Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University
|Motto||Knowledge for Quality Health Services|
|Established||1 January 2015|
|Chancellor||Miss Edna Molewa|
|Vice-Chancellor||Prof. Chris de Beer|
|Location||Ga-Rankuwa (next to Dr George Mukhari Academic Hospital) Tshwane, Gauteng Province, South Africa
|Colours||Orange, Blue, White|
Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (SMU) is a university in Pretoria North, Gauteng Province, South Africa. It was formed on 1 January 2015. Previously it was known as Medical University of South Africa (MEDUNSA). It is named after South African ANC leader Sefako Makgatho.
The seat of the University is located at Ga-Rankuwa. The name change from MEDUNSA to Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (SMU) was one of the causes of the riots in August 2014. The launch on 14 April 2015 was attended by President Jacob Zuma and Minister of Higher Education Blade Nzimande, with the President delivering the keynote address.
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) (incl. ECP)
Master of Medicine – MMed (in various specialisations)
Doctor of Medicine (MD in General Surgery)
Phd (in various specialisations)
School of Oral Health
Bachelor of Dental Sciences (BDS)
Master of Dentistry (MDent) (various specialisations)
PhD in Dentistry
Bachelor of Dental Therapy (BDT)
Bachelor of Oral Hygiene (BOH)
School of Nursing
Baccalaureus Curationis (BCur) (I et A)
Bachelor of Nursing Science Honours (in various specialisations)
Master of Nursing Science (in various specialisations)
PhD in Nursing Science
Diploma in Occupational Health Nursing
Advanced Diploma in Occupational Health Nursing
School of Pharmacy
Bachelor of Pharmacy
Master of Pharmacy
PhD in Pharmacy
Postgraduate Diploma (Hospital Pharmacy Management)
School of Dietetics and Nutrition
Bachelor of Science in Dietetics
School of Occupational Therapy
Bachelor of Occupational Therapy
School of Pathology and Pre-Clinical Sciences
Bachelor of Science:
Chemistry | Computer Science | Physiology | Psychology | Biology | Biochemistry | Physics | Mathematics and Applied Mathematics | Statistics
Extended Curriculum Programme (ECP) 4 years
Bachelor of Science Honours
Masters of Science
- Interim Campus Head: Prof. Tshepo Gugushe
- Interim Council:
- Prof. Olive Shisana (Chairperson)
- Prof. A. M. Segone
- Dr. N. Simelela
- Paul Slack
- Sizo Mchunu
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- "SA: Sefako University to incorporate Medunsa Campus". africanbrains.net.
- "allAfrica.com: South Africa: Minister Blade Nzimande Launches Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University, 14 Apr". allAfrica.com.
- SAPA. "SABC News - Gauteng to open new university in 2015:Saturday 17 May 2014". sabc.co.za.
- "Medunsa students receive death threats". The Citizen.