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.
Silindile Ngcobo, a PhD candidate in biomaterials at the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Cardiovascular Research Unit in the Department of Surgery, recently took part in the 2019 Women in Global Health Conference (WLGH) in Rwanda.
MC was not much older than Joseph Lichtman when they met. Still muscular, he’d been a powerful man once. Later, Lichtman noticed the callused ridges between his palms and fingers and the nicotine-stained fingertips. Among his tattoos were the signatures of prison life.
Launched in July this year, the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation’s Amajita Tutu Truck gave 50 men in Philippi free HIV tests on International Men’s Day on 19 November – and complimentary haircuts, thanks to a collaboration with Legends Barbershop.
The University of Cape Town (UCT) has been ranked among the top 100 globally for two subjects – clinical, pre-clinical and health, and social sciences – in the 2020 Times Higher Education (THE) Rankings by subject.
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