Head of EDU visits Namibia for MEDUNAM project

Francois Cilliers, Head of the Education Development Unit, recently spent two days in Windhoek working with staff from the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Namibia.

The focus of the sessions was assessment. Staff grappled with general quality issues and the challenges of multiple choice questions. The visit was undertaken as part of the MEDUNAM II project, a cooperation project between Faculties of Health Sciences in University of Oulu (Finland), University of Namibia and Lurio University (Mozambique)

Kudos to new health profession educators

Congratulations to all of the following UCT staff who have recently completed postgraduate studies in health professions education.

Amaal Abrahams, Linda Ganca, Nina Holderness-Parker, Rene Krause, Sithombo Maqungo, Liesl Morales-Perez and Shaheen Mowla all obtained their Postgraduate Diploma in Health Professional Education from UCT in 2015.

Chiv Gordon has recently completed her MPhil in Health Professions Education with Stellenbosch University. Chiv’s research project was about the educational experience and value of SHAWCO clinics for students. It was entitled “Volunteer, community-based student-run clinics for the underserved: Can they be used to attain 21st century medical education goals?”.


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