Development of Registrar programme in public health medicine at WSU

29 Jan 2018 - 11:30

The Division of Public Health Medicine has been working with the Department of Public Health at Walter Sisulu University to support their development of a registrar programme in Public Health Medicine. This week, Mary Miller, visiting Fulbright Scholar from the US spent a week with colleagues at WSU developing training material and approaches for their students in Environmental and Occupational Health and Leslie London, head of the Division of Public Health Medicine met with colleagues to work through the design of their M Med programme in Public Health Medicine.

Our WSU colleagues will draw on UCT experience and teaching resources to supplement their programme and we may arrange an exchange of registrars for 2020. Our School will also benefit from being able to draw on mutual exchange of external examiners and sites for training. 

Sikhumbuzo Mabunda is one of a number of UCT alumni at WSU Health Sciences Faculty who are building a stronger academic health programme in the region. Ziyanda Vundle, Head of Public Health at WSU and Sikhumbuzo have plans to grow Public Health Medicine in a province that has many public health challenges that could benefit from a strong public health presence in the health services and in its training programmes.

Picture  (l-r): Mary Miller (visiting Fullbright Fellow UCT); Ziyanda Vundle (Head: Department of Public Health, WSU); Leslie London (Division of Public Health Medicine UCT); Sikhumbuzo Mabunda (Department of Public Health WSU and UCT alumnus) outside the offices of the Department of Public Health at Walter Sisulu University, Mthatha