UFS Department of Paediatrics and Child Health

University of the Free State UFS Department of Paediatrics and Child Health

UFS Department of Paediatrics and Child Health – check below:

Who is the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health? 

The University of the Free State (UFS) Department of Paediatrics and Child Health promotes optimal child health, growth and development by delivering:

  • a comprehensive medical service to our patients,
  • advocating the rights of our children,
  • educating and training all categories of health care workers and
  • promoting research.

The Division Paediatric Cardiology are experts in dealing with heart disease in children from newborn to adulthood with modern, high-tech treatment – simultaneously training under- and postgraduate students whilst being actively involved in research.

See Also: University of the Free State UFS Application Form

Mission

The mission of the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health is to promote optimal child health, growth and development within the ambit of the Academic Health Complex by:

  • Promoting a comprehensive approach to paediatric practice, including the prevention of disease,
  • Delivering an outstanding medical service to our patients,
  • Educating and training all categories of health care workers,
  • Advocating the rights of children and
  • Promoting relevant paediatric research.

Academic Children’s Trust (ACT)

As we celebrate the 25th anniversary of our specialist training program, it is important to recognise that we are entering a new era regarding the way in which we shall provide a service to the children of the surrounding communities, and the way in which we shall educate our students. The establishment of our Academic Children’s Trust (ACT) is just one of the many initiatives our Department is taking to ensure that we shall be able to meet the challenges of the future. My wish is that friends, colleagues, the community and industry will embrace this opportunity to support the Trust in order to enable us to fulfil our mission.

History 

The first paediatric ward at the National Hospital, Bloemfontein was opened in the 1940s – certainly the ward was functional by 1949. Dr PMS Fischer, who commenced practice in December 1949 as Bloemfontein’s first registered paediatrician was the first paediatrician to be appointed at National Hospital. UFS Department of Paediatrics and Child Health

Dr CJ du Toit, Bloemfontein’s second paediatrician, commenced practice in 1965, with a part-time appointment at the National Hospital. Dr PJ Coetzee followed him in 1967, also with a part-time appointment in paediatrics, a post which he held until he left Bloemfontein in 1990.

Following the establishment of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of the Free State in 1971, Professor Fischer became the first Head of the new Department of Paediatrics, in 1972. He held this post until his retirement in 1976. Bloemfontein’s fourth paediatrician, Dr CJ Schoeman, began practice in 1974, also with a part-time appointment in the Department of Paediatrics until 1983, when he was appointed to the full-time staff.

Professor A Olinsky was appointed Head of Department after Prof Fischer had retired, and held the position until 1979. Dr W Karshagen was then acting Head until 1980. Prof CH van Niekerk was appointed Head of Department in 1980 until his departure from Bloemfontein in 1988. During this time the Department was renamed the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health. Dr KC Househam joined the department in 1983 as full-time consultant. He was appointed professor in 1986 and Head of the Department in 1988, following the resignation of Prof Van Niekerk. Dr BB Hoek was appointed associate professor in 1987 and full professor in 1989. Prof Househam resigned from academic practice in 1994 to become Head of the Free State Health Department. Prof Hoek was acting head of the Department until the appointment of Prof A Venter in 1996.

See Also:

ONGOING APPLICATIONS

University of the Free State UFS Online Application

How to Apply at University of the Free State UFS

University of the Free State UFS Undergraduate Online Application

University of the Free State UFS Postgraduate Online Application

University of the Free State UFS Important Application Opening Dates

University of the Free State International Online Application

University of the Free State UFS Online Registration

UFS Advanced Certificate in Teaching ACT Online Application

UFS Advanced Certificate in Teaching ACT Application Deadline

University of the Free State UFS Application Form

University of the Free State UFS Postgraduate Application Form

University of the Free State UFS Online Application Status

University of the Free State UFS Late Application

University of the Free State UFS Online Application Closing Date

 

COURSES OFFERED

University of the Free State UFS Courses Offered

University of the Free State Undergraduate Courses Offered

University of the Free State UFS Postgraduate Courses Offered

University of the Free State UFS Extended Degree Programmes

University of the Free State UFS Blended Programmes

University of the Free State UFS Short Learning Courses

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

University of the Free State UFS Admission Requirements

University of the Free State UFS International Admission Requirements

UFS Advanced Certificate in Teaching ACT Admission Requirements

 

FEES SCHEDULE

University of the Free State UFS Tuition Fees

UFS Advanced Certificate in Teaching ACT Tuition Fees

University of the Free State UFS Registration Fees

University of the Free State UFS Residence Fees

PROSPECTUS

University of the Free State UFS Prospectus

University of the Free State Qwaqwa Campus Prospectus

University of the Free State UFS Postgraduate Prospectus

 

BURSARIES

University of the Free State UFS Financial Aid

University of the Free State UFS Sponsorships

University of the Free State UFS Bursaries

 

RESIDENCES AND ACCOMMODATION

University of the Free State Residences and Accommodation

University of the Free State UFS Kagiso Residence

University of the Free State UFS Veritas Residence

University of the Free State UFS Marjolein Residence

University of the Free State UFS Arista Residence

University of the Free State UFS Legatum Residence

University of the Free State UFS Sonnedou Residence

University of the Free State UFS Imperium Residence

University of the Free State Health Sciences New Residence

University of the Free State UFS Junior Residences

University of the Free State UFS Senior Accommodation

University of the Free State UFS Off Campus Accommodation

University of the Free State UFS On-Campus Residences

University of the Free State UFS Co-ed Residences

University of the Free State UFS Day Residences

University of the Free State UFS Application for Residence Accommodation

ACADEMICS

University of the Free State UFS Campuses

University of the Free State UFS Academic Calendar

University of the Free State UFS Contact Details

University of the Free State UFS Vacancies

University of the Free State UFS Exam Results

University of the Free State UFS Faculties

University of the Free State UFS Grading System

University of the Free State UFS Graduation Ceremony

University of the Free State UFS Graduation List

University of the Free State UFS NSFAS

University of the Free State UFS Jobs

University of the Free State UFS Opening Day 2020

University of the Free State UFS Gateway Orientation

University of the Free State UFS Examination Timetable

University of the Free State UFS Blackboard Login

University of the Free State UFS Application Helpdesk

How to Calculate Your Admission Point AP Score at UFS

University of the Free State National Benchmark Tests NBTs

University of the Free State UFS Student Portal Login

Leave a Comment