Vol 8, No 1 (2016)

Table of Contents


Cover PDF


Contents PDF


Cultural competence or speaking the patient’s language? PDF
Vanessa Burch 3

Short Research Report

The development of a reflective vascular training portfolio: Using a country-specific infrastructure PDF
Jayandiran Pillai, Thomas B Rangaka, Ceyhan Yazicioglu, Taalib Monareng, Martin G Veller 4-5
Randomised controlled trials in educational research: Ontological and epistemological limitations PDF
Michael Rowe, Carmen Oltmann 6-8
Standard setting and quality of assessment: A conceptual approach PDF
Sekelani S Banda 9-10


Medical students’ views on the use of video technology in the teaching of isiZulu communication, language skills and cultural competence PDF
Paula Diab, Margaret Matthews, Roshni Gokool 11-14
Effect of curriculum changes to enhance generic skills proficiency of 1st-year medical students PDF
Debbie Murdoch-Eaton, Alwyn Louw, Juanita Bezuidenhout 15-19
Perceived stressors of oral hygiene students in the dental environment PDF
Natalie Ann Gordon, Chrisleen Ann Rayner, Vivienne J Wilson, Kariema Crombie, Amenah B Shaikh, Soraya Yasin-Harnekar 20-24
Balancing the educational choices in the decision-making of a dean of medicine: Fission or fusion? PDF
Jacqueline Elizabeth Wolvaardt, B Gerhard Lindeque, Pieter H du Toit 25-29
Relationship between student preparedness, learning experiences and agency: Perspectives from a South African university PDF
Nicolette Vanessa Roman, Simone Titus, Arona Dison 30-32
Perceptions of undergraduate dental students at Makerere College of Health Sciences, Kampala, Uganda towards patient record keeping PDF
Annet Mutebi Kutesa, Jose Frantz 33-36
Fieldwork practice for learning: Lessons from occupational therapy students and their supervisors PDF
Deshini Naidoo, Jacqueline van Wyk 37-40
On being agents of change: A qualitative study of elective experiences of medical students at the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, South Africa PDF
James Irlam, Lunelle Pienaar, Stephen Reid 41-44
Mapping undergraduate exit-level assessment in a medical programme: A blueprint for clinical competence? PDF
Christina Phoay Lay Tan, Susan Camille van Schalkwyk, Juanita Bezuidenhout, Francois Cilliers 45-49
The Umthombo Youth Development Foundation, South Africa: Lessons towards community involvement in health professional education PDF
Laura M Campbell, Andrew J Ross, Richard G MacGregor 50-55
Exploring knowledge, perceptions and attitudes about generic medicines among final-year health science students PDF
Varsha Bangalee, Nabeelah Bassa, Jerusha Padavattan, Arabia Riah Soodyal, Fezile Nhlambo, Kimasha Parhalad, Darshana Cooppan 56-58
Home-based rehabilitation: Physiotherapy student and client perspectives PDF
Dianne Parris, Susan Camille van Schalkwyk, Dawn Verna Ernstzen 59-64
An exploration into the awareness and perceptions of medical students of the psychosociocultural factors which influence the consultation: Implications for teaching and learning of health professionals PDF
Margaret Glynnis Matthews, Paula N Diab 65-68
The way forward with dental student communication at the University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa PDF
Ronel Maart, Karien Mostert-Wentzel 69-71
An online formative assessment tool to prepare students for summative assessment in physiology PDF
Samantha Kerr, Denise Muller, Warrick McKinon, Patricia Mc Inerney 72-76
The forensic autopsy as a teaching tool: Attitudes and perceptions of undergraduate medical students at the University of Pretoria, South Africa PDF
Lorraine du Toit-Prinsloo, Glynis Pickworth, Gert Saayman 77-80
Preliminary study: Predictors for success in an important premedical subject at a South African medical school PDF
Nicolaas Jacobus Allers, Leon Hay, Runette C Janse van Rensburg 81-83




Contents PDF
Paula van der Bijl 85
Going rural – protracted immersion or toe-wetting: Does it matter? PDF
Oathokwa Nkomazana 86
Implementation and outcome evaluation of the Medical Education Partnership Initiative biostatistical reasoning workshops for faculty and postgraduate students at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa PDF
Moise Muzigaba, Mary Lou Thompson, Benn Sartorius, Glenda Matthews, Nisha Nadesan-Reddy, Sandy Pillay, Lalloo Umesh 87-91
Predictors of site choice and eventual learning experiences in a decentralised training programme designed to prepare medical students for careers in underserved areas in South Africa PDF
Moise Muzigaba, Keshena Naidoo, Andrew Ross, Nisha Nadesan-Reddy, Sandy Pillay 92-98
Exploring the relationship between demographic factors, performance and fortitude in a group of diverse 1st-year medical students PDF
Shaista Hamid, Veena S Singaram 99-103
Motivated strategies for learning and their association with academic performance of a diverse group of 1st-year medical students PDF
Shaista Hamid, Veena S Singaram 104-107
Assessing the effect of an online HIV/AIDS course on 1st-year pharmacy students’ knowledge PDF
Fatima Suleman 108-112
Feedback as a means to improve clinical competencies: Consultants’ perceptions of the quality of feedback given to registrars PDF
Chauntelle I Bagwandeen, Veena S Singaram 113-116
Feedback as a means to improve clinical competencies: Registrars’ perceptions of the quality of feedback provided by consultants in an academic hospital setting PDF
Chauntelle I Bagwandeen, Veena S Singaram 117-120
Third-year medical students’ and clinical teachers’ perceptions of formative assessment feedback in the simulated clinical setting PDF
Reina M Abraham, Veena S Singaram 121-125