2010 Highlights

Educational awards:

  • Ben van Heerden received  special recognition for his  exceptional contribution to teaching and learning, when he was  recently selected as a recipient of a National Excellence in Teaching and Learning Award  of the Higher Education Learning and Teaching Association (HELTASA) and the Council on Higher Education (CHE).
  • Angelika Schutte and Marietjie van Rooyen received a Laureat award from the University of Pretoria for L-CAS
  • Marietjie van Rooyen and David Cameron received a certificate award from the University of Pretoria for Block 16
  • Di Manning was awarded the Wits Faculty of Health Science Service Excellence Gold Medal December 2010

Promotions and appointments:

  • Elizabeth Wasserman, Jose Frantz and Enoch Kwizera promoted to full professors
  • Di Manning promoted to Adjunct Professor January 2011.
  • Gboyega Ogunbanjo appointed as Head of the Family Medicine department University of Limpopo, Medunsa campus
  • Frank Peters appointed as the Head of the Family Medicine department at Tembisa Hospital.
  • Francois de Villiers appointed as Director of the School of Medicine (acting) for the MEDUNSA Campus of UL for 2010 and (co-opted) member of EXCO (Executive Committee) of SAPA The SA Paediatric Association for 2011-2012

Fellowships awarded:

  • Vanessa Burch: Awarded a Fellowship by the Royal College of Physicians of London by peer review.
  • Gboyega Ogunbanjo: Awarded the Fellowship of the West African College of Physicians by peer review in the specialty of Family Medicine, for his contributions to the development and curriculum reviews/assessment processes of Family Medicine in West Africa.
  • Christian Ezeala: Awarded Professional Membership of the Royal Society of New Zealand (MRSNZ) in recognition of contributions to science

Degrees awarded:

  • Safina Musina officially graduated at Moi University.

Books published:

  • Marietjie van Rooyen and Angelika Reinbrech-Schutte.  Co-authors of the book published by Juta: Patient centred communication and counselling.
  • Mtshali N.G. & Middleton, L. (2010). The Triple Jump Assessment:Aligning Learning and Assessment- Chapter 14. In T. Barrett & S. Moore (Editors). New Approaches to Problem-based Learning Revitalizing Your Practice in Higher Education. Taylor & Francis Ltd: Routledge, UK. ISBN: 978-0-415-87149-5

Articles published:

  • JJ Blitz, M van Rooyen, DA Cameron, GP Pickworth, PH Du Toit. (2010) Is temperament a key to the success of teaching innovation?  AJHPE. 2(1):17-20
  • CC Ezeala, MO Ezeala, EO Dafiewhare Using portfolios to assess professional competence and development in medical laboratory sciences.
  • Manning, D., McKinley, D. and Chipamaunga, S 2010.  Students’ learning experience in a diversified academic environment. Medical Education. 44(5):493-494
  • Singaram, V.S,  Vleuten, van der, C.P.M., Berkel, van H. & Dolmans, D.H.J.M. (2010). Reliability and validity of a tutorial Group Effectiveness Instrument. Medical Teacher, 32, e133-e137.
  • Singaram, V. S., van der Vleuten, C. P. M., Stevens, F., & Dolmans, D. H. J.M. (2010). “For most of us Africans, we don’t just speak”: A qualitative Investigation into collaborative heterogeneous PBL group learning. Advances in health science education.
  • iKayihura, C. & Mtshali, N.G. (2010). Assessment of student nurses clinical learning in Rwanda. Africa Journal of Nursing & Midwifery. Vol12
  • Engelbretch, C., Shangase, N., Majeke, S., Mthembu, S. & Zondi, Z. (2010). IsiZulu Terminology development in nursing and midwifery. AlterNation, 17, 1: 252.
  • Mthembu,S. & Zakwe, F. Analysis of transition of newly qualified registered nurses during the first year of registration with South African Nursing Council. Journal of Community Health Sciences, 5(2): 9-14.
  • Van Wyk, J; Naidoo, SS & Esterhuizen, T (2010) Will graduating medical students practice in rural communities? South African Family Practice Journal. 52(2) pp 149-153

Presentations – national and international:

  • Felicia presented her poster at the Network Conference in NEPAL .
  • Hester Julie presented on Service-Learning: A South African Case Study at the Advancing Quality through Partnerships of Health Professions Education and Health Services Institutions, Nepal, Nov 18-21, 2010. (Co-author, Dr P Bartholomeus, Maastricht University) and The GHETS Gender-Based Violence Youth Mentoring Project at the Advancing Quality through Partnerships of Health Professions Education and Health Services Institutions, Nepal, Nov 18-21, 2010.
  • Juanita’s poster, entitled “The Show MUST Go On” received third place at the recent AMEE-congress (Association for Medical  Education in Europe) at Glasgow, Scotland.
  • Manning*, D, McKinley, D and Chipamaunga, S. Students’ experience of learning as a factor in academic success. Third National Conference of the South African Association for Health Educationalists. Johannesburg July 2010.
  • Witt*, J, McAlpine, A and Manning D Wits Medical School as an environment which encourages learning. Third National Conference of the South African Association for Health Educationalists. Johannesburg July 2010.
  • Maswanganyi*, T, Prozesky, D and Manning D. Are students in the University of the Witwatersrand Graduate Entry Medical Programme studying disciplines selectively and strategically? Third National Conference of the South African Association for Health Educationalists. Johannesburg July 2010.
  • Manning*, Dianne Teaching, learning and assessment in an integrated curriculum: the importance of access to specific disciplinary knowledge structures and discourse. Wits Faculty of Health Sciences Research Day September 2010.
  • E Kwizera: Poster Presentation at the 14th OTTAWA Conference in Miami, USA in May 2010, and an Oral Presentation to SAAHE in July 2010


  • Di Manning: Organising committee of 2010 conference, appointed to SAAHE Executive committee as co-chairman and organising committee for 2011 conference

Editorial appointments:

  • Gboyega Ogunbanjo: Appointed as editorial board member for the Advances in Medical Education and Practice Journal


  • Karien Mostert-Wentzel, José Frantz and Juanita Bezuidenhout : Medical Research Council (South Africa) Grant for Self-initiated Research (for three years)  Health graduates who provide effective relevant health care: Developing standards for undergraduate community physiotherapy in South Africa

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