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A solid anatomy and physiology foundation

At the University of the Free State (UFS) Department of Basic Medical Sciences, we are committed to providing each student with a solid anatomy and physiology foundation to launch their careers.

Subject-specific training

We provide quality, subject-specific, integrated modular teaching for the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Allied Health Professions, and the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences. Our dedicated staff focus on excellent teaching, continued curriculum development, and thorough administration. We are proud of our integrity and honesty in the field of research. 

Training and Education

Students from the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Allied Health Professions and the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences are trained in the department. Education students can take Physiology as a didactic subject. The department trains more than 1400 undergraduate students every year. Postgraduate training is offered by structured courses with exams or dissertations.


The vision of the Department of Basic Medical Sciences is to be a national leading and international acknowledged department with a holistic approach to integrated teaching and learning, as well as quality research.

  • To set high standards for integrated modular learning programmes in Health Sciences.
  • To place a high premium on academic standards, sound administration and quality research.

Professionalism; Passion; Integrity; Loyalty; Commitment; Respect; Responsibility; Enthusiasm; Consistency; Effectiveness; Accountability.


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The Department of Basic Medical Sciences was established in January 2002 after the amalgamation of Anatomy, Cell Morphology, and Medical Physiology.


Department  of Basic Medical Sciences (G25)
PO Box 339
Bloemfontein, 9300, SA

Secretary: Gerbrecht Niemand
T: +27 51 401 7878
F: +27 51 401 9134 


Central Information Office
T: +27 51 401 3739
F: +27 86 579 5154


Student Administration
Faculty Administration

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