Prof. Julie Phillips was recently awarded a research funding grant to the amount of R754 000, as part of a collaborative project with Prof. Pernilla Åsenlof and Dr Annika Bring from Uppsala University in Sweden. The title of Prof. Phillips project is Physiotherapy education in the 21st century: Practice informed by demands of population health. […]
As nGAP lecturer in the Department of Physiotherapy (UWC), I spent my dedicated research time for 2018 at Karolinska Institute (KI), situated in Stockholm, Sweden. I was enrolled as a post-doctoral fellow within Franzén’s Research Group in the division of physiotherapy at KI. I was interested to join this research group due to their focus […]
Yesterday marked the end of the orientation week for the incoming class of 2019. They’ve spent the last few days making new friends, meeting staff, registering for their modules, and getting to know each other. Thanks to Danelle (the 2019 first-year coordinator) for working with faculty administrators to ensure that the orientation week as a […]
It’s always with a sense of enormous pride and excitement when we have our graduation ceremonies at UWC. Congratulations to all of the graduating students, and especially Dr Lela Mukaruzima and Dr Ryan Groenewald who received their PhDs from the Department of Physiotherapy today!
Yesterday we had our farewell lunch at Avontuur wine estate in Somerset West.As you can see, it was very sophisticated.
Congratulations to Ms Farhana Karachi who, earlier this week, graduated with her PhD from the University of Stellenbsoch. The title of her research project is the Implementation and evaluation of a validated evidence-based physiotherapy protocol in a surgical ICU: A controlled before- and after-study.
Prof. Michael Rowe has recently returned from a week-long visit to San Francisco to attend the Reimagine Education conference. Prof. Rowe was short-listed for the award in the category of Hybrid learning, for the work he has done on blending online and physical learning environments in the area of professional ethics.
Professor Julie Phillips spent several months in Sweden over 3 visits as part of a series of research visits linked to her project on the adaptation and validation of the Reason for Change (SA-R4C) instrument among physiotherapy students in the Western Cape. In addition, Prof. Phillips held meetings with potential students from Uppsala University who would like to come to SA for 2-month exchange visits in 2019.
The annual SAAHE conference is an important event in South African health professions education (HPE), and this years meeting was held in July in Durban. The conference was attended by several staff member from Physiotherapy, who all presented the results of their research in HPE.
Earlier this year Prof. Rowe was fortunate to spend two months in Melbourne as part of a research visit to the Physiotherapy Department at Monash University. Prof. Rowe was invited as a result of his work on blended learning and collaboration with colleagues in the department at Monash. He also managed a short trip to […]