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The Faculty offers a clinical elective training program to international and South African undergraduate studentsstudying a health sciences degree at other institutions. The clinical elective training offered by UCT is complimentary to the clinical training that we expect visiting students to have received at their home institution before they arrive. 

Future Water seminar series on the water crisis

Wed, 2018-02-28
16:30 to 17:30
This series is to engage with the current conversations on the water crisis through a series of two-weekly afternoon seminars on a range of topics to be presented by colleagues working within, or affiliated with, Future Water.  Presenter: Dr Megan Cole, a postdoctoral research fellow with the Minerals to Metals Initiative Inequality in water access and water use in South Africa The remainder of the seminar series (provisionally scheduled for 14 March, 28 March, 11 April, 25 April, 9 May and 23 May) are likely to include the following general topics, although not necessarily in this order – we have yet to confirm speakers and/or exact titles: Behavioural responses to the crisis Water governance and the drought Broader economic impacts Future climate impacts Public health aspects Future proofing cities – how to take this forward Impact of the use of decentralised (off-grid) water supply – particularly in respect of groundwater Please feel free to contact us with more specific or alternative suggestions for seminar topics, or as a speaker! Further details in this regard will be communicated on the Future Water website and via the Forum.