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Occupational Medicine

Head of Division:  Professor Mohamed Jeebhay

MBChB UKZN DOH MPhil (Epi) Cape Town MPH (OccMed) PhD Michigan

Welcome to the Division of Occupational Medicine

The Division of Occupational Medicine is a joint division of the School of Public Health and Family Medicine and the Department of Medicine of the University of Cape Town.

Occupational Medicine is that branch of medicine concerned with the study, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease and ill-health attributable to work.

Medical practitioners and patients can find details of our Occupational Medicine Clinic at Groote Schuur Hospital, one of the few referral clinics in the country offering specialist services in the diagnosis and management of occupational disease and hazardous workplace exposures.

Potential students will also find details of our postgraduate programmes. These include the MMed in Occupational Medicine aimed at training medical specialists in the registrable specialty of Occupational Medicine and the Diploma in Occupational Health (DOH), directed at medical graduates wishing to acquire competency in Occupational Health practice at primary care level. The Division also offers research-related degrees including the MPhil and doctoral studies (PhD) in occupational health.


Contact Information:

Division of Occupational Medicine
School of Public Health and Family Medicine
Faculty of Health Sciences
University of Cape Town
South Africa

Administrative Assistant:  Ms Faranaaz Bennett
Tel: +27 21 406 6818
Fax:+27 21 406 6459
Email:  Faranaaz Bennett