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Keys to enabling first year student success in our courses
Fri, 04 Jun 2021 - 13:30

Literature shows that students who feel that they belong are more likely to succeed. Since engagement is central to student learning and progression, students cannot learn or progress when they are experiencing affective disconnect.

DHSE welcomes new MPhil and PhD cohort
Wed, 04 Mar 2020 - 09:30

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. 

Anatomy building UCT computer lab
Computer Labs New Look
Tue, 21 Jan 2020 - 08:45

The Computer Lab plays an important role in the faculty of Health Sciences, evidenced by its high usage for learning, tutorials and assessment-type activities. Some aspects make it less than ideal as a learning environment: because it is situated in the basement of the building, there are no windows to admit natural light or fresh air into the venue.

Apply for Full-time Research Master in 2020
Fri, 13 Dec 2019 - 17:00

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.

Strengthening Postgraduate Supervision
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 - 08:45

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.

PhDs travel to research land
Wed, 10 Oct 2018 - 08:00

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.

SHAWCO Article
Medical students to embark on a Rural Health Trip
Thu, 27 Sep 2018 - 09:30

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. 

Social realism for health sciences research
Wed, 30 May 2018 - 09:00

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 to speak at IMELF
Wed, 09 May 2018 - 08:15

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)

teaching educating technology talk
First Teaching & Educating with Technology Talk of 2018
Fri, 09 Feb 2018 - 10:15

You are warmly invited to our first TET Talk for 2018 on the 23rd of February, 12:45 – 13:45 in Frances Ames. 

Employment and equity (EE) in the work place
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 - 11:15

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. 

An intercultural bout between UCT, Finland and partners
Tue, 31 Oct 2017 - 11:45

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.