WAPT? Easy. Welcome to the GEMP Project. 

Take the stress out of preparing for your WITS Additional Placement Test (WAPT) with Seventh Star Tuition.

What is the Seventh Star
GEMP Project?

The GEMP Programme is a well-established Programme offered at the University of Witwatersrand, to increase the number of medical graduates. GEMP is an acronym for Graduate Entry Medical Programme, which allows individuals who meet certain minimum requirements to enter into third year medicine at WITS. 

In order to qualify for GEMP consideration, a selection test is written, known as the WAPT. This test covers the content of second year MBBCh (medicine) students, including anatomy, physiology and molecular medicine. The faculty of Health science at WITS recommends students start preparing for the test immediately after their application is submitted. 

Seventh Star aims to help students prepare for this test via an 11-week Programme which not only gives students access to experienced tutors, but also notes, summaries, question papers and weekly tutoring sessions.

Who is this course for? 

1.  Students in their final year of study towards a Bachelor’s or Bachelor of Technology degree level with an average of at least 60% in the final two years of study.
2.  Students who have completed their degree
3.  Students who have met all the minimum requirements for science, mathematics and language outlined at wits.ac.za/health/gemp

Main Benefits.

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Focused Preparation

All learning content has been carefully curated in accordance to the learning objectives. Students can therefore focus on what is important. 
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Time Management

We have done the dirty work for you. Students do not need to spend precious study time finding, preparing and making notes - it's already done. 
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Experienced Tutors

Seventh Star tutors have experience with writing and PASSING the WAPT and are fully committed to helping others achieve. 

What's Covered?


Human Anatomy
Day: Sundays
Time: 08:30 - 09:30
Human Physiology
Day: Sundays
Time: 09:30 - 10:30
Molecular Medicine
Day: Sundays
Time: 10:30 - 11:30


Week 1

• Orientation to the human body
• Cells and tissues
• The skin
• Body fluids
• Blood
• The cell
• The nucleus
• Techniques using DNA and RNA hybridisation
• The cytosol and proteins

Week 2

• The skeletal system
• Joints
• Excitable tissue
• Protein techniques
• The cell membrane
• Laboratory techniques to identify cell surface antigens
• Extracellular matrix
• Cell and tissue development and death

Week 3

• The muscular system
• The nervous system 1:
• The autonomic nervous system
• The nervous system 2:
• The motor system
• The molecular basis of genetics
• Patterns of Mendelian inheritance
• Epigenetic inheritance
• Chromosome abnormalities

Week 4

• The central and peripheral nervous systems
• The nervous system 3:
• The somatic senses
• The nervous system 4:
• The special senses
• The molecular basis of immunology
• Functions of the lymphatic system
• Nonspecific immune defences
• Specific immune defences

Week 5

• The special senses
• The endocrine system
• Blood
• The nervous system 5:
• Higher brain functions and emotion
• Endocrine physiology
• Introduction to cancer
• Oncogenes and tumour suppressor genes
• Cell cycle: tumour suppressor genes and oncogenes
• Immortalisation of tumour cells

Week 6

• The cardiovascular and lymphatic systems
• The cardiovascular system 1
• The cardiovascular system 2
• Angiogenesis
• Invasion and metastasis
• Concepts of the micro-environment and cancer stem cells
• Tumour metabolism

Week 7

• The respiratory system
• The respiratory system
• Renal physiology
• Epigenetics in cancer
• Inherited tumour syndromes
• Aetiological agents in cancer –
• Toxins
• Aetiological agents in cancer – viruses
• Aetiological agents in cancer – radiation
• Aetiological agents in cancer – Inflammation and infections

Week 8

• The digestive system
• Acid-base balance
• Gastrointestinal and liver physiology
• Cancer therapy
• Why cancer therapy fails
• Structure of bacteria
• Bacterial genetics

Week 9

• The urinary and reproductive systems
• Nutrition
• Temperature regulation
• Bacterial pathogenesis
• Antimicrobial chemotherapy
• Structure and classification of viruses
• Human immunodeficiency virus
• Malaria

Week 10

• Embryology and revision
• Revision
• Revision

Week 11

• Practise test
• Practise test
• Practise test

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Why our customers love us.
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Over 40 Years Collective Experience

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Specialist Educators

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R2750.00 on the 23rd of each month and a R2750.00 sign-up fee

Includes Online
“Face-to-Face” Classes
3 Hours per week
In-class test preparation
Curated Notes