As the year creeps past the halfway mark, Ms Shamila Gamiet, our second, third and fourth-year clinical coordinator, raised the importance to have a supervisor feedback meeting. All our UWC clinical practical supervisors met today to discuss the current situation and the way forward. At UWC, we constantly seek ways to improve our teaching and […]
Max Linley Max is a graduate of Physiotherapy UWC, he graduated in 2019 and completed his community service in 2020. Max now is the: Registered MSc student at UCT Co-Owner – Waterfront Physiotherapy Clinic Head Physiotherapist – Western Province Rugby Academy Hamiltons Rugby Club U20 physio Physiotherapist at Pride Fighting Academy Physiotherapist at Renzo Gracie […]
Undergraduate physiotherapy education in South Africa typically includes a series of clinical practice placements within the public health sector, where students are exposed to real-world working environments that provide opportunities for clinical and practical skills development. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, using this public sector network became severely limited, and alternate approaches had […]
The third-year Physiotherapy students have returned to clinical placements to get their share of physio-related learning. They are excited yet nervous about such an experience. Before returning, students all received their vaccines and have been educated in COVID 19 precautions. We wish them all the best!
Prof Michael Rowe is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physiotherapy at the University of the Western Cape (South Africa). He conducts research into the use of digital technologies in the classroom and their influence on teacher and student relationships as part of teaching and learning practice. His PhD evaluated the use of technology-mediated […]
Laeeqah Sujee is a fourth-year Physiotherapy student that excels in competitive sports. She engages in volleyball at the league and provincial level. Below is her message:I started playing at the age of 10, but I have been on a volleyball court for as long as I can remember. While at school, I found a love […]
Besides the staff getting vaccinated, our students were also vaccinated. Prof Waggie and Ms Gamiet coordinated this movement to get our fourth-year students (currently in clinical blocks) to be vaccinated at Tygerberg Hospital. The Physiotherapy students safety is the departments top priority; besides the vaccination, students underwent a donning and doffing workshop last year to […]
Mr Robert Hart, not only a first-year student but a master of Canoeing, participating in many events, representing South Africa: I started paddling when I was about six or seven years old and started racing competitively around age 11. There are a few different disciplines, sprint, marathon, surfski, slalom, and downriver in Canoeing. I like […]
During the public holiday, 16 June 2021, Prof Rowe gave an interesting workshop to Physiotherapy students “Learning to learn”. Prof Rowe has an interest in healthcare, education and technology. During this workshop, Prof Rowe spoke about how to manage your time effectively, what type of studying method promotes productivity. If you wish you know more, […]
Dr Liezel Ennion was promoted to Associate Profession Liezel Ennion at the end of 2020. Also, with the promotion, her grant application of R468 000 Rand was successful! We want to wish you all the best.