Postgraduate qualifications in the Department of Health Sciences Education
The challenges facing health sciences education (HSE) are complex, particularly so in resource-constrained environments. On the African continent most of the few Master’s programmes in the field of HSE are coursework programmes that are more focused on developing participants as educational practitioners rather than as researchers. As such, there is a great need for highly qualified researchers who both understand and are committed to the improvement of HSE, and consequently health care, in resource- constrained environments.
The University of Cape Town offers you a rich, socially-responsive, research-intensive environment in which to further your studies. You will interact with and enjoy supervision from committed and passionate researchers from a variety of professions, including health, who also hold qualifications in HSE.
The Faculty of Health Sciences, which holds Primary Health Care as its lead theme, prides itself on having a critical mass of researchers who hold doctorates in HSE. In line with this, we offer one of the few HSE doctoral programmes on the African continent.