This LibGuide provides the titles of Prescribed and Recommended books for all the Faculty of Health Sciences . Links are provided to the catalogue record of books as well as links to the online availability of books.
"Prescribed" textbooks are the books which the course Co-ordinator (academic staff) lists as essential reading and students are advised to purchase a copy of the prescribed textbook.
"Recommended" textbooks are not compulsory but are extra reading materials should you wish to gain a more comprehensive background for your course.
Prescribed books are available in the library for a restricted borrowing period of one day or three days. The titles listed in this guide correspond to the official 2023 Comprehensive Wits book list. Use the course code for each school to locate the details and availability of prescribed/recommended books.
For schools not listed above kindly contact the Faculty for contact details of the respective school and make enquiries with the school, alternatively contact details may be accessed online.
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As part of the broader open educational resources movement, open textbooks increasingly are seen as a solution to challenges with traditionally published textbooks, such as access and affordability concerns.
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