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Faculty of Health Sciences

Welcome to the Faculty of Health Sciences

The Faculty of Health Sciences is recognized nationally and internationally as an outstanding institution in terms of its education of health professionals, its research and its clinical service. Furthermore, it is an institution with a tradition of excellence and a proud history. A great health sciences institution, however, never rests comfortably on its past successes. A great health sciences institution does more than make history – it makes the future. The Faculty management is deeply  committed and this has been translated into an action agenda which recognises the need for constant innovation and is dedicated to meet the health sciences challenges: those not yet conquered and those not yet known.

Students learn to make a life, make a living and make a difference. Graduates become community leaders that are distinct in their ability to think, communicate and contribute.

Research in the Faculty of Health Sciences has a strong emphasis on multidisciplinary approaches.

 

 

News

Public Health Seminar, 1 August 2014 - 31/07/2014
From School of Health Systems and Public Health

Investigation of increased cases of diarrhoea in De Doorns/ Worcester, Cape Winelands Districts, Western Cape Province, February/ March 2014 Acute Gastroenteritis (AGE) outbreak investigation, 19-25 May 2014 Home for Abondoned children, Gauteng

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UP now has a satellite health research facility in Thohoyandou, Limpopo! - 29/07/2014
From Faculty of Health Sciences

The Department of Urology and the School of Health Systems and Public Health in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Pretoria (UP) have been performing human and environmental health research in the Vhembe district of the Limpopo province for the past twelve years. This National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)-funded study is a collaborative effort between Prof Brenda Eskenazi, who is the Director of the Center for Children's Environmental Health Research at the University of California, Berkeley Campus, San Francisco, USA, and Prof Riana Bornman of the Department of Urology at UP.

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Public Health Seminar, 8 August 2014 - 25/07/2014
From School of Health Systems and Public Health

Application of the case-crossover epidemiological study design: Association between outdoor air pollution and cause-specific mortality in Cape Town, South Africa

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Faculty of Health Sciences’ research in Limpopo paves the road for exciting collaborations on prostate cancer - 24/07/2014
From Faculty of Health Sciences

The Department of Urology and School of Health Systems and Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Pretoria (UP) have been instrumental in the health research being done in the Vhembe district in the Limpopo province for the past twelve years. The presence of UP in the Thohoyandou area has led to a collaborative partnership with a globally recognised access programme, PHAKAMISA, that aims to directly impact on the outcomes achieved with treating and caring for patients suffering from cancer and on the needs of those managing this dreaded disease. This will include support to health care providers as well as prostate cancer patients.

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Annual Summer School in Health Measurement - 23/07/2014
From School of Health Systems and Public Health

8 - 12 September 2014

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