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.
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.
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.
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.