UFS students now officially medical doctors
UFS students now officially medical doctors
On Friday 28 November the 2014 final-year medical students officially qualified as doctors


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Serving the community
Serving the community
The neonatal unit and the Beds of Hope project in the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health are proof of our university’s dedication to serve the community.


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State of the art equipment
State of the art equipment
We are proud of the unique facility The Space at the School of Nursing.


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 Medical practitioners are sought after
Medical practitioners are sought after
Our medical practitioners are sought after in South Africa and the world.


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Students well equipped for health-care environment
Students well equipped for health-care environment
Students in Health Sciences are well equipped with discipline-specific technical competencies and generic skills. 


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Ophthalmology

Training

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Experience within the Department

Professor Stulting, head of the department, has been involved in training of surgeons in Botswana, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Libya, Malawi, Morocco, Namibia, Nigeria, Somalia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda and Zimbabwe. He was a guest speaker and external examiner in most of abovementioned countries.

Prof Stulting is also a board member of Middle East and Africa Council of Ophthalmology

Undergraduate training - MBChB IV

An eight week module of four hours per week in Ophthalmology and Primary Eye Care aims to supply students with the basic skills in examination, diagnosis and treatment of different eye conditions. The module forms part of the Surgery rotation in the MB Ch. B fourth year and is part of semesters 7 & 8 in the undergraduate course of the UFS.

Assessment

The module is assessed by weekly written tests, a formal written test at the end of the module and a written examination at the end of the semester. Practical training is done through demonstrations by Registrars and is monitored by keeping a logbook.

The Department is also responsible for training of undergraduate students in Occupational Therapy and Optometry. The undergraduate programmes in Ophthalmology are being coordinated by Dr Mathys Labuschagne.  

Post graduate training

The Department is responsible for:

  • CME training courses in Family Medicine, Occupational Health and Sports Medicine and
  • Registrar training for specialisation in Ophthalmology.
South African College of Ophthalmology

The primary examination (Part 1) will be accepted and the candidate can get exemption from Anatomy and Physiology in the M. Med course.
A candidate, who has Part 1, can write Part 2 from the College. A candidate who does not have Part 1 can write Part 2 after completion of M. Med final examination. 

Application for a position as Registrar in the Department of Ophthalmology
  • The candidate must be in posession of a MBChB degree from a South African University
  • The candidate must be registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA)
Attendance of congresses and professional meetings

Consultants and Registrars are encouraged to attend most of the local Ophthalmological meetings or congresses. The consultants attend at least one international congress per year.

Local meetings include:

  • Ophthalmological Society of South Africa (OSSA),
  • South African Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (SASCRS),
  • South African Glaucoma Society (SAGS),
  • South African Vitreo-Retinal Society (SAVRS),
  • South African Society of Oculo-plastic surgeons (SASOPS),
  • annual Jacaranda meeting and
  • Cape Eye Hospital meetings. 
Process of cataract surgery during Cataract Blitz

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Eye examination

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Dr Hornby busy with peri-bulbar block before surgery

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Patients awaiting surgery

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Cataract surgery performed by Dr N van Helsdingen

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Intraocular lens ready to be implanted into the eye
 

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Patient after surgery ready to go back to the ward

 

 

 

Last updated: 18 May 2012 11:50