The Department of Anatomy was officially founded by Government approval on 18 September 1942 and in the following year the first year students commenced their medical careers. Since its early humble start with 120 students and five teaching and technical staff, the department has expanded to a nationally and internationally competive and widely repected and recognized institution.
Presently, the department handles more than 1000 students per annum and is involved in 80 pre- and postgraduate courses. Besides being involved in the training of health professionals the Department of Anatomy has a postgraduate programme with specialization in Clinical Anatomy, Cell Biology/Histology and Skeletal Biology/Anthropology. Successful candidates can obtain a BSc (Hons), MSc and PhD in any of the three main research focus areas.
Tuks Camerata gets high recognition - 07/03/2014
Michael Barrett, composer and conductor of the University of Pretoria’s 71-member Tuks Camerata student choir, has been paid the high compliment of having one of his works published by the biggest international distributor of choral music.
Report by UP's Prof Heyns considered in EU resolution - 05/03/2014
On 27 February 2014 the European Parliament adopted Resolution 2014/2567(RSP) on the use of armed drones wherein it notes its concerns on the deaths of thousands of civilians where drones have been used. The European Parliament’s resolution comes after the 2013 reports submitted to the UN General Assembly and Human Rights Council by among others, the UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, Professor Christof Heyns, who is also the co-director of the Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa from the Faculty of Law at the University of Pretoria.
Research on the use of information and communication technologies - 27/02/2014
A pilot study was conducted by Prof Felicite Fairer-Wessels of the Tourism Management Division amongst selected non-profit visitor information centres (VIC) to determine whether the information managers have sufficient knowledge management capabilities in terms of tacit or explicit knowledge, the knowledge management information life cycle and knowledge management assets in terms of organisational processes.