Programme: MPharmMed

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Code Faculty
10256002 Faculty of Health Sciences
Credits Duration
Minimum duration of study: 3 years Total credits: 400
Prof OBW Greeff
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+27 (0)123192254

Admission requirements

A candidate for admission to the study for the MPharmMed degree must be in possession of the MBChB degree of this University or a qualification deemed equivalent by the University for at least one year. Additionally the candidate must be registered as a medical practitioner with the Health Professions Council of South Africa.

International students must have qualifications verified by SAQA. Contact department before applying for government positions. Contact department before application.

Additional requirements

Also consult General Regulations.

Examinations and pass requirements

  1. The examinations for each year of study will take place during the summer examination period.
  2. To pass in a module, a minimum final mark of 50% is required.
  3. In addition to the examination, a student will be required to complete all practical work and work assignments satisfactorily, as well as (NAV 882) Research report (Preparation) 882 and pass (NAV 883) Research report 883 (minimum pass mark 50%), in order to comply with all the requirements for the degree.
  4. Second examinations will not be held before at least six months have elapsed since conclusion of the examination in which the student failed.

Pass with distinction

The degree will be conferred with distinction on a student who has obtained a final mark of at least 75% in the following modules:


  1. Medical pharmacology 802 and 803
  2. Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics 802 and 803, as well as a final mark of at least 75% for (NAV 883) Research report 883 in the final year of study.

The information published here is subject to change and may be amended after the publication of this information. The General Regulations (G Regulations) apply to all faculties of the University of Pretoria. It is expected of students to familiarise themselves well with these regulations as well as with the information contained in the General Rules section. Ignorance concerning these regulations and rules will not be accepted as an excuse for any transgression.

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