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Teaching and Learning Seminar: Prof Magda Fourie-Malherbehttps://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=5466Teaching and Learning Seminar: Prof Magda Fourie-Malherbe
SciMathUS changes lives for the betterhttps://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=5447SciMathUS changes lives for the better
“You can't grow roses in concrete" says leading social work experthttps://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=5446“You can't grow roses in concrete" says leading social work expert
SU welcomes the new gender non-violence coordinatorhttps://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=5439SU welcomes the new gender non-violence coordinator
How Cape Town's water crisis could make people sickhttps://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=5436How Cape Town's water crisis could make people sick

 

 

New treatment options for type 2 diabeteshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWElxSigrpcNew treatment options for type 2 diabetes

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Social Impact Symposiumhttps://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/Events/DispForm.aspx?ID=3869Social Impact Symposium2018-09-12T06:00:00Z
Social Impact Orientation Sessionhttps://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/Events/DispForm.aspx?ID=3868Social Impact Orientation Session2018-04-04T06:00:00Z
Welcoming week: Social Impact Morninghttps://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/Events/DispForm.aspx?ID=3867Welcoming week: Social Impact Morning2018-02-01T06:00:00Z

 

 

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https://www.sun.ac.za/siRural 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
https://www.sun.ac.za/siStellenbosch 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
https://www.sun.ac.za/siLet’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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