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

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Courses and workshops ​​​

Clinical Research Protocol Writing Course (12 April-28 July 2021)

SAVE THE DATE! Applications will open in February 2021. 

This course is appropriate for registrars and other (novice) researchers who are ready to begin or are in the process of drafting a quantitative or qualitative clinical research protocol. We also welcome consultants and supervisors who need a research refresher. This is a blended course, which means it is facilitated both online and in-person. The course covers the basics of clinical research, and participants can choose to focus on quantitative OR qualitative research methods. We will not cover laboratory research or systematic reviews. By the end of the course, participants will have drafted a quantitative OR qualitative research protocol that is appropriate for submission to the Health Research Ethics Committee at Stellenbosch University. 

You can download the course advert here or by clicking on the image below:​

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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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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 research journey
  • Sources of research support in the faculty
  • Clinical research methods
  • General academic writing
  • Protocol writing
  • Research assignment/manuscript writing
  • Writing marathons​
  • Data collection methods
  • Basic biostatistics

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. ​​​