Welcome to the website of the Department of Family Medicine.
As part of the University of Pretoria Faculty of Health Sciences, the Department of Family Medicine plays a significant role in maintaining health standards through quality education, research and community service. Family Medicine is an academic discipline closely associated with health care delivery in the District Health System (from private medical practitioners to public sector clinics, community health centres and district hospitals and non-governmental organisations). It seeks to help provide holistic bio-psycho-social first point care to all patients.
This site provides information to you as a student within the Faculty or as a visitor seeking to understand what it is we are achieving. You will learn of our mission and vision, about our diverse staff and students and, of course, the academic programmes we have to offer. You will learn of our areas of research focus and of our successes. You will also be able to explore our facilities and support systems that have led to one of the highest (Health Sciences) pass rates in all of South Africa/Africa.
We hope you enjoy browsing this site. If you have trouble finding the information you are seeking, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Faculty of Health Sciences’ research in Limpopo paves the road for exciting collaborations on prostate cancer - 24/07/2014
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.
UP Fine Arts graduate overall winner of the Absa L’Atelier art competition 2014 - 24/07/2014
The Absa L’Atelier art competition is South Africa’s most prestigious annual art event. The award to be won in this competition not only assures South Africa’s emerging artists of recognition, but also affords them the opportunity to develop their talents abroad. The competition is run in conjunction with the South African National Association for the Visual Arts (SANAVA). This year, recent UP graduate Liberty Battson was announced the overall winner for 2014.
Photographs speak louder than words - 22/07/2014
Rory du Plessis, Visual Cultural Studies lecturer in the University of Pretoria (UP)'s Department of Visual Arts, has just returned from a fellowship at the Max Planck Institute for History of Science (MPIWG) in Berlin. The awarded fellowship forms part of his interdisciplinary doctoral studies and was in the research cluster 'Encounters between Medicine, Literature, Philosophy and their Circulation in Public Debates'.
University of Pretoria celebrated Mandela Day in Hammanskraal - 22/07/2014
On Friday 18 July, staff from the University of Pretoria (UP) and members of the Morokolong community, Hammanskraal, converged at the Tshedimosetso Community Development Centre to celebrate Mandela Day. At the beginning of June, the Department of Facilities Management, in collaboration with the Department of University Relations, embarked on various projects to renovate the Centre.