ANALYSIS: Lockdowns and research – what we lost and what we stand to gain
Posted on May 13, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic – and the resulting lockdowns – have had a major impact on research at institutions across the world, and universities in particular.
Final Year Clinical Medical Students Return to Campus
Posted on May 12, 2020
The Faculty of Health Sciences welcomed back 454 final year medical students on 11 May 2020 following the directive given on 30 April 2020 by the Minister of Higher Education, Dr Blade Nzimande. The safety of staff members and students remains a priority for the University, and this is why the...
International Nurses Day: Nurses continue to hold the front line in the fight for global health, says UP Nursing Professor
Posted on May 12, 2020
As the world battles the COVID-19 pandemic, it seems prescient that, in early 2019, the World Health Organization declared 2020 the Year of the Nurse and Midwife.
UP academic develops animated video series for COVID-19 awareness campaign
Posted on May 07, 2020
An academic from the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Pretoria (UP) has developed a series of animated videos that aim to educate the public about COVID-19, which has infected more than 3,5 million people globally and claimed the lives of more than 247 000.
UP welcomes donation of 600 tablet devices from Aspen Pharmacare for students’ online learning
Posted on May 06, 2020
The University of Pretoria’s (UP) Faculty of Health Sciences received a donation of 600 tablet devices valued at R2.4 million from Aspen Pharmacare to facilitate access to online resources for needy students. The donation will ensure that students will have access to their course material,...
Coping with Asthma in the Midst of COVID-19
Posted on May 05, 2020
At this time, there is limited data on the effects of this coronavirus in individuals with asthma. Three studies of cases demonstrated no link to asthma. However, the disease may well evolve to infect asthmatics and produce more severe disease as with other viruses such as other coronaviruses and...
UP Lecturer overcomes mastectomy, hysterectomy and loss to receive master’s with distinction
Posted on May 04, 2020
University of Pretoria (UP) dentistry lecturer Dr Samantha Arnold is one of 11 000 students who were recently awarded their qualifications in absentia during a virtual ceremony necessitated by the global COVID-19 pandemic.
Dean's Message: Workers Day
Posted on April 30, 2020
Today as we commemorate Workers Day I would like to take this opportunity to commend you on the work that you do not only for the Faculty of Health Sciences but also South Africa. Your hard work uplifts the community and ensures that we educate, empower and save lives.