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Courses Offered At Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (SMU) 2020/2021

Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (SMU) is a university in Pretoria North, Gauteng Province, South Africa.[1] It was formed on 1 January 2015. Previously it was known as Medical University of South Africa (MEDUNSA) and later as a campus of the University of Limpopo.

It is named after South African ANC leader Sefako Makgatho.[3]. Since its name-change, students have colloquially referred to the institution using the acronym of its current name (“SMU”) in a similar fashion to manner in which they used the acronym “MEDUNSA” to refer to the institution prior to the change of name.

The following degree programmes are offered:[7]

School of Medicine
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) (incl. ECP)

Master of Medicine – MMed (in various specialisations)

Master of Science in Clinical Psychology (MSc Clinical Psychology)

Doctor of Medicine (MD in General Surgery)

Phd (in various specialisations)

Bachelor of Diagnostic Radiography (BRad Diag)

School of Oral Health
Bachelor of Dental Sciences (BDS)

Master of Dentistry (MDent) (various specialisations)

PhD in Dentistry

Bachelor of Dental Therapy (BDT)

Bachelor of Oral Hygiene (BOH)

School of Pharmacy
Bachelor of Pharmacy

Master of Pharmacy

PhD in Pharmacy

Postgraduate Diploma (Hospital Pharmacy Management)

School of Health Care Sciences
Department of Nursing Sciences
Baccalaureus Curationis (BCur) (I et A)

Bachelor of Nursing Science Honours (in various specialisations)

Master of Nursing Science (in various specialisations)

PhD in Nursing Sciences

Diploma in Occupational Health Nursing

Advanced Diploma in Occupational Health Nursing

Department of Human Nutrition and Dietetics
Bachelor of Science in Dietetics

Masters of Science in Dietetics

PhD in Dietetics

Department of Occupational Therapy
Bachelor of Occupational Therapy

Masters of Occupational Therapy


Department of Physiotherapy
Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy

Master in Physiotherapy(in various specialisation)


School of Science and Technology
Bachelor of Science:

Majoring in:

Chemistry | Computer Science | Physiology | Psychology | Biology | Biochemistry | Physics | Mathematics and Applied Mathematics | Statistics

Extended Curriculum Programme (ECP) 4 years

Bachelor of Science Honours

Masters of Science


Updated: September 10, 2019 — 1:01 pm

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