Health Sciences

About Us


Welcome to the Department of Health Sciences which strives to train skilled medical laboratory technologists/scientists, Nurses, and healthcare professionals.

 

BIOMEDICAL TECHNOLOGY


The department of Health Sciences – Biomedical Technology Section is currently offering the following programs:

– Bachelor of Health Sciences in medical laboratory sciences (BHSC:MLS)

– Advanced diploma in Biomedical Technology

– Postgraduate diploma in Biomedical Technology

What are the functions of a Medical Laboratory Scientist?

Qualified medical laboratory scientists are specialized health professionals who play an integral role in the healthcare of society by providing vital information about a patient’s state of health. Their input is necessary in the diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of diseases. They diagnose chemical, blood, immunologic, tissue, cellular disorders and the presence of microorganisms that cause diseases. They analyze human specimens such as blood, urine, sputum, stool, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), peritoneal fluid, pericardial fluid, and synovial fluid, and more other specimens.

 

 

NURSING


What are the functions of a registered nurse with Nursing (General, Psychiatry, Community Health) and Midwifery qualifications?

To render a professional service in providing care for patients to help manage their needs according to the Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs, treat health conditions, prevent illness, and promote health. Nurses work with a team of other medical professionals, such as physicians and other healthcare specialist. Nurses work in a variety of environments including hospitals, clinics, schools, prisons, and rehabilitation centers. Essential responsibilities of nurses are recording medical history and symptoms, treatment, performing diagnostic tests, conducting physical examinations, monitoring patient’s health, providing support and advice to patients, operating medical equipment, and advocating for the health and well-being of patients.

We offer the following courses


– Bachelor of Health Sciences in Medical Laboratory Sciences (BHSC: MLS)

– Advanced diploma in Biomedical Technology

– Postgraduate diploma in Biomedical Technology

For detailed information on the above courses check the faculty of applied and computer sciences brochure under courses and programmes

 

Phased out qualifications:

Bachelor of Nursing (R425) last date of intake 31 December 2019

– B Tech Community Nursing last date of intake 31 December 2019

– National Diploma in Biomedical Technology remaining students were incorporated into the Diploma program syllabus

– Diploma in Biomedical Technology last date of intake 31 December 2019

– B Tech Biomedical Technology last date of intake 31 December 2019

All phased out programs to be completed by 2023. No student will be allowed to continue with program beyond 2023 as it will no longer be on the system.

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