Emergency Medical Care

The 3 year diploma programme is proposed on a unit basis. The programme operates within the framework of two semesters per year, with each semester comprising of 21 weeks in all.

Duration: 3 years

Mode: Full-time


S5 and Mature Applicants:

  • International Examinations: Grade C or better in IGCSE or equivalent in English (2nd Language), Biology and Chemistry. OR
  • National Examinations: 60% or better in Mathematics.

Mature Applicants:

  • A minimum of 3 years work experience in a health-related field.

Required Courses

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Sociology
  • Psychology
  • EMC Profession
  • Medical, Legal & Ethical Issues
  • First Aid
  • Epidemiology  & Statistics
  • Infection Prevention & Control
  • Microbiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Scene Size-up


  • Airway Management
  • Baseline Vital Signs
  • Patient Assessment
  • Crime Scene Awareness
  • Vehicle Extrication and Special Rescue
  • Ambulance Operations and Management
  • Trauma Emergencies
  • Pediatric & Geriatric Emergencies
  • Administration and Management
  • Research

Work-Based Experience (WBE)

Learners will undergo work attachment at the Seychelles Hospital (i.e. Accident & Emergency, Command Centre, Anesthesia Department) and Anse Royale Hospital (i.e. Accident & Emergency) and will be required to complete a total of 52 weeks spread over 3 years.