The Faculty of Health Sciences


To be the African Faculty of choice for Health Sciences research, education and training globally




To excel in student-centered, research-led teaching and learning, innovative and socially-responsible research, and, evidence-based practice, service and community engagement in order to optimize the healthcare of all health-seeking communities by critical engagement with and review by national and international stakeholders in the higher education and health arenas


The following are goals for the period 2010-2014:

Goal 1:  Underpinning and Overarching Research Ethos  

To create and underpinning and overarching research ethos that facilitates credentialing up to PhD level, engenders the generation and dissemination of knowledge and innovation, enhances the recruitment and optimizes the success of postgraduate students and inculcates research-led teaching and evidence-based practice.

Goal 2:  Excellence and Engagement in Teaching and Learning

To entrench excellence in teaching and quality student engagement with learning through contextualized, student-centred curricula with integrated academic development, innovative pedagogies and congruent assessment practices to translate equity of access into equity of outcome.


Goal 3:  Community Engagement as Beneficiary and Benefactor

To proactively institute and maintain mutually-beneficial engagement with select local, national and international communities to advance teaching, learning, research and scholarship in the Faculty and to develop capacity on the African continent.


Goal 4:  Enabling and Collegial Academic Leadership and Management

To develop transformational leadership that engenders a collegial, nurturing, supportive academic environment that enables staff and students to realize their full potential in an operational framework epitomized by efficacy, efficiency and effectiveness.

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