SCHOOL OF MEDICINE AND HEALTH SCIENCES
Dean’s Welcome Note
Constructing of a state-of- the-art School of Medicine and Health Sciences by Great Zimbabwe University at its campus in the Clovelly area of Masvingo is progressing well. Once completed, the school is expected to massively transform the healthcare system in Masvingo province and the region as it is expected bring state-of-the-art facilities to meet the community and the nation’s current and future health needs. It is also expected to attract specialists to come and set up practice in Masvingo thus eliminating the high costs of travelling for specialist care in faraway places.
The establishment of the School of Health Sciences at Great Zimbabwe University is important in order to address the critical shortage of medical specialists in the country. Among other novelties, the school will be backed by a strong department of pharmaceutical studies that will enable students to manufacture medicines that work. A Centre for the study of traditional medicines and indigenous knowledge systems will also be established at the School.The construction work at the School of Medicine which is being led by the University’s Department of Works and Estates is progressing well.
The School of Health Science will offer various health related disciplines organised as Schools which will include:-
- Public Health (catering for the study of tropical diseases)
- Basic Sciences
- Medical Laboratory Sciences
- Occupational Health Therapy