Faculty of Health Sciences

Message from the Dean

I have pleasure in welcoming both staff and students to the faculty of Health Sciences of Walter Sisulu University.

Each year we welcome a group of first year students to our health sciences programs especially the undergraduate training programs. You have joined this faculty to acquire new skills that will help you contribute meaningfully to the Shealthcare needs of our society. I encourage you to use all the available resources within our faculty and university to ensure that your intended goals are reached at the earliest possible time. The returning students are welcome and encouraged to continue with their studies and commitment to be the best graduates of this faculty upon completion of their faculty.

The faculty has developed into a formidable source of undergraduate and postgraduate programs since its establishment in 1985, under the auspices of the former University of Transkei.

The problem-based learning and communitybased service ensures that the faculty produces graduates that are relevant to the service needs of the communities in which they work. The postgraduate training programme is improving steadily since its initial accreditation in 2002.

The staff members have been an integral part of the faculty success over the years with support from both the university and Eastern Cape Department of Health to ensure full commitment and sustainability of the teaching programme of the university.

The expanded teaching platform throughout the province exposes students to a diverse environment from rural to urban and primary to tertiary healthcare services which allows them to cope well in any setting when they qualify as healthcare professionals.

Let us work together to make this another remarkable year for the faculty. I wish you all the
success in your journey.

Professor Thozama Dubula, Dean of Health Sciences