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​Division of Family Medicine and Primary Care

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Education - Postgraduate Programmes

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The following postgraduate programmes in Family Medicine and Primary Care are offered at Stellenbosch University:


 

  • M Med in Family Medicine

  • M Phil in Family Medicine

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Family Medicine

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Please note the 
different closing dates
for applications:

 

M Med: 31 August 2022

M Phil: 30 September 2022

Postgraduate Diploma: 30 September 2022

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 M Med in Family Medicine

A 4-year programme for the medical practitioner who wishes to do a Masters in Family Medicine degree. The programme is predominantly online education with obligatory attendance at the 3-4 day contact session in January of each year.

The professional experience and clinical requirements are specified in the attached brochure

Brochure MMed 2022.pdf

Students must spend 4 years in a Registrar post in one of the 4 Training Complexes in the Western Cape. Registrars will rotate in the complex between the Regional Hospital, District Hospitals and Community Health Centres to obtain the necessary professional experience. During the 4 years, the Registrar must also complete the module, Clinical Family Medicine, which covers ten clinical domains relevant to Family Medicine.

Over the 4 years candidates complete the module Clinical Family Medicine, which covers ten clinical domains relevant to Family Medicine, as well as 10 web-based modules and a research assignment. The practical skills required of graduates are to be found in the logbook.

Closing date for applications:  31 August 2022

Applications must be submitted online via http://www.maties.com or http://www0.sun.ac.za/pgstudies  as well as to the Western Cape Department of Health.

Departmental Form Mmed 2022.pdf

Applicants Checklist.pdf

How to apply for a postgraduate programme 2022 (Stellenbosch and Tygerberg campus).pdf

Z83 (Application for employment).pdf

Direct enquiries to:

Mrs N Cordon-Thomas
Tel: +27 (21) 938 9168 
E-mail: nicolec@sun.ac.za

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Chief Directorate
Metro District Health Services
Western Cape Government
8 Riebeek Street,
Norton Rose House, Cape Town, 8000
Tel: +27 (21) 483 9903
Fax: +27 (21) 483 9335/086180851
Rowena.williams@westerncape.gov.za

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M Phil in Family Medicine

The M Phil Degree programme serves as a non-clinical Masters qualification. It is designed for any registered health professional (NQF level 8 and above) who is interested in the development of the discipline of Family Medicine, particularly its research base in Sub-Saharan Africa. The goal is to build capacity in supervising, teaching, coordinating academic teaching, and conducting research in Family Medicine and Primary Care.  The programme is fully described in the attached brochure.

The degree is provided by online education with compulsory attendance of a contact week per academic year. 

Closing date for applications: 30 SEPTEMBER 2022

Applications must be submitted online via http://www.maties.com or http://www0.sun.ac.za/pgstudies.

Departmental Form MPhil Initial 2022.pdf

Applicants Checklist.pdf

How to apply for a postgraduate programme 2022 (Stellenbosch and Tygerberg campus).pdf

Direct enquiries to:

Mrs N Cordon-Thomas
Tel: +27 (21) 938 9168 
E-mail: nicolec@sun.ac.za 

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Postgraduate Diploma in Family Medicine

A 2-year course leading to a Diploma in Family Medicine for medical practitioners who wish to expand and update their knowledge and skills in Family Medicine. Diploma students must pass 6 academic modules and their final exit exam.  The programme is fully described in the attached brochure.

The Diploma is provided by online education with compulsory attendance at the 5-day contact session at the beginning of year one.

Successful participation in each module enables you to earn 10 CEU points.

Closing date for applications: 30 SEPTEMBER 2022

Applications must be submitted online via http://www.maties.com or http://www0.sun.ac.za/pgstudies.

Direct enquiries to:

Mrs N Cordon-Thomas
Tel: +27 (21) 938 9168 
E-mail: nicolec@sun.ac.za ​

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​MPhil in Mindfulness

​This Masters degree is intended to expand the research base of mindfulness interventions and approaches within the African context. This will contribute to not only a growing understanding of local issues affecting uptake, adaptation, and contextual dynamics, but will also contribute to the global expansion of the field of mindfulness research.

​For more information on this programme, follow the link below:

http://www.sun.ac.za/english/faculty/healthsciences/psychiatry/education/postgraduate-education/subspecialty-programmes/mphil-mindfulness