Colleges and Universities Offering Diploma in Biomedical Technology in South Africa

  • Course Name: Diploma in Biomedical Technology(Biomedical Technology)
  • Major Subject: Biomedical Technology
  • Course Category: Diploma Courses

Diploma in Biomedical Technology equips students with a comprehensive understanding of medical instruments, laboratory procedures and healthcare technologies. This program incorporates theoretical knowledge and practical skills required for the diagnosis, treatment and research in the medical field. Students gain expertise in areas such as anatomy, physiology, medical imaging, clinical laboratory techniques and biomedical engineering.

With this diploma, graduates have various career opportunities such as:
1. Biomedical Technologist
2. Medical Laboratory Technician
3. Healthcare Equipment Sales Representative
4. Biomedical Research Assistant
5. Diagnostic Medical Sonographer
6. Biomedical Equipment Technician
7. Pathology Laboratory Technician
8. Pharmaceutical Sales Representative
9. Clinical Research Coordinator
10. Medical Imaging Technologist
11. Quality Control Analyst
12. Medical Equipment Calibration Technician.

Institutions Offering Diploma in Biomedical Technology

  • Vaal University of Technology Vaal University of Technology, Vanderbijlpark  
    Duration: 6 semesters

    Minimum entry requirement:
    1. Compulsory Subjects:
    -English 50%
    -Mathematics 50%
    -Physical Sciences 50%

    Modules Overview:
    -Anatomy & Physiology I
    -Calculations & Statistics
    -Chemistry I
    -Introduction to Medical Technology
    -Physics I
    -English Development
    -Anatomy & Physiology I (Module 2)
    -Biochemistry II
    -Immunology II
    -Pathophysiology II
    -Basic Computer Skills
    -Blood Transfusion Technology
    -Cellular Pathology I
    -Chemical Pathology I
    -Microbiology I
    -Communication Skills I
    -Cellular Pathology II
    -Chemical Pathology II
    -Haematology II
    -Microbiology II
    -Communication Skills II
    -Cellular Pathology III
    -Chemical Pathology III
    -Haematology III
    -Microbiology III
    -Laboratory Practice III
  • Central University of Technology Central University of Technology, Bloemfontein  
    Duration 3 years

    Minimum Requirement
    -Minimum mark of 50% on Standard Grade or 40% on Higher Grade in all three of the following subjects is required: Biology/Physiology, Physical Science, and Mathematics.

    Course Module
    -Anatomy and Physiology I
    -Introduction to Medical Technology
    -Chemistry I
    -Calculations and Statistics
    -Physics I
    -Pathophysiology II
    -Biochemistry II
    -Immunology II
  • Cape Peninsula University of Technology Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town  
    Duration: 3 years
  • Mangosuthu University of Technology Mangosuthu University of Technology, Umlazi  

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