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Emergency Medical Care

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The Department of Emergency Medical Care is located on the Ocean Sciences Campus of Nelson Mandela University in Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth and is part of the School of Clinical Care Sciences and Medicinal Sciences.

Programmes Offered

The EMC Department has received clearance to start with the Bachelors programme in Emergency Medical Care – B(EMC) – which is a four year full time degree on NQF level 8.

Admission Process

To be admitted to the B(EMC) programme, you will not only need to meet the stipulated academic requirements but also successfully pass the departmental selection process.  This will entail a personal interview session together with a physical assessment. 

The physical assessment will comprise of a fitness and strength assessment which will be conducted by the Biokinetics and Sports Science Unit on the South Campus.  Furthermore, each candidate must successfully pass the following:

  • A basic swimming assessment,
  • A Fear of Height and a Claustrophobia test and
  • A satisfactory Flight Medical Certificate. 

Before registration candidates will be expected to attend an orientation camp. Only 24 students will be accepted onto the programme.

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Head of Department
Nico Louw
Mr Nico Louw
Position: Head of Department
Department: Emergency Medical Care
Room: CSIR Office C235
Location: Off-campus
Phone: 041 504 2964
Fax: 086 500 4433
Qualifications: BEng(Industrial), NDip(EMC), BTech(EMC), MScMED(EM)

Academic staff
Mr Jonathan Wolhuter
Position: Lecturer - BEMC, School of Clinical Sciences
Department: Academic Administration
Room: C239 - CSIR Campus
Location: Summerstrand Campus (North)
Phone: 041 504 4381
Fax: 041 5049181
Qualifications: B.Tech.EMC / N.Dip.AEC

Elizabeth du Toit
Dr Elizabeth du Toit
Department: Emergency Medical Care
Location: Off-campus
Phone: 041 5043276
Qualifications: MBBCh, DA, DipEC, MPH

Paul Quinton Allan
Mr Paul Allan
Position: Lecturer
Department: Emergency Medical Care
Location: Summerstrand Campus (North)
Phone: 0848047144
Qualifications: Bachelor of technology emergency medical care

Administration Staff
Sinethemba Mlalandle
Ms Sinethemba Mlalandle
Position: Departmental Secretary
Department: Emergency Medical Care
Room: C233
Location: Summerstrand Campus (North)
Phone: 041 504 3947
Fax: 041 504 1803
Qualifications: BTech (Public Relations Management)

Contact information
Mr Nico Louw
Head of Department
Tel: 041 504 2964

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