Durban University of Technology Emergency Medical Care

Durban University of Technology Emergency Medical Care

EMERGENCY MEDICAL CARE AND RESCUE

Acting Head of Department: Mr Simpiwe Sobuwa
secretary: Mrs L Meyers
Email: LeighM@dut.ac.za
Tel: 031 373 5203
Fax: 031 373 5201
Location: Ritson Campus

Handbook

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The Department of Emergency Medical Care & Rescue has both a national and international reputation in the education of high-quality, professional Emergency Care Providers who are well sought after across the globe. The department currently offers the Bachelor of Health Sciences (BHSc) and the Bachelor of Technology (BTech) degrees in Emergency Medical Care and has developed a robust post-graduate programme offering the Master of Health Sciences in Emergency Medical Care degree and more recently the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Emergency Medical Care. Graduates of the Bachelor degree programmes may register to practice within the highest level scope of practice of the Emergency Care Practitioner (ECP), an autonomously practicing clinician, with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA).Emergency Care Providers are responsible for providing pre-hospital advanced life support and rescue services to critically ill or injured patients. This involves gaining access to the patient, often in hostile environments, providing emergency medical care and stabilisation in the field, and ensuring their transportation by whatever means to the most appropriate medical facilities for definitive care and onward management. Emergency Care Providers usually operate in an Emergency Medical Service (EMS) system which is an integral component of any national health structure and their duties may also include the transportation of patients between different specialised health care facilities locally, nationally and internationally.

The department of Emergency Medical Care has as its vision, mission and core values:

Vision
To be a student-centred department that advances emergency medical care through excellence in education and research.

Mission
To excel in education and research by:

Providing

Evidence based education in emergency medical care, and

Promoting

A values driven ethos,

Sustainable partnerships with industry, the community and society,

Research in emergency medical care, and

Empowering

  • Staff and students to succeed, and

Ensuring

  • Departmental sustainability.

Core Values
Accountability
Compassion
Loyalty
Integrity
Respect
Honesty
Professionalism

Entry Requirements

Bachelor of Health Sciences in Emergency Medical Care (BHSc: EMC) Entrance Requirements

Master of Health Sciences in Emergency Medical Care

Admission

The minimum admission requirements to register for the Master of Health Sciences in Emergency Medical Care degree are:

In addition to the General Handbook for Students Rule G24 (1), candidates must be in possession of a Bachelor of Technology in Emergency Medical Care degree, or they must have been granted conferment of status according to Rule G10A.

Candidates may also apply for admittance via Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) in accordance with Rule G7 (8) and / or G10B.

Candidates are encouraged to refer to the General Student Handbook and the Postgraduate Student Handbook for further details.

Selection

Please note that in accordance with Rule G5, acceptance into the Master of Health Sciences in Emergency Medical Care degree is limited and entry is therefore not guaranteed. In the event of there being more applicants than the enrolment plan allows, the following criteria will be applied for selection:

Students must have completed their Bachelor’s degree within the prescribed time frame as stated by the Durban University of Technology.

An abstract of the proposed research topic must be submitted to the Departmental Research Committee for approval prior to registration.

Doctor of Philosophy in Emergency Medical Care Entrance Requirements

Admission

The minimum admission requirements to register for the Doctor of Philosophy in Emergency Medical Care degree are:

In addition to the General Handbook for Students Rule G24 (1), candidates must be in possession of an appropriate Master’s degree in the field of Emergency Medical Care and Rescue, or they must have been granted conferment of status according to Rule G10A.

Candidates are encouraged to refer to the General Student Handbook and the Postgraduate Student Handbook for further details.

Selection

Please note that in accordance with Rule G5, acceptance into the Doctor of Philosophy in Emergency Medical Care degree is limited and entry is therefore not guaranteed. In the event of there being more applicants than the enrolment plan allows, the following criteria will be applied for selection:

Students must have completed their Master’s degree within the prescribed time frame as stated by the Durban University of Technology.

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An abstract of the proposed research topic must be submitted to the Departmental Research Committee for approval prior to registration.