Training ProgrammesThe NICD views itself as a recognised academic/ tertiary institute providing valuable training in the field of communicable diseases. While capacity building at various levels is a critical component of the NICD’s responsibilities, this function is carried out in association with existing universities and technikons. Bench training for pupil technologists and medical registrars is provided on a rotational basis at NICD. The NICD is a resource available to all universities and technikons and provides training for medical registrars from all universities, as well as pupil technologists, in public health oriented communicable diseases. It also offers opportunities for training in unique laboratories such as the BSL-4.
South African Field and Epidemiology Training Programme
The South African Field and Laboratory Training Program (SAFELTP) is designed to train field epidemiology fellows and public health laboratory fellows for leadership positions in the South African national and provincial health services and the National Health Laboratory Services (NHLS). These fellows receive instruction and mentoring in their respective areas while at the same time providing service to the National and Provincial Departments of Health and the NHLS. Read more...
African Centre for Integrated Laboratory Training (ACILT)
The African Centre for Integrated Laboratory Training (ACILT) was established in 2008 on the Johannesburg campus of the South African National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) and the National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS). The aim of this new centre is to build a new generation of laboratory experts, particularly in the fields of HIV, TB and malaria throughout Africa.
The NICD has a number of graduate students at Masters and Doctoral level as well as post-doctoral students. Supervisory senior scientists register their students at universities throughout the country for higher degrees.
The Institute pursues a full academic programme of scientific lectures by in-house as well as invited speakers on an almost once-weekly basis, journal presentations on a three-times per week basis as well as other academic programmes such as epidemiology meetings, teaching ward rounds, etc.