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The first three years is based at the Missionvale Campus, on the R75 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 Regional and Livingstone Tertiary 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 Regional Hospital where students will train, especially in the final three years of the degree.

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

The facilities include a clinical skills and simulation unit, a basic science laboratory, an anatomy and physiology laboratory, multi-purpose teaching venues, and lecture halls.

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