Lynne Coleman, Senior Lecturer at Cape Peninsula University of Technology, takes a look at recently published collection, Teaching in Extended Programmes in South Africa, which features reflections by ADP lecturers on classroom practices in extended programmes.
Nearly half of women across South Africa are subjected to violence by an intimate partner. This in turn negatively affects about one in four children. A child who is exposed to violence in the home also risks being abused and will, quite reasonably, fear for their own safety.
Is there a relationship between university world rankings and quality of teaching? What is the relationship between quality and addressing inequality at HEIs? A/Prof Suellen Shay reflects on these questions in this recent The Conversation article.
The Neuroscience Institute put out a Request for Applications in 2018 in order to encourage start-up collaborative grants, that could be converted into larger grants to sustain independent investigators. We are pleased to announce that 3 grants have been awarded.
Dr Ying Zhao’s MMed study is entitled “Improved treatment outcomes with bedaquiline when substituted for second-line injectable agents in multidrug resistant tuberculosis”. Her MMed is supervised by Dr Sean Wasserman and Professor Graeme Meintjes.
The University of Cape Town’s Drug Discovery and Development Centre (H3D), the African Academy of Sciences (AAS), Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV) have committed funding for the discovery of new drugs for diseases endemic to Africa over the next two years.
Something must be working well when a group of educators/researchers/clinicians leave a lunchtime meeting chatting to each other with a palpable buzz of energy. SInce September 2017 we have facilitated six Teaching & Educating with Technology Talks, known as TET Talks. Faculty staff are invited to share ideas for teaching and research, using technology
This historic decision marks the first time that Rheumatic Fever (RF) and Rheumatic Heart Disease (RHD) have been recognised as global health priorities on the world stage. Representing South Africa at the event was the newly-elected President of Reach, A/Prof Liesl Zuhlke from Red Cross Childrens Hospital and WHF President-elect Prof Karen Sliwa, director of the Hatter Institute.
Drawing on his research and policy engagement work over the past two decades, Professor Crick Lund presented a compelling case for investing in population mental health during his inaugural lecture in the New Learning Centre on 23 May.