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.
The South African Association of Health Educationalists (SAAHE) has recently elected Professor Francois Cilliers, head of the Department of Health Sciences Education, Faculty of Health Sciences, as its president and chair of the national executive council.
In celebrating Health Sciences, the Department of Health Sciences Education (DHSE) will be hosting a conference on 03 August 2017
Mandela Day is about discovering our abilities to help one another. For this reason staff in the department put aside 67 minutes to make sandwiches and hand them out to those visiting Groote Schuur Hospital.
It was heart warming to be able to make a difference to those who have been standing in queues the whole day.
Supervisors, doctorate and masters students recently spent two productive and enriching days with Professor Michael Samuel. The structured discussions focussed on deepening our understanding of developing conceptual frameworks for writing thesis proposals, as well as the teaching and learning issues underpinning student-supervisor relationship.
The Department of Health Sciences Education hosted a seminar on “Southern Theory, Feminism and Knowledge Production in South Africa” presented by Professor Robert Morrell.
Technology-enhanced teaching and learning is becoming an important part of medical education
Our new webinar series, co-hosted with The International Centre for Eye Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, explores how health professionals around the world are increasingly using digital technologies to prepare for practice, keep their knowledge and skills updated and train others.
Sign up now: Click here to register for these 30-minute webinars, send us your questions (FHS EDU Elearning) and – if you can’t join us on the day – be informed when the webinar recordings and transcripts are available to download.
In celebrating Health Sciences, the Department of Health Sciences Education (DHSE) recently hosted a conference, focusing on the past, present and future of Health Sciences Education. Presenters at the conference were awarded prizes for their presentations.
The Department of Health Sciences Education offers short courses, workshops, and seminars at no cost to anyone teaching UCT’s health sciences students. In addition, any one of the credit-bearing courses, which are fee-paying, in the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences can be taken for non-degree purposes. Participants will be eligible to receive either CPD points (continuing professional development) or a certificate of attendance. We invite you to consider attending the upcoming events
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.
Hosted by the newly established Department of Health Sciences Education, this year’s 7th Annual Health Research Day was an historic event. A space to engage with both innovative practice and research being done in the Faculty, the Day tapped in to the on-going discussion spurred by the Rhodes Must Fall movement. Based on the theme “Rhodes Has Fallen, Now What?” the day-long programme began with a welcome from Deputy Dean Professor Gonda Perez and a keynote address titled Transformation: Issues in Health Sciences Education by Associate Professor Collet Dandara, of the Division of Human Genetics.