Faculty of Health Sciences

Medicine Programmes

Our MBChB programme started in 1985 with a traditional programme and later adopted the innovative curriculum based on problem-based learning and community based education. Learning in the community is also introduced early in the curriculum and the time spent in the community is progressively increased up to final year.

A curriculum that is integrated with early clinical exposure progressively increasing up to final year. Small group learning is a central pillar of our teaching and learning strategy. We use an expanded teaching platform across the Eastern Cape Province.

The Bachelor of Medical Clinical Practice (Clinical Associate Programme) was introduced in 2008 and had an intake of 23 students. It follows problem-based, community-based curriculum with about 80% of time spend in District Hospitals and surrounding communities.