National Epilepsy Week, 20–26 May 2019
Posted on May 22, 2019
The term epilepsy refers to a group of different neurological conditions characterised by recurrent and unprovoked epileptic seizures. One should therefore think epilepsies, rather than epilepsy. It is one of the most common neurological conditions in children and young people, with an incidence...
Faculty of Heath Sciences engaged with youth in a community
Posted on May 09, 2019
The Faculty of Heath Sciences is proud of undertaking community projects and providing quality services to underprivileged persons. Dr Joji Mercier, senior lecturer at the Department of Physiology at the University of Pretoria (UP), served on the International Selection Panel for the Eskom Expo...
First dual-registered PhD between the Faculty of Health Sciences (University of Pretoria) and Université Grenoble Alpes (France)
Posted on May 07, 2019
On 6 April 2019, Ms Elsa Nolte completed a PhD in Human Physiology at the University of Pretoria, which was jointly awarded with Communauté Université Grenoble Alpes (France) as Docteur (Biologie cellulaire).
Fourth International Challenge in Emergency Medicine and related basic sciences for fifth-year medical students
Posted on May 02, 2019
Information received from the Tuks Undergraduate Research Forum (TURF), a driver of undergraduate participation in educational events, led to our decision to attend the 4th International Challenge in Emergency Medicine (ICEM) hosted by Khon Kaen University (KKU) in Thailand.
Dr Potgieter and Dr Mfolo appointed as president and vice-president of PSSA
Posted on April 30, 2019
Drs Nicoline Potgieter and Tshepiso Mfolo, who are both full-time academics in the School of Dentistry in the University of Pretoria’s Faculty of Health Sciences, were recently appointed as president and vice-president respectively of the Paedodontic Society of South Africa (PSSA).
Six new ways that UP is fighting malaria in 2019
Posted on April 25, 2019
From insect-repelling socks to potential new drugs from local plants, the University of Pretoria Institute for Sustainable Malaria Control (UP ISMC) is turning up the heat on the deadly disease this World Malaria Day.
2019 African Vaccination Week
Posted on April 24, 2019
During the week from 24 to 30 April 2019, Africans will be celebrating Vaccination Week. The theme of this initiative, which aims to create awareness of vaccines that can protect children and women in particular from specific preventable diseases, is ‘Vaccines work, do your part’.
University of Pretoria tops ranks in new DHET report on SA research outputs
Posted on April 17, 2019
A recently released Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) report reveals that the University of Pretoria (UP) produced the most weighted research outputs per capita for 2017, as well as the highest number of published research outputs in South Africa.