University Of Johannesburg B Tech Emergency Medical Care, an Emergency Medical Care Practitioner treats patients that need urgent medical care by performing advanced pre-hospital medical procedures.
Practitioners are also trained to handle technical rescue operations such as extrication, water rescue and search and rescue.
Emergency Medical Care Practitioners are independent practitioners and are registered by the Health Professions Council of South Africa. In order to become a Health Professions Council registered Emergency Care Practitioner, you will have to complete a four year, Bachelors Degree in Emergency Medical Care.
The purpose of this qualification is to develop an Emergency Care Practitioner competent in the clinical knowledge and skills required for the emergency medical care and medical recue profession.
The graduate will be able to competently apply an integration of theoretical principles, proven techniques, practical experience and appropriate clinical skills in order to:
Provide an independent specialised emergency medical care and rescue service to all sectors of the community.
Demonstrate skills in management and research working independently and in a supervisory capacity within emergency services and the healthcare team.
Become a reflective practitioner and lifelong student within the emergency medical care profession.
Successful completion of this qualification will entitle the student to register with the Health Professions Council of South Africa as an
Emergency Care Practitioner.