Post-Graduate Diploma in Health Education
Postgraduate Studies in Health Sciences Education The EDU provides an accredited programme for colleagues who teach UCT Health Sciences Students.
Survival Guides for Course Conveners for the 2017 Mini-Semester
At the end of 2017, the Education Development Unit in the DHSE held a session for course conveners to hear how we could support them in 2017, what with the mini-semester and a series of condensed courses lying ahead.
Continuing Professional Development
The EDU offers courses in health professional education that are structured to suit a variety of professionals needs. We provide continuing professional development opportunities for colleagues who teach UCT Health Sciences Students.
Faculty of Health Sciences show and tell
Faculty of Health Sciences TET Talks Lunchtime sessions with short narratives and presentations about “ideas worth sharing. Click for more information.
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Donate books for Mandela Day
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 15:45

Join the Centre for Higher Education Development (CHED)'s commemmoraiton of Mandela Day by giving a little of your time to make a change that's close to your heart or by giving a little of your time to make a difference to the life of someone else, you can start changing the world around you.

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OER: What's new in 2015?
Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 17:00

By Veronica Mitchell, Health OER, Education Development Unit, FHS

Championing openness is a key objective for Prof Laura Czerniewicz who was elected as UCT’s Director for the Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching (CILT) in 2014. She has driven the establishment of the OpenUCT repository that now falls under the management of Jill Claasen in the main library. Resources for teaching and research are now easily findable from a wide range of academics in the 9 different categories that are colour coded.

Applications for SAFRI remain open
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 17:30

The deadline for Sub-Saharan Africa-FAIMER Regional Institute (SAFRI) application submissions has been extended to Friday 14 November.

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Misconceptions hamper health sciences education
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 16:30
Exploring lecturers’ views of first-year health science students’ misconceptions in biomedical domains

Elmi Badenhorst,  Sílvia Mamede, Nadia Hartman, Henk G. Schmidt


Research has indicated that misconceptions hamper the process of knowledge construction. Misconceptions are defined as persistent ideas not supported by current scientific views.Few studies have explored how misconceptions develop when first year health students conceptually move between anatomy and physiology to construct coherent knowledge about the human body.

Dr Hartman publishes her book "The Primary Health Care Approach and Restructuring of the MBChB"
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 14:45

Dr Nadia Hartman recently launched her book, "The Primary Health Care Approach and Restructuring of the MBChB:  A Case Study of the Faculty of Health Sciences at University of Cape Town" through Lambert Academic Publishing.

Dr Hartman is the directory of the Education Development Unit of the Faculty of Health Sciences at UCT.

(Books can be ordered from Dr Hartman or directly from the publisher's outlet at

Article of the Year Award
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 16:45

Congratulations to Associate Professor Francois Cilliers, responsible for the Assessment, Curriculum Development and Educational Research functions of the Education Development Unit (EDU), for being one of the co-authors of the IJAD's Article of the Year award.

EDU kicks off with 2014 short courses
Friday, December 13, 2013 - 17:15

The Education Development Unit (EDU) has launched the Teaching, Learning and Assessment Short Course, 2014.

EDU goes online with Professional Development Courses
Monday, September 16, 2013 - 15:15

EDU goes online with Professional Development Courses

The Education Development Unit, Faculty Health Sciences, UCT, has adapted face-to-face professional development initiatives to be available as free online courses. The courses are available to anyone teaching health sciences students.

Apply for Post Graduate Diploma in Education for Health Professionals
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 15:15

2015 Applications for Post Graduate Diploma in Health Professional Education open till 31 October 2015 The Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Cape Town offers a Postgraduate Diploma in Health Professional Education.

The programme will enable educators of health science students to reflect critically on the theory and practice of teaching, learning, assessment and curriculum development in Primary Health Care-led health systems and curricula.

For more information on who to contact regarding applications for 2015 click here.

EDU lends a hand to Isolomzi outreach project
Monday, August 3, 2015 - 17:00

A HUGE thank you...!

The Isolomzi Transkei trip in July 2015 could NOT have taken place if it was not for the generosity of a large number of people. The list is long , but it would not be right if this list was not published. So, in no particular order, please browse the list below:

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Webinar series: Technology-enhanced teaching and learning for health professionals
Friday, February 9, 2018 - 08:45

Technology enhanced teaching and learning is becoming an important part of medical education Our new webinar series, co-hosted with the The International Centre for Eye Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, explores how health professionals around the world are increasingly using digital technologies to prepare for practice, keep their knowledge and skills updated and train others.

Faculty of Health Sciences show and tell
Friday, September 15, 2017 - 15:00

Join us on Friday 27 October to hear about how technology is changing teaching practises within our Faculty.