Clinical Pharmacology
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​Division of Clinical Pharmacology

​​​Programmes - Postgraduate teaching


BSc Honours Pharmacology

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MSc Pharmacology ​

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MMed Clinical Pharmacology/FCCP (SA)

Our DoE and HPCSA-accredited 4 year full-time registrar training programme in Clinical Pharmacology started in 2014.

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Dr Memela Makiwane

Project title: Adverse drug reactions in paediatric in-patients in a South African tertiary hospital: A prospective observational study.

Dr Ahmed Abulfathi

Project title: Evaluation of the effectiveness of dose individualisation to achieve therapeutic vancomycin concentrations

Postgraduate Diploma in Medicines Development

In order to accommodate the need for standardised and quality training of specialists in pharmaceutical medicine/medicines development, the Clinical Pharmacology Division, together with Tiervlei Trial Centre (TTC), launched a fully accredited two-year, part-time postgraduate diploma in pharmaceutical medicine in 2010. The programme consists of 8 contact sessions as outlined in the programme brochure, and includes regular student assignments and assessments, and the final examination. The 6 individual modules of the programme are also offered as separate short courses.

The programme syllabus is aligned with the syllabus of the EU IMI initiative PharmaTrain. We are a member of the PharmaTrain Federation and received recognition as Centre of Excellence by this organization in 2014, as first course provider outside Europe. Applicants with a medical, dental or pharmacy degree can be admitted to the program on the basis of the degree, while those with a nursing, biomedical or other relevant science degree must have two years of experience in pharmaceutical medicine before enrolment.

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PhD Clinical Pharmacology

Miss Lyné van Rensburg

Project Title:

Investigating the potential immunogenicity, immunomodulatory, antimycobacterial properties and biophysical aspects of various surfactants


Mr Saneesh Kumar

Project Title:

Pharmacokinetic herb-drug interactions involving African traditional medicines – fingerprint analysis and in vitro metabolism studies

Miss Oelfah Patel

Project Title:

Interaction of Aspalathus linearis (Rooibos) with glucose and lipid lowering medications

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