University Of Johannesburg B Tech Emergency Medical Care

Department of Emergency Medical Care (EMC) at the University of Johannesburg offers various programmes in the field of emergency care. We offer a two-year Diploma in Emergency Medical Care, offered at various satellite campuses; a four–year professional Bachelor of Emergency Medical Care, which is offered at the Doornfontein campus; and a dissertation only Master’s degree in Emergency Medical Care.


Completion of the Diploma in Emergency Medical Care leads to registration with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) as a paramedic, and the completion of the Bachelor in Emergency Medical Care leads to registration as an Emergency Care Practitioner.


The minimum entrance requirements for the Diploma (APS 26: English 5, Mathematics 4, Physical Sciences 4, Life Sciences 4); Bachelor’s degree (APS 26: English 5, Mathematics 4, Physical Sciences 4, Life Sciences 4) and Master’s degree can be found in the prospectus.

Top-performing applicants are required to participate in a physical preparedness assessment, phobia testing, and a medical assessment in order to be eligible for entrance to either of the two undergraduate programmes.

Clinical Learning

Clinical learning shifts form a part of the module “Clinical Practice” for which students must register for the duration of all undergraduate programmes. Clinical learning is a core subject which bridges the gap between theoretical principles, practical skills and clinical scenarios.

The UJ has a number of relevant clinical partners with whom students are placed for their clinical learning shifts. During these shifts students are given the opportunity to engage with patients in a real clinical setting whilst under clinical supervision. Students are required to complete a number of clinical hours, see a number of patients and complete a number of skills, relevant to their year of study, in order to move through the programmes.

Students also work with the clinical facilitators from their campus in a clinical setting, where the clinical facilitators engage in clinical teaching at the bedside.

Contact Us

TitleNameRoleTelOffice No.
MrBenjamin van Nugteren Programme Manager: Degree +27 11 559 68617306, John Orr Building, DFC
MrBernard van TonderProgramme Manager: Diploma+27 11 559 62487306c, John Orr Building, DFC
Mrs Angeline Madigoe  Departmental Se cretary +27 11 559 62467305H, John Orr Building, DFC