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Programmes

Undergraduate

Entry into the Medical Bioscience programme is dependent on your Grade 12 scores (see the uwc home page for further information). On this basis of your matric results and / or on an invitation to write an entrance test, you may be selected for either the 3 or 4 year BSc Medical Bioscience Programme.

Three Year Programme

Your First Year

This year provides you with a firm foundation in the Sciences. You will register for modules in Life Science (biological basics), Chemistry, Computer Literacy, Statistics and Anatomy and Physiology. The Anatomy and Physiology curriculum have been merged to provide the learner with a module which seamlessly integrates the study of physiological function and anatomical structure. These modules are called MBS111 and MBS121 and form part of your core curriculum.

Your Second and Third Years

In second year onwards you will be exposed to medical bioscience modules in Physiology, Anatomy, Medical Microbiology and Biotechnology.  Of these the Biotechnology modules are electives and you may choose which suit your future interest best. The Biotechnology modules are offered by the Department of Biotechnology.

Included Core MBS Module Topics: The Anatomy of the Human Body, metabolism and the functions of various proteins in cells, Cardiovascular physiology, Respiratory Physiology, Cancer Biology, Reproduction Physiology, Biological Control Mechanisms, Developmental Biology, Temperature Regulation, Special Senses function, Nutrition and Physiological effects of exercise.

Four Year Programme

Your First and Second Year

These first two years allows you to prepare for the rigors of studying Medical Bioscience by providing you with a firm foundation in the Sciences. In your first year you will register for modules in Life Science I (biological basics), Chemistry and Mathematics.

During your second year you will register for Anatomy and Physiology, Statistics and Life Science II (biological basics). The Anatomy and Physiology curricula have been merged to provide the learner with a module which seamlessly integrates the study of physiological function and anatomical structure. These modules are called MBS111 and MBS121 and form part of your core curriculum.

Your Third and Fourth Years

From the third year onwards you will be exposed to modules in Physiology, Anatomy, Medical Microbiology and Biotechnology.  Of these the Biotechnology modules are electives and you may choose which suit your future interest best. The Biotechnology modules are offered by the Department of Biotechnology.

Included Core MBS Module Topics: The Anatomy of the Human Body, metabolism and the functions of various proteins in cells, Cardiovascular physiology, Respiratory Physiology, Cancer Biology, Reproduction Physiology, Biological Control Mechanisms, Developmental Biology, Temperature Regulation, Special Senses function, Nutrition and Physiological effects of exercise.

NB – For official information applicants and students are urged to consult the University Calendar for the undergraduate Science Faculty programme.


Postgraduate

The following exiting Postgraduate Degrees are offered in the Medical BioScience Programme:

  • B. Sc. Honours (1 year)

  • M.Sc. (1 – 2 years)

  • Ph.D. (2 – 3 years)

Applying for postgraduate studies

For further information on applying for postgraduate studies, please contact Prof. Ralf Henkel via email (rhenkel@uwc.ac.za) or Ms. Ursula Syster at Science Faculty office, via email (usyster@uwc.ac.za) or contact number: +27 21 959 2178.

Postgraduate funding opportunities

Contact persons:

Prof. Renfrew Christie at 021-9592949

Ms Mabrey Bennett at 021-9593338

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