Browse All Paramedic (Emergency Medical Care) Courses to Study at UJ: Paramedics resuscitate and stabilize the condition of critically ill or injured persons by applying emergency care prior to their transport to hospital and by ensuring that their patients continue to receive care en route to hospital.

The University of Johannesburg (UJ) has a number of courses to offer in the area of Emergency Medical Care or the Paramedic field. UJ offers this under its Health Sciences Faculty.

Short Learning Courses at UJ within Paramedic Field

Introduction to Healthcare Technology in 4IR 

The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) represents an era in the manufacturing industry characterised by the increasing automation of medical devices that is driven by the technologies of Artificial Intelligence (AI), the Internet-of-Medical Things (IoMT) and cyber-physical systems (CPS). The adoption of 4IR in the provision of medical care has the potential to improve the quality of human life by creating innovative ways of diagnosing, preventing and curing disease. With 4IR, current health care systems can be reformed to be patient-centred and inclusive, which will extend access to healthcare to a larger section of the community. There is a need for platforms that would introduce personnel to innovations and technologies relating to 4IR and this SLP serves that purpose. The SLP aims to develop students’ knowledge of a spectrum of healthcare innovations and technologies that arise with the increasing automation of medical devices. Such knowledge is important in determining the justifiability of promoting the implementation of 4IR within the South African (SA) setting. Read more and apply

Emergency Medical Care Diploma at UJ

Paramedics will function within the emergency care environment and will be responsible for the treatment of ill and injured persons. Career opportunities exist in public and private emergency services, both locally and abroad. Holders of the qualification will be entitled to register as independent healthcare professionals with the Health Professions Council of South Africa. *Additional Subject 1 & 2 must be minimum of 4. Holders of this qualification will be entitled to register as independent paramedics.

Please note: Applicants will be required to undergo a structured personal interview, a phobia evaluation, a medical examination, a physical fitness-and a swimming proficiency evaluation. Read more and apply.

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