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Additional information

body or mind

Body

Field

Medical Field

Boss or Team

Team

Communication

Good Communicator

Work With

People

Math & Science

Maths & Science

Study Length

Prepared to Study for Years

Environment

Alone

Cardiac Technician

Cardiac Technicians help doctors in the diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of heart disorders. 

In this profession, you’ll perform tests on patients to record heart activity using specialised equipment, recording devices and laboratory instruments. 

How to become qualified in this field (learning path):

  1. NSC / NC(V) certificate
  2. National Diploma in Clinical Technology (admittance upon Specific requirements of the educational institution) followed by a Bachelor of Technology in Clinical Technology and a 12-month internship 

Level of Schooling & School Subjects:

  • NSC / NC(V) certificate
  • School subjects recommended:
  •  Mathematics,
  • Life Sciences
  •  Physical Sciences

Duration of study

3+ Years

Employment:

Upon graduation, you must register with the Health Professionals Council of South Africa (HPCSA)  in order to be able to practise.

Employment opportunities: 

  • Hospitals and Clinics
  • Specialist doctor’s practices
  • Private Laboratories

Further Information:

Health Professionals Council of South Africa (HPCSA)

https://www.hpcsa.co.za/

The South African Clinical Technology Association

https://clintechsa.co.za/

Educational Institutions offering the required qualifications:

Tshwane University of Technology:
https://www.tut.ac.za/ProspectusDocuments//2018/5.%20NDip_ClinicalTech_2018.pdf

Durban University of Technology:
https://www.dut.ac.za/course/Bachelor_of_Technology_Clinical_Technology/

Vaal Institute of Technology:
https://www.vut.ac.za/biomedical/

Central University of Technology:
https://www.cut.ac.za/programmes/bachelor-health-sciences-clinical-tech

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