University of Cape Town UCT Faculty of Health Sciences

University of Cape Town UCT Faculty of Health Sciences Courses & Requirements

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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
Audiology

Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy
Occupational Therapy

Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy
Physiotherapy

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

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UCT Faculty of Health Sciences Postgraduate Courses

UCT Faculty of Health Sciences Postgraduate Courses – The Health Sciences Faculty offers the following postgraduate degrees and diplomas:

Health Sciences: postgraduate

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
Neonatology
Nursing, with specialisations in

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

Occupational Health
Paediatric Radiology
Palliative Medicine
Pesticide Risk Management
Psychotherapy
TB-HIV Management

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

Master of Medicine (Speciality Training) (MMed)
Anaesthesia
Cardiothoracic Surgery
Clinical Pharmacology
Dermatology
Diagnostic Radiology
Emergency Medicine
Family Medicine
Medical Genetics
Medicine
Neurology
Neurosurgery
Nuclear Medicine
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Occupational Medicine
Ophthalmology
Orthopaedic Surgery
Otorhinolaryngology
Paediatric Surgery
Paediatrics
Pathology (Anatomical)
Pathology (Clinical)
Pathology (Forensic)
Pathology (Haematological)
Pathology (Microbiological)
Pathology (Virological)
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Psychiatry
Public Health Medicine
Radiation Oncology
Surgery
Urology

Master of Medical Science
Genetic Counselling

Master of Philosophy
by coursework & dissertation –

Biokinetics
Biomedical Forensic Science
Clincial Paediatric Surgery
Clinical Pharmacology
Clinical Research Administration
Emergency Medicine, specialising in

  • Clinical Emergency Care
  • African Emergency Care
  • Patient safety and Clinical Decision-making (specialisation A)
  • Patient safety and Clinical Decision-making (specialisation B)

Health Innovation
Intellectual Disability
Liaison Mental Health
Maternal and Child Health
Occupational Health
Paediatric Forensic Pathology
Paediatric Pathology
Palliative Medicine
Sport and Exercise Medicine
a number of sub-specialities
Addictions Mental Health
Advanced Hepatology and Transplantation
Allergology
Cardiology
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Clinical Haematology
Critical Care
Developmental Paediatrics
Endocrinology
Forensic Mental Health
Geriatric Medicine
Gynaecological Oncology
Infectious Disease and HIV Medicine
Maternal and Foetal Medicine
Medical Gastroenterology
Neonatology
Nephrology
Neuropsychiatry
Paediatric Cardiology
Paediatric Critical Care
Paediatric Endocrinology
Paediatric Gastroenterology
Paediatric Infectious Diseases
Paediatric Nephrology
Paediatric Neurology
Paediatric Oncology
Paediatric Pulmonology
Paediatric Rheumatology
Pulmonology
Reproductive Medicine
Rheumatology
Surgical Gastroenterology
Trauma Surgery
Vascular Surgery

Other Masters degrees

Master of Public Health (MPH)
By coursework and dissertation, with streams in
Community Eye Health
Epidemiology
Environmental Health
General
Health Economic
Health Systems
Social and Behavioural Sciences
MSc in Audiology and MSc in Speech-Language Pathology
MSc in Biomedical Engineering
MSc Exercise and Sports Physiotherapy
MSc in Nursing, By dissertation and by coursework and dissertation
MSc in Occupational Therapy, By dissertation and by coursework and dissertation
MSc in Physiotherapy
Master of Nursing in Child Nursing
Master of Paediatric Neurosurgery

Master of Science (MSc)
by dissertation

Doctor of Medicine (MD)

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Doctor of Science in Medicine (DSc(Med))

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Overview of Public Universities in South Africa

Here's an overview of some public universities in South Africa, including general admissions requirements and estimated application periods. Keep in mind, specific program requirements and dates can vary significantly, so it's important to check each university's official website for the most current information.

University of Pretoria

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with minimum scores in specific subjects related to the chosen program; for international students, equivalent qualifications.
  • Application Period: Usually opens in March and closes at the end of July for most programs.

University of Cape Town

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with pass levels required for degree study; subject-specific requirements depending on the program.
  • Application Period: Application opens in April and closes at the end of July.

Stellenbosch University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required marks; some programs have additional testing.
  • Application Period: Opens in March and typically closes at the end of June.

University of the Witwatersrand

  • Admissions Requirements: Matriculation certificate with university exemption; required scores vary by faculty.
  • Application Period: Begins in March and ends on the 30th of September.

University of Johannesburg

  • Admissions Requirements: Matric exemption with a minimum APS score; specific subject requirements based on the faculty.
  • Application Period: Opens in April and generally closes by the 30th of September.

University of the Free State

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific marks for the program applied to; additional requirements for certain courses.
  • Application Period: Typically opens in April and closes at the end of August.

University of Venda

  • Admissions Requirements: Completion of the National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for diploma or degree studies; specific APS scores needed.
  • Application Period: Usually from May to September.

University of Fort Hare

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with university exemption; certain programs may have specific requirements.
  • Application Period: Opens around May and closes at the end of September.

University of the Western Cape

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific performance levels; additional requirements for certain programs.
  • Application Period: Generally from May to September.

North-West University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with university exemption; program-specific requirements may apply.
  • Application Period: Opens in March and usually closes by the end of August.

Rhodes University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate or equivalent; minimum academic performance in certain subjects.
  • Application Period: Applications open in April and close at the end of September.

Nelson Mandela University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required scores for chosen programs; portfolio or additional tests for some faculties.
  • Application Period: Opens in April, with a deadline at the end of August for most programs.

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific scores; additional requirements for certain courses.
  • Application Period: Opens in May and typically closes by the end of September.

University of Limpopo

  • Admissions Requirements: Senior Certificate with endorsement for diploma or degree courses; specific APS scores for different programs.
  • Application Period: From April to September.

University of Zululand

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for bachelor’s degree studies; specific score requirements for various programs.
  • Application Period: Usually between April and November.

Central University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific scores for the chosen field of study; additional criteria for certain programs.
  • Application Period: Application period generally starts in May and ends in October.

Vaal University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with a pass that qualifies for admission to bachelor’s degree, diploma, or higher certificate programs.
  • Application Period: Typically from May to September.

Walter Sisulu University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required scores for chosen programs; additional criteria for certain faculties.
  • Application Period: From April to September.

This list provides a starting point for understanding the admissions landscape across South Africa's diverse higher education institutions. Given the variability in programs and requirements, it's crucial to consult each university's website for the most accurate and up-to-date information.