Namibia University of Science and Technology Bachelor of Emergency Medical Care

Namibia University of Science and Technology Bachelor of Emergency Medical Care

What is Bachelor of Emergency Medical Care?

The Bachelor of Emergency Medical Care is a three-year full-time programme that is registered at a NQF level 7. Designed to provide students with a systematic and coherent introduction to the broad knowledge, principles, concepts and problem-solving techniques of emergency medical care.

Entry requirements

Candidates may be considered for admission to this programme, if they meet the General Admission Requirements of the Namibia University of Science and Technology (GI2.1 in Part 1 of the NUST Yearbook), and comply with the additional requirements below: • a minimum E symbol in English as a Second Language at NSSC Ordinary Level or a 4 on Higher Level; • a minimum D symbol in Mathematics and Biology, or Physical Science, at NSSC Ordinary Level or 4 on Higher Level. Mature age candidates will be considered provided they meet the requirements and pass the mature age entrance examinations of the Namibia University of Science and Technology (GI2.2 in Part 1 of the Yearbook). Students are required to obtain a minimum final score of at least 60 % in the language proficiency test and 50% in the mathematics proficiency test. The final selection of candidates to this programme shall follow a three-step process as indicated below: Step 1: Applicants, who meet or surpass the minimum admission requirements, as stated above, will be shortlisted based on academic merit. Such candidates shall receive an invitation and information package for the selection assessments of the second stage (Step Two). Step 2: Candidates are to be assessed in terms of their physical, medical fitness/abilities and phobias, and will be required to do a short-written placement test as well. Based on the outcome of these assessments, a shortlist shall be compiled and successful candidates will be invited to participate in a selection interview (Step Three). Step 3: Candidates shall undergo an interview by the programme staff after which the final selection for admission shall be made. The results of the Selection Committee are final and no discussion or correspondence will be entered into. If the final Grade 12 results of candidates, who were selected provisionally, do not meet the minimum requirements, then admission to the programme will be withheld. Holders of the National Higher Certificate in Emergency Medical Care may be considered for admission to this programme provided they are registered with the Health Professions Council of Namibia as Emergency Care Technicians. These candidates, if admitted, will be granted credits for the following courses: • Language in Practice • Computer User Skills • Basic Science • Pre-hospital Emergency Medical Care I • Human Anatomy and Physiology • Clinical Practice I • Basic Medical Rescue • Clinical Practice II • Primary Health Care and HIV/AIDS Holders of the National Higher Certificate in Emergency Medical Care will not be awarded with the new Diploma in Emergency Care. Emergency Care Technicians (National Higher Certificate) and Critical Care Assistants (CCA’s) are eligible to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) as established by the programme.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does Emergency Medical Care do?

Emergency Care Providers are responsible for providing pre-hospital advanced life support and rescue services to critically ill or injured patients.

What is Bachelor Emergency Medicine?

Programs prepare individuals to respond to situations like accidents, heart attacks, childbirths and slip-and-fall injuries, and to assess, treat and manage emergency patient care.

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 is Diploma in Emergency Medical Care?

The two-year Diploma in Emergency Medical Care is a mid-level qualification that will lead to registration as a Paramedic (ANT) with the Health Professions Council of South Africa. This qualification will develop graduates who can demonstrate focused knowledge and skills in Emergency Medical Care.

Is Emergency Medicine a good career?

So in summary, EM is a great career choice with a very wide range of post-residency work options, a very safe job market for the future, and the personal satisfaction of knowing one’s work directly and quickly helps patients, and that one’s work is a critical component of the national healthcare system.

What is the qualification for Emergency Medicine?

Post-Graduate (PG): To pursue PG in Emergency Medical Technology, the basic eligibility criteria is graduation or equivalent degree in a pertinent discipline completed from an approved university, with an aggregate score of at least 55 per cent. The eligible degrees are MBBS, BAMS, BSMS BHMS, BUMS, BNYS, BDS, BPT, B.

Is Emergency Medicine a super Speciality?

Emergency Cardiology is a super specialty field of Emergency Medicine. Across the world as a Discipline Emergency Cardiology specialty is open to accept post graduates qualified in Emergency Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, Internal Medicine, Anesthesia, or Family Medicine.

What is the easiest doctor to become?

A general practice doctor is probably the easiest doctor to become. Even though students must complete four years of medical school and one or two years of a residency, this is the minimum amount of education required for medical doctors.

Is emergency medicine a surgical specialty?

The field of emergency medicine encompasses care involving the acute care of internal medical and surgical conditions.

Why emergency medicine is the best specialty?

It provides great satisfaction due to its diagnostic and therapeutic challenges. The ED is often the only place to which a patient or family can turn, and the EP’s actions can have a major impact on patients and families. A career in EM can fulfill the ideals that drew many of us into medicine.