Welcome to the Faculty of Health Sciences. The faculty is recognised nationally and internationally as an outstanding institution for the training of health care workers, research and clinical service.
The University of Cape Town (UCT) campus community and members of the public are invited to join a silent protest in solidarity with survivors of sexual violence and rape on Friday, 2 August, from 12:00 outside Sarah Baartman Hall.
We honour the legacy and impact of former UCT Dean of Health Sciences, Professor Bongani Mayosi, on us as individuals and colleagues, and as a faculty at the University of Cape Town. In this video we have interviewed his former colleagues and friends who reflect on his impact on them personally and professionally. He will forever be sorely missed. May we all continue ‘to lift as we rise.’
It’s been a tough year for University of Cape Town (UCT) alumnus Dr Nabeelah Ismail. Just five months ago she was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) – an aggressive cancer of the blood and bone marrow – and in the blink of an eye her life changed forever.
Established over 100 years ago in 1912, the Faculty is the oldest medical school in sub-Saharan Africa, and the top-rated on the continent. With a stellar reputation in education and research we were ranked 48th in the 2014 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
The Faculty of Health Sciences research enterprise aims to advance and encourage excellent research, in the context of the vision and mission of the Faculty and of the University of Cape Town. We lead high-quality research programmes, train future research leaders, and provide advice and counsel to health organisations around the world.
Mission and vision
To be "an outstanding teaching and research Faculty, educating for life and addressing the challenges facing our society. Within this, we recognize our historical context and our location in Africa, and strive to play an active developmental role in the cultural, economic, political, scientific and social environment of South Africa and the African continent".
It takes hard work and dedication to become a competent caring health practitioner and scientist, but the rewards are tremendous. If you are passionate about positively impacting the health and life of others, then UCT's Faculty of Health Sciences is the place for you. Professor Bongani Mayosi Late Dean: Faculty of Health Sciences