Returning FHS Students:  Welcome back! We look forward to settling into another fruitful academic year with you.

New Students: We are excited to welcome you to the Faculty at registration on Monday, 28 January 2019. For further details of your orientation programmes;

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Wednesday, 23 January 2019
Rogue Hormone Meets its Match

It’s a baffling and avoidable heart condition that until now has gone mostly undiagnosed because it’s detected too late. Peripartum cardiomyopathy, triggered by a hormone that’s released when breastfeeding starts, affects as many as one in a thousand young mothers and 25% of them will die – unnecessarily. Carte Blanche tells the story of pioneering medical research by Groote Schuur doctors who have discovered a simple and inexpensive treatment.


Publication Date:
Tue, 06 Nov 2018 - 09:45
Acclaim for UCT’s healthcare ʻbible’

The conference centre at the SA Medical Research Council (MRC) erupted into cheers and applause on 26 October as colourful balloons were released into the hall to celebrate the official launch of the Practical Approach to Care Kit (PACK).

Publication Date:
Wed, 31 Oct 2018 - 10:15
Identifying those who die at sea

 UCT is spearheading a study that could be key to resolving the worldwide challenge of identifying human remains found in the ocean or washed up on the beach, the success of which would bring closure to grieving families.

Publication Date:
Fri, 26 Oct 2018 - 09:45
Medical students upskilling communities

A group of fourth-year University of Cape Town (UCT) medical students who are helping empower Mitchell’s Plain residents by teaching them basic first-aid skills are themselves benefiting from the experience as they learn the essential of community-oriented primary care (COPC).

Publication Date:
Thu, 25 Oct 2018 - 11:00