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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. 

Required Qualifications

To become an anatomist of physiologist in South Africa, you will need the following qualifications:

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

Required Level of Schooling & School Subjects:

NSC/NC(V) With Bachelor’s degree pass (entry requirements differ for each of the educational institutions)

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Duration of study

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

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

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