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Wits University Heath Sciences
Medical Cell Biology The Bachelor of Health Sciences with Honours in the field of Medical Cell Biology is is a research-intensive course aiming to provide students with a thorough understanding of cell and molecular biological processes in relation to disease.
Medical Cell Biology The Bachelor of Health Sciences with Honours in the field of Medical Cell Biology is is a research-intensive course aiming to provide students with a thorough understanding of cell and molecular biological processes in relation to disease.

Qualification: BHSc(Honours)

School: Anatomical Science

Faculty: Health Sciences

Duration: 1 year

Study mode: Full-time

Overview

The backbone of the course is based on seminars and discussion themes with research topics offered including:

  • Teratology and Birth Defects with a specific focus on the in vitro and in vivo assessment of teratogenic agents on aspects of embryological processes.
  • Reproductive Biology with interests regarding the processes of implantation and infertility.
  • Neuroanatomy with a specific focus on mammalian sleep physiology and evolutionary links.
  • Thrombosis and Inflammation, with a specific interest in disease manifestations and electron microscopy.
  • Breast Cancer and Immunology, focusing on the in vitro assessment of cellular and molecular cancer processes.

Depending on the research topic chosen, students will be exposed to the following techniques:

Tissue and cell culture methodology

  • Immunocytochemistry,
  • Electron and light microscopy,
  • PCR, cytokine analyses and statistical methods,
  • Comparative histology
  • Flow cytometry
  • Experimental embryology

An undergraduate degree (BA, BSc, BHSc) with excellent results.

Additional Entry Requirements

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  • Applications are handled centrally by the Student Enrolment Centre (SEnC). Once your application is complete in terms of requested documentation, your application will be referred to the relevant School for assessment. Click here to see an overview of the Wits applications process.
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  • Applicants can monitor the progress of their applications via the Self Service Portal, view academic application status, accept an offer (once certified hardcopies have been received by SEnC), apply and check residence application status, and generate a fees estimate.
  • Selections for programmes that have a limited intake but attract a large number of applications may only finalise the application at the end of the application cycle.

Please note that the Entry Requirements are a guide. Meeting these requirements does not guarantee a place. Final selection is made subject to the availability of places, academic results and other entry requirements where applicable.
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