Areas of study
The Department is responsible for teaching in the pre-clinical years programme of the undergraduate MBChB degree. Semesters 4 and 5 are co-ordinated by the Course convenor housed in the CLS Directorate office. Approximately 200 students are taught in these semesters using the Problem Based learning method.
Masters and Doctoral postgraduate students are scattered throughout the department in the various divisions and there are approximately 150 students at any one time.
BSc(Med) Honours programme
BSc(Med)(Hons) degrees at the University of Cape Town Medical School are offered jointly by the Departments of Clinical Laboratory Sciences (CLS) and Human Biology (HUB) and accommodate a maximum 40 students. Honours training and research also incorporates staff and projects in associated departments (such as Surgery and Medicine), and research groupings such as the Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine (IDM), the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB), and various MRC Units.
These Honours courses include:
- Applied Anatomy / Biological Anthropology
- Cell Biology
- Human Genetics
- Forensic Genetics
- Infectious Diseases and Immunology
- Medical Biochemistry