in Rural Medicine
The programme is offered in hybrid mode, for ﬂexible learning and aims to support the development of clinical skills for rural generalists through collaboration with local mentors in the student’s context.
The diploma may also
- contribute to an increase in access to quality clinical care for rural and underserved communities on the African continent, including those aﬀected by humanitarian crises.
- transform the student experience through networked and collaborative teaching and learning.
- challenge participants with real case studies throughout the programme to stimulate critical thinking and promote evidence-based decision-making.
- enable medical doctors to work autonomously in remote rural environments, by focussing on both clinical and systemic problem solving in resource limited scenarios
The postgraduate diploma is structured over an 18- month period and is valued at 120 credits.
It consists of 4 modules
Module 1: Clinical Skills for District Hospitals
Module 2: Major Infectious Disease Challenges
Module 3: Delivering Healthcare in Rural Communities
Module 4: Clinical Governance in District Health Services
Photograph by Lindsay Michelle Meyer, Stellenbosch University
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Admission and selection criteria
Applicants must provide the following for review:
- Proof of MBChB or equivalent medical degree with at least two years’ post-qualification practical experience. Community Service doctors are eligible for the programme.
- An up-to-date CV
- A personal motivation letter
- Conﬁrmation of adequate clinical exposure in own workplace to support the practical component of this programme.
Closing Date: 31 October for National and International Applicants
Strengthen your conﬁdence & capability as a rural doctor
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