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Community Health: Staff Directory

Prof (WH) Willem Kruger
Prof/Head Clinical Dept(Gr2)
Community Health
GN 227
' 227
Short CV

Head of Department / Chief specialist 


1. MBChB
University of the Orange Free State (1986) 

2. MMed (Community Health)
University of the Orange Free State (1996) 

3. MBA
University of Potchefstroom (2000)

Publications (Short List)

"Four case studies of hydrofluoric burns: prevention is better than cure." Occupational Health Southern Africa, March,April 1999, Vol 5(2).

Research -
Courses Presented


General training

The main purpose of the training is to make employers and employees aware of the importance of occupational health and safety.

1.General Health & Safety for Health and Safety Representatives

The main objective with the teaching is to teach the student the basic elements of Community health as well as the practical implications and implementation of the theoretical knowledge.

1.Concepts of health (MBChB1)

2.Health Policy (MBChB1)

3.Community Health (MBChB3)

4.Community Health (MBChB4)

Family medicine and occupational health practitioners. The teaching methods are based upon the necessity and importance of a holistic approach to patients and communities.

1.Diploma in Occupational Health

2.Community Health for M. Family Medicine 

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