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WPCS 2.1.5
Tuition Fees:$5,999 /year
Applications Begin:1 April 2021
Final Award:Bachelor of Health Sciences (BHSc)
Start Date:February 2022
Academic Unit:Faculty of Health Sciences
Campus:Doornfontein Campus
Application Deadline: 30 September 2021
Programme Overview

Persons achieving this qualification will be eligible to register as interns with the Allied Health Professions Council of South Africa, and as interns, they will be able to render a service, including the prevention, cure and rehabilitation of disease and the promotion of health, as well as the application of primary health care principles and practices to both rural and urban societies, including the management of neuro-musculoskeletal disorders.

Following the completion of the internship, they will be competent and legally entitled, as granted by the appropriate authority, to practice independently as chiropractors, to conduct research in this field and to interact with other health-care professionals.

1. The student will be able to acquire a foundational knowledge of the basic sciences relevant to chiropractic.

2. The student will be able to apply the knowledge of the basic sciences in order to clinically assess a peer or model in terms of normal findings.

3. The student will be able to demonstrate appropriate communication skills for personal and professional development within a chiropractic context.

4. The student will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the humanities and the psychosocial sciences relevant to chiropractic and community health.

5. The student will be able to acquire an advanced knowledge in the pharmacological sciences within the chiropractic context.

6. The student will be able to apply the relevant procedures and technologies in order to clinically assess, diagnose, treat and manage the patient in terms of normal and abnormal findings.

7. The student will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the philosophical sciences relevant to chiropractic and community health.

8. The student will be able to acquire knowledge of the entrepreneurial sciences and professional practices relevant to chiropractic.

9. The student will be able to design and conduct research within the chiropractic context

Curriculum

First Year

Anatomy and Physiology

Chemistry 1 CH Theory

Chemistr 1 CH Practical

Physics 1A Theory

Physics 1 Practical

Biology 1

Principles and History of Chiropractic

Social Studies

Second Year

Immunology 2

Epidemiology 2

Biochemistry 2

Anatomy 2

Medical Microbiology

Physiology

Third Year

General Pathology

Systemic Pathology

Diagnostics

Psychopathology

Chiropractic Principles and Practice 3

Auxiliary Therapeutics

Fourth Year

Diagnostics 4

Clinical  BIomechanics and Kinesiology

First Aid Course

Clinical Chiropractic

Research Methods and Techniques – Chiropractic

Radiology 4

Principles and Practice of Chiropractic 4

Admission Requirements

–  All programmes are presented in English only.

– All the programmes require English as a grade 12 subject.

– There are some programmes that accept Mathematics as a grade 12 subject.

– There are some programmes were either Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy are accepted as a grade 12 subject;

– Life Orientation is NOT included in the calculation of the Admission Points Score (APS);

-Compliance with the minimum requirements does not guarantee a place as the University has a specific number of places, as approved by the Department of Higher Education and Training, for new undergraduate first years;

NSC Suitable for Degree Studies

-Minimum APS – 26

-English – 5 (60%)

-Mathematics – 4 (50%)

-Mathematics literacy – 4 (50%)

-Life Sciences – 4 (50%)

-Physical Sciences – 4 (50%)

International

An Admission Point Score of at least 3

Application Process
Application Fees for South African Students: $12
Application Fees for SADC and African Students: $12

ONLINE APPLICATION PROCESS

Please note the following:

— No application fee will be charged for online applications.

— If you have previously applied and have a UJ student number, please call the UJ Call Centre (011 559 4555) to ensure that your cell number and email address are captured on our student database. This will ensure you receive a PIN number to complete the online application process.

An applicant must go to www.uj.ac.za/Apply and select online web application.

PAPER APPLICATIONS

Paper application forms are available on request at a fee of R200. Please note, there is no payment required for online applications.

NB: If you receive a conditional acceptance letter, your matric results will determine final admission into the programme you have applied for. Only then will you be allowed to register.

Career Opportunities

Graduates can make a career from the following;

– Massage Therapists
– Podiatrists
– Physical Therapists
– Physicians and Surgeons
– Health Specialties Teachers, Post-secondary
– Exercise Physiologists.

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Tuition Fees for South African Students: $5,999
Tuition Fees for SADC and African Students: $6,182

The normal Tuition Fees for South African Students is R99,480

35% of the tuition fees need to be paid by April, and 100% by July.

All students must pay at least R3,870 before they begin their studies while students residing on campus will need to pay at least R6,470 before the begin.

In addition to normal tuition fees, students from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) member countries and other African Countries pay a non-refundable ICT levy, a registration fee, and a non-refundable international levy of R2,000.

In addition to normal tuition fees, students from the rest of the world (outside Africa) pay a non-refundable ICT levy, a registration fee, plus a non-refundable international levy of R17,000

International Levy Amount:
-SADC & Africa – R2,000
-Rest of the World – R17,000

ICT Levy – R430
Registration Fee – R610

The SADC member countries are Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

For International Students:
**
International Student Tuition Fees = Normal Tuition Fee (R99,480) + International Levy (R2,000) + ICT Levy (R430) +Registration Fee (R610) = R‭102,520‬
-An upfront payment of 30% of tuition fees should be paid at registration.
-Then 35% of the tuition fees should be paid by next 30 April.
-And the final 35% of the tuition fees should be paid by 31 July.
The University will offer a 5% discount should all fees be paid at registration.
Fees generally increase between 5 and 15 percent per year. Please contact the University in December to obtain the approved fees for the 2021 academic year.

Relevant Contact

 
Miss ​​Dikeledi Dire
Undergraduate Senior Faculty Officer
 
Miss Gugulakhe Ngcobo
Undergraduate Faculty Officer
 
Miss ​Priscilla M​​ongane
Departmental Secretary