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Welcome to the Faculty of Health Sciences

The Faculty of Health Sciences provides excellent support and training for students which contributes to the development of their scientific competencies. The Faculty takes great pride in the excellence of its researchers, its research, and its training.

The teaching of health professionals is conducted across a wide range of environments from the rural areas of Mpumalanga and the North West to the sprawling campus of Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital. The central principle of this exposure is that students learn alongside patients at all levels of the health system. Students’ learning is supported by innovation in technology such as the flipped classroom; web-based learning materials, and podcasting of lectures.  The high levels of student achievement at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels are a testament to the quality of students who study in this Faculty. 

Faculty of Health Sciences

29 January 2018 (Monday)

Campus Challenge

Venue: Amphitheatre (below Library Lawns), East Campus 

09:00 – 15:00     

The Amazing Race   
Starts at the Amphitheatre (below Library Lawns), East Campus – Ends at the Island of Adventure

30 January 2018 (Tuesday)

WITS 101:

Venue: FNB 101, West Campus 

09:00 - 09:30      

Adjusting to University Life (Counselling and Careers Development Unit)

09:30 - 10:00     

Introduction to First Year Experience (FYE)        

10:00 - 10:30     

Academic Success through Leadership & Service              

10:30 - 11:00     

Campus Protection        

11:00 - 11:30     

WITS History & Traditions             

11:30 - 12:00     

Movie: Shooting Sardines in a Barrel      

12:00 - 13:15        

Wits App / My SOS          


14:00 - 14:30     

Wits Safety / Don’t Dis Our Ability                            

14:30 - 15:00       

Parking & Transportation             

31 January 2018 (Wednesday)

ICT Skills Training and Online Assessment

Venue: West Campus (see venues below)

08:30 - 11:00        

Surnames: A-C                   

Maths Sciences Computer Lab 1, Science Stadium

Surnames: D-F                   

Maths Sciences Computer Lab 2, Science Stadium

Surnames: G-I                    

Commerce, Law and Management Computer Lab, West Campus

Surnames: J-L

FNB Computer Lab 2A2, West Campus 


11:30 - 14:00        

Surnames: Ma-Mb

Maths Sciences Computer Lab 1, Science Stadium 

Surnames: Mc-Mn                           

Maths Sciences Computer Lab 2, Science Stadium

Surnames: Mo-Mz                           

Commerce, Law and Management Computer Lab, West Campus

Surnames: N-P                   

FNB Computer Lab 105, West Campus 


14:30 - 16:30        

Surnames: Q-R                

Maths Sciences Computer Lab 1, Science Stadium 

Surnames: S-T                    

Maths Sciences Computer Lab 2, Science Stadium 

Surnames: U-Z                   

FNB Computer Lab 2B, West Campus 

1 February 2018 (Thursday)

Becoming a Health Sciences Student 

Venue: CHJH Auditorium, Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Hospital (Entrance through Medical School)

09:00 - 09:30  

Address by the Dean - Faculty Health Sciences   Prof Martin Veller V

09:30 - 09:50  

Address by HODs: Profs Ballot; Bruce Chirwa & Nemutandani.

09:50 - -10:10  

Health Sciences Students Council: Miss Tshegofatso Ubisi

10:10 - 10:30  

Office of Student Support: Ms Ntsiki Mapukata

TEA BREAK                                         

11:00 - 11:30     

Gender Equity: Ms Crystal Dicks

11:30 - 12:00     

E-Learning: Ms Paula Barnard

12:00 - 12:30     

Becoming a Health Sciences Student: Senior Students; MBBCh/Allied

12:30 - 13:00     

Multidisciplinary Learning: Prof Sharon Fonn

LUNCH BREAK                                  

Parktown Campus          

14:00 - 15:30     

Tour of Med School / PVT / Library: Senior Students


2 February 2018 (Friday)

Academic Support

Venue: CMJH Auditorium, Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Hospital (Entrance through Medical School)           

08:30 - 09:00    

Overview of professions in Health Science- Assistant Dean: T&L; Prof. Greene-Thompson

09:00 - 09:20

The Basic Sciences: Dr Penny Keene

09:30 - 09:50  

Library Services: Mr Devind Peter

09:50 - 10:10  

Academic Support: Ms Gila Carter

10:10 - 10:30  

Tutoring Programme: Dr Constance Khupe

TEA BREAK                                  

Medical School

11:00 - 13:00    

HPCSA REGISTRATION: Registrar’s Office

Foyer / UUME (Medical School Foyer)                

FIRST AID: Mrs Sandra Benn




LUNCH BREAK                                

Medical School 

14:00 - 15:30     

Programme Specific Activities: HOD

Education Campus                    

BCMP Course

Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Hospital, Parktown                   

BOHSC Coordinators

BHSC Biomed Student Councils

BHSc Biokinetics