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Bachelor of Pre-hospital Emergency Medical Care

Course Overview

This three year degree programme is designed to provide students with a systematic and coherent introduction to the broad knowledge, principles, concepts and problem-solving techniques of Pre-hospital emergency medical care. The programme allows for exit with a Diploma in Pre- hospital Medical Care after successful completion of the second year of study. Graduates of this programme will be able to competently integrate and apply theoretical principles and practical clinical procedures and techniques in order to independently provide emergency medical care to injured or ill patients in urban, peri-urban and rural areas within the scope of practice stipulated by the Health Professions Council of Namibia (HPCNA).

Admissions 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 and comply with the additional requirements below: • a minimum D symbol in English as a Second Language at NSSC Ordinary Level or a 4 on Higher Level; • minimum D symbols in Mathematics and Biology, or Physical Science, at NSSC Ordinary Level or 4 on Higher Level.

Career Opportunities

Students who exit with a Diploma will be able to find employment in industry as mid-level emergency care practitioners and will be eligible to register with the HPCNA as Emergency Care Technicians. Successful completion of the Bachelor of Pre-hospital Emergency Medical Care will enable registration with the HPCNA as Advanced Life Support Practitioners and will be able to find employment in more senior positions, typically as Advanced Life Support Practitioners (Paramedics).

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