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Always at the books

Teaching Profile

I am a senior lecturer in the School of Clinical Medicine in the College of Health Sciences at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. The University of KwaZulu-Natal is among the top 400 universities in the world and in the top 5 on the African continent.

Areas of Interest

I have two areas of teaching interest; genetics and research methodology.


I am a geneticist and lecture to both undergraduate and postgraduate students in the medical school. At undergraduate level, I teach the basics of inheritance and cover teratology. At postgraduate level I have designed short courses for different specialties. I have designed a course called Genetics for Surgeons and another called Genetics for Psychiatry. Whilst much of the content is common across these two course, there are specific areas of genetic diseases specific to each specialty. In addition, I teach the Medical Genetics Education Program to nurses in the rural areas. Using the Flying Doctor Service, I go to the borders of KwaZulu-Natal to teach the course as part of my outreach portfolio.

Research Methodology

I have been involved in teaching science methodology and process at postgraduate level for several years. I have written a book with two collaborators called "Writing your First Clinical Research Protocol" and am currently preparing another on the presentation of scientific findings for scrutiny by peers. You can purchase this book from a medical book store or from by clicking on this link.


Introduction to writing journal articles

And if not at the books, at the screen

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