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WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$3,394 /year
Applications Begin:April 2021
Final Award:Bachelor of Clinical Medical Practice (BCMP)
Start Date:January 2022
Academic Unit:Faculty of Health Sciences
Campus:Parktown
Application Deadline: 30 June 2021
Programme Overview

The Clinical Medical Practice programme aims to develop mid-level healthcare workers, called clinical associates.

Clinical associates have the knowledge, attitude, and psychomotor skills to assist doctors and healthcare teams in improving patient care, and especially in providing treatment in rural and disadvantaged communities. Clinical associates practice medicine in government hospitals and clinics, for NGOs providing care, and for the private healthcare sector, under the license of a medical practitioner. They are registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa.

As a qualified clinical associate, you will:
– Perform patient consultations and physical examinations, including assessment and management of patients in casualty or emergency wards, for all common medical conditions.
– Perform routine procedures, under supervision, in hospital wards, emergency departments, outpatient departments, and clinics.

You will be taught mainly at district hospitals but also at other hospitals and at Wits Medical School. The three year, full-time clinical associate programme aims to develop sound knowledge of the medical and clinical sciences, and facilitates understanding of medical conditions and management strategies. You need detailed knowledge of biomedical sciences in areas related to procedural performance.

Curriculum

First-year
– Fundamentals of Medical and Clinical Science

Second-year
– Fundamentals of Clinical Medical Practice

Third-year
– Applied Clinical and Medical Practice

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements
– English Home Language OR First Additional Language Level 4
– Life Sciences AND/OR Physical Science Level 4
– Mathematics Level 4
– Maths Literacy Level 7

The Faculty of Health Sciences uses a composite index score to guide applicant selection.

This includes:
– Your matric academic results for 5 subjects: English, Mathematics, Maths Literacy, Physical Science/Life Sciences, and the best two other subjects. We consider the percentage achieved, not the symbol.
– National Benchmark Test (NBT) scores

National Benchmark Tests

All Faculty of Health Sciences applicants (except those applying for admission into the Graduate Entry Medical Programme (GEMP)) must write the National Benchmark Tests (NBT) before being considered for admission.

There are two tests: The Academic and Quantitative Literacy Test, and the Mathematics Test. Your test results are used in addition to your Grade 11 results (for early decision-making purposes) and your Grade 12 results (for final decision-making purposes), as well as other admission criteria, to guide applicant selection.

International Students:
Ordinary Levels – A-C (English, Maths, Physics)
Advanced Levels – A-C (English, Maths, Physics)
International Baccalaureate – HS, SL 4-7

All other foreign qualifications are considered according to faculty requirements.
NOTE: If the certificate you obtained in your country is not mentioned above, please message the “Course Contacts” above and they will be able to answer all your questions

Application Process
Application Fees for South African & SADC Students: $6
Application Fees for International Students: $42

How to Apply
– To apply online, go to: www.wits.ac.za/applications
– You may apply for a maximum of three programmes (order of choice does not matter)
– If you apply for two programmes within one Faculty, you are advised to apply for one programme in a less restricted faculty (e.g. Humanities, Commerce or Science)
– Try to keep your options open, especially when applying for programmes in Faculties such as Health Sciences or Engineering
N.B: Do not enter the duration of the programme. You are applying to go into 1st year of study.
A non-refundable application fee of R100 for South African citizens, and R700 for foreign citizens, is required.

Closing dates
30 June – Faculty of Health Sciences (all programmes); Bachelor of Architecture; Bachelor of Audiology, Bachelor of Speech-Language Pathology; BA Film and TV
30 September – All other University programmes; Residence applications.

Additional Forms
Does your degree programme have additional selection procedures? Some degrees have additional selection requirements such as portfolio and essay submissions, auditions or National Benchmark Tests. Please click on Additional Forms below to see if this applies to you.

Pay Application Fee
– Non-refundable application fee of R100 for South African citizens
– Non-refundable application fee for foreign citizens of R700
– Payments to be made before closing dates.
– Use your T Number or Person Number as reference

How to pay
– Deposit the exact amount into the University’s Application Fee account:
Standard Bank, Account name: Wits University – Application Fees. Current Account Number: 200 346 385, Branch code: Braamfontein 004 805. CI Number 074A. (International payment swift code: SBZAZAJJ). Use your person/student number as a reference.
– Pay by cash or credit card at the Wits Fees Office, Ground Floor, Solomon Mahlangu House (Senate House), Braamfontein Campus East, Jorissen Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg, South Africa. Use your person/student number as a reference.

EFT – Use your T Number or person/student number as the reference.

Career Opportunities

Clinical Associates are mid-Level healthcare workers who have the necessary knowledge, attitudes and psychomotor skills to be able to under the supervision of a doctor assist health care team members to improve patient care especially in rural and disadvantaged communities.

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Tuition Fees for South African & SADC Students: $3,394
Tuition Fees for International Students: $6,789

– South African students pay R48110-59310 per year as tuition fees.
– Students from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) member countries pay the same annual tuition fees as South Africans plus an International Registration Fee (IRF). The SADC member countries are Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
– Students sponsored by the Government of Rwanda will be treated as and pay the same amount as SADC students.
– Students from all other countries (Non-SADC) will pay double the fees paid by South African Students
– Diplomats and their dependents stationed in South Africa & International Wits employees and their dependents will pay South African tuition fees + International Registration Fee (IRF).

Relevant Contact

 
Rita Kruger
School Administrative Officer
 
Prof. Martin Veller
Dean of the Faculty