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Call for Submissions: Review of Postgraduate Diploma in Occupational Health

A review of the Postgraduate Diploma in Occupational Health in the School of Nursing and Public Health in the College of Health Sciences will be conducted on 27 June 2024.  The purpose of the review is to support the development of quality assurance processes with information on good practice and challenges, evaluative comments and continuing improvement based on an overview of current realities with regard to processes and procedures that guide the management of the PGDip in Occupational Health.

 A review panel has been appointed to carry out this review, the members of which are all external to the School of Nursing and Public Health. There is a wealth of expertise and experience among the members of the panel, as well as a variety of perspectives. It is the task of the panel to gather information and to listen to the views of the interviewees and other key stakeholders, who will assist them in providing sound and considered advice on the issues at hand.  The recommendations made by the panel are intended to guide the decision-making processes. Above all, an external review provides an opportunity for reflection, expressing views and making suggestions

While the task of review panels is to provide commendations as well as recommendations on improving quality in programmes that are under review, in this instance the panel has been asked particularly to consider the areas outlined in the terms of reference.

To assist the panel in its task, you are invited to forward a SHORT submission (not more than two pages), which outlines your comments or concerns in any of the areas listed in the Terms of Reference. The questions you should consider when writing your submission are: “What are the challenges from my perspective, and what is my suggested solution?”  Or “What is working really well, and why?”  It will be helpful for the panel if you are as specific and concise as possible. Your submission will be confidential. Should you have any documentation such as statistics, reports, etc. which may be helpful to the panel in its deliberations please forward these as well.

Please forward all documentation by 21 June 2024 to:                                                 

Mr Khaya Mhlongo
Quality Promotion and Assurance
University of KwaZulu-Natal

 The panel will be conducting interviews on 27 June 2024


Review of the aim and objectives of the programme and its relevance currently

 A historically review of the changes in syllabi, curricula and programme content in the past 25 years of the programme

3.     Alignment of the programme currently with University plans and strategy

4.  Programme structure, content and relevance to current trends in occupational health and how changes in this space are addressed in the program

5.   Programme coordination- Coherence of programme design and articulation of the programme with other programmes, eg. MMed and MPH

7.    Human resources and expertise in the field available internally and how these are utilised in the programme and the needs for use of external expertise

8.    Student recruitment criteria, selection processes and student numbers

9.    Administrative services and support available to the programme

10. Teaching, learning, interaction and assessment methods

11. Identification and engagement of possible stakeholders and their role

12. Access to library, internet, and other learning resources

13. Infrastructure needs including lecture rooms and laboratories

14. Role of work learning experience and practical field visits in the programme

15. Students experience of the programme, the discipline and staff

16.Interaction/communication between students and discipline before, during and after graduating

17. Academic development opportunities for students after graduation


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Posted 21 June 2024
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