A 4-year programme for the medical practitioner who wishes to do a Masters in Family Medicine degree. The programme is predominantly online education with obligatory attendance at the 3-4 day contact session in January of each year.
The professional experience and clinical requirements are specified in the attached brochure
In South Africa students must spend 4 years in a Registrar post in one of the 4 Training Complexes in the Western Cape. Registrars will rotate in the complex between the Regional Hospital, District Hospitals and Community Health Centres to obtain the necessary professional experience. During the 4 years the Registrar must also complete the module Clinical Family Medicine, which covers ten clinical domains relevant to Family Medicine.
Over the 4 years candidates complete the module Clinical Family Medicine, which covers ten clinical domains relevant to Family Medicine, as well as 10 web-based modules and a research assignment. The practical skills required of graduates are to be found in the logbook
Those who complete the degree while in an HPCSA registrar post will be able to register as a specialist in Family Medicine.
Outside South Africa it will be possible for students to complete the Masters degree, but they will not be able to register in South Africa as a specialist Family Physician. Students must still obtain 4 years of professional experience under supervision in settings that are considered appropriate by the University.
Closing date for applications 30 September To apply please read all the requirements in the brochure and complete BOTH the following forms The University form must be returned with the R100.00 application fee and certified copies of your Degrees.
A 2-year course leading to a Diploma in Family Medicine for medical practitioners who wish to expand and update their knowledge and skills in Family Medicine. Diploma students must pass 6 academic modules and the programme is fully described in the attached brochure.
The following 12-week short courses are offered by online education: February - April
Principles and Practice of Rural Health Care
Introduction to Integrative Medicine
May - August
Rehabilitation and Family Medicine
Palliative care in Family Medicine
August - November
Geriatrics in Family Medicine
Forensics in Family Medicine
Healthcare Management and Administration
These courses are provided by online education. There is no contact session. Tuition is by a variety of readings, practical tasks, assignments, on-line seminars, multi-media and interaction over the Internet. Please read the attached brochure for more information
Successful participation in the modules enables you to earn 30 CEU points per year. Short course applications will be accepted up to two months prior to the start of the particular course. To apply please read all the requirements in the brochure and complete the following form.