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Additional information

body or mind

Body

Field

Medical Field

Boss or Team

Own Boss & Team

Communication

Good Communicator

Work With

People

Math & Science

Maths & Science

Study Length

Prepared to Study for Years

Environment

Busy Environment

Intensive Care Technician

This career is sometimes also called a Critical Care Technologist. Your primary duties would focus on making sure the equipment and technology needed to support organ function and maintain life is working and being used correctly. 

Your skills and knowledge of technology and physiology are combined with patient care.

How to become qualified in this field (learning path)

NSC / NC(V) certificate

  • 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 in order to be able to practise.

Employment opportunities: 

  • Hospitals and Clinics (Intensive, critical and high-care units)
  • Specialist doctor’s practices

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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