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WPCS 2.1.5
Tuition Fees:$4,140 /year
Applications Begin:March 2020
Student Intake:290 Students
Final Award:Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBChB)
Start Date:February 2021
Academic Unit:Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Campus:Tygerberg
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020
Programme Overview

The aim of the MBChB is to produce graduated Stellenbosch doctors who have the knowledge, skills and attitudes to optimally utilise the opportunities available during the two-year internship so as to function autonomously in the primary health care sector thereafter, and who have acquired the ability and insight to develop further personally and professionally.

The six-year training is followed by two years of internship and thereafter a year of community service. Hereafter you will be eligible for registration as an Independent Medical Practitioner with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA).

A wide range of employment opportunities exist, for instance in private practice, in hospitals or other medical institutions, in various government or nongovernmental organisations, in research, in academic medicine or in the private sector with, for example, insurance companies or the pharmaceutical industry.

Postgraduate studies for a career in research or for specialisation in any clinical discipline are further attractive options

Curriculum

MBChB I
Compulsory modules

(attendance compulsory)

Chemistry for Health Sciences 111(17)

Essentials of Disease Processes 141(30)

Health in Context 111(19)

Introduction to Clinical Medicine 141(20)

Life-Forms and Functions of Clinical Importance 111(17)

Personal and Professional Development 111(17)

Principles of Therapy 141(20)

MBChB II
Compulsory modules

(attendance compulsory)

Respiratory System 271(30)

Cardiovascular System 271(30)

Digestive System 271(30)

Urogenital System 271(30)

Endocrine System 271(15)

Reproductive System 271(20)

Introduction to Clinical Medicine 271(20)


MBChB III

Compulsory modules

Neurosciences 371(30)

Musculoskeletal System 371(30)

Haematological System 371(20)

Principles of Palliative Care 371(5)

Early Clinical Rotations 371(67)


MBChB IV

Compulsory modules

Infections and Clinical Immunology 471(20)

The Skin 471(10)

Clinical Pharmacology 471(15)

Forensic Medicine 471(10)

Middle Clinical Rotations 471(62)

Continuation module

Elective 441(20)


MBChB V

Compulsory modules

Clinical Pharmacology 511(15)

Doctor as Change Agent in Communities 511(25)

Ethics 511(10) (attendance compulsory)

Elective 541(20)

Middle Clinical Rotations 511(62)

Continuation module

Late Clinical Rotations 541(45)

MBChB VI
Compulsory modules

Late Clinical Rotations 678(150)

Admission Requirements

– A National Senior Certificate (NSC) with university admission, endorsed by Umalusi, or an  equivalent qualification with an average of at least 70% (code 6)
– Mathematics – code 5 (60%)
– Physical Sciences – code 4 (50%)
– Life Sciences – code 4 (50%)

American High School Diploma
To obtain a certificate of foreign conditional exemption from the Matriculation Board a candidate requires the High School Graduation Diploma accompanied by a certificate of eligibility for admission to study at any US university with a valid senior college accreditation issued by any of the following accreditation bodies: ACICS, DETC, MSA, NASC, NCA, NEASC – CIHE, SACS – CC, WASC – Sr

O/GCSE Levels:
A candidate who only holds O/GCSE-levels (only symbols A, B and C are acceptable) and no other school-leaving examination is not eligible for admission to the University, unless he/she has attained the age of 23 before or during the first year of registration and meets the subject combination and grade requirements for mature age exemption.

(Not all Faculties consider mature age applicants for admission).

A-Levels:
To obtain a certificate of complete exemption from the Matriculation Board a candidate requires two recognised A-level passes (symbols A to E are acceptable) and three O/GCSE-level passes (symbols A to C are acceptable) including English Language and an approved second language.

A foreign conditional exemption is issued to a candidate who has pass marks in two approved A-level subjects and three approved O/GCSE–level subject credits, including English or English Language.

AS-Levels:
To obtain a certificate of complete exemption from the Matriculation Board a candidate requires four recognised AS-level passes (symbols A to D are acceptable) and one O/GCSE-level pass (symbols A to C are acceptable) including English Language and an approved second language.

A foreign conditional exemption is issued to a candidate who has pass marks in four approved AS-level subjects (symbols A to D are acceptable) and one approved O/GCSE–level subject credit (symbols A to C are acceptable), including English or English Language but no second language.

Please Note: it is important to establish that the A-level, AS-level and O/GCSE-level subjects that are taken are recognised by HESA. Subjects like Psychology, Sociology, Physical Education, etc. are not recognised by HESA for matriculation exemption purposes.

A certificate of foreign conditional exemption is issued to a candidate who has obtained the International Baccalaureate Diploma with twenty four (24) points (grades 4 to 7 are acceptable).

A certificate of foreign conditional exemption is issued to a candidate who has obtained the International Baccalaureate Certificate (grades 4 to 7 are acceptable) with two higher level and three standard level subject passes including English.

Namibian H- and O-levels
To obtain a certificate of complete exemption from the Matriculation Board a candidate requires four recognised Higher-level subject passes (grades 1 to 3 are required) and one Ordinary-Level pass including English Language on first or second language Higher Level, and approved Higher or Ordinary Level language on first language level (if English had been taken on the second language level) or a foreign language (if English had been taken on first language level) accompanied by pass marks in two Higher Level subjects selected from two of the following groups:

Group 3: A third language, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Physical Science or Biology
Group 4: Art, Economics, History, Geography or a subject from Group 3 excluding third languages provided offered for one group only
Group 5: Accounting, Computer Studies or Design and Technology provided the subject must be accompanied by a pass mark in Mathematics on at least OL

A certificate of foreign conditional exemption is issued to a candidate who has pass marks in four approved HL subjects and one approved OL subject credit, including English or English Language but no second language.

Application Process
Application Fees for South African Students: $6
Application Fees for African Students: $0

**You can apply quickly and easily using the e-application available on the university’s website (https://web-apps.sun.ac.za/eAansoek2/alg.jsp?Tl=1)
**Paper application forms are available on campus for those without internet access.
**Unlike South African citizens, who are charged an application fee of R100, international students are exempt from paying application fees.

Before you apply;
Make sure that you understand the University’s Admission Policy, and the admission and selection criteria of the different faculties before you apply. The policy, criteria and guidelines are available at the Undergraduate Prospective Student website at www.maties.com, or you can contact Client Service on +27 21 808 9111 or info@sun.ac.za. For postgraduate studies, please visit the Prospective Postgraduate Student website at www.sun.ac.za/pgstudies.

**Closing dates for financial assistance:
– 31 August: Applications close for Stellenbosch University financial assistance.

Closing dates for applications
– International students: Apply by 14 September of the previous year.
– South African students: Apply by 31 January of the year in which you wish to study

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities for this programme include:
– Public Health Worker
– Health Journalist
– Medical Teacher
– Clinical Forensic Medical Examiner
– Crowd Doctor
– Medical Photographer
– Medical/ Pharmaceutical Researcher
– Sports and Exercise Medicine
– Volunteer Work
– Medical Sales Representative

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Tuition Fees for South African Students: $4,140
Tuition Fees for African Students: $5,062

*Students from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) member countries, as well as Rwanda and Namibia, pay R60000 without an international tuition fee

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

*Students from Africa (Non-SADC) pay R60000 plus international tuition fees of R23940
*Students from the rest of the World (outside of Africa) pay R60000 plus international tuition fees of R50700

MINIMUM COMPULSORY INITIAL FEE PAYABLE BEFORE REGISTRATION (SADC) – R60000
MINIMUM COMPULSORY INITIAL FEE PAYABLE BEFORE REGISTRATION (Africa) – R83940
MINIMUM COMPULSORY INITIAL FEE PAYABLE BEFORE REGISTRATION (Rest of the World) – R110700

Relevant Contact

 
Miss Marina Ackerman
Contact Person
 
Prof. M R Moosa
Executive Head