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Department of Family Medicine

Welcome to the Department of Family Medicine


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.

 

News

Taking the battle against disease into the family home - 25/08/2014
From Department of Family Medicine

The fight for the health and wellbeing of South Africans should be taken into the homes of the neediest individuals and families, believes Professor Jannie Hugo, Head of the Department of Family Medicine at UP.

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