In the Medical Biosciences Department we aim at training and developing scientist who will conduct research with a view to reduce the many lifestyle associated diseases. To prepare students, the Medical Biosciences programme teaches students Anatomy, Physiology and Medical Microbiology thereby providing an understanding of the structure and function of the human body, and how the body protects itself against disease.
The degree in Medical Bioscience is a formative degree
and does not prepare you for a specific profession. The qualification
with scientific training in basic medical related sciences provides you
with a gateway to further your studies towards different careers. Our
graduates work in the food industry, as laboratory assistants and as
medical or pharmaceutical reps. You may also want to combine your degree
with a relevant diploma in marketing, finance, education, journalism or
even in the legal arena. Many students continue with postgraduate
studies in Medical Biosciences with a view towards becoming a research
scientists or lecturer.
Medical Bioscientist tend to be people who
Are passionate about discovering how the human body functions
Relish playing a role solving problems related to lifestyle diseases.
Are interested in understanding which and how micro-organisms cause disease in the body
Enjoy discovering how the body defends itself against disease.
Are logical thinkers and enjoy solving problems
Understand how the body functions in health and disease.
Understand and explain how the structures of the human body relate to its function, and how micro-organisms affect the body.
Ability to collect and analyse scientific information
Write, analyse and present data effectively.
Basic and advance laboratory skills.
Confidence and self-discipline.
B.Sc (Medical Bioscience)
B.Sc Honours (Medical Bioscience)
M.Sc (Medical Bioscience)