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Health Sciences Library News

Read the latest news from the Health Science Library. 

Fagan’s Fêted Open Access Book
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 11:30

Professor Johannes Fagan’s acclaimed surgical encyclopaedia Open Access Atlas of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Operative Surgery, which has been published online and accessed for free by doctors and students the world over, was named best Open Book in the International 2017 Open Educational Resources & Project Awards for Open Education Excellence. Fagan, of UCT’s Division of Otorhinolaryngology, will receive the award on 9 March.

Books
E-Books
Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 09:30

Preparing for exams? Don’t forget that many important textbooks are available online. See our library guide for instructions on how to access the ebooks.

Dr Ntobeko Ntusi, New HOD for Medicine
New HOD for Medicine, Dr Ntobeko Ntusi
Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 11:45

Dr Ntobeko Ntusi has been appointed as the new Head of the Department (HOD) of Medicine, from November 2016.  Dr Ntusi replaces Professor Bongani Mayosi, who is Dean designate for the Faculty of Health Sciences.

UR@UCT
Health Sciences Research in UR@UCT
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 16:00

The latest issue of UR@UCT contains articles highlighting some of the research presented by undergraduates at the Faculty of Health Sciences annual Undergraduate Research Day 2015. 

UCT Library Access
Monday, February 15, 2016 - 13:00

We would like to remind our users to carry your UCT ID card with you at all times. All library patrons are required to carry their UCT ID cards as the Libraries' regulations might require you to present it. Please help us to ensure our Libraries are used in a responsible manner. 

Debit card
UCT Libraries goes cashless
Monday, December 21, 2015 - 09:30

From January 2016, UCT Libraries has decided to go cashless, and the reasons are three-fold:

to reduce the costs of handling cash across all the libraries (money will be saved on cash collection fees, bank charges and staff resources); to reduce the infrastructure requirements for cash handling and storage and; to reduce the potential physical risk to staff and students.

The move to a cashless environment will make our financial operations more efficient and cost effective.

Professor Bongani Mayosi.
Appointment of new Dean of Health Sciences at UCT
Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 14:00

Professor Bongani Mayosi, the Head of the Department of Medicine, has been appointed the new Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Cape Town. He will take up his post on 1 September 2016, after completing a sabbatical at Harvard University from January to August 2016.

UpToDate
Introducing UpToDate® Anywhere
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 11:45

UpToDate includes more than 10,500 topics covering general internal medicine and more than 20 specialties; a select drug database and drug interaction tool (in partnership with Lexicomp®); nearly 1,500 patient education topics; more than 28,000 graphics; and links to more than 400,000 references.

Clinical Research Data Management At UCT: Know Your Options
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 10:15

Effective clinical data management is key to generating high-quality, reliable and statistically sound data from clinical trials. It is the process of collecting, cleaning and managing clinical data in compliance with regulatory standards. The data that comes out of a clinical trial needs to be high quality data, that is, data that is accurate and suitable for statistical analysis. A researcher does not want to run the risk of having their work disregarded because of missing or inaccurate data.

Celebrating the launch of the 'UCT in Eden' initiative are UCT Vice-Chancellor Dr Max Price, Aniefiok Edem, Prof Gonda Perez and Priyanka Naidu
UCT initiative tackles healthcare worker shortage in Southern Cape
Friday, June 12, 2015 - 11:30

Responding to the urgent national call to increase the numbers of doctors in our country, particularly in rural areas, the Faculty of Health Sciences has joined forces with the Western Cape Department of Health – this time to launch the 'UCT in Eden' initiative. This partnership will see hospitals and community health centres in the greater Southern Cape acting as teaching platforms for UCT final-year health sciences students.

Scanning electron micrograph of HIV-1 budding (in green) from cultured lymphocyte. This image has been coloured to highlight important features.
UCT researchers shine in prestigious health awards
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 11:00

South African universities, including UCT, have received significant awards – a total of US$8-million in the first year – to support research targeting HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and HIV-related disorders and cancers.

Prof Lynette Denny
Denny heads new national gynaecological cancer centre
Monday, March 30, 2015 - 16:00

With HIV and TB taking the lion's share of South Africa's medical resources, diseases like cervical cancer take a back seat. This is despite the fact that it's the second commonest cancer among women in the developing world and responsible for 85% of cancer cases and deaths. But the new South African Medical Research Council's Gynaecological Cancer Research Centre hopes to change that. The centre's new head, UCT's Professor Lynette Denny, spoke with Abigail Calata.

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