BSc in Emergency Medical Care Course at Boitekanelo College

BSc in Emergency Medical Care Course at Boitekanelo College

What is Emergency Medical Care?

Emergency medical services, also known as ambulance services or paramedic services, are emergency services that provide urgent pre-hospital treatment and stabilisation for serious illness and injuries and transport to definitive care.

BSc in Emergency Medical Care

Botswana is a country with unique needs and situations and requires well-structured out of hospital systems as well as properly equipped and qualified individuals to attend to the needs of the sick and the injured.

One of the challenges the country is currently facing and trying to combat tirelessly is high mortality due to roads accidents prior to reaching a health facility.

Admission Requirements

BGCSE or equivalent with at least 36 points with a minimum of grade C in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics or CC in double science, D in English as well as a credit in any other subject.

OR Candidates should be 25 years or above at the time of application and must have an appropriate Diploma in a relevant course from an institution accredited by BQA may also be considered. 

No persons shall be allowed direct entry into the final year of the degree program. Exemptions may be granted to candidates with a Diploma in Emergency Medical Care or equivalent.

The potential candidate must also have experience in the Emergency Medical Services with proof thereof. a letter of confirmation from the service or portfolio of evidence may be required.


Year 1

  • Emergency Medical Care I
  • Anatomy & Physiology I
  • Communications & Study Skills
  • Basic Computer Applications
  • Applied Basic Science
  • Clinical Practices
  • Health Law & Ethics
  • Clinical Practice
  • Introduction to Pharmacology
  • Public Health Care

Year 2

  • Emergency Medical Care II
  • Physiology II
  • Pharmacology
  • Clinical Practice
  • Rescue I : Hazardous Materials Rescue
  • Agricultural & Industrial Rescue
  • Organizational Behaviour
  • Clinical Practice
  • Biostatistics
  • Rescue I : Vehicle Extrication Rescue
  • Health Promotion & Education

Year 3

  • Emergency Medical Care III
  • Clinical Practice
  • Rescue I :High Angle Rescue 1
  • Diagnostics General
  • Pathology
  • Research Methods
  • Clinical Practice
  • Rescue II :High Angle Rescue II
  • Diagnostics
  • General Pathology
  • Research Proposal

Year 4

  • Emergency Medical Care IV
  • Clinical Practice
  • Fire Search & Rescue
  • Disaster Management
  • Aquatic Rescue
  • Entrepreneurship

Employment Opportunities

  • Fire Services
  • Hospitals