University Of Cape Town Health Sciences

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University Of Cape Town Health Sciences

University Of Cape Town Health Sciences

The University of Cape Town’s Health Sciences faculty is a highly renowned and prestigious institution that provides a vast array of undergraduate and graduate degrees in the subject of health sciences. The faculty is committed to offering top-notch instruction and training to students in healthcare, medicine, and allied professions.

The Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB), Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy, Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy, and Bachelor of Science in Speech-Language and Hearing Therapy are just a few of the undergraduate programs that the Health Sciences faculty offers. Students who complete these programs will have the fundamental information and abilities needed to work as highly qualified healthcare professionals.

A number of research centers and institutes at the University of Cape Town are devoted to expanding knowledge and understanding in healthcare and medicine, and the College of health sciences has a major concentration on research as well. The faculty is made up of a group of highly trained and experienced academics who are dedicated to giving students a challenging and exciting educational experience and who are actively engaged in research.

Students who are interested in pursuing a profession in healthcare or medicine and who are searching for a top-notch education that will equip them for success in their chosen sector should strongly consider the Health Sciences faculty at the University of Cape Town.

Our Vision

To be a center of excellence in health sciences that is locally relevant and globally competitive.
Our Mission
The Faculty’s mission is to:

  • Respond to the health care needs of South Africa and beyond.
  • Educate health professionals, educators, and scientists for life.
  • Undertake research that is relevant to the needs of our country and beyond.
  • Promote health equity through promoting health professional standards in the delivery of quality health care.
  • To be socially responsive to the needs of the people of our country and beyond.
  • To develop interventions to reduce the risk of ill health, disability, and mortality.

Our shared ideals/beliefs – our ethical and moral compass:

  • Respect for human rights and human dignity
  • Intellectual rigor
  • Excellence and innovation
  • Commitment to high standards
  • Relevance
  • Accountability

Health Sciences: Undergraduate

The Health Sciences Faculty offers the following undergraduate degrees and diplomas:

Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery
Medicine and Surgery

Bachelor of Science in Audiology

Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy
Occupational Therapy

Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy

Bachelor of Science in Speech-Language Pathology
Speech-Language Pathology
Higher Certificate in Disability Practice
Advanced Diploma in Cosmetic Formulation Science

Please note: for detailed information on these degrees and diplomas please consult the Health Sciences Faculty handbook.

Health Sciences: Postgraduate

The Health Sciences Faculty offers the following postgraduate degrees and diplomas:

Postgraduate diplomas
Addictions Care
Clinical Developmental Paediatrics
Clinical Hepatology
Clinical Paediatric Cardiology
Clinical Paediatric Critical Care
Clinical Paediatric Diabetes
Clinical Electrophysiology and Epilepsy
Clinical Paediatric Emergency Care
Clinical Paediatric Gastroenterology
Clinical Paediatric Haematology and Oncology
Clinical Paediatric Nephrology
Clinical Paediatric Physiotherapy
Clinical Paediatric Pulmonology
Clinical Paediatric Rheumatology
Community and General Paediatrics
Community Eye Health
Disability Studies
Family Medicine
Health Economics
Health Management
Health Professional Education
Healthcare Technology and Management
Interdisciplinary Pain Management
Maternal and Child Health
Nursing, with specializations in

  • Advanced Midwifery and Neonatal Care
  • Child Nursing
  • Critical Care Nursing (Child)
  • Nephrology Nursing
  • Nursing Education (in abeyance)

Occupational Health
Pediatric Radiology
Palliative Medicine
Pesticide Risk Management
TB-HIV Management

Bachelor of Science Medicine (Honours) (BSc (Med)(Hons))
Applied Anatomy
Biological Anthropology
Clinical Pharmacology
Exercise Science
Forensic Genetics
Human Genetics
Infectious Diseases and Immunology
Medical Biochemistry
Medical Cell Biology
Medical Physics
Structural Biology

Master of Medicine (Speciality Training) (MMed)

Cardiothoracic Surgery
Clinical Pharmacology
Diagnostic Radiology
Emergency Medicine
Family Medicine
Medical Genetics
Nuclear Medicine
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Occupational Medicine
Orthopedic Surgery
Paediatric Surgery
Pathology (Anatomical)
Pathology (Clinical)
Pathology (Forensic)
Pathology (Haematological)
Pathology (Microbiological)
Pathology (Virological)
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Public Health Medicine
Radiation Oncology

Master of Science (MSc)
by dissertation

Doctor of Medicine (MD)

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Doctor of Science in Medicine (DSc(Med))

Please note: for detailed information on these degrees and diplomas please consult the Health Sciences Faculty handbook.

Contact Us

Tel +27 21 650 3002
Undergraduate Admissions
Tel +27 21 406 6328
Postgraduate Admissions
Tel +27 21 406 6340



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