Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University
|Motto||Knowledge for Quality Health Services|
|Established||1 January 2015|
|Chancellor||Edna Molewa -Deceased 22/09/2018|
|Vice-Chancellor||Prof. Chris de Beer|
|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. Ever since the name changed, students generally pronounce the initialism (SMU) as a word; exactly the way one would pronounce the universities old acronym . Previously it was known as Medical University of South Africa (MEDUNSA) and later as a campus of the University of Limpopo. 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. From 2005 to 2015, the University was a campus of the University of Limpopo, but it was separated following a review of the merger. 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.
The following degree programmes are offered:
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) (incl. ECP)
Master of Medicine – MMed (in various specialisations)
Master of Science in Clinical Psychology (MSc Clinical Psychology)
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 Sciences
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)
Department of Human Nutrition and Dietetics
Bachelor of Science in Dietetics
Department of Occupational Therapy
Bachelor of Occupational Therapy
School of Science and Technology
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
PhD.. School of health care and sciences
Bachelor of physiotherapy
Master in physiotherapy(in various specialisation)
- Judge NM Mavundla - Chairperson
- Prof CR de Beer - The Vice-Chancellor (Section 18(1)(a))
- Dr J Mabelebele - Registrar
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- SAPA. "SABC News - Gauteng to open new university in 201517 May 2014". sabc.co.za.
- "Medunsa students receive death threats". The Citizen.