowledge in their specialist professional disciplines and academic fields which will be investigated and recorded scientifically.
  3. Work independently, identify, critically analyse and solve problems in their professional, individual and societal environments
  4. Lead and effectively manage team members in an organisation and within their communities.
  5. Be aware of cultural diversity and show respect to indigenous knowledge, cultures and values.
  6. Think critically and have excellent decision-making skills including awareness of personal strengths and limitations.
  7. Communicate effectively within the health care and educational environment, using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and or written presentation.
  8. Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others.
  9. Participate as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities.


Globally recognized for Medical Laboratory and Clinical Technology Science Education.


Developing Professionals for Diagnosis and Disease Management

Through excellence in:

  • Teaching and Learning
  • Research
  • Engagement
  • Entrepreneurship

MOTTO: Patients’ Lives Matter


Applications to: Central Applications Office Website (C.A.O)

All undergraduate applications must be made through the Central Applications Office.

Further queries relating to admission applications, to be made first with Student Admissions.

Enquiries relating to Programme selection processes such as interviews should be addressed to Mr T.J Mbuyazi for Clinical Technology mbuyazitj@dut.ac.za and Ms S. Msane for Medical Laboratory Science siyabongam26@dut.ac.za

For further information on the application process for Postgraduate studies please refer to the links below:

For further information on the application process for Postgraduate studies please refer to the links below:
  1. Biomedical and Clin Tech General Information 2019_08_05
  2. Biomed and Clinical Technology Concept Template 2018
  3. Biomedical and Clinical Technology Guidelines for Concept documents
  4. Application for Conferment of Status
  5. Postgraduate Application Form 2018 

Research areas
Departmental Publications

Sites of Interest


Centres for Disease Control and Prevention
World Health Organisation

Contact Information


Head of Department: 
Dr JN Mbatha
 031 373 5280
Campus: M L Sultan

Secretary: Mrs B Nene
Tel: 031 373 5411
Fax: 031 373 5295
Email: nenebg@dut.ac.za
Location: MB 2-9
Campus: ML Sultan Campus