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Medical Bursaries 2018 – 2019

 

Do you dream of a career within the medical field, helping and caring for the sick and injured? Whether you dream of becoming a doctor, nurse, surgeon, dietitian, occupational therapist (or any other health science professional), you will need to obtain a qualification within this sector.

In order to be accepted into the Medical/ Health faculty at a university or tertiary institution, you must show above average results in Science (Life Science/ Biology and sometimes Physical Science too) and Mathematics. Medical studies take a lot of dedication and time, but they are highly worth it if you are passionate about the field.

Here are a list of all the Medical bursaries in South Africa for 2018 and 2019 years of study. We have also provided the average annual salary for various careers within the Medical field.
 

AUDIOLOGY BURSARIES FOR 2018 & 2019

Audiologists are medical professionals who identify, diagnose and treat patients with hearing, balance and related auditory disorders. Audiologists also provide personalised services to help minimise the conditions of these disorders, so that patients may have an improved quality of life.
The average Audiologist earns roughly R225 000 per annum.

 

BIOCHEMISTRY BURSARIES FOR 2018 & 2019

Biochemistry explores the chemical processes relating to and within living organisms. Biochemists use advanced laboratory equipment to study the chemical principles of biological processes. They also use chemical techniques and knowledge to solve complex biological problems.
The average annual salary for a Biochemist is around R185 000.

 

DIETETICS & NUTRITION BURSARIES FOR 2018 & 2019

Clinical dietitians and nutritionists work in clinics, care facilities, hospitals, private practices and other institutions, to provide medical nutrition therapy to patients. These healthcare professionals are responsible for creating nutritional programmes for people, based on the patients health requirements, as well as advising them on how to maintain healthier lifestyles.
Dietitians earn an average annual salary of R177 000, while Nutritionists earn around R153 000 per annum.

 

DENTAL & DENTISTRY BURSARIES FOR 2018 & 2019

Dentists are healthcare professionals that diagnose and treat problems with teeth, gums and related parts of a patients mouth. There are various sectors within the denistry field, such as:
-Orthodontists: they straighten teeth by applying braces or other appliances.
-Oral pathologists: they diagnose conditions within the mouth such as oral diseases, ulcers or bumps.
-Dental public health specialists: they promote dental health and prevention of dental diseases within certain communities.
-Endodontists: they perform root canals, which entails removing the blood supply and nerves for an injured or infected tooth.
-Pediatric dentists: they provide dental treatment for children and special needs patients.
-Prosthodontists: they replace missing teeth with bridges, crown or movable parts like dentures.
-Periodontists: they treat the bones and gums that support the teeth.
-Oral and maxillofacial radiologists: they diagnose disease in the neck and head by way of imaging technologies.
-Oral and maxillofacial surgeons: they operate on the jaws, mouth, gums, teeth, head and neck. They also provide procedures such as removing impacted teeth and repairing cleft lip or palate.
The average annual salary for a Dentist is around R420 000 per annum.

 

EMERGENCY MEDICAL CARE BURSARIES FOR 2018 & 2019

An Emergency Medical Technician (also known as an “EMT”) responds to emergency calls to provide immediate care to critically injured or ill patients, and thereafter to transport them to a medical facility. During transportation, EMT’s are responsible for monitoring the patients vital signs, while the other EMT drives the emergency vehicle.
Emergency Medical Technicians/ Paramedics earn an average annual salary of R160 000.

 

ERGONOMICS BURSARIES FOR 2018 & 2019

Ergonomists deal with the safety and efficiency of transportation, equipment and various systems. These professionals ensure protection, health and comfort within the work environment, in various fields.

 

GENERAL MEDICAL BURSARIES FOR 2018 & 2019

There are many careers within the medical sector and therefore the job responsibilities and salary vary accordingly. The bursaries below are for applicable for any students within the Medical field.

 

HEALTH SCIENCE & HEALTH RELATED BURSARIES FOR 2018 & 2019

Health science consists of numerous branches and disciplines relating to health care of humans and animals. The health science field obtains knowledge from technology, engineering, mathematics and science and applies it practically to maintain and improve the lives of humans and animals.

 

HYGIENE BURSARIES FOR 2018 & 2019

Occupational Hygienists are those responsible for identifying, evaluating and controlling the hazards within the workplace which could be harmful to workers, the surrounding community and the environment.

 

NURSING BURSARIES FOR 2018 & 2019

Nurses provide hospital patients with medical care, as well as treatment for those suffering from acute or chronic mental or physical illness.
On average, a staff nurse earns around R135 000 per anumm, while a registered nurse earns around R208 000 per annum.

 

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY BURSARIES FOR 2018 & 2019

Occupational Therapists assess and provide treatment to patients with mental/ physical/ cognitive impairments. OT’s help their patients maintain or improve their everyday working and living skills, as well as to banish barriers which may prevent patients from performing simple daily activities.

 

ORTHOTICS AND PROSTHETICS BURSARIES FOR 2018 & 2019

Orthotists or Prosthetists (also known as “O&P” professionals) are healthcare professionals who design medical support devices (such as artificial limbs, braces or other medical devices) and fit them to patients.

 

PHARMACY BURSARIES FOR 2018 & 2019

A Pharmacist is responsible for reviewing and interpreting physician orders and thereafter preparing medication. Pharmacists dispense medication by packaging and labeling pharmaceutical products and monitor drug therapies and advising of interventions.
Pharmacists earn an average annual salary of R390 000, with the entry level pharmacist earning R355 000 per annum and the pharmacist assistant earning R160 000 per annum.

 

PHYSIOTHERAPY BURSARIES FOR 2018 & 2019

Physiotherapists help patients ease physical difficulties from disability, injury, illness or aging, to improve their mobility. Physiotherapists create and implement treatment programmes by way of massage, therapeutic exercise and electrotherapy.
An entry level Physiotherapist earns around R220 000 per annum, while a professional Physiotherapist with working experience around R235 000 per annum.

 

PSYCHOLOGY BURSARIES FOR 2018 & 2019

Psychologists are people who study the human mind and their research is used to better understand human memory, behaviour and mental disorders. Psychologists provide counselling and experimentation in order to promote understanding and assist people with mental health conditions/
On average, a Psychologist earns around R255 000 per annum, while a Clinical Psychologist earns around R300 000 per annum

 

RADIOGRAPHY BURSARIES FOR 2018 & 2019

The radiography field includes the following professions: radiographers, radiology technician, sonographers and technologists.
Radiography uses radiation such as magnetic resonance imaging, x-rays and ultrasounds to assess, diagnose and thereafter treat patients for various diseases and injuries.
A Radiographer earns an average annual salary of R230 000, while an entry level Radiographer earns an average annual salary of R210 000.

 

SPEECH & HEARING THERAPY BURSARIES FOR 2018 & 2019

Speech therapists (also known as speech language pathologists) assess, diagnose and thereafter treat swallowing and communication disorders.



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