02 November 2020
Volume: 8
Issue: 50
UKZN staff member, Dr Khumbuzile Khumalo.

UKZN Graduates its First African Woman with a PhD in Leisure and Recreation

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Dr Khumbuzile Khumalo, fondly known as KK, graduated from the College of Health Sciences with a PhD in Leisure and Recreation for her study titled, The Development of a Policy Framework for Physical Activity and Sport for Children with Disabilities in Schools in Disadvantaged Communities in KwaZulu-Natal.

PhD in Public Health graduate, Dr Neusa Torres-Tovela.

PhD Study Exposes the Dangers of Self-Medication with Antibiotics

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Dr Neusa Torres-Tovela received a PhD in Public Health for her study on practices of self-medication with antibiotics and non-prescribed antibiotic dispensing in Maputo City, Mozambique.

PhD graduate, Dr Anitha Arvind.

Study calls for Optometry to be Integrated into India’s Health Care System

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Optometry could play a more meaningful role in meeting India’s eye care needs were it to be systematically integrated into the country’s health care system.

Mr Martin Kisenge received a Master’s in Optometry.

Graduate Presents His Findings at International Conference

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Master of Optometry graduate, Mr Martin Kisenge gave an oral presentation on the findings of his study at the international virtual conference on Eye Health in A Changing World at the beginning of October.

PhD graduate, Dr Amy Clithero-Eridon.

Social Accountability not Universally Understood

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‘Social accountability is poorly understood and quite often interpreted by individuals as a personal responsibility or a set of values,’ said Dr Amy Clithero-Eridon who graduated with a PhD in Family Medicine.

Dr Pharm Eben received a PhD.

Study Develops Tool to Assist Traditional Health Practitioners

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The findings of Dr Pharm Eben’s PhD study led to the development of a standardised tool to assist traditional health practitioners (THPs) to manage diabetes and hypertension.

PhD graduate, Dr Kabelo Leonard Mauco.

Promoting the Development of TeleHealth

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Dr Kabelo Leonard Mauco graduated with a PhD in TeleHealth Medicine following a study titled, e-Health Readiness Assessment for Botswana, which was supervised by Professors Maurice Mars and Richard Scott.

Dr Sifiso Makhathini graduated with a PhD in Pharmaceutical Chemistry.

Doctoral Degree Achieved Against All Odds

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Dr Sifiso Makhathini was awarded his doctoral degree in Pharmaceutics for his study titled, Design and Synthesis of Novel pH-responsive Fatty Acid-Based Lipids for the Development of Nano-Delivery Systems for Enhancing Vancomycin Activity against Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA).

Dr Zingisa Nyawose received a PhD in Biokinetics and Sport Science.

High Prevalence of Shoulder Injuries Among Teachers

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Dr Zingisa Nyawose’s PhD in Biokinetics and Sport Science points to a high prevalence of shoulder injuries among schoolteachers.

Mr Cameron Scullard received a Master’s degree in Sport Science and Biokinetics.

Graduate Awarded Scholarship to Pursue his PhD in Germany

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Sport Science and Biokinetics Master’s graduate, Mr Cameron Scullard, has been awarded a scholarship to pursue his PhD at the University of Saarland in Germany.

Ms Emmanuella Chinonso Osuala graduated with a Master of Pharmacy degree.

Master’s Study Focuses on Drug-Food Interactions

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Ms Emmanuella Chinonso Osuala graduated with a Master of Pharmacy degree following her study that evaluated the knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP) of patients and healthcare professionals (HCPs) regarding drug-food interactions at selected hospitals in the eThekwini district of KwaZulu-Natal.

PhD in Optometry graduate, Dr Charles Darko-Takyi.

Study Develops Normative Data for Visual Function Parameters

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Dr Charles Darko-Takyi was awarded a PhD in Optometry for his study that developed normative data for visual function parameters for a West African school going population using simple, inexpensive but acceptable free-space optometric clinic techniques.

Dr Keshena Naidoo received a PhD in Health Professions Education.

Study Promotes Improved Care for Older Adults

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Lecturer in UKZN’s Department of Family Medicine Dr Keshena Naidoo graduated with a PhD in Health Professions Education.