19 May 2022
Volume: 10
Issue: 20
PhD graduate, Dr Josephine Ibu.

Nurse (59) Graduates with PhD

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A mentor mother programme to help prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV was the focus of PhD research by 59-year-old Nigerian clinical nurse specialist, Dr Josephine Ibu who graduated through UKZN.

Dr Ishq Pramchand (left) and Dr Ra’Eesa Mohamed-Yunus graduate with their MBChB degrees summa cum laude.

UKZN’s Top New Medical Doctors

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Dr Ishq Pramchand was placed second and Dr Ra’Eesa Mohamed-Yunus third in UKZN’s Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine’s Class of 2021.

Dr Nkosinothando Chamane graduated with a PhD in Public Health Medicine.

SAPS Forensic Analyst Graduates with PhD in Public Health Medicine

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The Feasibility of Developing and Implementing a Point-of-Care (POC) Diagnostics Curriculum through the Use of Mobile Learning in Rural Clinics in KwaZulu-Natal was explored in a doctoral study.

Master’s degree in Medical Science graduate, Mrs Kogielambal Perumaul.

Many Breast Cancer Patients in Research Project Consider the Disease a “Death Sentence”

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Perceptions of Female Patients with Newly-Diagnosed Breast Cancer at Durban’s Addington Hospital was the subject of research which earned social worker, Mrs Kogielambal Perumaul a Master’s degree in Medical Science.

Dr Helena van Oers graduated with a PhD in Family Medicine.

PhD Study was Graduate’s “Personal Everest!”

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‘I am not an academic so the doctoral degree will not materially change my career, but achieving it has been my own personal Everest and I am very pleased I managed to complete the climb.’

Summa cum laude graduate, Ms Kelsey Swanepoel.

Sports Science Graduate Secures Degree Summa Cum Laude

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Top student in UKZN’s Bachelor of Sports Science final-year programme in 2021, Ms Kelsey Swanepoel was awarded her degree summa cum laude.

Dr Herbert Melariri received a PhD in Public Health.

PhD for Eastern Cape Department of Health Physician

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Health Promotion (HP) was the research focus of a doctoral study by Dr Herbert Melariri of the Eastern Cape Department of Health.

Bachelor of Dental Therapy top achievers.

Dental Therapy Students Graduate Cum Laude

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Ten of UKZN’s Bachelor of Dental Therapy students received their degrees cum laude.

Dr Michelle Smith graduated with a PhD in Health Sciences (Surgery).

Surgeon with Guillain-Barre Syndrome Graduates with PhD

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A medical condition robbed KwaZulu-Natal surgeon Dr Michelle Smith of her ability to perform surgery but could not stop her from continuing to contribute to the field of surgery or from graduating from UKZN with a PhD in Health Sciences (Surgery)!

Doctoral graduate Dr Pule Moabi (left) with his supervisor, Professor Fikile Mtshali.

Doctoral Degree in Nursing for Mosotho Student

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Investigations by a Mosotho student resulted in the development of a model to guide the implementation of Simulation-Based Education (SBE) in under-resourced Nursing Education Institutions in Lesotho using an explanatory mixed-methods approach.

Dr Prabashni Manickum graduated with a PhD in Philosophy (Surgery).

Doctoral Study into Lower Limb Amputations Caused by Diabetes

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Lower Limb Amputations Caused by Diabetes and Diabetic Foot Care were the focus of research conducted by Dr Prabashni Manickum (38) who was awarded a PhD in Philosophy (Surgery) from UKZN’s School of Clinical Medicine.

Ms Suvishka Barath received her Bachelor of Audiology degree cum laude.

Studying at UKZN a Beautiful Adventure – says Cum Laude Graduate

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‘Studying at UKZN was a beautiful adventure. Besides providing me with an abundance of academic knowledge, it also gave me an opportunity for self-development.’

Dr Santhanalakshmi Gengiah graduated with a PhD in Public Health Medicine.

Public Health Medicine PhD Graduate Ready to Make Good Use of All She has Learned

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The effectiveness of Quality Improvement (QI) methods in enhancing the integration of HIV and TB services as well as which organisational contextual factors heighten the success of QI initiatives were investigated in a doctoral thesis.

Sport Science cum laude graduates, Ms Sohana Anandavasagar (left) and Ms Melissa Munsami.

Sports Science Degrees Cum Laude for Two Students

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Ms Melissa Munsami, and Ms Sohana Anandavasagar were awarded Sport Science degrees cum laude during a UKZN Autumn Graduation Ceremony.

Dr Anesu Marume graduated with a PhD in Public Health Medicine.

WHO’s Height-For-Age Monitoring of Children in Zimbabwe Explored in Doctoral Thesis

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A lecturer at the University of Zimbabwe in Harare graduated from UKZN with a PhD in Public Health Medicine for his study of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) child growth standards in height-for-age monitoring.