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WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$4,880 /year
Applications Begin:April 2021
Student Intake:220 Students
Final Award:Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB)
Start Date:February 2022
Academic Unit:Faculty of Health Sciences
Campus:Medical School Campus
Application Deadline: 31 July 2021
Programme Overview

The MBChB programme takes six years to complete. After graduating with an MBChB degree and completing two years’ internship and a year’s community service, you will be allowed by the Health Professions Council of South Africa to practise as a medical doctor.

Curriculum

First Year

PPH1001F Becoming a Professional

PPH1002S Becoming a Health Professional

HUB1006F Introduction to Integrated Health Sciences: Part I

IBS1007S Introduction to Integrated Health Sciences: Part II

CEM1011F Chemistry for Medical Students

PHY1025F Physics

SLL1044S Beginners Afrikaans for Medical Students

SLL1041S Beginners isiXhosa for Medical Students

Second Year

PTY2000S Integrated Health Systems Part 1B

PPH2000W Becoming a Doctor Part 1A

SLL2002H Becoming a Doctor Part 1B

HSE2000W Becoming a Doctor Part 1C (Clinical Skills)

HUB2017H Integrated Health Systems Part 1A

Third Year

PPH3000H Becoming a Doctor Part 2A

MDN3001H Introduction to Clinical Practice

SLL3002H Becoming a Doctor Part 2B

HSE3000F Becoming a Doctor Part 2C (Clinical Skills)

PTY3009F Integrated Health Systems Part II

Fourth Year

SLL3003W Clinical Languages

PRY4000W Psychiatry

AAE4002W Anaesthesia Part 1

OBS4003W Obstetrics

MDN4011W Medicine

MDN4015W Pharmacology and Applied Therapeutics

PED4016W Neonatology

PPH4056W Health in Context

Fifth Year

PED5001W Caring for Children

CHM5003W Surgery

MDN5003H Pharmacology and Applied Therapeutics

CHM5004H Trauma

OBS5005W Gynaecology

CHM5005H Orthopaedic Surgery

MDN5005W Dermatology

MDN5006W Rheumatology

CHM5007W Neurology and Neurosurgery

CHM5008W Ophthalmology

CHM5009W Otorhinolaryngology

CHM5010W Urology

Sixth Year

CHM6000W Surgery (including Allied Disciplines)

MDN6000W Medicine (including Allied Disciplines)

OBS6000W Obstetrics

PED6000W Paediatrics and Child Health

PPH6000W Family Medicine and Palliative Medicine

PRY6000W Psychiatry and Mental Health

AAE6000W Anaesthesia Part II

PPH6001W Long Elective

PPH6005W Short Elective

PTY6012W Forensic Medicine

Admission Requirements

NSC Examinations

880 Unweighted MedPS or above

60% for English (Home or First Additional Language)

60% for Mathematics

60% for Physical Sciences

50% or above for the next three best subjects, excluding Life Orientation

NBT scores of Proficient for AL, QL and Mathematics

Subminima for consideration:

810 FPS or above

450 APS or above

Advanced (A) Level

Without PR: 48 points plus NBT score of 270/300.

With PR of 70/100: 46 – 48 points plus NBT of 230/300 (all in Proficient range)

At least a C symbol in two A Level subjects (including Mathematics PLUS Physics or Chemistry) and a B in the remaining subject (Physics or Chemistry) and in English, both of which may be at AS or IGCSE Level.

Advanced Subsidiary (AS) Level

Without PR: 48 points plus NBT score of 270/300.

With PR of 70/100: 46 – 48 points plus NBT of 230/300 (all in Proficient range)

AS and IGCSE level subject requirements: At least B in four AS level subjects (including

Mathematics and Physics and Chemistry), and a B symbol in English, which may be at IGCSE/

Ordinary Level.

International Baccalaureate

Without PR: 48 points plus NBT score of 270 / 300.

With PR of 70/100: 46 – 48 points plus NBT of 230 / 300 (all in Proficient range)

At least grade 5 in three Higher level subjects, two of which must be Mathematics and/or Chemistry and/or Physics and/or English

At least grade 5 in the remaining two subjects (Physics or Chemistry or Mathematics or English not taken at Higher level), which may be at Standard level.

Mathematical Studies is not acceptable.

IB applicants need to be in possession of the IB Diploma, not the Certificate.

Application Process
Application Fees for South African & SADC Students: $6
Application Fees for International Students: $18

Apply online

You will need a working email address and your South African identity number. If you are an international applicant, you need your passport number.

Applications close

31 July of the year prior to study for South African and international applicants.

Application status

Check your application status online or follow the directions on your letter from the admissions office in order to log in and determine your application status. Should you not have received your login and password, you may also use your names and birth date.

Career Opportunities

Jobs where your degree would be useful include:
– Cardiologist.
– Clinical radiologist.
– General practice doctor.
– Hospital doctor.
– Pathologist.
– Physician associate.
– Psychiatrist.
– Surgeon.

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Tuition Fees for South African & SADC Students: $4,880
Tuition Fees for International Students: $4,880

Please note that fees and payment requirements differ for local and international students. A further distinction is made between international students from the SADC region, international students from elsewhere in Africa, and international students from outside Africa. The following information does not apply to students registering at the Graduate School of Business (GSB).

South African citizens and South African permanent residents

An initial payment of fees (for tuition and residence) is due by January. If payment is not received on or before the due date, a one-off late payment fee of 8% of the unpaid amount will be charged. You will be allowed to register if the initial payment has not been received by the due date.

The amounts due are:

Tuition cost initial payment R27,000 (or the full fee where this is lower than the initial payment),

plus if applicable;

Residence (catering) initial payment R33,000, or

Residence (self-catering) initial payment R21,500

This is not the full cost. Final payment is due 30 June 2020.

International students from the SADC region

An initial payment of fees (tuition and residence and the administrative service fee) is due before registration. If payment is not received on or before the due date, a one-off late payment fee of 8% of the unpaid amount will be charged. Allow a minimum of 14 working days for the payment to reflect in UCT’s bank account.

The amounts due are:

Tuition cost initial payment R27,000 (or the full fee where this is lower than the initial payment), plus

Non-refundable administrative service fee R4,000

plus if applicable

Residence (catering) initial payment R33,000, or

Residence (self-catering) initial payment R21,500

This is not the full cost. Final payment is due in June.

International Students

International students must make a minimum initial payment towards the tuition fees, international term fees and residence fees (where applicable), prior to registration. If payment is not received on or before the due date, a one-off late payment fee of 8% of the unpaid amount will be charged. Allow a minimum of 14 working days for the payment to reflect in UCT’s bank account.

Payment due prior to registration for:

UCT full-time international fee-paying students (except Master’s & PhD students): R95,000

This is not the full cost. Final payment is due in June.

plus if applicable:

Residence (catering) initial payment R33,000, or

Residence (self-catering) initial payment R21,500

This is not the full residence cost. Final payment is due in June.

Relevant Contact

 
Prof. Graham J Louw
Programme Convener