Registrar Research
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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Research Development and Support

Registrar Resear​ch Support Office


Courses and workshops ​​​

Customised lectures, workshops and short information sessions

​Please contact Dr Karis Moxley ( if you would like the RRSO to offer customised support for the registrars in your department. 

Possible topics for lectures, workshops or short information sessions include (but are not limited to):

  • ​Overview of the the MMed/MPhil research journey
  • Sources of research support in the faculty
  • General academic writing
  • Protocol writing
  • Collecting and analysing data
  • Dissertation/manuscript writing
  • Research writing marathons


Research courses offered by the Division of Urology (November 2020)

The RRSO supports research capacity development efforts taking place within the clinical departments and divisions. We encourage MMed candidates and their supervisors to consider registering for the following upcoming courses that will be offered by the Division of Urology. ​Contact Dr Chantelle Scott ( or Professor Andre van der Merwe ( for further information.



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MMed Dissertation Bootcamp (August - November 2020)

Note: Applications for the 2020 course are now closed. We will offer this course again in 2021. 

During this 3-month 'bootcamp' two cohorts of 10 MMed candidates will be guided through the dissertation writing process. Participants are encouraged to complete a draft dissertation in publication-ready format by the end of the course. The bootcamp is open to all registrars who have completed their data collection. We also encourage supervisors to join as part of research capacity development and to support their MMed candidates. Download the advert h​ere​ or by clicking on the image below. 


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Clinical Research Protocol Writing Course (May - September 2020)

Note: Applications for the 2020 course are now closed. We will offer this course again in 2021.

This 16-week course is mostly delivered online and includes 5 workshop-style contact sessions. Participants are encouraged to complete a draft protocol by the end of the course. The course is open to all registrars (MMed and MPhil candidates) and other post-graduate students in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Participants should be ready to begin their research or have already started drafting a protocol. Consultants and supervisors are also welcome. ​


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Training offered by the Research Capacity Development ​and Funding Office

​​​​The RCFO offers several workshops, courses and short information sessions to strengthen the skills of faculty staff, researchers, and postgraduate students in health sciences and clinical research. View and register for upcoming sessions here. ​​​