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Faculty of Health Sciences Postgraduate Programmes

The Faculty of Health Sciences at Wits University offers a wide range of postgraduate degrees and diplomas, from the Masters of Medicine and Dentistry for clinical specialist training to Masters degrees in a variety of disciplines ranging from Biokinetics and Sports Medicine to Biostatistics, Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Pharmacy, Public Health and many more.

The Faculty of Health Sciences is the largest of its kind in Africa, has an outstanding international reputation and has produced graduates who have gone on to become world leaders in their chosen fields.

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Research degrees: In any field of research approved by the Faculty Graduate Studies Committee and the proposed supervisor(s) and Heads of School(s).

Doctor of Science (Medicine or Dentistry): by submission of published work

Doctor of Philosophy: by submission of published work or by submission of a thesis.

Minimum of 2 year full-time or maximum of 4 years part-time

Doctor of Medicine (MD): by submission of published work

Master of Science in (Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy): by submission of a dissertation.

1 year full-time or 2 years part-time

Degrees by coursework and research report:

Master of Science in Dentistry MSc(Dent) in clinical disciplines:
Community Dentistry, Digitial Dentistry, Maxillo Facial & Oral Surgery, Oral Pathology, Orthodontics, Periodontics and Oral Medicine, Prosthodontics.

1 year full-time or 2 years part-time

Master of Science in Medicine MSc(Med) in the fields:
Applied Physiology (in abeyance), Bioethics & Health Law, Biokinetics, Biology and Control of African Disease Vectors (July intake only), Child Health (Developmental option), Child Health (Community Paediatrics), Clinical Governance, Emergency Medicine, Forensic Pathology (in abeyance), Genetic Counselling, Haematology (in abeyance), Immunology (in abeyance), Medical Microbiology (in abeyance), Nuclear Medicine, Pharmaceutical Affairs (part-time only), Pharmacotherapy (part-time only), Sports Medicine, Sports Science (in abeyance), Tropical Diseases (in abeyance), Virology (in abeyance).

1 year full-time or 2 years part-time

Master of Science in Epidemiology MSc(Epi) in the fields:
Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Population-Based Field Epidemiology, Infectious Diseases Epidemiology

18 months full-time or 3 years parttime

Master of Science in Occupational Therapy MSc(OT)

1 year full-time or 2 years part-time

Master of Science in Physiotherapy MSc(Physio)

1 year full-time or 2 years part-time

Master of Science in Nursing MSc(Nursing)

1 year full-time or 2 years part-time

Master of Pharmacy (MPharm)

1 year full-time or 2 years part-time

**Master of Public Health (MPH) in the fields:
Health Systems & Policy, Maternal & Child Health, Occupational Hygiene, Rural Health, Social & Behaviour Change Communication

1 year full-time or 2 years part-time

Master of Dentistry (MDent) in the specialities:
Community Dentistry, Maxillo Facial & Oral Surgery, Oral Pathology, Orthodontics, Periodontics and Oral Medicine, Prosthodontics.

3 / 4 years full-time depending on clinical discipline

*Master of Medicine (MMed) in the specialties:
Anaesthesia, Anatomical Pathology, Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, Chemical Pathology, Clinical Pathology, Community Health, Dermatology, Diagnostic Radiology, Forensic Pathology, Haematology, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Nuclear Medicine, Microbiology, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedic Surgery, Otorhinolaryngology, Paediatrics, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Psychiatry, Radiation Oncology, Surgery, Urology, Virology.

3 / 4 / 5 years full-time depending on specialty

Honours
Bachelor of Health Sciences with Honours in the field of Biokentics, Chemical Pathology, Human Biology, Physiology, Pharmacology, Human Genetics, Forensic Sciences, Medical Cell Biology, Molecular Medicine and Medical Biochemistry 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time

Diplomas

Postgraduate Diploma in Child Health (PGDCH) in the fields:
Community Paediatrics,Neurodevelopment

1 year full-time or 2 years part-time

**Diploma in Occupational Health (DOH)

2 years part-time

**Diploma in Public Health (DPH) in the fields:
Communicable Diseases, Community Rehabilitation, Demography and Population Studies, Disaster Management, Environmental and Occupational Health, Gender and Health, Health Management, Health Measurement, Health Promotion, Health Systems and Policy, Health Systems and Policy, Hospital Management, Maternal and Child Health, Occupational Hygiene, Primary Health Care Management, Rural Health, Sexual and Reproductive Rights and Health, Social and Behaviour Change Communication

1 year full-time or 2 years part-time

Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (DTM&H)

6 months full-time or 1 year parttime

Postgraduate Diploma in Occupational Therapy (PGDipOT)

2 years part-time

Postgraduate Diploma in Physiotherapy (PGDipPhysio)

1 year full-time

Diploma in Advanced Nursing (DAdvNursing)in the fields: Advanced Psychiatric Nursing, Community Health Nursing, Child Nursing, Forensic Nursing, Genetics Nursing, Infection Control, Intensive Care Nursing, Nephrology Nursing, Nursing Management, Occupational Health Nursing, Oncology and Palliative Care, Operating Theatre Nursing, Ophthalmic Nursing, Orthopaedic Nursing, Trauma and Emergency Nursing

1 year full-time or 2 years part-time

* The Master of Medicine in Clinical Disciplines and the Master of Dentistry in Clinical Disciplines are limited to applicants who have registered with The Health Professions Council of SA.
** Not offered in 2019

Contact Details:

The Postgraduate Office
Tel: (011) 717-2076/2006
Postal: Health Sciences, Phillip V Tobias Building 2nd Floor, 29 Princess of Wales Terrace, Parktown, 2193

Faculty of Health Sciences website

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