This logistics entity was originally housed in the Ukwanda Centre for Rural School. However, due to exponential growth in the areas of academics and logistics on the decentralised clinical platform a decision was made by the FMHS to which incorporates both urban and rural sites.
The acronym stands for Stellenbosch University Logistics for the Clinical Training Platform. This unit is now a stand-alone professional support service component of the FMHS, managed by the Clinical Training Platform manager, under the authority of the Deputy Dean Clinical Services and Social Impact.
The SUNLOC office which serves the clinical training platform is located at the Tygerberg campus and from there rolls out a multipronged logistics support system to students. This includes transport facilitation with shuttle services and vehicle hire through close liaison with vehicle fleet or community co-ordinators; as well as accommodation arrangements; and ITC support from a resource bank of laptops, routers and data products.
Training/development of health workers who are optimally equipped for service to the South African community, both at an under and postgraduate level.
Engaging in constructive cooperation between various communities, health-service providers, and non-governmental organisations in order to promote broad-based community development and health.
Vision and Mission Statement
Unlocking the clinical training platform potential to advance health
Contributing to transformative learning through optimal student logistics support
Interdisciplinary Health Sciences
Undergraduate students from the SU, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences are involved, including:
- MB,ChB students doing clinical rotations in:
- Family Medicine and Primary Care, Community Health and Rehabilitation Studies
- Obstetrics and Gynaecology
- Internal Medicine
- Occupational Therapy
- Speech, Language and Hearing Therapy
- Human Nutrition
- Students from various disciplines who spend their final year at the Rural Clinical School (RCS)
- Foreign undergraduate students
- Nursing & Midwifery
|Department or Division||CBE Department Coordinator|
|Occupational Therapy||J Bester and E Louw|
|Physiotherapy||S Schmutz, Ms Delia Fish, Ms Petula Solomon|
|Community Health||F Valentine|
|Family Medicine and Primary Care||F Valentine|
|Human Nutrition||L Koornhof, L Daniels, F van Wyk|
|Centre for Rehabilitation Studies||F Valentine|
|Speech-Language and Hearing||C Strydom, Ms Faheema Losper|
|Obstetrics and Gynaecology||Ms Erna Brummer, Dr Henriette Marais|
|Paediatrics and Child Health||N Meyer|
|Internal Medicine||S Olivier|
|Centre for Health Sciences Education||M van Zyl|
|Psychiatry||Mrs Patricia van Zyl, Ms Jacinta Titus|