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11. Diploma in Emergency Medical CareUnder-Graduate Programmes

The Diploma in Emergency Medical Care is a 2 year qualification at an NQF 6 level and will lead to registration as a Paramedic with the Health Professions Council of South Africa.

 

The minimum entrance requirements for the programme will be as follows:

  •          Senior Certificate with University exemption, or its equivalent (NQF Level 4), as determined by a status committee, with an M-score of 10 and at least:

o   a E symbol on Higher Grade Biology/Physiology, Physical Science and Mathematics, or

o   a D symbol on Standard Grade in Biology/Physiology, Physical Science and Mathematics.

OR

  •          The minimum admission requirement for applicants with a post-2008 National Senior Certificate  in which the candidate has obtained the following:

o   Mathematics                           Minimum APS score of 3

Or

o   Mathematical Literacy            Minimum APS score of 6

o   English                                    Minimum APS score of 4

o   Life Sciences                          Minimum APS score of 3

o   Physical Science                    Minimum APS score of 3

o   Additional subject 1                 Minimum APS score of 3

o   Additional subject 2                 Minimum APS score of 3

o   The minimum total APS score for admission will be 24 (excluding Life Orientation).

 

All applicants that meet the minimum academic entry requirements will undergo a selection process which will consist of the following:

  •          Literacy and numeracy skills assessment
  •  English speaking proficiency assessment 
  •          Structured personal interview
  •          Physical fitness and swimming proficiency assessment
  •          Medical examination

 

Applications for the intake in June 2020 are open. Closing date for applications is the 12th February 2020

 

DIPEMC2 years
12. ECT CGP updatePost-Graduate ProgrammesThe HPCSA has updated the Clinical Practice guidelines for all practitioners.  
All Emergency Care Technicians are required to attend a CPG update, so that they can continue practicing in accordance with the new guidelines.
The programme consists of the completion of a pre-course workbook, attendance at a one day classroom session, and being successful at a post course assessment.  
CPG ECT1 day
13. First Aid AwarenessGeneral Public Programmes

A one day programme that covers the basics of what to do in an emergency.

Topics include: CPR, stopping bleeding, action in an emergency and an introduction to basic emergencies.

A Netcare Education Certificate is issued.

FAAW8 hours
14. First Aid Level 1General Public Programmes

This programme is aimed at members of the general public, organisations complying with the Occupational Health and Safety Act (Act 85 of 1993) and students who are interested in pursuing a career in the Emergency Medical Services (EMS). 

Students learn to recognise an emergency and apply a systematic life-saving approach to care for the sick and injured by practising skills through ‘real-life’ scenarios. Learners receive a certificate, valid for three years and recognised by the Department of Labour and the Health and Welfare SETA (HWSETA), while learners who opt to enrol for and successfully complete the course assessment also receive an American Heart Association certificate, which is valid for two years. Successful completion would allow candidates to earn a total of 2500 Discovery Vitality Points.

FA12 Days
15. First Aid Level 1 - 3 ProgrammeGeneral Public Programmes

The first aid programmes are aimed at members of the general public, organisations complying with the Occupational Health and Safety Act (Act 85 of 1993) and future students interested in pursuing a career in the emergency medical services (EMS). 

Courses range from First Aid Level 1 to 3 and a combination course covering all three levels is also offered.    During the course, students will learn critical skills needed to attend to sick or injured persons until emergency medical services arrive to take over care.  Students will learn to how to manage bleeding, treat sprains and fractures, care for a person in shock as well as manage a patient who is choking or is in cardiac arrest.  Use of an AED (automated external defibrillator) is included in the course.   

Participants of this course will receive a certificate which is valid for three years and recognised by the Department of Labour and the HWSETA.  Participants who opt to enrol for and successfully complete the course assessment will receive an American Heart Association (AHA) certificate which is valid for two years. Succesfull completion would allow candidates to earn a total of 2500 Discovery Vitality Points. 

FA1 - 35 Days
16. First Aid Level 2 ProgrammeGeneral Public Programmes

The first aid programmes are aimed at members of the general public, organisations complying with the Occupational Health and Safety Act (Act 85 of 1993) and future students interested in pursuing a career in the emergency medical services (EMS). 

Courses range from First Aid Level 1 to 3 and a combination course covering all three levels is also offered.    During the course, students will learn critical skills needed to attend to sick or injured persons until emergency medical services arrive to take over care.  Students will learn to how to manage bleeding, treat sprains and fractures, care for a person in shock as well as manage a patient who is choking or is in cardiac arrest.  Use of an AED (automated external defibrillator) is included in the course. 
Participants of this course will receive a certificate which is valid for three years and recognised by the Department of Labour and HWSETA.  Participants who opt to enrol for and successfully complete the course assessment will receive an American Heart Association (AHA) certificate which is valid for two years. Succesfull completion would allow candidates to earn a total of 2500 Discovery Vitality Points.  

FA22 Days
17. First Aid Level 3 ProgrammeGeneral Public Programmes

The first aid programmes are aimed at members of the general public, organisations complying with the Occupational Health and Safety Act (Act 85 of 1993) and future students interested in pursuing a career in the emergency medical services (EMS). 

Courses range from First Aid Level 1 to 3 and a combination course covering all three levels is also offered.    During the course, students will learn critical skills needed to attend to sick or injured persons until emergency medical services arrive to take over care.  Students will learn to how to manage bleeding, treat sprains and fractures, care for a person in shock as well as manage a patient who is choking or is in cardiac arrest.  Use of an AED (automated external defibrillator) is included in the course. 

Participants of this course will receive a certificate which is valid for three years and recognised by the Department of Labour and HWSETA.  Participants who opt to enrol for and successfully complete the course assessment will receive an American Heart Association (AHA) certificate which is valid for two years. Succesfull completion would allow candidates to earn a total of 2500 Discovery Vitality Points. 

FA32 Days
18. First Responder AED ProgrammeGeneral Public Programmes

This course is suitable for persons who have limited or no medical training but need to learn CPR and the use of an AED (automated external defibrillator) or require being CPR trained (including AED use) for their work environment.  Participants who successfully complete the course of this course will receive an American Heart Association (AHA) certificate which is valid for two years. Succesfull completion would allow candidates to earn a total of 2500 Discovery Vitality Points. 

Completion of this course will provide you with the necessary skills to aid adults,  children and infants who are choking, are in respiratory arrest (have stopped breathing) or in cardiac arrest (heart has stopped beating).  The course includes the use of an AED – an automatic machine that delivers shocks to the heart in persons in cardiac arrest.  Recognising signs of a heart attack and stroke are covered during the course.  A section on “healthy heart living” is included in the course highlighting ways to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease in adults.   

Participants will be provided with a course manual and guided through the course by a qualified CPR instructor and video based demonstrations. 

Course duration:         4 hours (half day)

This course can be presented at a FECC campus or at a site mutually acceptable to parties.  The course can be tailored to meet specific requirements of participants as well as accommodate existing skills and literacy levels.  

AED1 Day
19. Higher Certificate in Emergency Medical CareUnder-Graduate Programmes

The Higher Certificate in Emergency Medical Care or the Emergency Care Assistant (ECA) course is awaiting accreditation.  

HCEMC1 year
20. Intermediate Life Support Refresher Programme (ILS)Post-Graduate Programmes

This course is aimed at qualified Ambulance Emergency Assistants (AEA) who wish to update their professional knowledge and stay current in their skills.  

The course includes lectures and practical sessions on common medical and trauma emergencies, paediatric and obstetric emergencies and published science updates in patient care. 

On completion of the course and successful completion of a written assessment, a continuing professional development (CPD) certificate is issued to candidates. 


Course duration:         5 days


CEUs:                                 15 (including 5 CEUs for ethics)

Prerequisite:                  Registration as an AEA with the HPCSA

ILS-R5 Days