Lecturer/Medical Officer

at University of Cape Town
Location Cape Town, South Africa
Date Posted
Category Education
Work Hours Day
Salary Units MONTH
Currency ZAR
Street Address Cape Town


UCT Division of Family Medicine seeks to appoint a lecturer in family medicine to assist with convening the 2nd and 3rd year

Family Medicine strand within the Becoming a Doctor (BaDr) course, as Deputy Strand Convener. This is a permanent fulltime academic position and is available from 1 January 2022.

The BaDr course comprises of three strands – Family Medicine, Clinical Skills and Languages This course integrates three

strands, namely family medicine, clinical skills, and language and communication (isiXhosa & Afrikaans). Students learn

and practice interviewing skills, history-taking and physical examination skills and learn concepts of professionalism and

human rights. The family medicine strand aims to develop an understanding of the delivery of healthcare, its management

and organization as well as introducing students to aspects of health promotion and disease prevention. Students gain

practical experience of the doctor-patient relationship, the bio-psycho-social approach to patientcare and the consultation

process and, develop skills in the basic clinical examination of patients within a community setting. Tutorials integrate the

learning of clinical skills with language acquisition and understanding of cultural aspects ofpatient interaction. Later, learning

takes place in community practices, clinics and other centres, where students interact with patients.

Requirements for the job:

  • MBChB.
  • Registration and in good standing with the HPCSA as a Medical Practitioner.
  • Clinical experience includes 2-years post-community service of diagnostic clinical practice (at primary care level)

in public or private sector.

  • Demonstrable clinical teaching experience with undergraduate and/or postgraduate medical students which

indicates a commitment to develop as a health sciences educator.

  • Familiarity with the South African healthcare system.
  • The ability to interact effectively with a wide range of professionals at designated teaching sites.


  • Proven track record of formal teaching experience with undergraduate and/or postgraduate medical students in

the higher education environment, with exposure to blended/online learning and small group-based learning.

  • A postgraduate qualification in family medicine and related disciplines (such as public health and primary care)

and/or health sciences education would be advantageous.

  • Proven administrative and organisational skills.


  • To assist with convening the 2nd and 3rd year Family Medicine strand within Becoming a Doctor (BaDr) course in

the MBChB programme.

  • To assist with the teaching and learning activities on campus and clinical teaching in district-based health services

and NGOs in the Division’s MBChB Family Medicine BaDr course.

  • To maintain and further develop the curriculum and oversee its effective implementation.
  • To contribute to academic leadership and administration in the Division of Family Medicine, the School of Public

Health and Family Medicine, the Faculty of Health Sciences as well as the broader UCT academic environment.

  • To conduct family medicine and primary care-related research.
  • To contribute to the university’s social responsiveness programme.

The appointment will be on UCT Academic Clinical conditions of service.


The annual cost of employment, including benefits

will be based on the University’s clinical pay line which is aligned to OSD rates.


To apply, please e-mail the below documents in a single pdf file to Ms Vathiswa Mbangi at [email protected]

- UCT Application Form (download at http://forms.uct.ac.za/hr201.doc).

- Cover letter that speaks to the specific requirements of the position.

- A portfolio of evidence to demonstrate the candidate’s teaching skills and experience.

- Curriculum Vitae (CV).

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