Department of Family, Community and Emergency Care
The Department of Family, Community and Emergency Care (FaCE) was established by UCT under the leadership of the Faculty of Health Sciences’ deanery and formally approved by Senate in December 2021.
This new department brings five clinical generalist disciplines together, namely:
- Primary Health Care Directorate,
- Division of Family Medicine,
- Division of Interdisciplinary Palliative Care and Medicine,
- Division of Emergency Medicine,
- and Sports and Exercise Medicine.
As a newly formed department, FaCE is in the process of defining its collective Mission Statement and as a first step has agreed on its Massive Transformative Purpose to describe how we envisage moving forward together, as follows:
“Building Inclusive Communities of Care Together”.
The department aims to work alongside the faculty in translating transformation into action to ignite agency for a just and inclusive society built on health equity, and align with the University's Vision 2030 for unleashing human potential. As such social responsiveness, social accountability, diversity, inclusivity and serving the community underpin our vision by producing education and research that is fit for purpose. A bi-weekly online seminar series has been initiated to encourage debate and develop our footprint across the faculty, university, nationally and globally.
The Department of Family, Community and Emergency Care includes five Divisions: