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Bachelor's : Bachelor of Health Sciences in Clinical Technology

B_CLINT

Campus

Duration of Programme

Enrolment Option(s)

SAQA Credits

NQF Level

Bloemfontein Campus

4 Years (Full-time)

Semester 1

480

8

Additional Admission Requirements

For admission to the Programme BHSc: Clinical Technology at the CUT, candidates must, in addition to the general admission requirements of the CUT, meet the following minimum requirements:

  1. The minimum entrance requirement for a Professional Degree is: A National Senior Certificate (NSC) as certified by Umalusi (or equivalent) with an achievement rating of 4 (Moderate Achievement: 50-59%) or more in four recognized NSC 20-credit subjects; Life Sciences / Biology / Physiology, Physical Sciences, Mathematics and English.
  2. A National Senior Certificate (NSC) as certified by Umalusi or equivalent qualification.  A minimum of 30 points on the M-scale.

For candidates who matriculated in 2007 or before: In addition to the general admission requirements, a minimum Grade 12 mark of 50% on Standard Grade or 40% on higher grade in all four of the following subjects: English, Biology/Physiology, Physical Sciences and Mathematics.

For candidates who matriculated in 2008 and thereafter: Minimum of level 4 for all the prerequisite subjects. Candidates must have a minimum of 3 in Life Orientation. Life Orientation will only contribute a maximum of 1 to the total credit value.

National Certified Vocational (NCV)

A National Certificate: Level 4 subjects. Candidates must have a minimum of 60% in Life Sciences, English, mathematics and a minimum of 70% in physical science.

  1. Life Orientation will only contribute a maximum of one (1) to the total credit value.
  2. In addition, candidates must successfully complete the selection process for admission.

Candidates must successfully complete the selection process for admission to this learning programme.

Remarks

Upon commencing with his/her studies, the student must register with the Professional Board for Radiography and Clinical Technology of the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) in terms of the rules and regulations of the Medical, Dental and Supplementary Health Services Professions Act (Act No. 56 of 1974), and the subsequent amendments pertaining to Clinical Technology, as approved.

Students will be required to purchase textbooks and other educational material as prescribed per subject.  Some textbooks are available as e-books.

If a student misses two or more practical sessions per modules, he/she will not be granted admission to summative assessment.

It is the student’s responsibility to be vaccinated against Hepatitis B during their first year of study and proof must be supplied to the Clinical Technology Program.  All second-year students’ needs to complete a first aid training course (level 1 & 2) and the cost must be covered by the student in full.

A student must successfully complete all his/her 1st and 2nd year instructional offerings in order to progress to the 3rd year level of work-integrated learning. 

Instructional offerings at third-year level are offered together with work-integrated learning in an accredited training unit and in a specific category, as approved by the Professional Board for Radiography and Clinical Technology, in collaboration with CUT and the employer.  The student undergoes workplace learning and must comply with the specific number of hours as prescribed by the Professional Board for Radiography and Clinical Technology (1800 hours per 3rd year and 4th year of study).

The Clinical Technology Program will provide a list of accredited CUT and HPCSA Work Integrated (WIL) Training units to the second-year students for WIL application.  However, it still remains the responsibility of the student to find a suitable placement within one of these units and the Clinical Technology Program cannot guarantee placement in the students first choice of speciality.

A compulsory research project must be completed before the qualification can be awarded.  The student must ensure that he/she met all the research requirements with regard to ethical clearance etc. Failure to do so may prevent assessment of the submitted documentation.

If a female student is pregnant she must notify the Head of Department and may need to discontinue the learning programme for the full duration of her pregnancy. If a student misses two or more practical sessions per modules, he/she will not be granted admission to summative assessment.

Prospective Clinical Technologists (CT) should be physically able to use their hands and fingers to control and handle objects and equipment in the training unit.  The following is also recommended: 

  1. A CT should be able to stand for extended periods of time
  2. A CT should be able to walk between different units
  3. A CT should be able to reach above shoulder level
  4. A CT should be able to stoop, kneel or crouch and reach with their arms and hands
  5. A CT should have sufficient hearing to communicate with others
  6. A CT should not have a vision impairment that prevents them from using e.g. a microscope or computer equipment.

Prerequisites

Instructional OfferingsPrerequisite instructional offerings
Anatomy and Physiology IIAnatomy I, Physiology I
Clinical Practice Instrumentation IIClinical Practice Instrumentation I
Clinical Technology Practice IIClinical Technology Practice I
Pathophysiology IAnatomy I, Physiology I
Pathophysiology IIPathophysiology I
Pharmacology IAnatomy I, Physiology I
Clinical Technology Instrumentation III – CardiologyClinical Technology Instrumentation II
Clinical Technology Instrumentation III – Critical CareClinical Technology Instrumentation II
Clinical Technology Instrumentation III – NephrologyClinical Technology Instrumentation II
Clinical Technology Instrumentation III – NeurophysiologyClinical Technology Instrumentation II
Clinical Technology Instrumentation III – PerfusionClinical Technology Instrumentation II
Clinical Technology Instrumentation III – PulmonologyClinical Technology Instrumentation II
Clinical Technology Instrumentation III – Reproductive BiologyClinical Technology Instrumentation II
Clinical Technology Practice III - CardiologyClinical Technology Practice II
Clinical Technology Practice III - Critical CareClinical Technology Practice II
Clinical Technology Practice III - NephrologyClinical Technology Practice II
Clinical Technology Practice III - NeurophysiologyClinical Technology Practice II
Clinical Technology Practice III - PerfusionClinical Technology Practice II
Clinical Technology Practice III - PulmonologyClinical Technology Practice II
Clinical Technology Practice III – Reproductive BiologyClinical Technology Practice II
Pathophysiology III - CardiologyPathophysiology II
Pathophysiology III – Critical CarePathophysiology II
Pathophysiology III - NephrologyPathophysiology II
Pathophysiology III - NeurophysiologyPathophysiology II
Pathophysiology III - PerfusionPathophysiology II
Pathophysiology III - PulmonologyPathophysiology II
Pathophysiology III – Reproductive BiologyPathophysiology II
Pharmacology II - CardiologyPharmacology I
Pharmacology II – Critical CarePharmacology I
Pharmacology II – NephrologyPharmacology I
Pharmacology II – NeurophysiologyPharmacology I
Pharmacology II – PerfusionPharmacology I
Pharmacology II – PulmonologyPharmacology I
Pharmacology II – Reproductive BiologyPharmacology I
Research Methodology IIResearch Methodology I
Clinical Technology Instrumentation IV – CardiologyClinical Technology Instrumentation III - Cardiology
Clinical Technology Instrumentation IV – Critical CareClinical Technology Instrumentation III - Critical Care
Clinical Technology Instrumentation IV– NephrologyClinical Technology Instrumentation III - Nephrology
Clinical Technology Instrumentation IV– NeurophysiologyClinical Technology Instrumentation III - Neurophysiology
Clinical Technology Instrumentation IV– PerfusionClinical Technology Instrumentation III - Perfusion
Clinical Technology Instrumentation IV– PulmonologyClinical Technology Instrumentation III - Pulmonology
Clinical Technology Instrumentation IV– Reproductive BiologyClinical Technology Instrumentation III - Reproductive Biology
Clinical Technology Practice IV - CardiologyClinical Technology Practice III - Cardiology
Clinical Technology Practice IV – Critical CareClinical Technology Practice III - Critical Care
Clinical Technology Practice IV – NephrologyClinical Technology Practice III - Nephrology
Clinical Technology Practice IV – NeurophysiologyClinical Technology Practice III - Neurophysiology
Clinical Technology Practice IV – PerfusionClinical Technology Practice III - Perfusion
Clinical Technology Practice IV – PulmonologyClinical Technology Practice III - Pulmonology
Clinical Technology Practice IV – Reproductive BiologyClinical Technology Practice III - Reproductive Biology
Health Care Management IIHealth Care Management I
Research Methodology IIIResearch Methodology II
Career Opportunities

Qualified Clinical Technologists are employed in a government- or private practice selecting one of the seven specialisation areas: Cardiology, pulmonology, critical care, nephrology, reproductive biology, perfusion, neurophysiology.

1st Year
2nd Year
3rd Year
4th Year
Module Name
SAQA Credits
LCS5011/
LCS5012



Academic Literacy and Communication Studies
6
PIM5011/
PIM5012



Personal Information Management
0
ANA105



Anatomy I
24
FSL105



Physiology I
24
CHE115



Chemistry I
6
PHY115



Physics I
6
CTP115



Clinical Technology Practice I
12
CTI125



Clinical Technology Instrumentation I
12
HCE125



Healthcare & Ethics
6
ENT125



Entrepreneurship
6

AFI206


Anatomy and Physiology II
24

OSP206


Pathophysiology II
24

FAR206


Pharmacology I
24

CTI206


Clinical Technology Instrumentation II
24

CTP206


Clinical technology Practice II
12

RES206


Research Methodology
24

COM206


Community Health and Service Learning
6

Any ONE of the SEVEN options below:

Work-integrated Learning: Cardiology (CA)



CTP30CA

Clinical Technology Practice III
36


OSP30CA

Pathophysiology III
24


CTI30CA

Clinical Technology Instrumentation III
36


RES307

Research Methodology II
12


FAR31CA

Pharmacology II
12

Work-integrated Learning: Nephrology (NP)



CTP30NP

Clinical Technology Practice III
36


OSP30NP

Pathophysiology III
24


CTI30NP

Clinical Technology Instrumentation III
36


RES307

Research Methodology II
12


FAR31NP

Pharmacology II
12

Work-integrated Learning: Neurophysiology (NE)



CTP30NE

Clinical Technology Practice III
36


OSP30NE

Pathophysiology III
24


CTI30NE

Clinical Technology Instrumentation III
36


RES307

Research Methodology II
12


FAR31NE

Pharmacology II
12

Work-integrated Learning: Pulmonology (PU)



CTP30PU

Clinical Technology Practice III
36


OSP30PU

Pathophysiology III
24


CTI30PU

Clinical Technology Instrumentation III
36


RES307

Research Methodology II
12


FAR31PU

Pharmacology II
12

Work-integrated Learning: Critical Care (CC)



CTP30CC

Clinical Technology Practice III
36


OSP30CC

Pathophysiology III
24


CTI30CC

Clinical Technology Instrumentation III
36


RES307

Research Methodology II
12


FAR31CC

Pharmacology II
12

Work-integrated Learning: Reproductive Biology (RB)



CTP30RB

Clinical Technology Practice III
36


OSP30RB

Pathophysiology III
24


CTI30RB

Clinical Technology Instrumentation III
36


RES307

Research Methodology II
12


FAR31RB

Pharmacology II
12

Work-integrated Learning: Perfusion (PF)



CTP30PF

Clinical Technology Practice III
36


OSP30PF

Pathophysiology III
24


CTI30PF

Clinical Technology Instrumentation III
36


RES307

Research Methodology II
12


FAR31PF

Pharmacology
12

Work-integrated Learning: Cardiology (CA)




CTP40CA
Clinical Technology Practice IV
36



CTI40CA
Clinical Technology Instrumentation IV
36



RES40
Research Methodology III
24



HCM418
Healthcare Management I
12



HCM428
Healthcare Management II
12

Work-integrated Learning: Nephrology (NP)




CTP40NP
Clinical Technology Practice IV
36



CTI40NP
Clinical Technology Instrumentation IV
36



RES408
Research Methodology III
24



HCM418
Healthcare Management I
12



HCM428
Healthcare Management II
12

Work-integrated Learning: Neurophysiology (NE)




CTP40NE
Clinical Technology Practice IV
36



CTI40NE
Clinical Technology Instrumentation IV
36



RES408
Research Methodology III
24



HCM418
Healthcare Management I
12



HCM428
Healthcare Management II
12

Work-integrated Learning: Pulmonology (PU)




CTP40PU
Clinical Technology Practice IV
36



CTI40PU
Clinical Technology Instrumentation IV
36



RES408
Research Methodology III
24



HCM418
Healthcare Management I
12



HCM428
Healthcare Management II
12

Work-integrated Learning: Critical Care (CC)




CTP40CC
Clinical Technology Practice IV
36



CTI40CC
Clinical Technology Instrumentation IV
36



RES408
Research Methodology III
24



HCM418
Healthcare Management I
12



HCM428
Healthcare Management II
12

Work-integrated Learning: Reproductive Biology (RB)




CTP40RB
Clinical Technology Practice IV
36



CTI40RB
Clinical Technology Instrumentation IV
36



RES408
Research Methodology III
24



HCM418
Healthcare Management I
12



HCM428
Healthcare Management II
12

Work-integrated Learning: Perfusion (PF)





Clinical Technology Practice IV
36




Clinical Technology Instrumentation IV
36




Research Methodology III
24




Healthcare Management I
12




Healthcare Management II
12

Total:

480


No student will be allowed to graduate without successfully completing the above-mentioned instructional offerings.

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