PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE ON HIGHER EDUCATION & TRAINING ACCREDITATION AND QUALITY ASSURANCE IN MEDICAL EDUCATION. PRESENTED BY | DR T K S LETLAPE 22 FEBRUARY 2012. HPCSA & It’s Structure Mandate of the Medical & Dental Professions Board Minimum Standards For Education & Training In Medicine
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PRESENTED BY | DR T K S LETLAPE
22 FEBRUARY 2012
Mandate of the Medical & Dental Professions Board
Minimum Standards For Education & Training In Medicine
Capping of enrolments in medical programmes offered by higher education institutions
The role of the HPCSA in determining the number of students that may be registered by higher education institutions in medical programmes.
The overall role of the Council in higher education
The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) is established by the Health Professions Act number 56 of 1974 as amended in 2007.
The driving vision of the HPCSA is “Quality Health Care Standards for All” members of the population of South Africa.
We are committed to:
i) Promoting the health of South Africa’s population
ii) Determining standards of professional education and training
iii) Setting and maintaining fair standards of professional practice
The mission of HPCSA which is “To enhance the quality of health by developing strategic policy frameworks for effective co-ordination and guidance of the professional boards in:
HPCSA has Twelve (12) Professional Boards operating under its auspices (representing 29 major professions)
Occupational Therapy &
& Oral Hygiene
Speech, Language &
Optometry & Dispensing
Radiography & Clinical
Medical & Dental
Dietetics & Nutrition
The purpose of accreditation is to promote excellence in educational preparation while assuring the public that graduates of accredited programmes are educated in a core set of knowledge and skills required for competent, safe, ethical, effective, and independent professional practice
3. University of the Witwatersrand
4. University of the Free State
1. University of Limpopo
2. University of Pretoria
5. Walter Sisulu University
7. University of Cape Town
8. University of KwaZulu-Natal
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