​Centre for Health Professions Education

Strengthening Teaching & Learning 


Individualised Workshops


The CHPE often receive invitations from within the faculty, related to development of educational skills. Amongst these are:


Writing of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ's) workshops were presented to:

  • Division of Physiology
  • Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care 

 The CHPE have also helped departments to design and plan for OSCE's. 

Walter Sisulu University

Recently the CHPE presented a Clinical Teaching workshop at Walter Sisulu University in Mthatha. This was funded by SUCCEED (Stellenbosch University Collaborative Capacity Enhancement through Engagement with Districts), and attended by physicians from University, as well as various hospitals in the district. Below are the participants with staff from the CHPE (Dr Elize Archer, Dr Alwyn Louw & Ms Charmaine van der Merwe). 



Prof Hoffie Conradie from SUCCEED also joined the workshop on the second day to facilitate a session on the use of patient portfolios for teaching and assessment. Here he and Dr Stuart Poole (from Madwaleni Hospital) demonstrates such a session.  



In previous years we supported the following departments:

Dept of Surgery:

  • Support for research supervision of registrars

Dept of Paediatrics:

  • Writing multiple choice questions (MCQs):
  • Curriculum Design: a blueprint for teaching and learning

Dept of Internal Medicine:

  • MCQ writing presentation
  • MediClinic Durbanville - clinical supervision course for Physicians

Division of Orthopaedics: 

  • OSCE standard setting

Bioethics theory: 

  • Review of assessment

Centre for Evidence-based Health Care:

  • Teaching Evidence-based Health Care in the clinical context

Division of Interdisciplinary Health Sciences:

  • Strategic planning: Rehabilitation Reference Group


 In addition, numerous ad hoc workshops were offered on request:

  • MCQ writing workshops x 5
  • Registrars-as-teachers x 2
  • Teaching Evidence-based health care in the clinical context for the Centre for Evidence-based Health Care
  • Occupational Therapy Faculty development: The traits of Generation Y students.
  • Physiotherapy Faculty Development: The challenges of teaching to Generation Y students
  • Physiotherapy students: Time management and successful study behaviour.  
  • Pre-doctoral academy: Department of Interdisciplinary Health Sciences (module on scientific writing)
  • Article writing
  • Scientific writing
Contact Mrs Lorraine Louw (lhl@sun.ac.za) to discuss and arrange a session.