Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine

FIRST SEMESTER          :     Monday, 17 January  – Tuesday, 28 June

EASTER VACATION        :     See details in the sessional dates (varies per year group)

WINTER VACATION        :     See details in the sessional dates (varies per year group)

SECOND SEMESTER      :     Monday, 4 July – Monday, 12 December

MID-TERM BREAK          :     See details in the sessional dates (varies per group)

 

 

 

Sat, 01 Jan

Sat, 01 Jan

New Years Day (Public Holiday)

 

Mon, 03 – Fri, 7 Jan

Mon, 03 Jan

University opens.

Fri, 07 Jan

Deadline for Re-Registration Appeals to School Higher Degree Offices

 

Mon, 10 – Fri, 14 Jan

Mon, 10 Jan

Remote online registration opens for returning students MBChB 2 & 3 Online Registration (AL and ADO’s , available virtually)

MBChB6 and SCM Postgraduate Programmes Remote Online Registration Commence

Online Assistance by ADO and Academic Leader

Fri, 14 Jan

School Higher Degree Committees to consider re-registration appeals from PG students, for recommendation to CAAB

 

Mon, 17 – Fri, 21 Jan

Mon, 17 Jan

MBChB 2 & 3 Lectures Commence

MBChB6 – NMFC & Year 6 Block 1 Commences

Wed, 19 Jan

Deadline for the submission of exclusion appeals from UG/Hons and PG Dip students

Fri, 21 Jan

USAf download of NSC results (provisional)

Final Year & NMFC Orientation (14h00-16h00) Online/Remote

Mon, 17 – Fri, 21 Jan

Special exams week (Remote online). Students with a maximum of 2, Semester 2, modules outstanding, having been regisgtered for the modules in September 2:2021.

 

Mon, 24- Fri, 28, Jan

Mon,24 – Fri, 28 Jan

Special exams marking week

 

Mon, 24 Jan

Final Year & NMFC Orientation (14h00-16h00) Online/Remote

Fri, 28 Jan

4th & 5th Year Orientation (14h00 – 16h00)

 

Mon, 31 Jan – Sat, 05 Feb

Mon,31 Jan – Tue 1 Feb

MBChB6 – NMFC & Year 6 Block 1 Week 3

MBCHB6 – 4th and 5th Year Block 1 Week 2

CMSA Written Assessments

Capture and approve change of marks (Special exams)

Fri, 04 Feb

CAECOM meetings

MMED Orientation

Sat, 05 Feb

Parents Day

 

Mon, 07 – Sat, 12 Feb

Mon, 07 Feb – Sat, 12 Feb

Orientation and dedicated remote online registration of First time entering new (FTEN) students MBChB6 – NMFC & Year 6 Block 1 Week 4

MBCHB6 – 4th and 5th Year Block 1 Week 3

CMSA Written Assessments

Wed, 9 Feb

AECOM meeting

Thu, 10 Feb

For Higher degrees students:  Final date for submission of bound examination copies with respect to any intention to submit received in semester 2:2021, without having to register for semester 1 of 2022.

 

SEMESTER 1: 

1

Mon, 14 – Fri, 18 Feb

Mon, 14 Feb

First semester and lectures commences

MBChB 1 - Dry Run

 

MBChB6 – NMFC & Year 6 Block 1 Week 5

MBCHB6 – 4th and 5th Year Block 1 Week 4

CMSA Written Assessments

2

Mon, 21 Feb – Fri, 25 Feb

Mon, 21 Feb

MBChB 1- Term 1 Lectures Commence

 

MBChB6 – NMFC & Year 6 Block 1 Week 6

MBCHB6 – 4th and 5th Year Block 1 Week 5

CMSA Written Assessments

Fri, 25 Feb

Final date for minimum fee payment required for registration

Final date for first semester academic registration

Final date for submitting curriculum changes

Final date for requests for extended DPs for those modules that had DPs in 2021

3

Mon, 28 Feb – Fri, 04 Mar

 

MBChB 3- CS Clinical Block Resumes

 

MBChB6 – NMFC & Year 6 Block 1 End of Block Assessments

MBCHB6 – 4th and 5th Year Block 1 End of Block Assessments

MBChB6 – 3rd Year Cardinal Symptoms Clinical Teaching Commences

CMSA Written Assessments

4

Mon, 07  – Fri, 11 Mar

 

MBChB6 – NMFC & Year 6 Block 2 Commences MBCHB6 – 4th and 5th Year Block 2 Commences

5

Mon, 14 – Fri, 18 Mar

Mon, 14 Mar

MBChB6 – NMFC & Year 6 Block 2 Week 2

 MBCHB6 – 4th and 5th Year Block 2 Week 2

Tue, 15 Mar

Final day for capturing graduation decisions onto ITS (Bachelors, Honours, Diplomas and Certificates)

6

Mon, 21 – Fri, 25 Mar

Mon, 21 Mar

Human Right’s Day (Public Holiday)

Tue, 22 Mar

MBChB 2- Theme 2.2 Commence

 

MBChB6 – NMFC & Year 6 Block 2 Week 3

MBCHB6 – 4th and 5th Year Block 2 Week 3

7

Mon, 28 Mar – Fri, 01 Apr

Mon, 28 Mar

MBChB 3- Theme 3.1 Ends

 

MBChB6 – NMFC & Year 6 Block 2 Week 4

 MBCHB6 – 4th and 5th Year Block 2 Week 4

CMSA Clinical Assessments

Thu, 31 Mar

Final day for capturing graduation decisions onto ITS (Masters and Doctoral Students)

8

Mon, 04 – Fri, 08 Apr

Mon, 04 Apr

MBChB 3-Theme 3.2 Commence

MBChB6 – NMFC & Year 6 Block 2 Week 5

 MBCHB6 – 4th and 5th Year Block 2 Week 5

CMSA Clinical Assessments

Fri, 08 Apr

 

 

Lectures end

Final date for withdrawal from a module and for withdrawal from the University (Semester 1)

Final timetable for main and supplementary examinations released

 

Sat, 09 April to Mon, 18 Apr

EASTER VACATION: STUDENT MID-TERM BREAK

 

Mon, 11 – Fri 15 Apr

Mon, 11 Apr

MBChB6 – NMFC & Year 6 Block 2 Week 6

 MBCHB6 – 4th and 5th Year Block 2 End of Block Assessments

CMSA Clinical Assessments

Fri, 15 Apr

Good Friday

9

Mon, 18 – Fri, 22 Apr

Mon, 18 Apr

Easter Monday

Tue, 19 Apr

Lectures commence

MBChB6 – NMFC & Year 6 Block 2 End of Block Assesments

MBCHB6 – 4th and 5th Year Block 3 Commences

CMSA Clinical Assessments

Wed 20 Apr – Tue 26 Apr

Graduation ceremonies (Westville)

10

Mon, 25  – Fri, 29 Apr

Mon, 25 Apr

MBChB6 – NMFC & Year 6 Block 3 Commences

MBCHB6 – 4th and 5th Year Block 3 Week 2

CMSA Clinical Assessments

Wed, 27 Apr

Freedom Day (Public Holiday)

Fri, 29 Apr – Sat, 30 Apr

Graduation ceremonies (Pietermaritzburg)

11

Mon, 02 – Fri, 06 May

Mon, 02 May

Mon, 02 May – Tues, 03 May

Workers’ Day (Public Holiday observed on the Monday)

Eid al Fitr (condoned absence) (provisional)

 

Tue, 03 May

End of MBChB 1 – Term 1

 

MBChB6 – NMFC & Year 6 Block 3 Week 2

MBCHB6 – 4th and 5th Year Block 3 Week 3

CMSA Clinical Assessments

12

Mon, 09 – Fri, 13 May

 

MBChB 1 – Term 2 Commence

MBChB 2-Theme 2.2 End

MBChB 3- CS Clinical Semester 1 Ends

 

MBChB6 – NMFC & Year 6 Block 3 Week 3

 MBCHB6 – 4th and 5th Year Block 3 Week 4

CMSA Clinical Assessments

13

Mon, 16 – Fri, 20 May

 

MBChB 2- Theme 2.3 Commence

 

MBChB6 – NMFC & Year 6 Block 3 Week 4

MBCHB6 – 4th and 5th Year Block 3 Week 5

CMSA Clinical Assessments

14

Mon, 23 – Fri, 27 May

Tue, 24 May

DP refusals to be published for those modules with formal sit-down examinations

 

MBChB 3- CS Special Exams Revision

 

MBChB6 – NMFC & Year 6 Block 3 Week 5

MBCHB6 – 4th and 5th Year Block 3 End of Block Assessments

CMSA Clinical Assessments

MBChB6 – CMED3IC Revision Theory Teaching Week 1

Wed, 25 May

Lectures end for those modules with formal sit-down examinations. Lectures continue for those modules taught online with continuous assessment.

Fri, 27 May

Final date for submission of DP refusal appeals to School offices for those modules with formal sit-down examinations

 

Mon, 30 May – Fri, 03 Jun

Mon, 30 May

MBChB6 – NMFC & Year 6 Block 3 Week 6

MBCHB6 – 4th and 5th Year Semester 1 Study Week

CMSA Clinical Assessments

MBChB6 – CMED3IC Revision Theory Teaching Week 2

 

Mon, 06 – Fri, 10 Jun

 

MBChB6 – NMFC & Year 6 Block 3 End of Block Assessment

MBCHB6 – 4th and 5th Year Semester 1 Supplementary Week 1

CMSA Clinical Assessments

MBChB6 – CMED3IC Study Week

 

Mon, 13 – Fri, 17 Jun

Tue, 14 Jun

First semester examinations end for those modules with formal sit-down examinations

MBChB6 – NMFC & Year 6 Semester 1 Study Week

MBCHB6 – 4th Selective 3 CEBP3 Week 1

MBCHB6 – 5th Year Semester 1 Supplementary Week 2

CMSA Clinical Assessments

MBChB6 – CMED3IC Assessment Week 1

Wed, 15 – Mon, 20 Jun

Break between examinations for those modules with formal sit-down examinations

Thur, 16 Jun

Youth Day (Public Holiday)

 

Mon, 20 – Fri, 24 Jun

Mon, 20 Jun

MBChB 3- CS Special Exams

 

MBChB6 – NMFC & Year 6 Semester 1 Supplementary Week 1

MBCHB6 – 4th Selective 3 CEBP3 Week 2

MBCHB6 – 5th Year Vacation

MBChB6 – CMED3IC Assessment Week 2

Tue, 21 Jun

Supplementary examinations commence (including Saturday) for those modules with formal sit-down examinations

Fri, 24 Jun

Semester 1 Lectures end for all modules taught online incuding all continuous assessment opportunities

 

Mon, 27 Jun – Fri, 01 Jul

Mon, 27 Jun

MBChB6 – NMFC & Year 6 Semester 1 Supplementary Week 2

MBCHB6 – 4th Year Vacation

MBCHB6 – 5th Year Vacation

Submission of MMED Clinical Professional Practice Evaulation

MBChB6 – CMED3IC Supp Study Week

Tue, 28 Jun

MBChB 1 -Break

MBChB 2- Theme 2.3 Ends (incl. OSCE)

MBChB 3- Theme 3.2 Ends (incl OSCE)

Semester 1: Teaching days for modules with formal sit-down examinations

  • Teaching days:    Monday 12  ,  Tuesday 13  ,  Wednesday 13  ,  Thursday 13 ,  Friday 13   :  64 days
  • Compensatory day:   (Tuesday 10 May, follows Monday’s timetable)
  • Study leave:  5 days;     Main Examinations:  14 days;  Supplementary Exams:  7 days; 

 

     Wed 29 Jun  – Sun 24 Jul

MID-YEAR BREAK  (Winter Vacation)

 

SEMESTER 2: 

 

 

Mon, 04 – Fri, 08 Jul

Mon, 4 Jul

MBChB6 –NMFC Block 5 & Year 6 Block 4 Commences

MBCHB6 – 4th & 5th Year Block 4 Commences

CMSA Written Assessments

MBChB6 – CMED3IC Supplementary Week 1

Thu, 07 Jul

Supplementary exam marks for formal sit-down examinations and all continuous assessment marks to be to be captured on SMS by 12h00

 

Mon, 11 – Fri, 15 Jul

Mon, 11 Jul

Eid al Adha (condoned absence)(provisional)

MBChB6 –NMFC Block 5 & Year 6 Block 4 Week 2

MBCHB6 – 4th & 5th Year Block 4 Week 2

CMSA Written Assessments

MBChB6 – CMED3IC Supplementary Week 2

Thu, 14 Jul

Exam Boards

Fri, 15 Jul

Release of results at 00h01

 

Mon, 18 – Fri, 22 Jul

Mon, 18 Jul

MBChB6 –NMFC Block 5 & Year 6 Block 4 Week 3

 MBCHB6 – 4th & 5th Year Block 4 Week 3

CMSA Written Assessments

MBChB6 – CMED3IC Vacation

Thu, 21 Jul

For Higher degrees students:  Final date for submission of bound examination copies with respect to any intention to submit received in semester 1:2022, without having to register for semester 2 of 2022.

Fri, 22 Jul

Deadline for applications for remarks for those modules with formal sit-down examinations

Fri, 22 Jul

Deadline for submission of exclusion appeals

1

Mon, 25 – Fri, 29 July

Mon, 25 Jul

Second semester and Lectures commence

MBChB 1- Term 2 Resumes

MBChB 2-Theme 2.5 Commence

MBChB 3- Theme 3.3 Commence

 

MBChB6 –NMFC Block 5 & Year 6 Block 4 Week 4

 MBCHB6 – 4th & 5th Year Block 4 Week 4

CMSA Written Assessments

MBChB6 – CMED3IC Vacation

·        MBChB6 and SCM Postgraduate Programmes Remote Online Registration Commence

Online Assistance by ADO and Academic Leader

Wed, 27 Jul

CAECOM meetings

Fri, 29 Jul

AECOM meeting

2

Mon, 01 Aug – Fri, 05 Aug

Mon, 01 Aug

MBChB 1- Term 3 Commence

 

MBChB6 –NMFC Block 5 & Year 6 Block 4 Week 5

MBCHB6 – 4th & 5th Year Block 4 Week 5

MBChB6 – CMED3IC CMED3IC Rotation

CMSA Written Assessments

Commences (12 week programme)

 

 

Fri, 05 Aug

Final date for submitting curriculum changes

Fri, 05 Aug

Final date for requests for extended DPs for those modules that had DPs in 2021

Fri, 05 Aug

Final date for minimum fee payment required for registration

Fri, 05 Aug

Final date for second semester academic registration

3

Mon, 08 – Fri, 12 Aug

Mon, 08 Aug

MBChB6 –NMFC Block 5 & Year 6 Block 4 Week 6

MBCHB6 – 4th & 5th Year Block 4 End of Block Assessments

CMSA Written Assessments

Tues, 09 Aug

National Women’s Day (Public Holiday)

4

Mon, 15 – Fri, 19 Aug

Mon, 15 Aug

MBChB6 –NMFC Block 5 & Year 6 Block 4  End of Block Assessment

MBCHB6 – 4th & 5th Year Block 5 Commences

Fri, 19 Aug

Final day for capturing graduation decisions onto ITS (Bachelors, Honours, Diplomas and Certificates)

5

Mon, 22 – Fri, 26 Aug

 

MBChB6 –NMFC Block 6 & Year 6 Block 5  Commences

MBCHB6 – 4th & 5th Year Block 5 Week 2

6

Mon, 29 Aug – Fri, 02 Sep

Mon, 29 Aug

MBChB6 –NMFC Block 6 & Year 6 Block 5  Week 2

 MBCHB6 – 4th & 5th Year Block 5 Week 3

CMSA Clinical Assessments

 

MBChB 2- Theme 2.5 Ends

Fri, 02 Sep

Final day for capturing graduation decisions onto ITS (Masters and Doctoral Students)

7

Mon, 05 – Fri, 09 Sep

Mon, 05 Sep

MBChB 2- Theme 2.4 Commence

 

MBChB6 –NMFC Block 6 & Year 6 Block 5  Week 3 MBCHB6 – 4th & 5th Year Block 5 Week 4

CMSA Clinical Assessments

8

Mon, 12 – Fri, 16 Sep

Mon, 12 Sep

MBChB6 –NMFC Block 6 & Year 6 Block 5  Week 4 MBCHB6 – 4th & 5th Year Block 5 Week 5

CMSA Clinical Assessments

Fri, 16 Sep

Final date for withdrawal from a module and for withdrawal from the University (Semester 2)

Fri, 16 Sep

Final timetable for main and supplementary examinations released

9

Mon, 19 – Fri, 23 Sep

Mon, 19 to Fri, 23 Sep

Spring graduation ceremonies (Westville)

MBChB6 –NMFC Block 6 & Year 6 Block 5  Week 5 MBCHB6 – 4th & 5th Year Block 5 End of Block Assessment

CMSA Clinical Assessments

Fri, 23 Sep

Lectures end

MBChB 1- Term 3 Ends

MBChB 3- Theme 3.3 Ends

 

Sat, 24 – Sun, 02 Oct

STUDENT MID-TERM BREAK

 

Mon, 26 – Fri, 30 Sep

 

MBChB6 –NMFC Block 6 & Year 6 Block 5  Week 6 MBCHB6 – 4th & 5th Year Block 6 Commences

CMSA Clinical Assessments

10

Mon, 03 Oct – Fri, 07 Oct

Mon, 03 Oct

Lectures resume

MBChB 1- Term 4 Commence

MBChB 3- Theme 3.4 Commence

 

MBChB6 –NMFC Block 6 & Year 6 Block 5  Week 6 Assessment

MBCHB6 – 4th & 5th Year Block 6 Week 2

CMSA Clinical Assessments

11

Mon, 10 – Fri, 14  Oct

 

MBChB6 –Year 6 Block 6 Commences

MBChB6 – NMFC 2021 Study Week 1

 MBCHB6 – 4th & 5th Year Block 6 Week 3

CMSA Clinical Assessments

12

Mon, 17 – Fri, 21 Oct

 

MBChB 3- Theme 3.4 Ends

 

MBChB6 –Year 6 Block 6 Week 2

MBChB6 – NMFC 2021 Study Week Week 2

 MBCHB6 – 4th & 5th Year Block 6 Week 4

CMSA Clinical Assessments

13

Mon, 24 – Fri, 28 Oct

Mon, 24 Oct

Diwali/Deepavali (condoned absence)

MBChB 3- Theme 3.5 Commence

 

MBChB6 –Year 6 Block 6 Week 3

MBChB6 – NMFC 2021 Semester 2 Supplementary Week 1

 MBCHB6 – 4th & 5th Year Block 6 Week 5

CMSA Clinical Assessments

14

Mon, 31 Oct – Fri, 04 Nov

Mon, 31 Oct

DP refusals to be published on the noticeboards for those modules with formal sit-down examinations MBChB6 –Year 6 Block 6 Week 4

MBChB6 – NMFC 2021 Semester 2 Supplementary Week 2

 MBCHB6 – 4th & 5th Year Block 6 End of Block Assessment

CMSA Clinical Assessments

Tue, 01 Nov

Lectures end for those modules with formal sit-down examinations. Lectures continue for modules taught online and assessed by continuous assessment

Thu, 03 Nov

Final date for submission of DP appeals to School offices for those modules with formal sit-down examinations

 

Mon, 07  – Fri, 11 Nov

Mon, 07 Nov

Second semester examinations commence (including Saturdays) for those modules with formal sit-down examinations

MBChB6 –Year 6 Block 6 Week 5

MBChB6 – NMFC 2021 MTP/CNE

MBCHB6 – 4th & 5th Year Semester 2 Study Week

CMSA Clinical Assessments

 

Mon, 14  – Sat, 19 Nov

Mon, 14 Nov

MBChB 1- Term 4 Ends

 

MBChB6 –Year 6 Block 6 Week 6

MBChB6 – NMFC 2021 MTP/CNE

 MBCHB6 – 4th & 5th Year Semester 2 Supplementary

CMSA Clinical Assessments

Sat, 19 Nov

Second semester examinations end for those modules with formal sit-down examinations

 

Mon, 21 – Fri, 25 Nov

 

MBChB6 –Year 6 Block 6 End of Block Assessment

MBChB6 – NMFC 2021 MTP/CNE

 MBCHB6 – 4th & 5th Year Semester 2 Supplementary

 

Mon, 28 – Fri, 02 Dec

Mon, 28 Nov

Second semester supplementary examinations commence for those modules with formal sit-down examinations

MBChB6 –Year 6 Block Semester 2 Study Week

MBChB6 – NMFC 2021 MTP/CNE

 MBCHB6 – 4th & 5th Year Vacation

Submission of MMED Clinical Professional Practice Evaulation

Fri, 02 Dec

Final date for submission of theses/dissertations to the School/College Higher degrees offices for possible April 2023 graduation

Fri, 02 Dec

Semester 2 Lectures end for all modules taught online incuding all continuous assessment opportunities

 

Mon, 05 Dec

Mon, 05 Dec

Second semester supplementary examinations end for those modules with formal sit-down examinations.

 

Mon, 05 Dec

Second semester ends for all students

Semester 2: For modules with formal sit-down examinations

  • Teaching days:   Monday 13  ,  Tuesday 13  ,  Wednesday 13 ,  Thursday 13 ,  Friday 13  :   65 days
  • Compensatory days:   (  Monday 5 September follows a Tuesday timetable)
  • Study leave:  5 days;     Examinations:  14 days;     Supplementary Exams:  7 days

YEAR-END BREAK:

 

Mon, 05 – Fri, 09 Dec 

 

MBChB 2- Theme 2.4 Ends (incl. OSCE)

 

MBChB6 –Year 6 Block Semester 2 Supplementary

MBChB6 – NMFC 2021 MTP

MBCHB6 – 4th & 5th Year Vacation

 

Mon, 12 – Fri, 16 Dec 

Mon, 12 Dec

MBChB6 –Year 6 Block Semester 2 Supplementary

MBChB6 – NMFC 2021 MTP

 MBCHB6 – 4th & 5th Year Vacation

Tue, 13 Dec

Supplementary exam marks to be captured on SMS by 12h00

Fri, 16 Dec

Day of Reconciliation (Public Holiday)

 

Mon, 19 – Fri, 23 Dec

Tue, 20 Dec

School Examination Boards

Wed, 21 Dec

Results to be released at 00h01

MBChB6 –Year 6 HPCSA REGISTRATION

MBChB6 – NMFC 2021 MTP/CNE

 MBCHB6 – 4th & 5th Year Vacation

 

 

Fri, 23 Dec

University Offices close at 12h00.

 

 PLEASE NOTE: 

  • The University of KwaZulu-Natal reserves the right to change any of the said Sessional Dates, solely in its discretion, and without any liability for inconvenience and/or loss occasioned thereby.

 


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