The FPD School of Health Sciences has been the leader in training healthcare professionals for many years and, take pride in being recognised as the pinnacle product leaders and innovators in the health care industry.
Our research has shown that 54% of all doctors have studied with us and continue to do so by earning some of yearly CEU points with us. Our school of Health Sciences also receives numerous yearly sponsorship grants that make it possible for us to reduce the training cost on most of our courses.
The portfolio of Health Sciences courses are specifically designed to enhance the clinical skills of healthcare professionals and are taught through a combination of assessed self-study, using detailed study material and facilitated workshops by leading national experts. The majority of our courses are accredited for CEU points by the Health Professions Council of South Africa. FPD is also an institutional member of the South African Institute of Healthcare and a member of the SAMA Group.
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FPD has established an internet-based Student Support Site (SSS) to support all its enrolled students to achieve formal registered qualifications. This SSS is a server programme that allows invited users to collaborate on the website by editing and downloading content from the site from their own computer and in their own time. Visitors can view the web pages and interact with fellow students and facilitators. The SSS allows facilitators and assessors to mentor students online and allows students to form students support groups. FPD's website offers students assistance through the provision of assessments and assignment guidelines.
FPD also offers, in collaboration with the University of Cape Town's Medicine Information Centre, a toll free call centre that is geared towards handling any clinical treatment enquiries. This Call Centre is actively promoted to the FPD alumni. The number is: 0800 212 506.
FPD has developed a system of Roving Teams of Mentors to provide comprehensive support for all the health clinics and hospitals in its allocated districts. The team consists of a doctor, nurse, social worker, information officer and data expert. Their task is to assist the health professionals and staff to improve the outcomes of key district health indicators such as the TB cure rate, maternal and infant mortality and mother-to-child-transmission rate.