UCT researchers shine at SAMRC Scientific Merit Awards
Three UCT researchers have been honoured at the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) Scientific Merit Awards 2016.
FHS staff and students march to Bremner building
Staff and students from UCT Faculty of Health Sciences marched to Bremner building today to protest against recent events at the University of Cape Town and express their commitment to resolving the impasse through active engagement between staff...
Parliament picket sparks free-education debate
UCT academics led a picket outside Parliament on 22 September for better funding of higher education in South Africa.
New HOD for Medicine
Dr Ntobeko Ntusi has been appointed as the new Head of the Department (HOD) of Medicine, from November 2016. Dr Ntusi replaces Professor Bongani Mayosi, who is Dean designate for the Faculty of Health Sciences.
Radiation Oncology unveils new linac machine and radiology treatment unit
Cancer patients in the Western Cape will now wait less than four weeks to receive treatment thanks to a new linear accelerator (Linac) machine recently acquired by the Department of Radiation Oncology at Groote Schuur Hospital and UCT.
Latest Campus Update
20 October 2016 13:00: The Dean and the Dean’s Advisory Committee have decided to suspend all teaching and learning activities in Years 1-3 of all the undergraduate programmes, with a plan to complete teaching and examinations in a mini-semester in January 2017. Read the letter from the Dean

Faculty Update Meetings
Weekly Staff Update Meetings will be held at different sites over the next three weeks.
University and Faculty Funding Model and Fees – Presentation to FHS Students and Staff


Saturday, 22 October 2016

Dear students and staff, please read the letter from the Dean.

Publication Date:
Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 11:45

The Faculty of Health Sciences Deanery and Dean’s Advisory Committee note, with dismay, the events that occurred on the afternoon of Friday 14 October.

Publication Date:
Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 19:00

Meet Adam van Niekerk, biomedical engineer, PhD student and the inventor of a device that corrects for accidental motion during MRI scans.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 12:45

Mainstream media and social media platforms have painted a picture of student protests as a series of increasingly violent confrontations between students, university staff, private security and SAPS. My experience of these has been very different.

Publication Date:
Monday, October 10, 2016 - 15:45