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Mediclinic Puts Patients First Through UNAM-DUXAH Seminar

For the second year running, Mediclinic is showing commitment to putting “patients first”, placing science at the heart of their care process and striving to provide evidence-based care of the highest standard through their sponsorship of the Research Methodology and Statistics for Clinicians seminar, in partnership with the DUX Academy of Healthcare and UNAM.

The previous seminar was done at the UNAM Medical School in Windhoek, while this year’s two-day seminar will take place the 21st and 22nd of July 2017, in Ongwediva at Bennies Entertainment Park & Lodge.  

The main purpose is to find suitable medical solutions for their current and future patients, and for the national health system to remain current and serve the needs of communities”, says Dr. Sheehama, Deputy Director for Academic Affairs and Research at the UNAM Oshakati Campus.

The Research Methodology workshop will demystify the research process and provide practical suggestions on how to approach any form of research or research thesis. Statistics for Clinicians will succeed the Research Methodology workshop, addressing principles of statistics in medicine, using simple and interesting examples.

By sponsoring this two-day seminar, Mediclinic is ensuring that patients are the first priority when it comes to healthcare, by encouraging a spirit of continuous learning in the healthcare profession in Namibia.

Dr. Davis, who holds a Masters degree from the University of Sussex (UK) and a PhD from the University of the Western Cape, will be presenting the Research Methodology workshop. She has more than 16 years lecturing experience and has published a number of articles in accredited journals as well as book chapters. She has lectured on research methodology for postgraduate students throughout her lecturing career.

Prof. Buchmann, an honorary professor in the department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of the Witwatersrand, will be presenting the Statistics for Clinicians workshop.

Prof. Buchmann is an independent obstetric consultant as well as an external examiner who has published over 60 original research papers in peer-reviewed international journals and various chapters in 3 obstetrics and gynaecology textbooks, and 1 primary care textbook.

“Ethical conduct of health research remains a very important component to be emphasised in this workshop. It points out to the healthcare worker, the importance of doing research in their fields of professional practice and not only interest”, says Dr. Sheehama.

“The Seminar is very important for Namibian doctors, nurses and radiologists as it brings research knowledge, competencies and skills needed alongside their daily clinical practice”.

The invitation to attend the two-day seminar has been extended to Superintendents at Oshakati Hospital, Ongwediva Medipark, Ondjokwe Hospital as well as private doctors. At the time of going to press, 100 registrations were received for both days.

The DUX Academy of Healthcare, evolved from within SpesNet, a company originally established by medical specialists to assist healthcare professionals negotiate the fraught of business of private practice, of which professional training was a critical component. The programme consists of CEU accredited seminars. It continues to emphasise the requirements of the healthcare professional in training, the healthcare practitioner and service provider in both private practice as well as in the public sector.

DUXAH’s mission is to educate and motivate postgraduate training, assist both newly qualified and established healthcare professionals with the ultimate vision being to engender and foster a culture of lifelong professional learning and training in healthcare – a philosophy that Mediclinic supports, as it is at the heart of putting “Patients First”.

For more information, contact:

Anita Nel

Doctor Relationship Manager

Mediclinic Windhoek

Tel: +264 61 433 1539