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The first three years will be based at the Missionvale Campus, on the Uitenhage Road.

The second three years will see some teaching taking place at the Missionvale Campus, however, the majority of the time will be spent in the health care facilities of Nelson Mandela Bay, such as Dora Nginza Hospital.  In addition, students will spend six months in their final year in a district hospital in the Eastern Cape

In line with a vision to train primary healthcare oriented, socially accountable graduates, comes the opportunity to train at the Missionvale Campus. The campus is situated in an under-resourced area and students can learn - from the communities that surround them - the very real health care needs of the majority of South Africans. The campus is also situated opposite Dora Nginza Hospital where students will train, especially in the final three years of the degree.

Various lecture halls and laboratory facilities have been  refurbished on the Missionvale Campus to meet the required needs for teaching.

The facilities include, but are not restricted to: A clinical skills and simulation unit, a basic science laboratory, an anatomy and physiology laboratory, multi-purpose teaching venues, lecture halls and an iLearning area.

The programme will embrace technology in order to enhance teaching and learning. The University will use Anatomage tables for virtual dissection, as part of a mixed methods teaching approach for anatomy. In addition, specialised technology has been procured for physiology practicals. A state-of-the-art clinical skills laboratory has been designed and equipped to teach clinical skills and simulation. The use of online learning resources will be encouraged.