News about the Department of Health Sciences Education
The Department of Health Sciences Education (DHSE) welcomed its 2020 cohort of MPhil and PhD students in February. They spent two weeks meeting with their supervisors, discussing research ideas and participated in research workshops. It was an intense two weeks of orientation to MPhil and PhD studies and we wish them well on their new learning journeys.
The Department of Health Science Education invites applications for a full-time research masters (MPhil) in Health Science Education commencing in 2020. The project will focus on exploring authorial identity development in the context of health sciences from a Southern perspective. A student bursary and research running costs have been secured for this project. Closing date: 13 January 2020. Please click here for more information.
The workshop consisted on 4 sessions taking place throughout the year. It was hosted by the Department of Health Sciences Education, for Supervisors in the department.
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.
The Student Health And Wellness Centres Organisation (SHAWCO) from the University of Cape Town in partnership with the Clinical Skills and Obstetrics and Gyneacology Department of UCT/Groote Schuur Hospital recently presented a workshop focusing on skills needed by medical students for this trip.
Dr. Chrissie Boughey the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic & Student Affairs of Rhodes University and renowned scholar, visited the Department of Health Science Education on Thursday, 17 May and Friday, 18 May
Francois Cilliers will be a guest speaker at the first African meeting of the International Medical Education Leaders Forum, being co-hosted by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the Colleges of Medicine of South Africa (CMSA). Read more about this meeting here ([HYPERLINK THE WORD HERE WITH THIS LINK: https://www.samedical.org/cmsuploader/viewArticle/645)
You are warmly invited to our first TET Talk for 2018 on the 23rd of February, 12:45 – 13:45 in Frances Ames.
Employment equity (EE) and equity in the work place has come under closer scrutiny over the past few years – particularly in answer to the call for staff transformation at the university. In response to this need Letatia Kiewitzs, a member of the Department of Health Science Education’s Transformation Committee and an EE representative, proposed that the Transformation Committee organise an EE Representative training workshop, with an open invitation extended to the whole department.
The Patient Partner Programme, which was reported on in the UCT news (https://www.news.uct.ac.za/article/-2017-06-29-becoming-partners-in-care), is one of three projects funded by the Erasmus + programme of the European Union (http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/node_en) as part of the Caring Society 3.0 (CASO) consortium (http://www.caringsociety.eu/). The CASO consortium is a working partnership between two other South African universities, the University of the Western Cape and the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, and three European universities; Avans University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands, Karel de Grote in Belgium and Lahti University of Applied Sciences in Finland.
The Department of Health Science Education is developing a student advising centre in the Faculty of Health Sciences students. It will be a hot spot “learning Hub” that is non-traditional 21st century learning space to provide ‘on the spot’ learning support and advice about various pertinent topics/issues faced by first year students in the Faculty of Health Sciences. A first step is to identify existing academic and non-academic support on offer to students (ad hoc and conventional) through collating information what is available. The second step as indicated previously is to advise students on the learning support of academic and non-academic support on offer in the Faculty using peer facilitators or postgraduate students. The pilot phase will be aimed at the 1st year students.
Hosted by the Department of Health Sciences Education, this year’s 9th Annual CHSE Conference was a space to engage with both innovative practice and research being done in the Faculty. The day-long programme began with a welcome from Acting Deputy Dean Professor Harsha Kathard and a keynote address titled “Decoloniality: Respecting the Sceptics and Challenging the Converted” by Associate Professor Elelwani Ramugundo.