Namibia University of Science and Technology Bachelor of Emergency Medical Care Honours

Namibia University of Science and Technology Bachelor of Emergency Medical Care Honours

What is Bachelor of Emergency Medical Care Honours?

The Bachelor of Emergency Medical Care Honours is a postgraduate degree programme that is designed to create an opportunity for further tertiary education in the emergency medical care field which is aligned with the National Development Plan (NDP4) and the NUST strategic Plan (NSP4).

Entry Requirement

A Bachelor of Pre-Hospital / Emergency Medical Care at NQF Level 7 with atleast 360 NQF Credits or equivalent qualification from a recognised institution.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Bachelor of Emergency Medical Care?

BEMC (bachelor of emergency medical care) The Emergency Care Practitioners are often the first health care professionals entrusted with the care of the critically ill or injured patient.

How many years do you study for Emergency Medical Care?

Diploma Emergency Medical Care. This will be a two year course, or only one year if the ECO has been completed. Bachelor of health sciences- this is a four year course provided at universities. It is level NQF8 and equips the paramedic with all the necessary skills to practice as advanced life support.

What qualifications do you need to be a paramedic in Namibia?

  • Complete EMT basic training.
  • Pass a national or state exam to become certified.
  • Complete advanced EMT training (optional)
  • Complete a two-year degree programme (optional)

How many points do I need to study paramedic in Namibia?

What are the requirements to study paramedics in Namibia? Diploma in Emergency Medical Care (2 years) English 60% Mathematics 50% Physical Sciences 50% Life Sciences 50% Minimum APS score of 26.

What is Higher Certificate in Emergency Medical Care?

The Higher Certificate in Emergency Medical Care provides comprehensive fundamental emergency care skills. The HC EMC provides an entry point into the EMS career pathway and the possibility exists for articulation into higher qualifications.

Can I become a paramedic without matric?

In most cases, no you cannot become a paramedic without a matric certificate. EMT training for paramedics you unfortunately do need to have a matric certificate. Once you have your matric certificate, there are different paths that can be taken such as studying full-time or getting in-service training.

Can I study paramedic with mathematical literacy?

The requirements for learners with a National Senior Certificate are as follows: Mathematics 40% OR Mathematical Literacy 70%

What qualifications do you need to be an emergency care assistant?

There are no set entry requirements to become an ECA. Most employers expect good standards of literacy and numeracy.Some may ask for qualifications such as GCSEs, NVQs or equivalent. Employers may ask for relevant work experience.

Is an emergency care practitioner a paramedic?

ECPs are qualified paramedics who have acquired an additional set of skills through work experience and further training. Their work within primary care supports the daily on call team by assessing and triaging patients and providing definite treatment, including prescribing medication.

What is an emergency nurse practitioner?

An ENP is a board-certified advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) who treats patients of all ages in emergency departments (EDs) or urgent care facilities in collaboration with an interdisciplinary team. ENPs practice in community EDs, trauma centers, critical access hospitals and urgent care clinics.

What does an urgent care practitioner do?

Their role is to triage and assess patients who have dialled 999 but do not require an emergency ambulance and can probably avoid a trip to A&E.

Can I become a paramedic with a biology degree?

Biology is the most important subject when applying for a paramedic science degree, with the other sciences and mathematics close behind. You’ll also need to show good grades in your chosen subjects, normally a B or above.

Can you become a paramedic at any age?

At What Age Can you Become a Paramedic? The minimum age you can apply to become a paramedic is 18 years old. The maximum age you can train to be a paramedic is rather vague and my only advice is that your eligibility is determined by your ability to meet the physical and mental demands of the role.

Can I become a paramedic without a degree?

You could do a full-time course at university, and then apply to the ambulance service as a qualified paramedic. The qualifications needed to be a paramedic are either a diploma, foundation degree or degree in paramedic science or paramedic practice.

What do specialist paramedics do?

You assess the patient and establish her medical history and decide that it’s possible to treat her condition at home and you administer appropriate emergency treatment. Once you’ve treated her and made her comfortable, you give advice on how she can best manage her condition in future.