Launch of Conversations in Health Sciences Video Series
School of Health Sciences’ Academic Leader for Teaching and Learning Dr Diane van Staden has launched a series of one-hour videos titled: Conversations in Health Sciences.
The first video was recorded at the UTEL studios on the Westville campus under the theme: Transformation in South Africa’s Higher Education Sector which explored the following sub-topics: Why the Transformation Agenda is Imperative; Different Aspects of Transformation; Transformation in Health Professions Education, and Challenges and Opportunities within the Transformation Agenda.
Participants included academics from the Physiotherapy, Optometry and Audiology Disciplines.
Chaired by van Staden, the panel comprised Professor Saul Cobbing (Academic Leader: Physiotherapy), Dr Alvin Munsamy (lecturer: Optometry), Dr Stacy Maddocks (lecturer: Physiotherapy) and Mrs Zandile Shezi (lecturer: Audiology).
Monthly recorded discussions featuring academics from various disciplines are planned, with upcoming topics including: Training of Health Professionals for the 21st century, Interprofessional Education in Health Sciences, and Preparedness for Practice.
The recorded sessions will be available for viewing on the School of Health Sciences’ website. To watch the video on YouTube click here.
Words: Nombuso Dlamini