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Wednesday, 2 August 2017
CPD Short course: Teaching using Vula

Come and discover how you can use Vula in your teaching. Learn about blended learning, and the tools available to augment your face-to-face teaching.

Sign up for any, or all, of the workshops below. Sessions will be Friday afternoons from 2 – 4 pm in HealthLab 1, Anatomy Building. You also have the option of doing the course online.

  • 1. Promoting scaffolding to classroom teaching using Vula, 8 Sept
  • 2. Promoting engagement between students, 15 Sept
  • 3. Diagnostic & Formative assessments to help students, 22 Sept
  • 4. Teaching methodologies& learning styles, 29 Sept

To sign up click here:

Monday, 24 July 2017
Call for Abstracts: Paediatrics & Child Health Research Days

Attached please find the second announcement (and abstract submission form) of the annual Department of Paediatrics and Child Health Research Days to be held on Tue, 31st October and Wed, 01st November 2017. Please note that this event is registered for CPD points.

Monday, 3 July 2017
PG Dip in Health Professional Education 2018

Applications close 31 October 2017.

Monday, 24 April 2017
Employee Health and Wellbeing Programme: Counselling service for staff

Dear Colleague

The University, through the Organisational Health and Wellness office in the Human Resources Department, offers support for its staff members through access to a toll-free telephonic counselling service. As an employee benefit, the University offers the employee and their immediate family (spouse and minor children) members access to a short term counselling service through either the onsite counsellor, or via ICAS (Independent Counselling and Advisory Service), which is the outside service provider offering up to four sessions per household per year. 

UCT's toll-free number is:

0801 113 945 and employees can also send a USSD code *134*905# for ICAS to call them back

Please see the attached detail on how to access the service and how the service works.

Other support available through the Organisational Health section of HR at this time: 

  • a once off Emotional Impact session that can be arranged for groups with ICAS (external service provider) maximum 15 per group
  • a Group Trauma Debriefing, or Emotional Impact session that can be facilitated by Org Health – maximum 15 per group

For any queries in this regard you may contact (ext 5685) 


Ms Naeema Brey
Client Services Manager| HR Client Services
Room 2.01 | Barnard Fuller Building
Human Resources | University of Cape Town |
+27 21 406 6624

Thursday, 6 April 2017
PGDip in Community and General Paediatrics

The PG Diploma is designed to equip child health clinicians to function more effectively at the intersection between child health and clinical care.

Monday, 17 October 2016
Support and resources for online teaching at UCT

Dear colleagues,

Given the challenging academic timetable for the remainder of 2016, a number of departments may be considering using blended learning (a mixture of online and face-to-face approaches) to complete the teaching programme.

CILT has created a support and resource guide for UCT lecturers for online teaching, which you can read here:

This may also be of interest to tutors and other staff involved in supporting the teaching and learning process.

CILT has also set up a daily hotseat next week for walk-in advice for educators with any questions about online learning approaches and tools (tutors are also welcome). The hotseat will be:

UCSLC Teaching Lab (Level 4, Steve Biko Building): 12pm - 2pm, Mon 17 - Fri 21 Oct.

These sessions will focus on teaching and learning strategies for online teaching (including assessment) and technical help for Vula, Adobe Connect, and recording lectures. We are also happy to arrange sessions on other UCT campuses on request (depending on demand and venue availability).

The Vula helpdesk can be reached at, or 021 650 5500.


Stephen Marquard, Learning Technologies Co-ordinator,
Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching (CILT)
University of Cape Town
Phone: +27-21-650-5037 Cell: +27-83-500-5290

Friday, 29 April 2016
Campus safety message to all staff & students

Please take note of the following Campus safety precautions: 

  • All staff and students to wear shoes that are closed and have suitable tread on the soles to prevent slipping and falling.
  • All staff and students who do have a medical aid to carry their cards with them at all times in the case of an accident/emergency.
  • All staff/students making use of stairs to ensure they hold on to the handrails if available. If no handrail is present, to ascend/descend stairs carefully and walk close to a supporting wall.
  • No member of staff/student is to walk up or down an embankment as these areas are slippery when wet and could cause people to slip and fall resulting in injury.

Thank you.
Kind Regards,
Anita Kruger
UCT Faculty of Health Sciences
Health and Safety Manager
Dean’s Office
Barnard Fuller Building
Anzio Road, Observatory
Tel: +27 (0) 21 650 1086
Cell: 082 520 9070

Friday, 22 April 2016
Support FHS Students in Need

The FHS Impilo Students Bursary Fund was established to assist students in good academic standing who have difficulty raising additional funds for their studies.