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					UNIVERSITY OF LIMPOPO




 Faculty of Health Sciences



     School of Pathology



        Calendar 2009
 Medium of Instruction
The medium of instruction at the University of Limpopo, is English.



 Validity
 This Calendar is valid for the year 2009. The right is reserved to amend any
 rule or provision at any time without prior notice. No responsibility is
 accepted for possible inaccuracies.



 University Terms 2009
 FIRST SEMESTER                         :    05 January       -   26 June

 Easter Recess                          :    10 April         -   17 April
 Winter Recess                          :    26 June          -   17 July

 SECOND SEMESTER                        :    20 July          -   11 December



 Correspondence
 All correspondence to be addressed to:      The Interim Director
                                             School of Pathology
                                             University of Limpopo
                                             Box 227
                                             P O MEDUNSA
                                             0204

 Telegraphic address:                        Medunsa Campus
 Telephone number:                           +27(0)12 521-4253
 Telefax:                                    +27(0)12 521-4175
 E-mail Address:                             hjoubert@ul.ac.za
                                             herman.joubert@nhls.ac.za




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                                    CONTENTS

Message from the Interim Director School of Pathology   4

Members of Staff                                        5
Committees
      Faculty Board of Health Sciences
      FHS EXCO
                                                        13
      Higher Degrees Committee
      Medunsa Campus Research & Ethics Committee
      Executive Committee School of Pathology

Definitions of Terminology                              18

Degree and Diploma Programmes (Medunsa Campus)          19

      Honours Degree Programmes                        51

      Masters Degree Programmes                        55

      Doctors Degree Programmes                        68

Undergraduate Degree Programmes (Turfloop Campus)       41

      BSc (Med Sci)                                    41

      MSc (Med Sci)                                    67

      PhD (Med Sci)                                    70




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        MESSAGE FROM THE INTERIM DIRECTOR SCHOOL OF
                       PATHOLOGY



The School of Pathology is one of the four schools currently forming part of the Faculty of Health
Sciences. The only undergraduate degree offered by the School is the BSc (Med Sci) degree which is
only presented at the Turfloop Campus. The majority of the degree programmes of the School of
Pathology are postgraduate degrees intended to train medical scientists or pathologists. The
pathologists in the School are trained in the disciplines , Clinical Pathology, Chemical Pathology,
Haematology, Anatomical Pathology, Microbiology, Virology and Forensic Pathology.


In accordance with the umbrella agreement signed between the University of Limpopo and the
National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS) the school has available for experiential training of our
students the NHLS Service Laboratories at Dr George Mukhari Tertiary Hospital, Polokwane Provincial
Hospital and Mankweng Hospital. However do to the outreach policy of the NHLS the Pathologists at
the School of Pathology indirectly oversee all of the NHLS Laboratories in Mpumalanga North West
and Limpopo Provinces.


The MRC Diarrhoeal Pathogens Unit is also part of the School of Pathology and is jointly funded by
grants from the Medical Research Council and the University of Limpopo.


The School of Pathology also makes major contributions to the degree program in the schools of
Dentistry, Health Care Sciences and Medicine.




PROF HF JOUBERT
Interim Director: School of Pathology
MBChB (UP) MMed (Path) (UP) FC Path (Clin Path) (SA)




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                                     MEMBERS OF STAFF


FACULTY OF HEALTH SCIENCES

Executive Dean: School of Health
Sciences                                Rataemane ST, Prof

Executive Secretary
Assistant Registrar                     Malope AS, Ms BA Hons (Unin) CLAB (UL)
Secretary

SCHOOL OF PATHOLOGY

Director of School of Pathology:        Joubert HF, Prof MBChB (UP) MMed (Path) (UP) FF Path
                                        (Clin Path) (SA)

Anatomical Pathology

MEDUNSA CAMPUS

Professor/ Chief Specialist              Bowen R, Prof
Lecturer/Specialist                      Kekana T, BSc (Med), MBChB, MMed (Anat Path)
                                         (MEDUNSA)
Lecturer/Specialist                      Vacant
Lecturer/Specialist                      Vacant
Lecturer/Specialist                      Vacant
Princ. Medical Technologist              Lekalakala TM, Dip Med Lab Tech (Cytology &
                                         Histopathology Technique)

POLOKWANE CAMPUS

Clinical Pathology                     Kitiyna JNN Prof, MBChB (Uganda), MMed Clin Path
                                       (Tanzania), Dr of Medical Sciences in Human Pathology
                                       (Japan)

TURFLOOP CAMPUS

Lecturer                                Mbajiorgu EF, B Med Sci Hon Hum Anat (Port
                                        Harcourt, Nigeria), MSc Hum Anat (Maiduguri,
                                        Nigeria)
Lecturer                                Modjadji SEP, BSc Med. Sci, MSc Med. Sci (UNIN)

Chemical Pathology

MEDUNSA CAMPUS

Professor/Chief Specialist                *Joubert HF, MMed (Path) (UP), FC Path (SA)
Snr Lecturer/Asst Director MNSc           Vacant
Snr Lecturer/Snr Specialist               Badenhorst W, MMed (Chem Path) (MEDUNSA)
Snr Lecturer/Snr Specialist               Rab A, MMed (Chem Path) (MEDUNSA)
Lecturer/Medical Natural Scientist        Vacant
Lecturer                                  Vacant
Snr Lecturer/Snr Specialist               Vacant
Deputy Director/Medical Technology        Dreyer MJ, FSMLT (SA), BSc (Med) (Hons) (MEDUNSA),


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                                          Dip Med Lab Tech (Chem Path) (Radioisotope Tech)
                                          Louwrens CC, BSc (Med) (Hons) (MEDUNSA), Dip Med
Deputy Director/Medical Technology        Lab Tech (Chem Path)
Princ. Medical Technical Officer          Blignaut MM, Dip Med Lab Tech (Micr) (Haem)
Princ. Medical Technical Officer          van Staden K, Dip Med Tech (Chem Path)
Princ. Medical Natural Scientist/Snr      Vacant

TURFLOOP CAMPUS

Professor Emeritus                       Alberts M, Phil Can (Lund), D Sc (Pretoria) MSc Med
                                         (UCT), PhD Med (UCT)
Lecturer                                 Choma SR BSc (Med Sci), MSc (Med Sci) (UNIN)
Snr Lab. Assistant                       Masemola ML BSc Med Sci (UNIN)

Forensic Pathology

MEDUNSA CAMPUS

Princ./Snr Specialist                      **Hlaise KK, MBChB, DTM&H, Cert.Med & Law, Dip.For
                                           Med, FC For.Path
Lecturer/Snr Specialist                    Dubasi PM, MBBCh, B.Sc.DFor.Med: MMed (Prac)
                                           MMed(Forens)

POLOKWANE CAMPUS

Forensic Medicine                Dr BL Bhootra, MBBS (University of Rajasthan, India), DFM, MD
                                 (University of Osmania, India), Fellowship in Specialist Forensic
                                 Pathology, Fellowship Forensic Pathology (CMS


Haematological Pathology

MEDUNSA CAMPUS

Professor/Chief Specialist                 *Culligan GA, MSc, DTH+H (Wits), FF Path (SA), MMed
                                           (Path)(Haem)(UCT) Clinical Haematology
Snr Lecturer/Specialist                    Welgemoed DJ, BSc (Hons), MMed (Path Haem) (UP),
                                           Clinical Haematology
Snr Lecturer/Specialist                    Zelaya-Torres MDC, DMC (As/Py) (National University –
                                           Asuncion Paraguay), MMed (Path) (Haem)(MEDUNSA)
                                           Clinical Haematology
Snr Lecturer/Specialist                    Dlova AN, BSc (Fort Hare), MBChB, MMed (Haem)
                                           MEDUNSA
Medical Natural Scientist                  Lekabe JM, BSc (MEDUNSA), Dip Med LabTech
                                           (ClinPath) (Microbio) (Immun)
Medical Technical Officer                  Mooketsi MMS, Cert (Blood Transfusion Tech)
Chief Medical Technologist                 Harris Y, Nat Dip Vet Technology, Nat Higher Dip Vet
                                           Techonology, BSc (MEDUNSA)




TURFLOOP CAMPUS

Senior Lecturer                           Moraba MM, Dipl. Clin. Pathology, Dipl Microbiology
                                          (State Laboratory-Ga-Rankuwa), Dipl Haematology
                                          (SAIMR), High Diploma Haem. & Chem (TNT), B.



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                                         Tech (CPU of Technology), M.Tech, D. Tech
                                         Tshwane University of Technology.

Senior Laboratory Assistant              Vacant

Microbiological Pathology

MEDUNSA CAMPUS

Professor/Chief Specialist               Nchabeleng M, DA (SA), MBChB, MMed (Microbiology)
Snr Specialist/Snr Lecturer              Sein PP, MBBS, D Bact (YGN), MMed (Microbiology)
Snr Lecturer                             Dangor, Y, BSc Med Tech (Clin. Path + Microbiology),
                                         MSc (Medicine)
Specialist/Lecturer                      Vacant
Lecturer                                 Le Roux MC, MSc (Med)
Chief Medical Technologist               Fernandes L, Nat Higher Dip Micro, Dip Med Lab Tech
                                         (Micro) (Immunology), MSc (Med)
Princ. Medical Technical Officer         de Villiers BE, M Dip Tech (Microbiol), BSc (Med) (Hons),
                                         MSc
Princ. Medical Technical Officer         Jansen van Vuuren JAM, Vet Tech


TURFLOOP CAMPUS

Lecturer                                Vacant
Senior Laboratory Assistant             Vacant

Virological Pathology

MEDUNSA CAMPUS

Professor/Director: MNSc (joint with     *Mphahlele MJ, BSc (Wits), PhD (MEDUNSA)
NHLS)
Professor/Deputy Director MNSc (joint    Steele AD, PhD(MEDUNSA), HDE (CT)
with NHLS)
Professor Emeritus (joint with NHLS)     Lecatsas G, PhD, DSc
Lecturer/Principal MNSc (joint with      Geyer A, MSc (Med) (MEDUNSA)
NHLS)
Lecturer                                 Selabe SG, PhD (University of Limpopo)
Lecturer (Part-Time)                     Dewar JB, PhD (Wits)
Lecturer (part-time)                     Page NA, PhD (University of Limpopo)
Lecturer (part-time)                     Baker EF, MSc (Wits)
Snr Med Natural Scientist                Vacant
Med Natural Scientist                    Phungwayo MAM, MSc Med (Wits)
Control Medical Technologist             Bos P, Nat Dip Med Lab Tech (Micro & Virology)
Chief Technologist                       de Beer MC, Nat Dip Med Lab Tech (Micro & Viro), MSc
                                         Med (MEDUNSA), Higher Dip Vet Tech, Tertiary ed dip.
Principal Med Technical Officer          Peenze I, ND (Vet Technol), MSc Med (MEDUNSA)
Principal Med Technologist               Vacant


Human Genetics

TURFLOOP CAMPUS

Professor                               **Venter PA, BSc (UOFS), BSc Hon. (US), MSc (US),
                                        PhD (UOFS)




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Immunology

TURFLOOP CAMPUS

Senior Lecturer                       Makgatho ME, BSc Med. Sci, MSc, PhD (UP)
Lecturer                              **Sedibane ML, BSc Med. Lab. Sci. (UNIN), DTE (UNISA),
                                     MSc (Imperial College Univ. of LONDON), PDMM (UNISA),
                                     Certificate in HIV/AIDS Care and Counselling, UNISA,

Senior Laboratory Assistant          Vacant



NOTE: *Indicates Head of Department.
       ** Indicates Acting Head of Department.




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  SOUTH AFRICAN VACCINATION AND IMMUNISATION CENTRE (SAVIC)




                                     GENERAL INFORMATION

          Scientific coordinator:       Prof MJ Mphahlele

          Address:                      Room no. N311
                                        Clinical Pathology Building
                                        PO Box 173
                                        MEDUNSA
                                        0204

          Telephone:                    (012) 521 3077 / 4404
          Fax:                          (012) 521 5794
          E-Mail:                       savic@ul.ac.za or info@savic.ac.za
          Web address:                  www.savic.ac.za


VISION, MISSION AND OBJECTIVES


 VISION
 To improve the health of future generations by strengthening immunisation programmes and services.


 MISSION
 To increase knowledge on vaccine-preventable diseases and to improve the quality and sustainability
 of immunisation programmes and services in southern Africa, through research, education, training
 and provision of technical support.


 OVERALL AIM
 To create and maintain a multi-disciplinary centre of excellence in the field of vaccinology,
 immunisation programmes and services, and epidemiology of vaccine-preventable diseases.


 OBJECTIVES
 The OBJECTIVES of SAVIC are to:

  create a multi-disciplinary resourceful team of experts at the University of Limpopo that will
   support the South African Expanded Programme on Immunisation (EPI-SA) and other relevant
   programmes of the South African Department of Health;

  increase synergy between academia, the South African Departments of Health (nationally and
   provincially) and other stakeholders and partners such as the Vaccine Industry, NGOs, etc, with




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       the ultimate aim of strengthening immunisation programmes and increasing knowledge on
       vaccine-preventable diseases in South Africa.

  advocate improved education and training in the fields of vaccination, immunisation programmes
   and services, and epidemiology of vaccine-preventable diseases, nationally and abroad;

  collaborate and share resources with local, regional and global agencies, alliances and other
   partners; and

  disseminate, through the SAVIC website (www.savic.ac.za) and other media, up-to-date
   information about vaccine-preventable diseases.


FOUNDING PRINCIPLE


 The FOUNDING PRINCIPLE of the South African Vaccination and Immunisation Centre (SAVIC) is
 that high level support from academic institutions is necessary to improve and maintain the quality of
 immunisation services. The motivation and rationale are that:


 a).      Immunisation is the most successful public health intervention, and remains the highest
          priority on the health agenda worldwide. However, knowledge of immunisation programmes
          and practices is largely haboured by the Ministry of Health;


 b).      The Ministries of Health require to be supported by an appropriately trained labour force,
          equipped with the most up-to-date information about vaccination, immunisation programmes
          and epidemiology of vaccine-preventable diseases.


 c).      Tertiary institutions play a crucial role in:


          -   giving scientific input and support in monitoring epidemiology of infectious diseases,
              burden of disease and immunisation coverage,
          -   researching new vaccine candidates for both infectious and non-infectious diseases,
          -   providing up-to-date training and education of current and future health care workers who
              are directly or indirectly involved in different components of immunisation services,
          -   supplying operational research on the effectiveness of immunisation services and on
              behavioural issues,
          -   providing technical support, workshops, information, etc


 d).      Thus, the Department of Health, Academic Institutions and other stakeholders such as the
          Vaccine Industry need to complement each other, to achieve sustainable capacity and
          competence in the field of immunisation and vaccination.



BACKGROUND


 The South African Vaccination and Immunisation Centre (SAVIC) was established at Medunsa
 Campus in 2003 and is a network of partners in the field of vaccination and immunisation. SAVIC is a
 Public Private Academic (PPA) alliance between the South African Department of Health, Vaccine



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Industry and other stakeholders, and Academic institutions (currently University of Limpopo and
University of Antwerp in Belgium). SAVIC activities are undertaken in close collaboration with the
South African National Department of Health, Network for Education and Support in Immunisation
based at University of Antwerp, and the World Health Organisation and its partners.

SAVIC originated from an inter-university own initiative project (OIP) between Medunsa Campus and
 h n esy f nw re U )c ld I o i h e l fuue e eai s y t n te i
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teU i ri o A tep n( A, ae “ rv gteh a ho ftr g n rt n b s e gh n g              o       r      n
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             ,          s
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                               c                             v t         mp s st o  u      r
and capacity in the field of vaccine-preventable diseases and immunisation, and to strengthen the
immunisation programmes in three provinces in South Africa: Gauteng, Northwest Province and
Limpopo. The OIP became operational from 1 April 2003, and through the OIP, SAVIC was
established. SAVIC was recognised and acknowledged as a centre of excellence by the University
Executive Management in August 2003.
The scope of SAVIC activities include:

1. Networking

2. Education, training and technical support, and

3. Research


                                      RESEARCH INTERESTS

Currently, SAVIC has identified the following as key areas for research:

1. Curricula update and training: This involves the evaluation and upgrading of the pre-service
   curricula and in-service training of HCWs with the ultimate goal of providing the most up-to-date
   information to health care trainees and professionals who are directly or indirectly involved in the
   implementation of immunisation programmes.


2. Behavioural and social issues: This focus area identifies factors relating to uptake of
   immunisation, including the influence of cultural practices, the anti-vaccination lobby and the
   knowledge, attitudes and behaviour of HCWs involved in immunisation in order to identify the
   critical factors causing low vaccination coverage and under-utilisation of vaccination services in
   the current immunisation programmes.


3. Epidemiology of Vaccine Preventable Diseases: This area focuses on improving knowledge
   of vaccine-preventable diseases (VPDs) and the impact of vaccination on burden of VPDs
   through collecting, collating, centralising and sharing data on VPDs and immunisation related
   resources in South Africa, southern Africa and the rest of the world.


4. Health systems management and policy: This focus area is concerned with cost effectiveness
   of vaccination, and evaluation of the quality of reported data on vaccine-preventable diseases,
   especially EPI targeted diseases.

                                          SAVIC WEBSITE

SAVIC hosts a WHO Vaccine Safety Network accredited website (www.savic.ac.za). The website
was created to allow centralisation and sharing of epidemiological data on vaccine preventable



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diseases and immunisation related resources in South Africa, southern Africa and the rest of the
world.

The SAVIC website was launched on 18 May 2005, and the website received accreditation from the
World Health Organisation's (WHO) Vaccine Safety Network (VSN), and is now listed on the WHO
VSN website (http://www.who.int/immunization_safety/safety_quality/SAVIC/en/index.html) since 15
February 2007. SAVIC is very proud that this was the very first vaccine website in Africa to be
accredited by the WHO's VSN.

This website serves as a prime source of information for promoting awareness on vaccine-
preventable diseases, supporting local and regional immunisation initiatives and promoting the use
and benefits of vaccines in South Africa and southern Africa. The target audience includes, but is not
limited to:

        - health officials
        - health care workers
        - scientists
        - academics
        - the vaccine industry
        - scientific journalists




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            FACULTY OF HEALTH SCIENCES COMMITTEES


FACULTY BOARD OF HEALTH SCIENCES

CHAIRPERSON
Executive Dean                                  Rataemane ST, Prof(Interim)

EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS
Vice Chancellor and Principal                   Mokgalong NM, Prof
Deputy Vice Chancellor: Academic &
                                                Franks PE, Prof
Research
Deputy Vice Chancellor : Student & Corporate
                                                Golele R, Prof (Interim)
Affairs
Deputy Vice Chancellor: Finance &
                                                Olander R, Mr
Administration
Registrar                                       Naidoo R, Mr
Executive Dean(Humanities)                      Teffo LJ, Prof
Executive Dean(Management & Law)                Buberwa LG, Prof
Executive Dean(Science and Agriculture)         Mollel NM, Prof

VOTING MEMBERS
Co-ordinator for Executive Dean: Turfloop
                                                Venter PA, Prof
(Interim Position)
Director of School: Medicine                    Mntla PS, Prof
Director of School: Dentistry                   Gugushe TS, Prof
Director of School: NSPH                        Mokoena KE, Dr
Director of School: Health Care Sciences        Taukobong NP, Prof
Director of Polokwane, Mankweng and
                                                Mbokazi AJ, Dr
Turfloop Complex
Chairperson of Division of School of Medicine   Vacant
Chairperson of Division of School of Medicine   Vacant
Chairperson of Division of School of Medicine   Vacant

SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
Anaesthesiology                                 Matsipa J, Prof
Cardiology                                      Mntla PS, Prof
Cardio-thoracic Surgery                         Chauke AJ, Dr (Acting)
Critical Care                                   Mpe MJ, Prof
Dermatology                                     Motswaledi MH, Dr (Acting)
Diagnostic Radiography                          Moalusi T, Mr
                                                Ebrahim N, Prof
Diagnostic Radiology & Imaging                  Ngomezulu V, Prof
Family Medicine & Primary Health Care           Mbokazi AJ, Dr
Gastro-entorology                               Vacant
General Surgery                                 Modiba MCM, Prof
                                                Ntlhe LM, Prof
Hand & Microsurgery                             Vacant
Human Anatomy & Histology                       Human HR, Mr
Human Physiology                                Hay L, Prof
                                                Schutte PJ, Prof
                                                Böhmer LH, Prof
Internal Medicine                               Mzileni MO, Prof
Medical Physics                                 Chamberlain AC, Mr (Acting)




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FACULTY BOARD OF HEALTH SCIENCES (Continued)

Neurology                                    Magazi DS, Dr (Acting)
Neurosurgery                                 Mokgokong MS, Prof
Nuclear medicine                             Ramafi OE, Dr (Acting)
Obstetrics and Gynaecology                   Monokoane TS, Prof
Ophthalmology                                Stegmann RC, Prof
Orthopaedic Surgery                          Golele R, Prof
                                             Mariba MT, Prof
Otorhinolaryngology (ENT)                    Krupski M, Dr (Acting)
Occupational Medicine                        Kocks DJ, Prof
Paediatrics and Child Health                 de Villiers FPR, Prof
Paediatric Surgery                           Marcisz LT, Dr (Acting)
Pharmacology                                 du Plooy WJ, Prof
                                             Kahler-Venter CP, Prof
                                             van Wyk JPH, Prof
Psychiatry                                   Rataemane ST, Prof
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery           Hoffmann D, Prof
Public Health Medicine                       Rautenbach PGD, Dr (Acting)
Urology                                      Segone AM, Prof

SCHOOL OF PATHOLOGY
Anatomical Pathology                         Bowen R. Prof
Chemical Pathology                           Joubert HF, Prof
Forensic Pathology                           Hlaise KK, Dr (Acting)
                                             Bhootra B.L. Dr
Haematological Pathology and Clinical        Culligan GA, Prof
Haematology
Microbiological Pathology                    Nchabeleng M, Prof
Virological Pathology                        Mphahlele MJ, Prof

SCHOOL OF DENTISTRY
Community Dentistry                          Khan A, Dr
Oral Hygiene                                 Sedibe A, Ms
Division of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery   Noffke CEE, Dr
Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery               Bouckaert MM, Prof
Operative Dentistry                          du Preez IC, Prof
                                             Oberholzer TG, Prof
Oral Pathology                               Raubenheimer EJ, Prof
Orthodontics                                 Hlongwa PJ, Dr
                                             Sethusa MPS, Dr
Periodontology & Oral Medicine               Feller L, Prof
Prosthodontics                               Sykes L, Prof
Medunsa dental Laboratory                    Prinsloo PJ, Mr
Stomatological Studies                       Blignaut E, Prof

SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Biostatistics                                Khan R, Dr
Epidemiology                                 Malangu N, Dr
Environmental & Occupational Health          Madiba S, Ms
Health Systems Management & Policy           Pengpid S, Prof
Social & Behavioral Health Sciences          Mokwena K, Dr

SCHOOL OF HEALTH CARE SCIENCES
Medunsa Campus
Human Nutrition                              Kuzwayo P, Prof
Nursing Science                              van Aswegen EJ, Prof
Occupational Therapy                         Ramukumba RA, Prof



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FACULTY BOARD OF HEALTH SCIENCES (Continued)

Pharmacy                                      Gous AG, Prof
Physiotherapy                                 Taukubong NP, Prof
Clinical Psychology                           Mokhuane EMQ, Prof
Speech Language Pathology and Audiology       du Plessis S, Prof

Turfloop Campus
Human Nutrition                               Makuse SHM, Mrs
Medical Sciences                              Sedibane ML, Mr

                                              Alberts M, Prof
                                              Meyer A, Prof
Nursing Science                               Malema RN, Miss
                                              Furumele N, Ms
Pharmacy                                      Dambisya YM, Prof
                                              Nyazema NZ, Prof
                                              Sheni DDD, Prof
Optometry
                                              Vacant
Health Promotion Unit                         Onya H, Dr
School of Public Health                       Mpolokeng MBL, Dr

Polokwane, Mankweng and Turfloop
Complex
Cardiothoracic Surgery                        Landauer CJ, Dr
Community Health                              Rawlison J, Dr (Acting)
Family Medicine                               Mbokazi AJ, Dr
General Surgery                               Bhuiyan BMMJ, Dr (Acting)
Internal Medicine                             Sema KA, Dr (Acting)
Medical Physics                               Maselesele HV, Dr
Neurosurgery                                  Horstynski D, Dr (Acting)
Nuclear Medicine                              Frankl AG, Dr
Obstetrics & Gynaecology                      Nesengani DS, Dr
Oncology                                      Ooko FN, Dr (Acting)
Ophthalmology                                 Stegmann F, Dr
Orthopaedics                                  Vacant
Otorhinolaryngology                           Omoding S, Dr
Paediatrics                                   Shipalana N, Dr
Psychiatry                                    Weiss E, Dr
Radiology                                     Jhetam K, Dr (Acting)
Radiology Oncology                            Ooko FO, Dr (Acting)
Radiography Nuclear Medicine                  Frankl U,I Dr
                                              Maboya ME, Dr
VOTING MEMBERS
Executive Director: Centre for Academic
                                              Naidoo M, Prof
Excellence (CAE)
Executive Director: Academic Administration   Vacant
Director: Academic Administration             Nkoana F, Mr
Director: Quality Assurance                   Ngoepe A, Dr
Head: Library Services                        More RE, Mrs
Head: Electron Microscopy                     Baker C, Dr
Head: Medical Illustrations                   Ebrahim HM, Mr
Director: Institutional Planning              Mulder P, Prof
Director: Disabled Student Units              Mathebula P, Dr
Director: Institute For Human Nutrition       MacIntyre I, Prof




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FACULTY BOARD OF HEALTH SCIENCES (Continued)

One Representative of the academic staff
from all FHS Schools, except for the School
of Medicine
One Representative of the academic staff
from each discipline of the School of Medicine
One Representative of the technical
                                                           Swarts B, Mr
services:( medunsa campus)
One Representative of the technical
                                                           Masoga MS, Mr
services:(Turfloop Campus)
Head of information technology services                    Maree HAP, Mr

FHS EXCO

Chairperson: Executive dean                                Rataemane ST, Prof
Ex-officio: Vice-Chancellor                                Mokgalong NM, Prof
Deputy Vice-Chancellor                                     Franks PE, Prof
Coordinator of Executive Dean Office (Turfloop
                                                           Venter PA, Prof
Campus)
Director PMT Complex                                       Mbokazi AJ, Dr
CEO (or Equivalents) from each of the teaching
hospitals, in the various provinces attached to the        Ramafoko D, Mr
FHS
Representative form NHLS                                   Bauer K, Mr

HIGHER DEGREES COMMITTEE

CHAIRPERSON
Represent Pre-Clinical Years                           Hay L, Prof

EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS
Vice Chancellor & Principal                            Mokgalong NM, Prof
Deputy Vice Chancellor: Academic & Research            Franks PE, Prof
Deputy Vice Chancellor: Student & Corporate            Golele R, Prof
Affairs
Assistant DVC: Student & Corporate Affairs             Vacant
Deputy Vice Chancellor: Finance &                      Olander R, Mr
Administration
Executive Dean: Faculty of Health Sciences             Rataemane ST, Prof
Registrar                                              Naidoo R, Mr

MEMBERS
Pathology                                              Mphahlele MJ, Prof
                                                       Nchabeleng M, Prof
Pre-Clinical Years                                     Kahler-Venter CP, Prof
School of Health Care Sciences                         Sengane MLM, Dr
School of Medicine                                     Mda S, Dr
                                                       Ntlhe LM, Prof
School of Health Care Sciences                         Gous AGS, Prof
School of Dentistry                                    Vacant
School of Public Health                                Vacant
Interim Executive Director: Academic Dev. &            Naidoo K, Prof
Foundation Programmes Representative
Interim Director: Research and Partnerships            Ogunbanjo GA, Prof
Director: Student Academic Administration              Nkoana FM, Mr
Postgraduate Office
Examination Department                                 Besselaar C, Mrs


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MEDUNSA CAMPUS RESEARCH & ETHICS COMMITTEE

CHAIRPERSON
Director: Research Medunsa Campus     Ogunbanjo GA, Prof

MEMBERS
Pharmacologist                        du Plooy W, Prof
Animal Ethicist                       Clarke FC, Prof
Natural Scientist                     Geyer A, Ms
Dentist                               Blignaut E, Prof
Research Methodologist                Burnett R, Ms
Clinical Psychologist                 Soni M ,Ms
Clinician                             Ntlhe LM, Prof
Legal                                 Rautenbach P, Dr
Ethicist                              Ebrahim N, Prof
Layperson                             Mayedwa NJ, Mrs
                                      Moerane KB, Mrs
SCHOOL REPRESENTATIVES
School of Public Health               Madiba S, Ms
                                      Pengpid S, Prof
School of Dentistry                   Wood NH, Dr
                                      Sykes L, Prof
Faculty of Sciences & Agriculture     Magano SR, Prof
                                      Agyei NM, Dr
                                      Gopalraj PR, Dr
School of Health Care Sciences        Sengane M, Dr
                                      du Plessis S, Prof
                                      MacIntyre U, Prof
School of Medicine                    Mpe M, Prof
                                      Tshifularo M, Prof
School of Pathology                   Culligan GA, Prof
                                      Baker C, Dr

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE SCHOOL OF PATHOLOGY

CHAIRPERSON                           Joubert HF, Prof

EX OFFICIO MEMBERS

DVC –  Medunsa Campus                 Golele R, Prof
Executive Dean: FHS                   Rataemane ST, Prof
Director: School of Medicine          Mntla PS, Prof
Director: School of HCS               Taukobong NP, Prof
Director: School of Public Health     Mokwena K, Dr
Director: School of Dentistry         Gugushe TS, Prof

MEMBERS
Haematology                           Culligan GA, Prof
Chemical Pathology                    Joubert HF, Prof
Microbiology                          Nchabeleng M, Prof
Anatomical Pathology                  Bowen R, Prof
Virology                              Mphahlele MJ, Prof
Representative: Turfloop Campus       Sedibane ML, Mr
Head of Oral Pathology                Raubenheimer E, Prof
Director: Electron Microscope Unit    Baker C, Dr
Business Manager: DGM Tertiary Lab    Bauer K, Mr
Director: MRC Unit                    Steele D. Prof




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                           DEFINITIONS OF TERMINOLOGY




(i)     Examination Course / Module

        A course/module on which there will be a written/oral/practical examination at the end of the
        period of study.

(ii)    Year Mark

        This is a mark derived from tests, projects, exercises, etc. done during the year either in any
        one subject course or during the modules of a programme year.

(iii)   Examination Mark

        The mark that the student receives for his performance in an examination at the end of an
        examination course, module, semester or programme year.

(iv)    Final Combined Mark

        Is determined by a formula derived from the year mark and the examination mark.


(v)     Discipline

        Any separately identifiable branch of medicine.




                 DEGREE / DIPLOMA NUMBERING SYSTEM ABBREVIATIONS

        PB                   Bachelors Degrees

        Pd                   Undergraduate Diplomas

        PH                   Honours Degrees

        PM                   Masters Degrees

        PM1                  General Rules Applicable to Masters Degrees

        PD                   Doctors Degrees

        PDip                 Post Graduate Diplomas




                                               




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               DEGREE AND DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES


NO    DEGREE                                        ABBREVIATION           CODE   PAGE



UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMMES

PH    UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAMMES

PH1   The Degree of Bachelor of Sciences in         B.Sc. (Med. Sci)               40
      Medical Sciences



POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES

PH    HONOURS DEGREE PROGRAMMES

PH4   Bachelor of Science in (Medical) (Hons)       BSc (MED) (HONS)               50

PH4   Bachelor of Science (Medical) (Hons) in       BSc (Med) (Hons) in    061     51
      Anatomical Pathology                          Anatomical
                                                    Pathology

PH4   Bachelor of Science (Medical) (Hons) in       BSc (Med) (Hons) in    065     51
      Medical Biochemistry                          Medical
                                                    Biochemestry

PH4   Bachelor of Science (Medical) (Hons) in       BSc (Med) (Hons) in    066     51
      Human Genetics                                Human Genetics

PH4   Bachelor of Science (Medical) (Hons) in       BSc (Med) (Hons) in    067     51
      Haematological Pathology                      Haematological
                                                    Pathology

PH6   Bachelor of Science in Medical Microbiology   BSc (Med) (Hons) in    069     52
      (Hons)                                        Medical Microbiology

PH8   Bachelor of Science (Medical) (Hons) in       BSc (Med) (Hons) in    074     53
      Medical Virology                              Medical Virology



POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES

PM    MASTERS DEGREE PROGRAMMES
PM1   General Regulations for M Med Degree                                         53
      Programmes (Excluding M Med Fam Med)
PM3   Master of Medicine (Anatomical Pathology)       M Med (Anat Path)    026     59

PM4   Master of Medicine (Chemical Pathology)         M Med (Chem          027     60
                                                      Path)
PM5   Master of Medicine (Clinical Pathology)         M Med (Clinical      028     61
                                                      Pathology)




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PM9    Master of Medicine (Forensic Medicine)           M Med (Forens)   031   62

PM10   Master of Medicine (Haematology)                 M Med (Haem)     033   62
PM12   Master of Medicine (Microbiological Pathology)   M Med (Micro)    036   63

PM29   Master of Medicine (Virological Pathology)       M Med (Virol)    096   65

PM35   Master of Science (Medical)                      MSc (Med)              66

PD     DOCTORS DEGREE PROGRAMMES

PD1    Doctor of Philosophy                             PhD                    67
PD2    Doctor of Medicine                               MD                     66

PD3    Doctor of Medical Science                        DSc Med                69




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      UNIVERSITY OF LIMPOPO FACULTY OF HEALTH SCIENCES
                        FACULTY RULES



A.        GENERAL RULES

RELATIONS TO OTHER RULES
FHS1

Faculty Rules should be read in conjunction with the General Rules of the University and except
where otherwise laid down, expressly or by necessary implication, should hold for the individual
Schools and academic Departments.

The Faculty of Health Sciences is unique in that in addition to the rules of the Faculty, it is also subject
to the dictates of the discipline specific professional bodies.


ADMISSION
FHS2

2.1     A candidate for a degree, diploma and certificate in the Faculty must comply with the
         conditions and meet the selection criteria as determined by the concerned Schools. The
         University Council has the right to refuse admission to any student should it be considered
         to be in the interest of the University to do so. For practical reasons only a limited number of
         applicants can be admitted to the degree programme.

2.2     As per the General Rules of the University.



REGISTRATION
FHS3

3.1       On registration (and after having completed and signed the official registration form), the
          student agrees to abide by all Rules and the Statute of the University. There may be further
          registration with the professional bodies.

3.2      As per the General Rules of the University.


3.3       A student is responsible for the composition of his/her programme in so far as its
          compliance with the General Rules and the Rules of the various Schools are concerned.
          Official class timetables will be provided upon admission and the onus is on the prospective
          student to ensure that proposed modules/courses do not clash and if it is discovered at any
          time, the student will promptly be deregistered from one of the modules/courses, as
          determined in consultation with the Dean of the Faculty.



3.4       A student shall not register for a full-time qualification on a part-time basis, except where
          School Rules permits.

3.5 - 3.8 As per the General Rules of the University.


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ENROLMENT
FHS4

The General Rules of the University shall apply as stipulated.

TIMETABLE
FHS5

The General Rules of the University shall apply as stipulated.

PAYMENT OF FEES
FHS6

The General Rules of the University shall apply as stipulated.

REGISTERING MODULES/COURSES FOR NON-DEGREE PURPOSES
FHS7

7.1 -7.2 As per University General Rules

7.3     A module/course taken outside a prescribed programme may later be recognised for a
        programme, pending application to the relevant Directors of Schools and payment of
        appropriate fees.

7.4 -7.5 As per University General Rules

RECOGNITION AND EXEMPTION OF MODULES/COURSES
FHS8

The General Rules of the University shall apply as stipulated.

RETENTION/LOSS OF CREDITS
FHS9

The General Rules of the University shall apply as stipulated.

DURATION OF STUDY
FHS10

The General Rules of the University shall apply as stipulated.

CHANGE OF PROGRAMMES AND SIMULTANEOUS REGISTRATION FOR TWO OR MORE
PROGRAMMES
FHS11

The General Rules of the University shall apply as stipulated.

ASSESSMENT
FHS12

12.1      In the Faculty of Health Sciences candidates should be assessed for both formative and
          summative assessments except when the student applied for an exemption from
          summative assessment and it is granted by the Head of Department.

12.2 -12.3 As per University General Rules

12.4    No further assessment shall be granted after the student has had the benefit of a full
        assessment    cycle.  A     full   assessment   cycle    consists   of standard,  re-
        examination/supplementary or deferred assessment, where applicable.




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12.5 -12.6 As per University General Rules

SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT
FHS13

13.1 -13.4 As per University General Rules

13.5      When calculating the final mark following a summative assessment, the differential
          contribution of the formative and the summative assessment marks are 60% and 40%
          respectively.

13.6      As per General Rules of the University.


13.7      Accept in the case of Clinical Programmes.


RE-EXAMINATION AND SUPPLEMENTARY ASSESSMENT (FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES
ONLY)
FHS14

14.1      In Clinical Programmes the format of re-assessment may differ from that of the formative
          assessment.

14.2      In other Schools the format of a re-examination may be different from that of the summative
          assessment.

14.3 –14.6 As per University General Rules

SPECIAL SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT
FHS15

The General Rules of the University shall apply as stipulated.

DEVIATION FROM STANDARD ASSESSMENT PROCEDURE
FHS16
The General Rules of the University shall apply as stipulated.

ASSESSMENT FRAUD
FHS17

The General Rules of the University shall apply as stipulated.

ASSESSORS
FHS18

The General Rules of the University shall apply as stipulated.

MINIMUM PASS AND DISTINCTION IN A MODULE/COURSE
FHS19

The General Rules of the University shall apply as stipulated.

FAILURE OF A MODULE/COURSE
FHS20

20.1      A student is regarded as having failed a module/course if,

          20.1.1 He/she does not fulfil all the requirements in the module/course concerned.




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           20.1.2 He/she does not meet the sub-minimum requirements in certain parts/ divisions/
                  papers of the assessment.

           20.1.3 His/her final mark is less than 50%.

           20.1.4 He/she failed to sit for exam unless rule 12.2 applied

 20.2    Subject to the provisions of Rules FHS25 and FHS26, a student shall not be permitted more
         than two attempts at passing a module/course even when changing his/her degree
         programme.

 VIEWING AND REMARKING OF SCRIPTS
 FHS21

 21.1      Viewing of scripts:

           21.1.1 With the permission of the Director of School, a student may view his/her final
                  assessment script together with the marking memorandum, under the supervision
                  of a responsible person appointed by the Director. Viewing of scripts is allowed
                  within two weeks of assessment results.

 21.2      Remarking of assessment scripts:

           21.2.1 An application from a student for the remarking of an assessment script should be
                  submitted, only after viewing the script by completing the prescribed form and
                  submitted to the Dean of the Faculty within two weeks of the assessment results
                  having been issued to students. Requests via the post service should be by
                  registered mail.

           21.2.2 The Dean of the Faculty shall make the necessary arrangements with the original
                  external assessor or an alternate assessor for remarking the script.

           21.1.3 Prescribed fee per module/course is to be paid in full by the applicant prior to
                  remarking.

           21.2.4 Assessment scripts shall be kept for five years only.


 STUDENT PROGRESS
 FHS22

 The General Rules of the University shall apply as stipulated.

 AWARDING OF A QUALIFICATION
 FHS23

 The General Rules of the University shall apply as stipulated.


B.         RULES FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDY

 ADMISSION
 FHS24

 The General Rules of the University shall apply as stipulated.




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CREDIT FOR MODULES/COURSES PASSED/ADMISSION TO A
SUBSEQUENT MODULE/COURSE
FHS25

Limitation on enrolment for modules/courses at subsequent levels, unless otherwise determined by
the various Faculties:

25.1     Year level

For certain Schools in the Faculty a student cannot proceed to the next level unless the applicable
pre-requisites have been met.

         25.1.1 Second year level
                Subject to Rules FHS8 and FHS20.2, a student shall not be allowed to take any
                module/course at second year level, unless he/she has obtained 50% of the total
                credits prescribed at first year level, unless otherwise determined by the School
                concerned.

         25.1.2 Third year level
                Subject to Rules FHS8 and FHS20.2, a student shall not be allowed to take any
                module/course at third year level, unless he/she has obtained 100% of the total
                credits prescribed at first-year level, and 50% of the total credits prescribed at
                second year level, unless otherwise determined by the School concerned.

         25.1.3 Fourth year level
                Subject to Rules FHS8 and FHS20.2, a student shall not be allowed to take any
                module/course at fourth-year level unless he/she has obtained 100% of the total
                credits prescribed at second-year level and 50% of the total credits prescribed at
                third-year level, unless otherwise determined by the School concerned.

         25.1.4 Fifth Year level
                Subject to Rules FHS8 and FHS20.2, a student shall not be allowed to take any
                module/course at fifth year level, unless he/she has obtained 100% of the total
                credits prescribed at third year level, and 50% of the total credits prescribed at the
                fourth year level, unless otherwise determined by the School concerned.


         25.1.5 Sixth Year level
                Subject to Rules FHS8 and FHS20.2, a student shall not be allowed to take any
                module/course at sixth-year level, unless he/she has obtained 100% of the total
                credits prescribed at fourth-year level, and 50% of the total credits prescribed at
                fifth-year level, unless otherwise determined by the School concerned.

25.2     Year status

         25.2.1 Second-year status
                Subject to any contrary School Rule in respect of a particular qualification, a
                student must have obtained credit for at least 75% of the total credits at first year
                level before being admitted to second year status.

         25.2.2 Third-year status
                Subject to any contrary School Rule in respect of a particular qualification, a
                student must have obtained credit for at least 75% of the total credits at second-
                year level before being admitted to third-year status.

         25.2.3 Fourth-year status
                Subject to any contrary School Rule in respect of a particular qualification, a
                student must have obtained credit for at least 75% of the total credits at third year
                level before being admitted to fourth-year status.




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          25.2.4 Fifth-Year Status
                 Subject to any contrary School Rule in respect of a particular qualification, a
                 student must have obtained credit for at least 75% of the total credits at fourth-year
                 level before being admitted to fifth-year status.

          25.2.5 Sixth-Year Status
                 Subject to any contrary School Rule in respect of a particular qualification, a
                 student must have obtained credit for at least 75% of the total credits at fifth-year
                 level before being admitted to sixth year status.

RENEWAL OF REGISTRATION
FHS26

26.1      A full-time student at the first year level who, after having been registered for a full
          academic year, has not been able to accumulate any credits will not be able to renew
          his/her registration in the same programme.

26.2      A full-time student who, after having been registered for two years at a specific year level
          for a qualification at this or any other residential university and has not yet obtained
          subsequent year status according to the conditions explained under Rule FHS25.2, will only
          be enrolled as a student subject to the stipulations under Rule FHS26.4.

26.3      A full-time student who, after having been enrolled for a period of two years exceeding the
          minimum period of attendance of a qualification as stipulated under Rule FHS10, and is still
          not in a position to complete his/her qualification in one more additional year, will not be
          allowed to register again at this University, subject to the stipulations under Rule FHS26.4.
          For programmes exceeding three years, rule 26.2 applies, unless the Executive Dean
          determine otherwise.


26.4      A student who was doing first year and second year, and was excluded under Rules
          FHS26.2 and FHS26.3 may apply for readmission after the outstanding credits were
          obtained from another accredited Institution of higher learning and subject to the
          stipulations under Rule FHS8. In the case of students affected by Rule FHS26.3,
          application for readmission will be for the purposes of degree conferment.

26.5      In case of students expelled on academic grounds, the following

        26.5.1 For the third year students and beyond, different School rules shall apply. The Faculty
               of Health Sciences Rule FHS6.4 apply to first
        26.5.2 Excluded students may apply for review to the Executive Dean, no review shall be
               done for students with outstanding
               fees.

26.6      A student who, for some one or other reason, has been expelled from another institution
          shall not be registered at this University.

26.7    The period of study completed at a Distance Education Institutions will be equated with a
        period of full-time study for purposes of applying Rules FHS26.2 to FHS26.4.


STATUTORY REGISTRATION
FHS27

The General Rules of the University shall apply as stipulated.




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C.         RULES FOR POSTGRADUATE STUDY


 ADMISSION TO STUDIES
 FHS28

 The General Rules of the University shall apply as stipulated.

 EQUIVALENT STATUS
 FHS29

 The General Rules of the University shall apply as stipulated.



D.         RULES FOR HONOURS DEGREE STUDY

 ADMISSION TO STUDY FOR AN HONOURS DEGREE
 FHS30

 The General Rules of the University shall apply as stipulated.
 DURATION OF STUDY
 FHS31

 The General Rules of the University shall apply as stipulated.

 REGISTRATION
 FHS32

 The General Rules of the University shall apply as stipulated.

 COMPOSITION OF A PROGRAMME
 FHS33

 The programme is composed of a number of modules/courses as prescribed in the relevant School
 Rules. For purposes of this Rule, School Rules may prescribe papers, projects, extended essays,
  rcc l o c mb ai s h ro, s d l / us s o te o o r b c e r e re
     i s          n o                     ec
 pa ta , r o i t n tee fa mo u s o re frh h n us a h l ’d ge .            os

 ASSESSMENT
 FHS34

 The General Rules of the University shall apply as stipulated.

 CONFERMENT OF THE DEGREE
 FHS35

 The General Rules of the University shall apply as stipulated.

 E.        RULES FOR MASTERS DEGREE STUDY

 ADMISSION TO STUDY FOR MASTERS DEGREE
 FHS36

 The General Rules of the University shall apply as stipulated.




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REGISTRATION AND RENEWAL OF REGISTRATION
FHS37

The General Rules of the University shall apply as stipulated.

COMPOSITION OF A PROGRAMME
FHS38

38.1      All masters degrees require a dissertation or equivalent requirement as determined by
          special School Rules.

38.2      A research masters programme is composed of a research project where the candidate
          should exhibit competency in planning, execution and reporting of a research topic.

38.3      A coursework masters programme is determined by School Rules and may include
          assessment papers, projects, a mini-dissertation, research papers, practicals, or
          combinations thereof, as modules/ courses for the degree.


DISSERTATION/MINI-DISSERTATION
FHS39

39.1      The title and proposal for a dissertation/mini-dissertation is approved for a period of three
          years, in case of the need for extension, the student shall apply to Senate via the relevant
          Faculty for an extension of time.

39.2      The dissertation/mini-dissertation must render proof that the candidate is able to conduct
          and execute independent scientific research.

39.3            a o            u
             tr lr h t e t w u lh d ok y e n roae n h i et i /
                                      s
          Maei f m tes d n’ o np bs e w r ma b i op rtdi ted s r t n
                                                   i                     c                   s ao
          mini-dissertation, but a collection of published works shall not be accepted as a dissertation
          unless otherwise specified by the Schools

39.4      No publication may, without the prior permission of Senate, contain a statement to the effect
          that the published material was or is to be submitted in part or in fulfilment for the degree.

39.5     A dissertation/mini-dissertation previously submitted as a whole or in substance for a degree
         at another university will not be accepted at this University.

CLOSING DATES FOR SUBMISSION
FHS40

The General Rules of the University shall apply as stipulated.

ASSESSMENT OF THE DISSERTATION/MINI-DISSERTATION
FHS41
In addition to the General Rules the following specific shall apply


41.1      On the recommendation of the supervisor, and the Faculty concerned, the Executive
          Committee of Senate appoints an assessment panel consisting of the supervisor, the co-
          supervisor(s) (if any) as internal assessor(s), and at least two external assessors unless
          otherwise stated by the School. (A co- supervisor may not act as an external assessor.)


CONFERMENT OF THE MASTERS DEGREE
FHS42

The General Rules of the University shall apply as stipulated.



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PUBLICATION OF A DISSERTATION/MINI-DISSERTATION
FHS43

The General Rules of the University shall apply as stipulated.

MASTERS DEGREE STUDY BY RESEARCH

DURATION OF STUDY
FHS44

The General Rules of the University shall apply as stipulated.

REQUIREMENTS FOR AWARDING A MASTERS DEGREE
FHS45

The General Rules of the University shall apply as stipulated.

SUBMISSION OF DISSERTATION
FHS46

The General Rules of the University shall apply as stipulated.

AWARDING OF MARKS
FHS47

47.1      The final mark achieved for the dissertation, is the average of the marks allocated by all
          assessors (internal and external).

47.2      If an assessor indicates in his/her examination report that he/she has to view the
          dissertation again after the corrections are effected, it may be done so once only.

47.3      Where an external assessor awards a mark below 50%, Senate may seek a second
          external opinion once only.

47.4      In order to pass the degree, a minimum of 50% should be allocated by all assessors
          (internal and external).
47.5       Cum laude is an average of 75%, unless otherwise stipulated by Schools

CONVERSION OF A MASTERS DEGREE STUDY INTO A DOCTORAL DEGREE
FHS48

The General Rules of the University shall apply as stipulated.

MASTERS DEGREE STUDY BY COURSEWORK

DURATION OF STUDY
FHS49

The minimum duration of study is two years, and the maximum duration is seven years.

REQUIREMENTS FOR AWARDING A COURSEWORK MASTERS
DEGREE
FHS50
In addition to the General Rules the following specific shall apply

50.1      A coursework masters degree is awarded on the grounds of

          50.1.1 Completion of the required modules/courses.



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           50.1.2 Submission of a mini-dissertation, or research requirement as specified by the
                  School.

 SUBMISSION OF A MINI-DISSERTATION
 FHS51

 The General Rules of the University shall apply as stipulated.

 AWARDING OF MARKS
 FHS52

 52.1      In order to pass the degree, a student shall obtain a pass mark of at least 50% in every
           module/course required for the degree.

 52.2      The final mark should be proportional between the mark obtained for the mini-dissertation
           and all the required coursework components of the degree.

 52.3      The final mark achieved for the mini-dissertation, is the average of the marks allocated by
           all assessors (internal and external).

 52.4      In order to pass the degree, a minimum of 50% should be allocated for the mini-dissertation
           by all assessors (internal and external).

 50.5     Where an external assessor awards a mark below 50%, Senate may seek a second external
          opinion once only.

 52.6     If an assessor indicates in his/her examination report that he/she has to view the mini-
           dissertation again after the corrections are effected, it may be done so once only.

 52.7    Awarding of Cum laude:


                                                     s r i ,h a d ae ba s h e re” i
                                                      s ao         d      n          h
         52.7.1 If there is distinction in the mini-di ett n tec n i t o ti ted ge ,wt a
                                           i et i ”
                                           s ao
                distinction in the mini-d s r t n.

                fh r s ii t n n h o re ok te a d ae ba s h e re “ i
                        sn i                    d     n            h
         52.7.2 Iteeid t co i tec us w r,h c n i t o ti ted ge ,wt a
                 ii t n n h o re ok.
                 sn i
                d t co i tec us w r”

         52.7.3 A degree is awarded with Cum Laude, if a distinction is obtained in both the
                coursework and mini-dissertation.


F.       RULES FOR DOCTORAL DEGREE STUDY

 ADMISSION FOR DOCTORAL STUDY
 FHS53

 The General Rules of the University shall apply as stipulated.

 DURATION OF STUDY
 FHS54

 The General Rules of the University shall apply as stipulated.




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REGISTRATION AND RENEWAL OF REGISTRATION
FHS55

55.1            d                o
           a d ae o d c a s y r o s b c t h e ir i ae o b c e r e re
                                        u
          C n i tsfr o trl td aen t u j toterg t t nd t fr a h l ’ d ge s
                                           e  s ao             os
          only for the first registration.

55.2      A candidate who has been registered for a doctoral degree must renew his/her registration
          each year before the closing date for academic registration and pay all prescribed fees until
          the candidate has complied with all the requirements for the degree. On renewal of
          registration, the student is required to pay the registration fee only.

55.3           u      s
          f t e t rge ss o s tfc y s e S h o R l ,h t e t e ir i o
                                          s o
          Ias d n’po rs in t aia tr a p r c o l u s tes d n’rg t t nfr
                                                 e     u   s s ao
         doctoral study may be cancelled.

REQUIREMENTS FOR AWARDING A DOCTORAL DEGREE
FHS56

56.1      A doctoral degree is awarded on the grounds of a completed thesis and other specified
          requirements of the School.

56.2      Subject to Faculty Rules, the assessment panel may subject a candidate to a defence of the
          thesis.

THESIS
FHS57

The General Rules of the University shall apply as stipulated.

SUBMISSION OF THE THESIS
FHS58

The General Rules of the University shall apply as stipulated

ASSESSMENT OF THE THESIS
FHS59

The General Rules of the University shall apply as stipulated

CONFERMENT OF THE DEGREE
FHS60

The General Rules of the University shall apply as stipulated

PUBLICATION OF A THESIS
FHS61

The General Rules of the University shall apply as stipulated

AWARDING OF DEGREE honoris causa
FHS62

The General Rules of the University shall apply as stipulated

GUIDELINES FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AND ENDEAVOURS
FHS63

The General Rules of the University shall apply as stipulated




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PROCEDURE
FHS64

The General Rules of the University shall apply as stipulated

ADMISSION FOR DSc DEGREE PROGRAMME
FHS65

65.1    A person who wishes to be admitted as a candidate for this degree shall lodge an application
        with the Registrar submitting such evidence of his academic and general qualifications and
        such information as the rules of Senate may, from time to time, require. Registration will only
        be permitted once a person has been admitted to this degree.

65.2    A person who is not a member of the Convocation and who wishes to proceed to the degree
        shall not be admitted as a candidate unless Senate is satisfied, on the advice of the board of
        the Faculty, that there are sound reasons for such Admission.


65.3    Any one of the following may be admitted by Senate as a candidate:


        (a) A person in possession of a Doctor of Philosophy or an MD degree of the University of at
            least four years standing;

        (b) A graduate of any other University admitted under the Higher Education Act, the status
            Doctor of Philosophy or MD and who has held the qualification, by virtue of which such
            Admission has been granted, for a period of at least four years.



DURATION OF STUDY FOR DSc
FHS65.4

At least 12 months before the degree may be conferred




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                          FACULTY OF HEALTH SCIENCES
                          SCHOOL OF PATHOLOGY RULES



A.         GENERAL RULES

 RELATIONS TO OTHER RULES
 SP1

 General School Rules should be read in conjunction with the Faculty General Rules and except where
 otherwise laid down, expressly or by necessary implication, should hold for the individual academic
 Departments.

 The school of Pathology is unique in that in edition to the rules of the Faculty of Health Sciences, it is
 also subject to the dictates of the discipline specific professional bodies. As such there may be a slight
 deviation from the General and Faculty rules.

 ADMISSION
 SP2

     2.1   A candidate for a degree, diploma and certificate in the Faculty must comply with the
           conditions and meet the selection criteria as determined by the concerned Departments.
           The Council has the right to refuse admission to any student should it consider to be in the
           interest of the University to do so. For practical reasons only a limited number of applicants
           can be admitted to the degree programme. General rule apply.

 2.2       As per Faculty Rules.


 REGISTRATION
 SP3

 3.1       On registration (and after having completed and signed the official registration form), the
           student agrees to abide by all Rules and the Statute of the University. There may be further
           registration with the statutory bodies required.

 3.2       A student is responsible for the composition of his/her programme in so far as its
           compliance with the General Rules and the Rules of the Schools is concerned. Official class
           timetables will be provided upon admission and the onus is on the prospective student to
           ensure that proposed modules/courses do not clash and if it is discovered at any time, the
           student will promptly be deregistered from one of the modules/courses, as determined in
           consultation with the Director of the School.


 3.3       A student shall not register for a full-time qualification on a part-time basis, except where
           Departments Rules permits.


 3.4 –3.9 As per Faculty Rules.




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ENROLMENT
SP4

The Faculty Rules shall apply as stipulated.

TIMETABLE
SP5

The General Rules of the University and Faculty Rules shall apply as stipulated.

PAYMENT OF FEES
SP6

The General Rules of the University and Faculty Rules shall apply as stipulated.

REGISTERING MODULES/COURSES FOR NON-DEGREE PURPOSES
SP7

As per Faculty Rules.

RECOGNITION AND EXEMPTION OF MODULES/COURSES
SP8

The General Rules of the University and Faculty Rules shall apply as stipulated.

RETENTION/LOSS OF CREDITS
SP9
The General Rules of the University and Faculty Rules shall apply as stipulated.

DURATION OF STUDY
SP10
The General Rules of the University and Faculty Rules shall apply as stipulated.

CHANGE OF PROGRAMMES AND SIMULTANEOUS REGISTRATION FOR TWO OR MORE
PROGRAMMES
SP11
The General Rules of the University and Faculty Rules shall apply as stipulated.

ASSESSMENT
SP12

12.1    In the Faculty of Health Sciences a candidate should sit for both continuous/formative and
        summative assessments except when the student applied for an exemption from summative
        assessments and permission is granted by the Head of Department.

12.2-12.6 As per Faculty Rules.


SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT
SP13

13.1 -13.4 As per University General Rules.

13.5      When calculating the final mark following a summative assessment, the differential
          contribution of the formative and the summative assessment marks are 60% and 40%
          respectively unless otherwise stated by individual departments.

13.6      As per Faculty Rules.




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RE-EXAMINATION AND SUPPLEMENTARY ASSESSMENT (FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES
ONLY)
SP14

14.1-14.7 As per Faculty Rules.


SPECIAL SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT
SP15
The General Rules of the University and Faculty Rules shall apply as stipulated.

DEVIATION FROM STANDARD ASSESSMENT PROCEDURE
SP16
The General Rules of the University and Faculty Rules shall apply as stipulated.


ASSESSMENT FRAUD
SP17
The General Rules of the University and Faculty Rules shall apply as stipulated.

ASSESSORS
SP18

The Faculty Rules shall apply as stipulated.

MINIMUM PASS AND DISTINCTION IN A OR MODULE/COURSE
SP19
The General Rules of the University and Faculty Rules shall apply as stipulated.

FAILURE OF A MODULE/COURSE
SP20

The Faculty Rules shall apply as stipulated.


VIEWING AND REMARKING OF SCRIPTS
SP21

The Faculty Rules shall apply as stipulated.


STUDENT PROGRESS
SP22

22.1      The performance of a student is assessed throughout the year (continuous assessment) by
          way of tests (written or oral), practical work, assignments, group discussions, seminars
          and/or other suitable means of assessment. Students should be regularly provided with
          feedback on their progress.

 22.2    The results of each formative assessment and/or continuous assessments are expressed
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         admission to summative assessment (refer to Rules G12 and G13).


AWARDING OF A QUALIFICATION
SP23

The General Rules of the University and Faculty Rules shall apply as stipulated.




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B.        RULES FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDY

ADMISSION
SP24

The General Rules of the University and Faculty Rules shall apply as stipulated.

CREDIT FOR MODULES/COURSES PASSED / ADMISSION TO A SUBSEQUENT MODULE/
COURSE
SP25

Limitation on enrolment for modules/courses at subsequent levels, unless otherwise determined by
the various Faculties:

25.1      Year level

          In this school a student may not proceed to the next level unless the applicable pre-
          requisites have been met.

          25.1.1 Second year level
                 Subject to Rules SP8 and SP20.2, a student shall not be allowed to take any
                 module/course at second year level, unless he/she has obtained 50% of the total
                 credits prescribed at first year level, unless otherwise determined by the
                 Department concerned.

          25.1.2 Third year level
                 Subject to Rules SP8 and SP20.2, a student shall not be allowed to take any
                 module/course at third year level, unless he/she has obtained 100% of the total
                 credits prescribed at first-year level, and 50% of the total credits prescribed at
                 second year level, unless otherwise determined by the Department concerned.

          25.1.3 Fourth year level
                 Subject to Rules SP8 and SP20.2, a student shall not be allowed to take any
                 module/course at fourth-year level unless he/she has obtained 100% of the total
                 credits prescribed at second-year level and 50% of the total credits prescribed at
                 third-year level, unless otherwise determined by the Department concerned.

25.2      Year status

          25.2.1 Second-year status
                 Subject to any contrary Department Rule in respect of a particular qualification, a
                 student must have obtained credit for at least 75% of the total credits at first year
                 level before being admitted to second year status.

          25.2.2 Third-year status
                 Subject to any contrary Department Rule in respect of a particular qualification, a
                 student must have obtained credit for at least 75% of the total credits at second-
                 year level before being admitted to third-year status.

          25.2.3 Fourth-year status
                 Subject to any contrary Department Rule in respect of a particular qualification, a
                 student must have obtained credit for at least 75% of the total credits at third year
                 level before being admitted to fourth-year status.




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RENEWAL OF REGISTRATION
SP26

26.1      A full-time student at the first year level who, after having been registered for a full
          academic year, has not been able to accumulate any credits will not be able to renew
          his/her registration in the same programme.

26.2      A full-time student who, after having been registered for two years at a specific year level
          for a qualification at this or any other accredited university and has not yet obtained
          subsequent year status according to the conditions explained under Rule SP25.2, will only
          be enrolled as a student subject to the stipulations under Rule SP26.4.

26.3     A full-time student who, after having been enrolled for a period of two years exceeding the
         minimum period of attendance of a qualification as stipulated under Rule SP10, and is still
         not in a position to complete his/her qualification in one more additional year, will not be
         allowed to register again at this University, subject to the stipulations under Rule SP26.4.
         For programmes longer than three years rule 26.2 applies unless otherwise specified by the
         Faculty.

26.4-26.6 As per Faculty Rules.


STATUTORY REGISTRATION
SP27

The General Rules of the University and Faculty Rules shall apply as stipulated.

C.      RULES FOR POSTGRADUATE STUDY

ADMISSION TO STUDIES
SP28

The General Rules of the University and Faculty Rules shall apply as stipulated.

EQUIVALENT STATUS
SP29

The General Rules of the University and Faculty Rules shall apply as stipulated.


D.      RULES FOR HONOURS DEGREE STUDY

ADMISSION TO STUDY FOR AN HONOURS DEGREE
SP30

The General Rules of the University and Faculty Rules shall apply as stipulated.

DURATION OF STUDY
SP31

The General Rules of the University and Faculty Rules shall apply as stipulated.

REGISTRATION
SP32

The General Rules of the University and Faculty Rules shall apply as stipulated.




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COMPOSITION OF A PROGRAMME
SP33

The programme is composed of a number of modules/courses as prescribed in the relevant
Department Rules. For purposes of this Rule, Department Rules may prescribe papers, projects,
                     i l o c mb ai s h ro, s d l / us s o te o o r a h l ’
                     cs          n o                     ec
extended essays, practa , r o i t n tee fa mo u s o re frh h n usb c e r                 os
degree.

ASSESSMENT
SP34

The General Rules of the University and Faculty Rules shall apply as stipulated.

CONFERMENT OF THE DEGREE
SP35

The General Rules of the University and Faculty Rules shall apply as stipulated.


E.      RULES FOR MASTERS DEGREE STUDY

ADMISSION TO STUDY FOR MASTERS DEGREE
SP36

The General Rules of the University shall apply unless as stipulated by the school.

REGISTRATION AND RENEWAL OF REGISTRATION
SP37

The General Rules of the University and Faculty Rules shall apply as stipulated.

COMPOSITION OF A PROGRAMME
SP38

The Faculty Rules shall apply as stipulated.

DISSERTATION/MINI-DISSERTATION
SP39

The Faculty Rules shall apply as stipulated.

CLOSING DATES FOR SUBMISSION
SP40

The General Rules of the University and Faculty Rules shall apply as stipulated.

ASSESSMENT OF THE DISSERTATION/MINI-DISSERTATION
SP41

The General Rules of the University and the Faculty rules shall apply unless specified otherwise by
the relevant School and Department.

CONFERMENT OF THE MASTERS DEGREE
SP42

The General Rules of the University and Faculty Rules shall apply as stipulated.

PUBLICATION OF A DISSERTATION/MINI-DISSERTATION
SP43


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The General Rules of the University and Faculty Rules shall apply as stipulated.



F.      MASTERS STUDY BY RESEARCH

DURATION OF STUDY
SP44

The Faculty Rules shall apply as stipulated.

REQUIREMENTS FOR AWARDING A MASTERS DEGREE
SP45

The General Rules of the University and Faculty Rules shall apply as stipulated.

SUBMISSION OF DISSERTATION
SP46

The General Rules of the University and Faculty Rules shall apply as stipulated.

AWARDING OF MARKS
SP47

The Faculty Rules shall apply as stipulated.

CONVERSION OF A MASTERS DEGREE STUDY INTO A DOCTORAL DEGREE
SP48

The General Rules of the University and Faculty Rules shall apply as stipulated.


G.      MASTERS STUDY BY COURSEWORK

DURATION OF STUDY
SP49

The Faculty Rules shall apply as stipulated.

REQUIREMENTS FOR AWARDING A COURSEWORK MASTERS
DEGREE
SP50
In addition to the General Rules the following specific shall apply

The Faculty Rules shall apply as stipulated.

SUBMISSION OF A MINI-DISSERTATION
SP51

The General Rules of the University and Faculty Rules shall apply as stipulated.

AWARDING OF MARKS
SP52
The Faculty Rules shall apply as stipulated.




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H.      RULES FOR DOCTORAL DEGREE STUDY

ADMISSION FOR DOCTORAL STUDY
SP53

The General Rules of the University and Faculty Rules shall apply as stipulated.

DURATION OF STUDY
SP54

The General Rules of the University and Faculty Rules shall apply as stipulated.

REGISTRATION AND RENEWAL OF REGISTRATION
SP55

The Faculty Rules shall apply as stipulated.

REQUIREMENTS FOR AWARDING A DOCTORAL DEGREE
SP56

The Faculty Rules shall apply as stipulated.

THESIS
SP57
The General Rules of the University and Faculty Rules shall apply as stipulated.

SUBMISSION OF THE THESIS
SP58

The General Rules of the University and Faculty Rules shall apply as stipulated.

ASSESSMENT OF THE THESIS
SP59

The General Rules of the University and Faculty Rules shall apply as stipulated.

CONFERMENT OF THE DEGREE
SP60

The General Rules of the University and Faculty Rules shall apply as stipulated.

PUBLICATION OF A THESIS
SP61

The General Rules of the University and Faculty Rules shall apply as stipulated.

AWARDING OF DEGREE honoris causa
SP62

The General Rules of the University and Faculty Rules shall apply as stipulated.

GUIDELINES FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AND ENDEAVOURS
SP63

The General Rules of the University and Faculty Rules shall apply as stipulated.




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PROCEDURE
SP64

The General Rules of the University and Faculty Rules shall apply as stipulated.

ADMISSION FOR DSc DEGREE PROGRAMME
SP65

The Faculty Rules shall apply as stipulated.

DURATION
SP66

The Faculty Rules shall apply as stipulated.

I.      UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAMME
PB 67
THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF SCIENCES IN MEDICAL SCIENCES, B.Sc. (Med. Sci)
(Turfloop Campus)

DURATION AND REGISTRATION WITH THE SOUTH AFRICAN HEALTH PROFESSIONS
COUNCIL
PB 67.1
The study period extends over at least four years of full –     time study. Registration with the S.A.
Health Professions Council as a Medical Scientist in Training is possible at the beginning of the
fourth year of study. After completion of the B.Sc. (Med. Sci.) degree, the graduate will have to
work for two years in an approved laboratory, under the supervision of a registered medical
scientist, in order to obtain full registration as a Medical Scientist.

CONCURRENT REGISTRATION FOR MODULES AT DIFFERENT LEVELS OF STUDY
PB 67.2
Students may register for modules presented at different levels of study, provided that there are
no timetable clashes between these modules.

ASSESSMENT METHODS AND PASS MARK
PB 67.3
In all modules, continual assessment will be applied, including a final summative examination.
The pass mark is 50 %.

DEGREE WITH DISTINCTION
PB 67.4
Subject to the conditions of rule A24 the degree will be conferred with distinction, provided that an
aggregate of at least 75% is obtained for the major modules taken during the third and fourth
years of study.

FOURTH YEAR OF STUDY
PB 67.5
The fourth year of study will commence at the beginning of the second week of January. The
student is required to select a single medical science discipline in which to specialise. On
completion of this year of study, the student must sit for a written and an oral examination and
submit a mini-dissertation on a project completed during the year.

Because of timetable clashes and other logistical constraints, students entering fourth year are not
permitted to register for any modules from the first three years of study, i.e. outstanding modules
must be completed before the student enters the fourth year of study.

CURRICULUM
PB 67.6
The curriculum is as follows:


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                 MEDICAL SCIENCES SUBJECTS


FIRST YEAR
  SUBJECT        MODULE CODE                 CREDITS    PRE-REQUISITES
 Chemistry      CHMY 151/161/172/182           30       Grade 12: Physical
                                                        Science: at least a C (D)
                                                        symbol in Standard
                                                        (Higher) Grade; or NSC 4.
 Physics         PHYS 151/161/172/182          30       Grade 12: Physical
                                                        Science: at least a C (D)
                                                        symbol in Standard
                                                        (Higher) Grade; or NSC 4.
 Zoology         ZOOL      132/ 142            30
                 And choose one(1) of the
                following two (2)modules
 Botany          BTNY 101/111/122/132          30

 Mathematics     MATH 151/161/172/182          30      Grade12 Mathematics:
                                                       at least a C (D) symbol in
                                                       Standard (Higher) Grad;or
                                                       APS 4.
 OR
 Chemistry       CHEM 151/161/172/182          30       Grade12 Physical
                                                        Science: at
                                                        least a C (D) symbol in
                                                        Standard (Higher) Grade;
                                                        or APS 4..
 Physics         PHYS 151/161/172/182          30       Grade 12: Physical
                                                        Science: at least a C (D)
                                                        symbol in Standard
                                                        (Higher) Grade; or APS 4.
 Biological      BIOS 111/121                  30       Grade12 Biology: at least
 Sciences                                               a C (D) symbol in
                                                        Standard (Higher) Grade
                                                        APS 4.
 Mathematics     MATH 151/161/172/182          30       Grade12 Mathematics: at
                                                        least a C (D) symbol in
                                                        Standard (Higher) Grade; or
                                                        APS 4..

SECOND YEAR
 SUBJECT        MODULE CODE                  CREDITS    PRE-REQUISITES
 Anatomy        ANAT 211/212                    30      ZOOL 132/142 or
                                                        BIOS 101/111/122/132
 Physiology     PLGY 208/209                    30      ZOOL 132/142 or
                                                        BIOS 101/111/122/132
 Pathology      PATH 211/212                    30      ZOOL 132/142 or
                                                        BIOS 101/111/122/132
 Medical        MEBC 211/212                    30      CHEM 151/161/172/182
 Biochemistry




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THIRD YEAR
 SUBJECT              MODULE CODE                       CREDITS          PRE-REQUISITES
 Medical              MEBC 311/312                        40             MEBC 211/212
 Biochemistry
                      And a choice of four (4) of the
                      following (5) modules
 Chemical             CPAT 312                              20           ANAT 211/212,   MEBC
 Pathology                                                               211/212, PATH 211/212,
                                                                         PLGY 208/209

 Haematology          HAEM 311                              20           ANAT 211/212,   MEBC
                                                                         211/212,PATH 211/212,
                                                                         PLGY 208/209
 Immunology           IMMN 311                              20           ANAT 211/212,   MEBC
                                                                         211/212, PATH 211/212,
                                                                         PLGY 208/209

 Medical              MMBI 312                              20           ANAT 211/212,   MEBC
 Microbiology                                                            211/212, PATH 211/212,
                                                                         PLGY 208/209
 Medical Genetics     MGEN 311                              20           ANAT 211/212,   MEBC
                                                                         211/212, PATH 211/212,
                                                                         PLGY 208/209


 FOURTH YEAR
  SUBJECT             MODULE CODE                       CREDITS         PRE-REQUISITES
  Chemical            CPAT 400                            120           CPAT 312
  Pathology
  Haematology         HAEM 400                             120          HAEM 311
  Immunology          IMMN 400                             120          IMMN 311
  Medical             MMBI 400                             120          MMBI 312
  Microbiology
  Medical             MGEN 400                             120          MGEN 311
  Genetics


 ANAT 211               BASIC HUMAN ANATOMY (for B.Sc.                  Credits: 15
                        Med. Sci.)
 Lectures per          Practicals per            Tutorials per          Semester
 week:                 week:                     week:
                                                                         st
    4                  1                         0                      1 Semester
  Content: Introduction to the Science of Anatomy and its subdivisions; levels of organisation
  and anatomical terminology; general structure and location of the components of the
  following systems: skeletal, articular, muscular, nervous, sensory, cardiovascular, lymphatic,
  respiratory, digestive, urinary, reproductive, endocrine. Introduction to human embryonic and
  foetal development: study of the first three weeks of development and the development of the
  placenta; prenatal development of the major organ systems and associated congenital
  abnormalities.

  Assessment: Continuous assessment in the form of:
  1. Regular theory tests.
  2. Final summative test.
  3. Practical reports/worksheets.
  4. Assignments.
  Pre-Requisites: ZOOL 132/142 or BIOS 101/111/122/132




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ANAT 212            HUMAN MICROANATOMY (for B.Sc.                     Credits: 15
                    Med. Sci.)
Lectures per        Practicals per          Tutorials per             Semester
week:               week:                   week:
                                                                        nd
  4                 1                       1                         2 Semester
Content: Introduction to the principles and practice of histology. Cells, tissues and organs.
Microscopy: principles and practice; thin sections and staining. Characteristics of the
following tissues: epithelial, connective, skeletal, muscular, nervous, blood & lymph,
membranes, cardiovascular and lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary, reproductive,
endocrine.

Assessment: Continuous assessment in the form of:
1. Regular theory tests.
2. Final summative test.
3. Practical reports/worksheets.
4. Assignments.
Pre-Requisites: ANAT 211.



CPAT 312            INTRODUCTORY CHEMICAL                            Credits: 20
                    PATHOLOGY
Lectures per        Practicals per week: Tutorials per           Semester
week:                                       week:
                                                                  nd
  4                 1                       1                    2 Semester
 Content: Analytical techniques and instrumentation; specimen collection and processing;
 quality management; establishment and use of reference values; acid-base balance and
 acid-base disorders; nitrogen metabolites and renal function. Liver function; gastric,
 pancreatic, and intestinal function; biochemical aspects of haematology; prophyrins and
 disorders of porphyrin metabolism; diagnostic enzymology; endocrinology; disorders of
 mineral and bone metabolism.

 Assessment: Continuous assessment in the form of:
 1. Regular theory tests.
 2. Final summative test.
 3. Demonstration of practical skills.
 4. Group work and presentations.
 5. Self assessment.
 6. Peer assessment.
 7. Oral testing.
 Pre-Requisites: ANAT 211/212, MEBC211/212, PATH 211/212, PLGY 208/209




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CPAT 400              ADVANCED CHEMICAL PATHOLOGY                  Credits: 120
Lectures per           Practicals              Tutorials per       Semester
week:                                          week:
                                                                    st    nd
    2                  Project                 2                   1 & 2 Semester
 Content: Electrolytes, water and fluid homeostasis; acid-base homeostasis; the renal
 system; the liver; the gastrointestinal tract; plasma proteins; endocrinology; cerebrospinal
 fluid; tumour markers. Supervised research on an approved research topic, and preparation
 of a mini-dissertation.

Assessment: Continuous assessment in the form of:
 1. Regular theory tests.
2. Final summative test.
3. Demonstration of practical skills.
4. Group work and presentations.
5. Self assessment.
6. Peer assessment.
7. Oral testing.
Pre-Requisites: CPAT 312

HAEM 311             INTRODUCTORY HAEMATOLOGY                                Credits: 20
Lectures per          Practicals per  Tutorials per week:                 Semester
week:                 week:
                                                                            st
  4                   1               1                                    1 Semester

Content: Blood composition; haemopoietic development; anaemia, blood groups and
transfusion; haemoglobinopathies; leucocytes and leukaemia; myeloproliferative disease and
lymphoproliferative disorders; haemostasis; coagulation and thrombotic disorders; DNA as a
primary genetic material; genetic elements controlling gene expression; recombinant DNA
methods.

Assessment: Continuous assessment in the form of:
1. Regular theory tests.
2. Final summative test.
3. Practical reports/worksheets.
4. Assignments.

Pre-Requisites: ANAT 211/212, MEBC211/212, PATH 211/212, PLGY 208/209.

HAEM 400               ADVANCED HAEMATOLOGY                           Credits: 120
Lectures per         Practicals       Tutorials per                Semester
week:                                 week:
                                                                     st          nd
  2                  Project          2                            1 &2               Semester

 Content: Detailed study of various aspects of Haematology with special emphasis on
 research methods. Emphasis will be laid on clinical cases, diagnosis, treatment and
 prevention. Enzymatic manipulation of DNA and RNA, preparation and analysis of RNA,
 recombinant DNA libraries, screening of libraries and PCR. Students will be required to
 study current literature and undertake a research project under supervision. Techniques,
 detailed study of the literature (especially journals) and knowledge of research methods.

 Assessment: Continuous assessment in the form of:
 1. Theory tests.
 2. Seminars.
 3. Assignments.
 4. Research project –mini-dissertation.
 5. Final summative examination.

 Pre-Requisites: HAEM 311



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IMMN 311          INTRODUCTORY IMMUNOLOGY                         Credits: 20
Lectures per       Practicals per  Tutorials per                  Semester
week:              week:           week:
                                                                   st
  4                1               1                              1 Semester

Content: Historical background to Immunology; development of Cellular Immunology;
nature and properties of antigens and antibodies and their interaction with human major
histocompatibility antigens; Tand B lymphocytes, their origin and development, selection,
activation and regulation; phagoctic cells; interleukins and interferons; complement and its
functions; auto-immunity; immunity and infection; tumour immunology; hypersensitivity
reactions – immediate and delayed; immunomodulation; immunodeficiency diseases;
rheumatic diseases; clinical transplantation; allergic diseases; immunization; clinical
laboratory methods for detection of humeral and cellular immune function; blood banking;
DNA as a primary genetic material; genetic elements controlling gene expression; methods
of creating recombinant DNA molecules and cloning.

Assessment: Continuous assessment in the form of:
1. Regular theory tests.
2. Final summative test.
3. Practical reports/worksheets.
4. Assignments.

Pre-Requisites: ANAT 211/212, MEBC211/212, PATH 211/212, PLGY 208/209



IMMN 400             ADVANCED IMMUNOLOGY                             Credits: 120
Lectures per       Practicals      Tutorials per                  Semester
week:                              week:
                                                                   st    nd
  2                  project         2                            1 &2        Semester

Content: An experimental approach to immunology, concentrating on various aspects of
IMMN 311.
Enzymatic manipulation of DNA and RNA; preparation and analysis of RNA; recombinant
DNA libraries; screening of libraries and PCR. A project will be selected for practical
investigation. Techniques, detailed study of the literature (especially journals) and
knowledge of research methods.

Assessment: Continuous assessment in the form of:
1. Theory tests.
2. Seminars.
3. Assignments.
4. Research project –mini-dissertation.
5. Final summative examination.

Pre-Requisites: IMMN 312.




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MEBC 211             MEDICAL BIOCHEMISTRY I                      Credits: 15
Lectures per       Practicals per   Tutorials per                Semester/Quarter
week:              week:            week:
                                                                   st
  4                1                1                            1 Semester

Content: Introductory chemistry and biochemistry of the major chemical compounds in
living systems, viz: water, carbohydrates, lipids, amino acids and proteins, nucleic acids,
vitamins, co-enzymes and enzymes. Importance of pH and buffers in biological systems.
Cell morphology and metabolic compartmentalisation.

Assessment: Continuous assessment in the form of:
1. Regular theory tests.
2. Final summative test.
3. Practical reports/worksheets.
4. Assignments.

Pre-Requisites: CHEM 151/161/172/182



MEBC 212             MEDICAL BIOCHEMISTRY II                       Credits: 15
Lectures per        Practicals per    Tutorials per               Semester/Quarter
week:               week:             week:
                                                                   nd
  4                 1                 1                           2 Semester

Contents: Intermediary metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids and amino acids. The design
and regulation of metabolism and clinical case analysis.

Assessment: Continuous assessment in the form of:
1. Regular theory tests.
2. Final summative test.
3. Practical reports/worksheets.
4. Assignments.

 Pre-Requisites: MEBC 211
MEBC 311           ADVANCED MEDICAL BIOCHEMISTRY                  Credits: 20
                   I
Lectures per      Practicals per  Tutorials per                   Semester/Quarter
week:             week:           week:
                                                                   st
  4               1               1                               1 Semester

Content: Techniques in medical biochemistry: theory, practice and applications of
experimental techniques. General medical biochemistry: theoretical and practical aspects of
selected areas such as immunochemistry and membrane structure and function.

Assessment: Continuous assessment in the form of:
1. Regular theory tests.
2. Final summative test.
3. Demonstration of practical skills.
4. Group work and presentations.
5. Self assessment.
6. Peer assessment.
7. Oral testing.
Pre-Requisites: MEBC 211/212




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MEBC 312             ADVANCED MEDICAL                                Credits: 20
                     BIOCHEMISTRY II
Lectures per         Practicals per   Tutorials per                   Semester
week:                week:            week:
                                                                        nd
  4                  1                1                               2 Semester

Content: Theoretical and practical aspects of nucleic acid metabolism, proteins and
enzymology.
Selected project: planning, experimental work and submission of report.

Assessment: Continuous assessment in the form of:
1. Regular theory tests.
2. Final summative test.
3. Demonstration of practical skills.
4. Group work and presentations.
5. Self assessment.
6. Peer assessment.
7. Oral testing

Pre-Requisites: MEBC 311

 The MGEN is not offered at the moment.
MGEN 311                INTRODUCTORY MEDICAL                           Credits: 20
                        GENETICS
Lectures per          Practicals per   Tutorials per                   Semester
week:                 week:            week:
                                                                        st
  4                   1                1                               1 Semester
 Content:
 Assessment: Continuous assessment in the form of:
 1. Regular theory tests.
 2. Final summative test.
 3. Practical reports/worksheets.
 4. Assignments

 Pre-Requisites: ANAT 211/212, MEBC 211/212, PATH 211/212, PLGY 208/209



MMBI 312                 MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY                                 Credits: 20
 Lectures per          Practicals per      Tutorials per                     Semester
 week:                 week:               week:
                                                                              nd
   4                   1                     1                               2 Semester

 Content: Introduction; bacterial morphology and the nature of micro-organisms; bacterial
 genetics; normal body flora; host-parasite relationships; control of microbial growth; anti-
 microbial chemotherapy; medical virology; medical parasitology; medical mycology.

 Assessment: Continuous assessment in the form of:
 1. Regular theory tests.
 2. Final summative test.
 3. Practical reports/worksheets.
 4. Assignments

   Pre-Requisites: ANAT 211/212, MEBC211/212, PATH 211/212, PLGY 208/209




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 MMBI 400                  ADVANCED MEDICAL                                        Credits: 120
                           MICROBIOLOGY
  Lectures per           Practicals                 Tutorials per             Semester
  week:                                             week:
                                                                                st    nd
    2                    project                    2                         1 & 2 semester
  Content: Theory: bacteria; viruses; parasites and fungi of medical importance; antimicrobial
  agents; hospital infections; application of techniques; detailed study of literature and
  knowledge of research methods; concepts and development in medical microbiology.
  Practical: Investigation of specimens and a mini research project.
  Assessment: Continuous assessment in the form of:
  1. Theory tests.
  2. Seminars.
  3. Assignments.
  4. Research project –mini-dissertation.
  5. Final summative examination.
  Pre-Requisites: MMBI 312

  PATH 211                 INTRODUCTION TO GENERAL                                   Credits 15
                           PATHOLOGY
     Lectures      per     Practical sessions Tutorials per week               Semester
     week                  per week
     4                                                                         1st Semester

Content: Introduction to general pathology and the causation of disease; the structure and function
of the normal cell; cell degenerations and infiltrations; cell injury, cell death and necrosis; gangrene;
amyloid; abnormalities of pigmentation; jaundice; disorders of protein metabolism; disorders of fat
metabolism; disorders of carbohydrate metabolism (hyper/hypoglycaemia, diabetes mellitus);
disorders of fluid and electrolyte balance (hyperaemia, congestion, haemorrhage; shock, oedema,
thrombosis and embolism; ischaemia and infarction.

Assessment: Continuous assessment in the form of:
Regular theory tests.
Practical reports/worksheets.
Assignments.
Final summative examination

Pre-Requisites: ZOOL 132/142 or BIOS 111/121

  PATH 212                         GENERAL PATHOLOGY                                Credits 15
 Lectures per week         Practical sessions  Tutorials per week              Semester
                           per week
 4                                                                             2nd Semester

 Content: The immune response and common disorders of immunity and selected infectious
 diseases; inflammation (definition and classification- acute and chronic inflammation); healing
 and repair; Connective tissue diseases (rheumatic fever, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus
 Erythematosis); common haematological disorders (anaemia, haemophilias and bleeding
 disorders); malnutrition and deficiency diseases; disorders of growth and tumours (definitions and
 classification, aetiology, characteristics of benign and malignant neoplasms; diseases of infancy
 and childhood (respiratory distress syndrome, erythroblastosis foetalis, sudden infant death
 syndrome, foetal alcohol syndrome- FAS); genetics and disease.

 Assessment: Continuous assessment in the form of:
 Regular theory tests.
 Practical reports/worksheets.
 Assignments.
 Final summative examination




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Pre-Requisites: ZOOL 132/142 or BIOS 111/121


   PATH 311                         GENERAL PATHOLOGY                                  Credits 15
   Lectures per          Practical sessions         Tutorials per week            Semester
   week                  per week
   4                                                                              1st Semester
 Content: Introduction to general pathology and the causation of disease; the structure and
 function of the normal cell; cell degenerations and infiltrations; cell injury, cell death and necrosis;
 gangrene; amyloid; abnormalities of pigmentation; jaundice; disorders of protein metabolism;
 disorders of fat metabolism; disorders of carbohydrate metabolism (hyper/hypoglycaemia,
 diabetes mellitus); disorders of fluid and electrolyte balance (hyperaemia, congestion,
 haemorrhage; shock, oedema, thrombosis and embolism; ischaemia and infarction.

 Assessment: Continuous assessment in the form of:
 Regular theory tests.
 Practical reports/worksheets.
 Assignments.
 Final summative examination
 Pre-Requisites: ZOOL 132/142 or BIOS 111/121


PATH 312                           GENERAL PATHOLOGY                            Credits 15
   Lectures per            Practical sessions        Tutorials per week    Semester
   week                    per week
   4                                                                       2nd Semester
 Content: The immune response and common disorders of immunity and selected infectious
 diseases; inflammation (definition and classification- acute and chronic inflammation); healing
 and repair; Connective tissue diseases (rheumatic fever, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus
 Erythematosis); common haematological disorders (anaemia, haemophilias and bleeding
 disorders); malnutrition and deficiency diseases; disorders of growth and tumours (definitions and
 classification, aetiology, characteristics of benign and malignant neoplasms; diseases of infancy
 and childhood (respiratory distress syndrome, erythroblastosis foetalis, sudden infant death
 syndrome, foetal alcohol syndrome- FAS); genetics and disease.

 Assessment: Continuous assessment in the form of:
 Regular theory tests.
 Practical reports/worksheets.
 Assignments.
 Final summative examination

 Pre-Requisites: ZOOL 132/142 or BIOS 111/121




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J.       SPECIFIC POSTGRADUATE DEGREES

HONOURS DEGREE PROGRAMMES (MEDUNSA CAMPUS)

PH68     BSc (MED) (HONS) DEGREE PROGRAMME




68.1     SELECTION AND ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

68.1.1   Selection

(i)       For practical reasons only a limited number of applicants can be admitted to the degree
          programme. Students are therefore selected on merit by a Selection Committee and
          notified accordingly by the Office of the Registrar.

(ii)      Students who have been refused re-registration in a Faculty of Medicine at any other
          University shall not be admitted to this Medical Faculty.

68.1.2   Admission requirements

(i)       Students who hold the BSc (Med) degree from University of Limpopo or equivalent
          qualification from another South African university can register for the degree if selected (if
          the requirement of (c) below is met).

(ii)      Students who hold similar qualifications may enquire from the heads of the various
          departments concerned what the requirements would be for them to obtain BSc (Med)
          Status at University of Limpopo. No person is, however, automatically entitled to BSc (Med)
          status regardless of the type and number of qualifications they hold.

(iii)     Normally no student who obtained less than 60% for the course in question at the pre-
          graduate level will be allowed to do the Honours degree programme without having written a
          special Admission examination. The head of the department will determine the nature of
          such an Admission examination.

(iv)      In certain circumstances students with non-degree qualifications can be admitted to this
          degree program after completion of a full BSc (Med) Status examination and upon
          recommendation by Senate.

(v)       A full BSc (Med) Status examination would consist of a BSc (Med) examination in two
          courses at third year level of which one would be the course in which the student intends to
          do their Honour's degree programme. The two courses have to be written in the same
          examination. The examination will therefore not differ in any way from that of students for
          the BSc (Med) degree (except as for (vi).

(vi)      No re-examination will be allowed in a status examination but students will be allowed a
          second attempt to pass the examination.

(vii)     As in the case of graduates, students in a status examination will have to obtain at least
          60% in the course in which they intend to do an Honour's degree programme.

(viii)    Only two attempts at passing the status examination will be allowed.

(ix)      Should the student fail one course, both full examinations will have to be repeated at the
          end of the following year.



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68.2    DURATION OF THE COURSE

The duration of the programme shall be a minimum of one academic year full-time or two successive
academic years part-time, unless otherwise indicated by the respective department.

68.3    CURRICULUM

(i)      The degree may firstly be taken in any branch of a major course as mutually agreed upon in
         consultation with the head of the relevant department. The full curriculum to be covered,
         including possible additional requirements, will be submitted to Senate for approval.

(ii)     The degree programme may be taken in any of the following disciplines:

          061     Anatomical Pathology         ANPA 606      Anatomical Pathology
          065     Medical Biochemistry         MBIO 606      Medical Biochemistry
          066     Human Genetics
          067     Haematological Pathology     HAPA 606      Haematological Pathology
          069     Medical Microbiology
          074     Medical Virology

         It is considered that a BSc (Med) graduate has a sufficient grounding in the basic medical
         courses (Anatomy, Physiology) to qualify for post-graduate study in these fields. Moreover,
         wherever practicable students will be required to attend the normal lecture programme in the
         discipline concerned together with the relevant medical student group concurrently with their
         honours study. Admission to the honour's programme shall at all times be subject to the
         approval of the head of the relevant department and acceptance of the prescribed
         curriculum by the student.

(iii)    An honour's degree programme may also be taken in Medical Physics. However, in this
         instance the Admission requirement is a BSc degree with Physics or Biophysics as a major
         course. Depending on the other courses of the student's BSc curriculum, the head of the
         department may require that he attends specified courses (e.g. Physiology) concurrently
         with his honour's study, or he may specify that a particular course is a prerequisite for
         Admission to BSc (Med)(Hons) in Medical Physics.

(iv)     Prospective students should note that the above mentioned courses will only be offered if
         staff are available in the respective departments to present the degree.




68.4    TIME ALLOTMENT AND PROGRAMME PLANNING

Heads of department shall determine curricula according to individual circumstances and organise
lectures and practicals at their discretion.


68.5    SYLLABI

Syllabi for honour's study in all the above fields of study are available and will be presented to
students on Admission to the programme.




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68.6     ADDITIONAL COURSES/PRESCRIBED WORK

(i)       It is the prerogative of the head of the department to prescribe study of such additional
          courses, as he may deem necessary concurrently with the honour's study.

(ii)      A course in Statistics is required.

(iii)     Practical laboratory work may be undertaken on specific projects. The student may be
          required to submit a written report on his/her work.


69       REGISTRATION WITH THE HEALTH PROFESSIONS COUNCIL OF SOUTH AFRICA

Students who do the BSc (Med) (Hons) in any discipline should request registration as a Medical
Scientist in training at the Professional Board at the Health Professions Council of South Africa. After
obtaining the degree all successful students may register as Medical Scientists in the category
Biological Sciences after having obtained the required practical experience in a laboratory accredited
for that purpose.


PH70     BSc (MED) (HONS) MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY DEGREE PROGRAMME (069)



70.1     SELECTION AND ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

70.1.1   Admission Requirements

Eligibility for admission as a candidate to this degree requires a BSc (Med) degree, or BSc (Med)
status granted by Senate. A candidate with a non-medical BSc degree with majors in Microbiology is
eligible for admission, but also has to obtain BSc (Med) status by attending and passing a course in
Medical Microbiology during the duration of the BSc (Med) (Hons) training.


70.2     DURATION OF THE COURSE

1 academic year (full-time) and 2 academic years (part-time).

70.3     CURRICULUM

The course will consist of the following subjects offered by the Department of Medical Microbiology:
MOBI601          Molecular Biology
MBAC601          Advanced Microbiology
MICR601          Medical Microbiology
MPRO601          Project in Medical Microbiology
REME801          Research and Methodology

70.3.1   Granting of Degree

To qualify for the degree, candidates are required to obtain a minimum of 50% in each subject.




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PH71     BSc (MED) (HONS) IN MEDICAL VIROLOGY DEGREE PROGRAMME (074)


71.1     ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Eligibility for Admission as a candidate to the degree is a BSc (Med) degree, or candidates who are
granted BSc (Med) status by Senate. A candidate with a non-medical BSc degree with majors in
Microbiology is eligible for Admission, but has to obtain BSc (Med) status by attending and passing
the MBChB III Microbiology course during the duration of the BSc (Med) (Hons) Virology training.

71.2     DURATION OF THE COURSE

One (1) full-time academic year.

Note: Part-time courses over 2 academic years may be offered in special circumstances.

71.3     CURRICULUM

The course will consist of the following subjects offered by the Department of Virology.

MBAC601         Advanced Microbiology
MOBI601         Molecular Biology
REME801         Research Methodology
VPRO601         Research Project in Virology
MICR601         Medical Microbiology

71.3.1   Granting of Degree

To qualify for the degree, candidates are required to obtain a minimum of 50% in each subject.

71.3.2 The Time Allotment and Course Planning

The Department shall determine curricula according to individual circumstances and organise lectures
and practicals at their own discretion. A course programme will be presented to each student
admitted to the course.

71.3.3   Additional Prescribed Work

(i)       A candidate with a non-medical BSc degree who is eligible for Admission has to pass the
          MBChB III Microbiology course.

(ii)      Practical laboratory work in the form of a research project is required and the candidate will
          have to submit a written report on the work.




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K.       MASTERS DEGREE PROGRAMMES (MEDUNSA CAMPUS)

MM1       GENERAL REGULATIONS FOR M MED DEGREE PROGRAMMES

The general rules apply in broad outline only.

MM1.1     SELECTION

(i)      Only a limited number of applicants can be admitted to the degree programme.

(ii)     Applicants must meet the requirements for appointment to a post of Registrar.

(iii)    Selection is on merit.

(iv)     Applicants who have been refused re-registration in a Faculty of Health Sciences at any
         other University shall not be admitted to this Faculty.

(v)      Unless otherwise decided by Senate and described in the Faculty or School rules for
         specific M Med degree courses, the following general regulations apply in all M Med degree
         courses.

MM1.2     ADMISSION AND DURATION

1.2.1    Admission

In order to be admitted to an M Med degree course a candidate must:

(i)      be in possession of an MBChB or equivalent degree and be registered with the Health
         Professions Council of South Africa as a medical practitioner.

(ii)     be appointed to a Registrar's post recognised by the HPCSA. This post must be occupied
         for the full duration of registration as required under these rules.

(iii)    meet any other requirements that may be enunciated in the rules for the specific degree for
         which registration is requested.

1.2.2    Duration

The duration of M Med degrees will be a minimum of four years and maximum is six years, except for
surgical disciplines (General Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Orthopaedics, Neurosurgery, Cardio-thoracic
Surgery), which will be five years minimum and a maximum of seven years.

MM 1.3    REGISTRATION AND REGISTRARSHIP

(i)      A candidate who is appointed to a Registrar's post between:

         (a)    January and March will be registered as from January provided that the application
                with full supporting documentation is submitted to the University by 31st March. A
                late application will be handled as in MM1.3 (i) (b) and (c) below;
         (b)    April and August will be registered as from 1st July, provided the application with full
                supporting documentation is submitted to the University by 31st August. A late
                application will be handled as in MM1.3 (i) (c) below; and
         (c)    September and December will be registered as from 1st January of the following year,
                provided the application is submitted to the University before 31st March of the
                following year.



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(ii)     Registration must be renewed annually in January until completion of the course. A student
         who fails to register annually will not be granted retrospective recognition of the period for
         which s/he was not registered.

(iii)    In general the minimum duration of registration before the degree can be awarded is four
         years, or longer as stipulated in the Faculty rules for specific M Med courses. The time
         requirement for granting the degree refers to both the time of registration, and the time of
          cu ai fh e ir ’ o t h i e u e o te p ci o re
                 o              sas       .
         o c p t no terg t r p s T et rq i dfrh s e i c us sma b more
                                                  me       r                fc             y e
         than that required by the HPCSA for registration purposes.

(iv)     In fulfilment of rule MM 1.3.(ii) above, Senate may on recommendation of the Head of
         Department and Faculty of Health Sciences recognize up to one year of previous
         postgraduate or other experience. Such time will be deemed to have been spent in the
          rs n R g t ’ o t h n n rrt g h s u s S n t s o c mp ld o e o n e
                       sas                t     n          e
         pe e t e irr p s w e i epei te erl . e aein t o ee t rc g i                l       z
         previous experience that may be recognized for registration purposes by the HPCSA.

(v)      The primary, intermediate and final Assessments must be completed in the time period
         stipulated by the Faculty rules for the various M Med courses. Senate may on
         recommendation by the Head of Department, grant extension of this period. Unless Faculty
         rules specify the maximum period of extension, Senate may stipulate a time by which such
         Assessment(s) must be completed. The student must register with the university for any
         such period of extension.

(vi)     If a student has not completed the required Assessments by the end of the period of
         registration determined by Faculty rules, or extensions to such time, the Registrar's post
         must be vacated and the candidate will be deemed excluded from the course.

(vii)    The candidate has a right to continuation in the Registrar's post during any period of
         extension granted with respect to the time as defined in rule MM1.3 (ii). However, should a
         Medical Officer's post be available in the Department, the candidate's appointment may be
         translated to that of Medical Officer, provided the candidate has completed the required time
         for registration in the post.

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                                                        c       i s
                                                                c
         S n t ma ao ap ro o c p i aMe i l f e’ p s i a a a e cd p r n                           me
         or a post of demonstrator in the department of Anatomy to register in order for the candidate
         to write the primary Assessment. The registration will be for non-degree purposes (NDP) but
            y e e o n e o te e re h u h a d ae u s q e t ba
                          z                       d
         ma b rc g i dfrh d ge s o l tec n i t s b e u nl o ti aR g t r
                                                               d                y       n       sas
                                                                                              e ir ’
         post. Passing the primary Assessment does not guarantee that the candidate will be
          p o td o
               n           e ir ’ o tn h e at tU o n e r fh i
                              sas                     me
         a p i e t aR g t r p s i ted p r n. pt o ey a o tet s e tnte                  me p n i h
         medical officer post may be recognized for the purposes of rule MM 1.2. (ii).

(ix)     A total period of one year may be recognized in terms of clauses (iv) and (viii).

(x)      If a candidate who is already in possession of a qualification of the SA College of Medicine
         wishes to register for the M Med degree at University of Limpopo for the first time she/he
         must be registered for the degree for a period of not less than two years and occupy or have
         occupied a Registrar's post on the Joint establishment for the same period. The dissertation
         must be completed within two years of registration unless School Board grants an
         extension.

(xi)     A student who is found guilty of misconduct by either the University or employing authority
         may be de-registered by the University and must then vacate the Registrar's post. A student
         who de-registers for personal reasons must vacate the Registrar's post unless permission is
         granted for a specified time of interruption of studies.




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MM 1.4    ASSESSMENTS AND EXEMPTIONS

(i)       Assessments may be taken in midyear and at the end of the academic year annually.

(ii)      In order to pass an Assessment a mark of 50% is required. Sub-minima may be required in
          sub-divisions of the Assessment.

          A candidate for M Med Primary Assessment in Anatomy has to achieve a sub-minimum of
          45% in the written Assessment, in order to present him/herself for the oral Assessment in
          either of these subjects

(iii)     Senate may grant a student exemption from a University of Limpopo primary, intermediate
          or final Assessment by virtue of having passed another Assessment of equivalent standard.

(iv)      A student passes an Assessment course by obtaining an overall Assessment mark of 50%.
          Unless otherwise stated in departmental rules each component of the Assessment must be
          passed.

(v)       An Assessment course is passed with distinction if an overall mark of 75% is obtained.


1.4.1     Primary Assessments

(i)       The primary Assessments shall consist of the courses as specified in the specific rules and
          shall consist of an oral and a written component.

(ii)      The courses may be written at different Assessment periods but all the prescribed courses
          must be completed within 18 months of taking up the post of Registrar. Senate may grant
          extension of 6 months on the recommendation by the Head of Department.

(iii)     Senate may grant exemption from the primary Assessment by virtue of having passed an
          Assessment recognised by Senate as equivalent. However, foreign qualifications will not be
          considered for exemption. The primary Assessment of the College of Medicine of South
          Africa will not necessarily be recognised as equivalent for the purposes of this rule.

1.4.1.1   Assessment of M Med Primary Assessments in Physiology

(i)       Candidates who obtain less than 45% in the written paper FAIL the Assessment.

(ii)      Candidates who obtain 50% or more in the written paper PASS the Assessment.

(iii)     Candidates who obtain a mark of 45-49% in the written paper will be invited to attend an oral
          Assessment. If they obtain a mark of 50% or more in the oral Assessment they PASS the
          Assessment with a mark of 50%.

(iv)      A candidate who obtains a mark of 70-74% will also be invited for an oral examination. If
          they obtain a FINAL mark of 75% they PASS the examination with distinction.

1.4.2     Intermediate Examinations

(i)       The courses for the intermediate Assessment (if any) will be prescribed in the School rules.

(ii)      The Assessment may only be undertaken after completion of all the required courses for the
          primary Assessment and prescribed clinical rotations.

(iii)     The intermediate examination must be completed at least 1 year before sitting for the final
          date of the final examination, but this period may be extended by specific departmental
          rules.




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1.4.3     Final Examinations

(i)      The courses for the final Assessment will be described in the School rules.

(ii)     All students are required to submit a dissertation or satisfy research requirements prior to
         writing the final Assessment as specified by Rule MM1.4.4.(i)

(iii)          u                 e             r
          f t e t a o l e h e u e ei f rcc lr n g n    o           i
         I a s d n h s c mp td te rq i d p r d o pa ta t in i a rg t r p s
                                                                         ai               sas
                                                                                       e ir ’ o t     ,
         Faculty of Health Sciences may grant a student who has not written the final examination at
         the end of the prescribed period a six months extension (not more than twice) on written
          eo      n ai f e d f e at t u h t e t h u a ae h e ir ’ o t
                       o                    me               u
         rc mme d t no H a o D p r n.S c as d n s o l v c t terg t r p s d                 sas
         and may write the examination in any other post in Department, within or outside University of
         Limpopo.

(iv)     Unless otherwise determined in the Faculty rules the final Assessment will consist of a
         written, oral, practical and/or clinical parts.

(v)      The practical and/or clinical part of the Assessment may take any format as determined by
         the head of department (OSCE, OSPE etc) provided that the format of the Assessment was
         communicated in writing to students in advance.

(vi)     No student would be considered to have passed the final M Med Assessment unless the
         practical and/or clinical part of the Assessment was passed.

(vii)    The final M Med Assessment shall be done at University of Limpopo. To obtain the M Med degree
         such a student shall:
         (a)      meet the requirements of rule MM1.4.4 (i), and
         (b)      meet the requirement of registration and registrarship of the specific degree.

(viii)   The Assessment shall be a University of Limpopo Assessment.

(ix)     M Med candidates must submit their research proposals to be approved by REPC in their
         third year of studies in a 4 year degree programme and by the fourth year in a 5 year degree
         programme.

(x)      Candidates that have satisfied the research requirements as specified by Rule MM1.4.4 (i)
         and have passed the College Assessment will be exempted from the final M Med Assessment
         at the University of Limpopo.

1.4.4     Dissertation

(i)       The requirement may be met in any ONE of the following ways. They are governed by
          general university and faculty rules regarding registration with REPC, with supervisors and
          external assessors as described under rule FSH 39, prior to the final Assessment.

          (a)    Evidence of having presented two different studies of acceptable standard verbally or
                 as posters at acceptable congresses as the primary author. A bound copy of the full
                 text as presented at the congress, including an introduction and references must be
                 submitted by the University to an external examiner appointed on recommendation by
                 the head of department; and ratified by the higher degrees committee

          (b)    Acceptance of a peer-reviewed research article in the form of scientific letter, case
                 report, short communication, or full paper (excluding letters to Editor, opinion letters
                 to Editor, and reviews) in the relevant discipline for publication in accredited journal
                 as the primary author. A hard copy of the published article(s) or accepted article as
                 submitted to journal, including certified copies of acceptance letters from the Journal
                 Editor, must be submitted to the University before the degree will be awarded.
                 External Examiners reports are not required (as long as evidence exist that the
                 publication has been peer reviewed).




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(ii)     (a)     The examiners who are to mark the dissertation are required to return the
                 examiners'   report within 8 weeks.

         (b)     Should they not return the report within that time the faculty office will remind the
                 examiner(s) of the requirements and report the matter to the Head of Department
                 and    the Executive Dean.

         (c)     The supervisor who has to compile a single report reflecting the views of all the
                 examiners, must return this single report within three weeks after receipt of the
                 examiners report.

         (d)     Should the report not be returned on time, the Executive Dean will take up the
                 matter.

         (e)    If the recommendation is that the degree be conferred after the revision of minor
                errors, then the Executive Dean may sign the HPCSA Form 19, enabling the student
                to become registered as a specialist. The University will however, only confer the
                degree after the three hard-covered properly bound copies have been submitted to
                the Office of the Registrar.

MM1.5      GRANTING OF DEGREE

(i)       The degree of M Med is granted to a student who has completed the stipulated period of
          registration and registrarship and who has passed all the required Assessments.

(iii)    The degree is awarded with distinction to a student who obtains a minimum of 75% in the final
         Assessment and in the dissertation/research requirements.

PM72 MSc (Med) DEGREE PROGRAMME


72.1     SELECTION AND ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

72.1.1    Selection

(i)       For practical reasons only a limited number of applicants can be admitted to the degree
          programme. Students are therefore selected on merit by a Selection Committee in the
          relevant departments and notified accordingly by the Office of the Registrar.

(ii)      Students who have been refused re-registration in a Faculty of Medicine at any other
          University shall not be admitted to this Medical Faculty.

72.1.2    Admission requirements

(i)       This course is open to students who are in possession of BSc (Med) (Hons) degree or who
          have received BSc (Med) (Hons) status. MSc (Med) studies may be continued in the
          respective fields in accordance with University of Limpopo General rules for postgraduate
          studies.

(ii)      An MBChB graduate may be admitted directly to MSc (Med) studies provided that the
          duration of the study period for the MSc (Med) course is extended by one year.

(iii)     Any candidate accepted for MSc (Med) Physiology who has not done a course in
          Biostatistics will be required to do Biostatistics (BIOS 701) as part of the MSc (Med) degree.




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72.2     CURRICULUM

A candidate for the degree of MSc (Med) shall execute during not less than one academic year
advanced study or research, or both, under the guidance of a supervisor appointed by Senate. The
students shall in the first year, enrol for and pass the courses:

REME801         Research Methodology, and
PROD801         Protocol Development

The research may take place in the University or in an institution deemed by the Senate to be part of
the University for this purpose.

The candidate shall submit a dissertation at the completion of his/her studies, to the relevant
department, or discipline within a department, as follows:


081        Anatomical Pathology            ANPA808
432        Forensic Pathology              FORP808
434        Haematological Pathology        HAPA808
085        Medical Biochemistry            MBIO808
099        Medical Virology                MEVI808
089        Microbiology                    MICR808


72.3     FACULTY RULES

72.3.1   Appointment of Supervisors and Examiners

(i)       For each student qualifying according to the faculty rules for admission, a supervisor shall
          be appointed who shall have at least the same qualification.

(ii)      In all cases two external examiners from outside the University staff establishment having at
          least the same equivalent qualification will be appointed on recommendation by the School
          Board.


PM73 M MED (ANATOMICAL PATHOLOGY) DEGREE PROGRAMME (026)

Except where otherwise indicated, rule MM1 applies.

73.1     CLINICAL EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

Clinical experience must be obtained over a four-year period.

73.2     CURRICULUM

A practitioner who wishes to have the speciality Pathology (Anatomical) registered against his/her
name must have three and half years acceptable training in Anatomical Pathology of which six
months shall be spent in Cytopathological training. A further period of training in each of the following
shall be required: Chemical Pathology, Haematological Pathology and Medical Microbiology. The
Departments will agree upon the time to be spent in these disciplines from time to time.

73.2.1   Primary examination course

GPAM701       General Pathology




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Note:     To be completed after one year's acceptable training in Anatomical Pathology, but within 18
          months after enrolment.

73.2.2   Final examination course

ANPA761       Anatomical Pathology.

73.2.3   Dissertation

DANP761                 Dissertation


73.3     FACULTY RULES

73.3.1   Primary Examinations

(i)       The primary examination of the College of Medicine will not be recognised as equivalent to
          the M Med primary examination of University of Limpopo.

(ii)      The examination shall consist of a three hours written paper, a two hours practical
          (histopathology) paper and an oral examination of not more than 30 minutes. The weights
          of these parts will be as follows:
          Written examination -            50%
          Practical examination -          25%
          Oral examination        -        25%

(iii)     A student with foreign qualifications who applies to be exempted from the primary
          examination will be considered on the basis of his/her qualifications and submitted to Medex
          and Faculty Board for final decision.

73.3.2   Final Examination

(i)       The final examinations shall be in Anatomical Pathology and its allied sub-units e.g.
          Cytopathology, Electron Microscopy, Flow Cytometry, etc.

(ii)      The examination shall consist of two three hours written papers (Paper 1 being general
          principals, management, techniques, etc, paper II being diagnostic histo- and
          cytopathology), a post-mortem, a three hours histopathology practical and an oral
          examination f about one hour's duration.

(iii)     A student must pass all the parts of the examination including the practical examination.

PM74 M MED (CHEMICAL PATHOLOGY) DEGREE PROGRAMME (027)



74.1     CLINICAL EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

Clinical experience must be obtained over a four-year period.

74.2     CURRICULUM

74.2.1   Primary examination courses

APPM701       General Physiology
BIOZ701       Bio-statistics
ICDL701       Basic Computer Literacy (Information Systems)



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REME801        Research Methodology

Note:          To be completed 18 months after enrolment.

74.2.2    Intermediate examination courses

GPAM723        General Pathology for Chemical Pathology

Note:          To be completed after spending a further one-year of training


74.2.3    Final examination course

CEPA761        Chemical Pathology

Note:          This examination will be written after completion of the minimum acceptable training
               time of three years in Chemical Pathology

74.2.4    Dissertation

DICE761        Dissertation


74.3     FACULTY RULES

74.3.1    Final Examination

The final examination may not be taken within three years of enrolment.


PM75 M MED (CLINICAL PATHOLOGY) DEGREE PROGRAMME (028)


75.1     CLINICAL EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

Clinical experience must be obtained over a four-year period.

75.2     CURRICULUM

75.2.1    Primary examination course

BIOZ701         Bio-statistics
ICDL701         Basic Computer Literacy
REME801         Research Methodology

Note:     To be completed within 18 months after enrolment.

75.2.2    Final examination courses

CEPA762        Chemical Pathology
HAPA762        Haematological Pathology
MICR762        Microbiology

Note:          To be completed after 16 months acceptable training in each of the following: Chemical
               Pathology, Haematological Pathology, Microbiology. Each course may be entered for
               separately.




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75.2.3    Dissertation

DICP761        Dissertation

75.3     FACULTY RULES

75.3.1    Primary Examinations

The primary examination of the College of Medicine will not be recognised as equivalent to the M Med
primary examination of MEDUNSA.

75.3.2    Final Examination

The final examination may not be taken within three years of enrolment unless special Faculty Board
approval has been obtained.

PM76 M MED (FORENSIC MEDICINE) DEGREE PROGRAMME (031)



76.1     CLINICAL EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

Clinical experience must be obtained over a four-year period.

76.2     CURRICULUM

76.2.1    Primary examination course

2 years of approved training:

MICR702        Microbiology (6 months)
CEPA702        Chemical Pathology (6 months)
ANPA701        Anatomical Pathology (1 year)
OR
ANPA702        Anatomical Pathology (2 years)

76.2.2    Final examination course

(i)       FORP761         Forensic Pathology (minimum 2 years study).
(ii)      A student who has passed the final examination of the College of Medicine of South Africa
          may be exempted from writing the final M Med examination, provided that a representative
          of the University is present at such an examination.


76.2.3    Dissertation

DIFO761        Dissertation


PM77 M MED (HAEMATOLOGY) DEGREE PROGRAMME (033)


77.1     CLINICAL EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

Clinical experience must be obtained over a four-year period.




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77.2     CURRICULUM

A practitioner who wishes to have the speciality Pathology (Haematology) registered against his/her
name, must have had three years acceptable training in Haematological Pathology and four months
acceptable training in each of the following: Anatomical Pathology, Chemical Pathology and
Microbiology.

77.2.1    Primary examination course

APPM701        General Physiology (to be presented by the Department of Physiology)
OR
PHHP701        Physiology for Haematological Pathology (to be presented by the Department of
               Haematological Pathology)
ICDL701        Basic Computer Literacy (Information Systems)

Note:          To be completed within 18 months training in Haematological Pathology

77.2.2    Intermediate examination

A capita selecta course in the following Pathology disciplines:
ANPA721        Anatomical Pathology
CEPA721        Chemical Pathology
MICR721        Microbiology

The period of time spent in each to be determined after consultation with the Head of Department of
Haematological Pathology and Head of Department of each discipline.

Intermediate examinations to be completed within 18 months training in Haematological Pathology.

77.2.3    Final examination course

HAPA761        Haematological Pathology.

77.2.4    Dissertation

DIHA761        Dissertation.


77.3     FACULTY RULES


77.3.1    Final Examination

The final examination may not be taken within three years of enrolment.


PM78 M MED (MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY) DEGREE PROGRAMME (036)



78.1     DURATION OF DEGREE PROGRAMME

The duration of the degree programme extends over 4 years.


78.2     REGISTRARSHIP




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(i)       Candidates will be expected to rotate through departments and/or divisions of Clinical
          Virology, Immunology and Community Health.

(ii)      Registrars may be required to work away from their usual place of residence on a temporary
          basis.

78.3     CURRICULUM

78.3.1    Primary Examination Courses:

Courses:
MICR701        Medical Microbiology
MBAC701        Advanced Microbiology
MOBI701        Molecular Biology
REME801        Biostatics and Research Methodology

All Primary Courses must be completed within 24 Months.

78.3.2    Final Examination Course

Course:
MICR761        Medical Microbiology

A candidate may not enter for the final examination before 42 months of registrarship training in the
departments.


78.3.3    Dissertation

DIMI761        Dissertation

A dissertation in strict accordance with General Rule G39 and FSH39 is required. The dissertation, in
the final and corrected form, must be handed in to the head of the department, not less than 30 days
before commencement of the examination period during which the student intends to take the final
examination.


78.4     EXAMINATION

78.4.1    Primary Examination

Only one re-examination will be granted for each primary course provided that the total time period
shall not exceed 30 months.

78.4.2    Final Examination

(i)       A candidate may not enter for the final examination before completing 42 months of
          registrarship training in the department.
(ii)      The written examination consists of 2 separate papers as follows:
          Microbiology I
          Microbiology II

(iii)     The final combined mark is calculated in a ratio of 40:40:20 for written, oral and practical
          parts respectively. A sub-minimum of 50% is required for each part of the examination.

78.4.3    Dissertation

The dissertation must be passed separately and independently and a subminimum of 50% is required.



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PM79 M MED (VIROLOGY) DEGREE PROGRAMME (096)



79.1      ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

(i)        Admission to the degree will be in strict accordance with rule MM1.
(ii)       The duration of the degree programme extends over 4 years.

79.2      REGISTRARSHIP

(i)        Clinical training is structured around a full-time registrarship in Virological Pathology.
(ii)       Candidates will be expected to rotate through departments and/or divisions of Clinical
           Microbiology, Immunology and other clinical departments as prescribed by the training
           department.

79.3      CURRICULUM

79.3.1    Primary examination courses

MICR701        Medical Microbiology
MBAC701        Advanced Microbiology
MOBI701        Molecular Biology
REME 801       Research Methodology Course
Note:

(i)        The primary examination can only be entered for after 12 months approved clinical training
           in the primary subjects.
(ii)       All primary courses must be completed within 24 months of registrar ship.
(iii)      Only one re-examination will be allowed for each primary course provided that the total time
           shall not exceed 30 months.


79.3.2    Final examination course

VIRO761        Virological Pathology (Major) comprised of the following:

Written Examination (Papers I and II)
Practical Examination
Oral Examination

The final combined mark is calculated in a ratio of 40: 40: 20: for written, oral and practical parts
respectively. A sub-minimum of 50% is required for each part of the examination.

Note:      The final examination can only be entered for after 42 months approved registrarship
           training in Medical Virological Pathology.

79.3.3    Dissertation

DIVI761     Dissertation

Note:      All MMed students are required to submit a dissertation PRIOR to writing the final
           examination as stipulated in rule MM 1.4.3 (ii), or SATISFY research requirements in strict
           accordance with rule MM 1.4.4 (i).




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79.4       FACULTY RULES

79.4.1      Final Examination

The final examination may not be taken within 42 months of enrolment.

79.4.2      Dissertation

A dissertation in strict accordance with rule G24.4 is required. This dissertation, in its final and
corrected form, must be handed in to the Head of the Department not less than 30 days before
commencement of the examination period during which the student intends to take the final
examination.



  SPD 80            MSc (Med Sci) MASTER OF SCIENCES IN MEDICAL SCIENCES (TURFLOOP
                                                CAMPUS)

SPD 80.1           DURATION AND FORMAT OF PROGRAMME

(i)        The dissertation/papers must be completed and submitted within 18 months of registration.
(ii)       The candidate must submit a dissertation on a subject approved by the Supervisor.

OR

The candidate will be required to produce at least two (2) scientific papers on a subject approved by
the Programme Supervisor. These papers must be accepted for publication by SAPSE accredited
journals. The candidate may be required to sit for an oral examination.




  PD 81                                 DOCTORS DEGREE PROGRAMMES



PD81.1        MD DEGREE PROGRAMME (MEDUNSA CAMPUS)

The General Rules for post-graduate students apply.

81.2.1 RULES

81.2.1.1     Appointment of Supervisors and Examiners

(i)         For each student qualifying according to the Faculty Rules for Admission, a supervisor shall
            be appointed who shall have at least the same qualification, failing which a co-supervisor
            with the required qualification shall be appointed.

(ii)        In all cases two external examiners having at least the same qualification will be appointed
            on recommendation by the Faculty Board.




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81.2.2.2    CURRICULUM : Set of Publications for Examination

312              Anatomical Pathology             ANPA909
316              Chemical Pathology               CEPA909
321              Forensic Pathology               FORP909
323              Haematological Pathology         HAPA909
                 Microbiology
                 Virology


81.2.2.3     CURRICULUM: Thesis

102        Anatomical Pathology                         ANPA909
106        Chemical Pathology                           CEPA909
114        Forensic Pathology                           FORP909
115        Haematological Pathology                     HAPA909
140        Medical Biochemistry                         MBIO909
119        Medical Microbiology                         MICR909
146        Medical Virology                             MEVI909
119        Microbiology                                 MICR909

PD82       PhD DEGREE PROGRAMME (MEDUNSA CAMPUS)



PD82.1 ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Unless otherwise indicated, the General Rules for postgraduate students apply.

A candidate for the degree of PhD shall execute during not less than two academic years advanced
research under the guidance of a supervisor appointed by Senate. The student shall in the first year,
enrol for and pass the courses:

REME801        Research Methodology, and
PROD801        Protocol Development, unless he/she can provide proof of having passed these
               courses within the previous five years.


PD82.2 CURRICULUM: Thesis

102        Anatomical Pathology                         ANPA909
106        Chemical Pathology                           CEPA909
114        Forensic Pathology                           FORP909
115        Haematological Pathology                     HAPA909
140        Medical Biochemistry                         MBIO909
119        Medical Microbiology                         MICR909
146        Medical Virology                             MEVI909
119        Microbiology                                 MICR909

PD82.3 RULES

82.3.1     Appointment of Supervisors and Examiners

(i)        For each student qualifying according to the faculty rules for Admission, a supervisor shall
           be appointed who shall have at least the same qualification, failing which a co-supervisor
           with the required qualification shall be appointed.



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(ii)       In all cases two external examiners from outside the University staff establishment having at
           least an equivalent qualification will be appointed on recommendation of School Board.

PD83     DEGREE PROGRAMME

The General Rules for post-graduate students apply.


PD83.1 SCHOOL RULES

83.1.1   Appointment of Supervisors and Examiners

(i)        For each student qualifying according to the faculty rules for Admission, a supervisor shall
           be appointed who shall have at least the same qualification, failing which a co-supervisor
           with the required qualification shall be appointed.

(ii)       In all cases two external examiners having at least the same qualification will be appointed
           on recommendation by the School Board.


PD83.2.1         CURRICULUM : Set of Publications for Examination

312        Anatomical Pathology                          ANPA909
316        Chemical Pathology                            CEPA909
321        Forensic Pathology                            FORP909
323        Haematological Pathology                      HAPA909


PD84       DSc MED DEGREE PROGRAMME (MEDUNSA CAMPUS)

The degree of Doctor of Medical Science, DSc (Med) would normally follow on a PhD or MD and
could be awarded to a candidate for high level and internationally recognised research based on peer
reviewed research articles published in internationally recognised journals. Review articles would not
be considered.

PD84.1 ADMISSION

(i)        A person who wishes to be admitted as a candidate for this degree shall lodge an
           application with the Registrar submitting such evidence of his academic and general
           qualifications and such information as the rules or as Senate may, from time to time, require.
           Registration will only be permitted once a person has been admitted to this degree.

(ii)       A person who is not a member of the Convocation and who wishes to proceed to the degree
           shall not be admitted as a candidate unless Senate is satisfied, on the advice of the board of
           the Faculty, that there are sound reasons for such Admission.

(iii)      Any one of the following may be admitted by Senate as a candidate :

           (a)     A person in possession of a Doctor of Philosophy or an MD degree of the University
                   of at least four years standing;

           (b)     A graduate of any other university admitted under section 26(b) of the Universities
                   Act, No 61 of 1955 to the status Doctor of Philosophy or MD and who has held the
                   qualification, by virtue of which such Admission has been granted, for a period of at
                   least four years.



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PD84.2 DURATION

At least 12 months before the degree may be conferred.

PD84.3 EXAMINATIONS

A candidate shall give at least six months notice in writing to the Registrar of his intention to submit
his work for examination.

(i)       Senate shall appoint on recommendation of the Faculty Board, four examiners of whom at
          least one internal examiner and two shall be external examiners (of whom at least one shall
          be an international external examiner who are recognized authorities in the field of the
          submitted publications.

(ii)      The candidate shall submit, initially, four unbound copies of the set of publications to be
          examined. If accepted by the panel of examiners, three bound copies shall be submitted to
          the Registrar prior to the degree being conferred.

(iii)     Should the candidate be the co-author of one or more of the submitted publications, he will
          be required to state his contribution towards such publication(s) in a statement to be
          submitted to the Registrar together with the submission of his publications.

(iv)         nio           i o
           eit fS t f u lai s
          D f i no “e o P bc t n ”

          (a)     At least six publications (research articles) should together form one coherent theme.
                  The candidate should be the first author of at least four of the articles. Published
                  abstracts are not permissible.

          (b)     An introduction that encompasses the set of publications as well as one final
                  conclusion should be added.

PD84.4          CONDITIONS TO AWARD THE DEGREE

(i)       A candidate for the degree of Doctor of Medical Science shall submit for approval by
          Senate.

          (a)     Work of exceptional standard and a record of original and independent research in a
                  field approved by Senate.

          (a)     Work which has been published and has constituted or shall constitute a
                  distinguished contribution to the advancement of knowledge in that field.

(ii)      Work which has been accepted by any other university for the purpose of having a degree
          conferred will not be acceptable and the candidate will be required to submit to the Registrar
          a statement to this effect.

(iii)     A candidate for the degree shall be a registered student of the University for at least twelve
          months before the degree may be conferred.

PD85     PhD (MED SCI) DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY MEDICAL SCIENCES (TURFLOOP
         CAMPUS)

PD85.1 DURATION AND FORMAT OF PROGRAMME

(i)       The degree shall not be awarded until two years have elapsed since completion of the
          Masters Degree except by special permission of Senate.




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(vi)      The candidate must submit a thesis on a subject approved by the Supervisor. The
          candidate may be required to sit for an oral examination.

OR

The candidates will be required to produce at least four (4) scientific papers on a subject approved by
the Programme Supervisor. These papers must be accepted for publication by SAPSE accredited
journals. The candidate is required to sit for an oral examination.




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