The Division of Social and Behavioural Sciences does not do any ongoing teaching with undergraduates in the Faculty of Health Sciences. Some of our staff are involved in teaching on Special Study Modules (SSMs) for undergraduate medical students at UCT on an ad hoc basis. We have also been involved in designing and conducting field-based educational programmes in global public health, and gender and health, for undergraduate students from overseas. One of the longer-term goals in our Division is build from this experience and develop a platform for field-based, experiential learning in the health social sciences that would integrate undergraduate and graduate students from UCT and elsewhere. This kind of initiative would serve to address an important gap in existing health social science training in South Africa.
School of Public Health and Family Medicine
Faculty of Health Sciences
University of Cape Town