Centenary of the UCT Faculty of Health Sciences

From comprehensive medicine to public health at the University of Cape Town: a 40-year journey

M Hoffman, D Coetzee, R Hodes, L London

Abstract


We explore the history of the School of Public Health at the University of Cape Town and its relationship to changes in the understanding of the role of public health both nationally and internationally. We draw from primary and secondary sources to trace the emergence, growth and development of the School, and to situate these processes within the socio-political, clinical and public health contexts in South Africa and internationally.

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M Hoffman, School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town

D Coetzee, Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Research, and School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town

R Hodes, Institute for the Humanities in Africa, and AIDS and Society Research Unit, University of Cape Town

L London, School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town

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South African Medical Journal 2012;102(6):442-445.

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Date submitted: 2012-01-27
Date published: 2012-03-23

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