The 2019 cohort of MPhil and Doctoral students attended a 2-week orientation before embarking on their studies. Feedback received from those in attendance felt that it was a very supportive environment and there was good scaffolding of the content.
On the photo with Elmi are Prof Dr. Henk Schmidt (promotor) and associate Professor Silvia Mamede (co-promotor).
Aweza is an initiative that develops digital tools to overcome language barriers in South Africa. With the help and support of Shawco Health and some of its members, Aweza had the opportunity to run controlled user testing and user feedback generation around their newly developed AwezaMed Mobile Application.
Professor Michael Samuel presented a workshop titled The PhD Research Process, jointly hosted by the Department of Health Sciences Education and the Department of Family Medicine on Thursday, 23 August 2019. It was attended by postgraduate students, supervisors and all interested in doctoral studies from both departments. He delved into topics such as the role of the PhD student and supervisor, the relationship between theoretical framework and methodology, the pragmatics of methodology and the importance of alignment.