The Department of Medicine of the University of Cape Town is a large academic and clinical department which plays a leading role in medical education and research, while providing clinical services to the communities of the Western Cape.
Neglect exacerbating rheumatic heart disease
Primary healthcare systems in many low- and middle-income countries are not prioritising simple, effective measures to treat rheumatic heart disease, a preventable disease, says a new study lead by UCT's Prof Bongani Mayosi.
Faculty bids farewell to Health Head
Department of Medicine & the Faculty of Health Sciences invited outgoing Head of Western Cape Health Department, Prof Craig Househam to speak at the first Thursday Forum of 2015.


Thursday, 2 July 2015

The Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town has become the first health facility in Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia to implant the world’s smallest pacemaker.

Publication Date:
Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 11:15

UCT in conjunction with Groote Schuur Hospital recently opened South Africa's first hair and skin research (HSR) laboratory on the top floor of the hospital's Old Main Building.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, June 9, 2015 - 12:15

The University of Cape Town professor is behind the launch of a new lab that tests skin-lightening creams for dangerous ingredients, some linked to cancer.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - 13:45

How can we better understand drug-induced liver injury? What happens when HIV infections coincide with tuberculosis and diabetes? What mechanisms are behind the distribution and decline of animal species?

Publication Date:
Sunday, May 17, 2015 - 18:15