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Social Impact Symposium Impact Symposium2018-09-12T06:00:00Z
Social Impact Orientation Session Impact Orientation Session2018-04-04T06:00:00Z
Welcoming week: Social Impact Morning week: Social Impact Morning2018-02-01T06:00:00Z



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Latest InitiativesView all Initiatives​​​​ Retention for undergraduate students of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Science; Ukwanda Rural Clinical School​​Support for undergraduate Longitudinal Integrated Model (LIM) students on a decentralised training platform based at district health care facilities to enable the transition from the tradition rotation based learning approach to an integrated learning approach in order to ensure the retention of undergraduate students for rural health​.882 Kinderkinetics: The key to improving developmental skills for movement (KIDSmove)Stellenbosch Kinderkinetics: KIDSmove is aimed at improving gross motor skills of selected foundation phase children in the Kylemore Community. The programme will focus on developing the children holistically through movement. Gross motor development and sport specific skills will be the core components of the programme. This initative will be in collaboration with AITSA! Aftercare Centres, a non profit organisation aimed at improving oppportunities for children in the Kylemore community.778’s Move_Kom Beweeg_Masihambe​The Movement Laboratory at the Sport Science Department focuses on developing and researching evidence-based exercise interventions for movement disorders as seen in elderly and neurological populations i.e. spinal cord injuries, strokes, Parkinson’s disease as well as Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Over the last few years the Movement Laboratory has established collaborations with various local communities, with the cooperation of previous research projects and associations like Bridging Abilities, Helderberg Stroke Foundation and the ACVV. Even though there are other community projects focusing on health and wellness in these areas, none specifically focus on individuals with movement disorders relating to neurological conditions. The Movement Laboratory has set out not to leave communities after research projects have been completed without establishing educational platforms and/or exercise groups for the benefit of the community members. Consequently, this also provides an opportunity for Biokinetics students to engage with these communities and to learn from them; while developing their clinical skills and attributes. This then establishes an interactive learning environment as well as a more sustainable impact.​ This project sets out to allocate post-graduate biokinetics students (i.e. clinical exercise therapist-in-training) to these communities twice a week over a year. The students will assist community volunteers in physical and health assessments, exercise intervention design and implementation, as well as health and wellness education. Initially the students will be supervised by the Biokinetics program coordinator (and qualified Biokineticist), however over time the project aims to involve community volunteers and eventually engage the community in taking responsibility and accountability for their own physical activity programs (while the students will continue to only assist these members). In addition, this projects also allows research projects on exercise interventions to develop – with community participation into the project designs.868

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