The Department of Health Sciences offers the three professional programmes, namely Biomedical Technology, Clinical Technology and Somatology. Qualified Biomedical Technologies are employed in private pathology practises South African National Blood Service (SANBS), the National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS), the Medical Research Council (MRC) and other disciplines such as Pharmaceutical companies.

Qualified Somatologiest are owners or managers in the business industry. Somatologist at gymnasiums and health spas and in conjunction with medical practitioners. Make-up artist. Facilitator at training institutions. Health and beauty columnist. Sales representative for cosmetic and medical products.

Clinical technologist can work in hospitals, well equipped clinics, operating theatres, intensive care units and laboratories; the clinical technologist also has the option setting up his/her own practise.


Acting Head of Department

Dr Ernst Vermaak

Tel.: +27(0)51 507 3278 | Fax: +27(0)51 507 3354 | E-mail:


Staff in the Department


Contact us

Secretary: Ms L van den Berg

Tel.: +27(0)51 507 3124 | Fax: +27(0)51 507 3354 | E-mail:


Updated: 17 April 2018

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