Professor Ntobeko Ntusi, Chair and Head of the Department of Medicine, University of Cape Town, provides insights and guidelines from Infectious Disease Experts and Specialist Clinicians in the Department, as well as contributions from the global community that are deemed relevant to our circumstances.
On the anniversary of his birthday, UCT colleagues, family and friends honoured the late Professor Bongani Mayosi with a bibliography, an inaugural lecture and the renaming (and future renovations) of the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Health Sciences Library, which will now be known as the Bongani Mayosi Health Sciences Library.
Welcome to the Department of Medicine. The Department of Medicine is a large clinical department which plays a leading role in medical education and research, and provides clinical services to the communities of the Western Cape and, in the case of our highly specialised services, to patients throughout southern Africa.
Our MBChB undergraduate Medicine teaching program for 4th and 6th year students has traditionally consisted of face-to-face consultant-led, seminar-based teaching augmented by small-group bedside teaching, with students gaining clinical experience when they join Medical firms as the junior members of the team for the duration of their Medicine rotation.
With the international spread of COVID-19, health care professionals need to be ready to provide appropriate advice, diagnostic work-up and management for patients suspected or confirmed to have the condition.