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 […]
In January Prof. Rowe ended his 3-year stint as an external examiner for the Physiotherapy Department at JKUAT University in Nairobi, Kenya. The visit included the moderation of all exit-level written exams as well as acting as the external clinical examiner for several 3rd and 4th-year students.