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Anatomist/ Physiologist

Anatomists and physiologists study the anatomy and physiology of humans to understand human diseases and help to improve human health. Anatomy is the cornerstone of medical science and is a very wide scientific field. 

Anatomists can carry out studies in the fields of human biology, endocrinology, histology, physical anthropology, plants or the anatomy of animals. 

How to be an Anatomist or Physiologist in South Africa

Get the Required Qualifications

Depending on the specific career path you wish to take, you will typically need the following qualifications to become an anatomist or physiologist in South Africa:

  1. Certificate (National Senior Certificate /NC(V)
  2. Bachelor’s Degree (Bachelor of Science in Medical Sciences )
  3. Three year’s workplace experience 

Demonstrate Competence in the Required Subjects

Different educational institutions may have different admission requirements; however, you will typically be required to demonstrate competency in the following subjects:

Accumulate Years of Relevant Study and Experience

Anatomists or physiologists in South Africa typically study for more than 6 years.

Find Relevant Employment Opportunities

Anatomists and physiologists in South Africa often work in the following places:

  • Research organisations and laboratories
  • Universities and colleges
  • Medical and healthcare facilities
  • Rehabilitation medical centres
  • Pharmaceutical companies

Find More Information from Relevant Regulatory Bodies

To find more information about anatomists and physiologists in South Africa, contact the South African Council for Natural Science Practitioners.

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