11 April 2014
Volume: 2
Issue: 19
Bachelor of Pharmacy student Ms Reeya Singh graduated Top of her Class.

School of Health Sciences Top Student Wins Five Awards

BY: .

Bachelor of Pharmacy student, Miss Reeya Singh, completed her degree summa cum laude  and was the top student in the School of Health Sciences in 2013, scoring five awards out of an available seven in the Discipline of Pharmaceutical Sciences.


New Study on Depression in Epilepsy Patients

BY: .

“Improving the Detection of Depression and/or Anxiety Psychiatric Comorbidities in People with Epilepsy in Primary Health Care Institutions in Zambia”, was the title of a thesis which earned Dr Edward Mbewe his PhD in Nursing.

Ms Farzanah Desai (centre) graduated with a Masters in Sport Science degree.

Study Focuses on Musculoskeletal Pain in General Surgeons

BY: .

A study conducted by Ms Farzanah Desai, who graduated with a Masters in Sport Science from the College of Health Sciences, revealed that General Surgeons experienced a high prevalence of work-related musculoskeletal pain caused mainly by occupational dynamics.

UKZN academic, Dr Jane Kerr, graduated with a PhD in Nursing.

PhD Graduate Formulates Guidelines for Nursing Management

BY: .

Nursing Management Lecturer at UKZN, Dr Jane Kerr has formulated guidelines for nursing management in her PhD thesis.

Ms Busisiwe Khathi graduated with a Master’s in Nursing degree.

Study on Sexual Education among Life Orientation Educators at Secondary Schools

BY: .

Ms Busisiwe Khathi of the Discipline of Nursing has graduated with a Master’s in Nursing degree with a dissertation titled: “An Exploration of Educators’ Experiences in Implementing Sexuality Education in selected eThekwini-based Secondary Schools”.

Bloemfontein Optometrist, Nashua Naicker, graduated with a Master’s in Optometry at UKZN.

HIV/AIDS Children Display Poor Reading and Speech Skills During Research by Master’s Graduate

BY: .

Master’s research among a sample group of children with HIV/AIDS in the Free State has found that a high number of participants displayed poor reading and verbalisation skills.

Ms Buyisile Chibi graduated with a Masters in Medical Science (Pharmaceutical Chemistry).

Medical Science Graduate Dreams of Helping Others

BY: .

Ms Buyisile Chibi, who graduated from UKZN’s College of Health Sciences with a Masters in Medical Science degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry, presented a thesis titled: “Computational Studies of Pentacyclo Undecane Peptide-based HIV-1 Protease Inhibitors”.

Ms Shivani Naidoo graduated with a Master’s in Medical Science (Telemedicine).

New Study on Telemedicine within the Public Sector

BY: .

Ms Shivani Naidoo, a graduate with a Master of Medical Science specialising in Telemedicine, has graduated using a study of telemedicine as the basis for her dissertation.

Mr Barry Dyer.

Music has No Effect on the Performance of Well-Trained Cyclists, Study Finds

BY: .

Music has no effect on the performance of well-trained cyclists, a study by Mr Barry Dyer - who graduated with a Master’s degree in Sport Science – has revealed.

A first in Africa for Ms Elsie Wentzel, Master’s in Sport Science graduate.

Multiple Dyslexic Student Graduates as Master of Sport Science

BY: .

Ms Elsie Wentzel, who suffers from two types of dyslexia, graduated with a Master’s degree in Sport Science.

Nursing academic graduated with a Master’s degree in Nursing from UKZN.

New Nursing Study Focuses on the National Health Insurance Policy

BY: .

The aim of a Master’s thesis was to investigate Nurse Managers’ understanding of the National Health Insurance Policy and the implications it has for them in the carrying out of their roles and responsibilities in health care facilities.

Ms Roxann Moodley graduated with a Master’s in Nursing.

Assessment of Clinical Skills Laboratory Highlighted in New Study

BY: .

Ms Roxann Moodley of Nursing and Public Health at UKZN graduated with Master’s in Nursing with her thesis titled: “A Process Evaluation of the Clinical Skills Laboratory in a Private Nursing School (KZN)”.


Male Partner Involvement Highlighted in KZN Study on Pregnant Women

BY: .

“Exploring male partner involvement regarding PMTCT (prevention of mother-to-child-transmission services) in a selected primary health care facility in KwaZulu-Natal”, was the title of the thesis by Master of Nursing graduate, Ms Tamara Phiri.

Mr Siyabulela Mkwalo graduated with a Master’s in Sport Science from UKZN.

Study Finds Shortcomings in KZN Department of Sports and Recreation

BY: .

The government’s Department of Sports and Recreation (DSR) has failed to appropriately implement its policies in KwaZulu-Natal, a Masters in Sports Science thesis has concluded.