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WITS Health Sciences Courses

University of the Witwatersrand Wits Health Sciences Courses

Undergraduate Degrees

The Faculty of Health Sciences proudly offers an array of undergraduate programs designed to cultivate a new generation of healthcare professionals:

  • Bachelor of Health Sciences (BHSc)
  • Bachelor of Dental Science (BDS)
  • Bachelor of Oral Health Sciences (BOHSc)
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBCh)
  • Graduate Entry Medical Programme (GEMP)
  • Bachelor of Clinical Medical Practice (BCMP)
  • Bachelor of Nursing (BNurs)
  • Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy (BSc OT)
  • Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy (BSc Physiotherapy)
  • Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharm)

In 2014, our university implemented a new admissions framework for all undergraduate degrees within the Health Sciences sector, enhancing the selection process to align with our commitment to excellence and inclusivity.

Postgraduate Educational Opportunities

The Faculty extends a comprehensive suite of postgraduate qualifications, embracing a broad spectrum of specialties and research-driven knowledge:

Doctoral Degrees:

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • Doctor of Science in Medicine (DScMed)
  • Doctor of Science in Dentistry (DScDent)

Masters’ Degrees:

  • Master of Dentistry (MDent) [Various Specializations]
  • Master of Medicine (MMed) [Various Specializations]
  • Master of Pharmacy (MPharm)
  • Master of Public Health (MPH) [Various Specializations]
  • Master of Family Medicine (MFM)
  • Master of Science (MSc) in fields such as Medicine, Dentistry, Epidemiology, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, and Physiotherapy, among others.

Bachelor of Health Sciences Honours Programs in:

  • Biokinetics
  • Forensic Sciences
  • Pharmacology
  • Human Genetics
  • Physiology
  • Human Anatomy
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Medical Biochemistry

Postgraduate Diplomas in specialized areas including:

  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Child Health
  • Health Service Management
  • Occupational Health
  • Public Health
  • Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
  • Advanced Nursing
  • Health Science Education

Our programs are meticulously designed to advance the careers of health science professionals and to contribute to the dynamic field of healthcare education and service.

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