Community Outreach and Service

The Faculty has a rich heritage of health service.  Staff and students, in the process of teaching and learning run Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Audiology, Physiotherapy, Optometry and Health and Fitness clinics.  All disciplines offer professional services at clinics and hospitals within the Department of Health while outreach initiatives extend to special and mainstream schools, orphanages and homes for the disabled and aged. 


All disciplines work with communities that are/were previously under-serviced and/or unable to access rehabilitation and therapeutic services and have established partnerships with the communities, non-governmental organizations and provincial departments of health, education and social development.   The discipline of Optometry serves as the Africa Office for the International Centre for Eyecare Education (ICEE). The School of Nursing is designated the WHO’s Collaborating Centre for Nursing and Midwifery and the Joanna Briggs Institute Collaborating Centre for Evidence-Based Nursing.  Several disciplines ensure access to healthcare in rural areas by participation on the Transnet-sponsored Phelophepa train.

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