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Faculty of Health Sciences


  • Promoting teaching and learning development activities in the Faculty.
  • Promoting the development of teaching and learning as a scholarly activity in the Faculty.
  • Selecting members of the Faculty as recipients of awards for innovation and excellence in Teaching and Learning.
  • Promoting enhancement of teaching and learning practices relating to, for example-
    • Course and curriculum preparation and assessment
    • The professional development of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching
    • Pedagogies and strategies of teaching and learning in view of the diversity of our students and purposes of our learning programmes
    • Instructional technologies and other resources
    • Implementation of Higher Education policies and NMMU policies related to teaching and learning matters
  • Stimulating debates on best practices
  • Liaising with relevant institutional units for teaching and learning support
  • Making recommendations to the Dean and FMC on the sourcing and allocation of both internal and external funding to support teaching and learning in the faculty
  • Develop Faculty/School/Departmental policies related to teaching, learning and assessment that are aligned to institutional policies and submitting the policies to the FMC and/or Faculty Board for approval
  • Considering teaching and learning matters referred to it by the FMC, Faculty Board or NMMU TLC
  • Promoting co-curricular activities that address the holistic development of students.
  • Developing strategies to enhance the quality of teaching and learning in the faculty.

Committee members
Mr Louwrens Bezuidenhout
Mr Louwrens Bezuidenhout
Position: Director CTLM
Department: Centre for Teaching, Learning and Media
Location: North Campus
Phone: 27 41 504 3418
Fax: 041 5043627
Email: louwrens.bezuidenhout@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: B Admin; MEd; NED (Sec)(BTC)

Mrs Mariaan Buckle
Mrs Mariaan Buckle
Position: Lecturer
Department: Medical Laboratory Sciences
Location: North Campus
Phone: 27 41 504 3354
Fax: 0866147821
Email: Mariaan.Buckle@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: BSc Hons; PGCHE

Prof Sue Burton
Prof Sue Burton
Position: Associate Professor: Pharmacy Practice
Department: Pharmacy
Room: 12-02-54
Location: South Campus
Phone: 27 41 504-4212
Fax: 27 41 504-2744
Email: susan.burton@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: Dip. Pharm. M.Sc. (Pharmacology), PhD (General Health Sciences)

Ms Madeleine Clare
Miss Madeleine Clare
Position: Research Assistant Office of the DOS Behavioural abd Lifestyle Sciences
Department: School of Behavioural Sciences
Room: -12 Lower Ground Building 7
Location: South Campus
Phone: 27 41 504 2772
Email: madeleine.clare@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: B.A. English and Psychology, B.Tech Library and Information services, Higher Primary Teacher's Diploma

Dr Suzette du Rand
Dr Suzette du Rand
Position: Snr Lecturer
Department: Faculty of Health Sciences
Room: 0119 Building 7, First Floor
Location: South Campus
Phone: 27 41 504 2615
Fax: 27 41 5049359
Email: Suzette.duRand@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: PhD: Nursing, MPH, Hons (B A Nursing), Dip Gen N, Dip Midw, Cert Ophthal N

Dr  Veonna Goliath
Dr Veonna Goliath
Position: Senior Lecturer
Department: Social Development Professions
Room: 21
Location: South Campus
Phone: 27 41 504 2197
Email: veonna.goliath@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: BA (SW) BA Hons (Psych), MA (Clin.Psych) (UPE); DPhil (Social Work)
My site: Main building, 5th floor

Mrs Vanessa Heunis
Mrs Vanessa Heunis
Position: Faculty Administrator
Department: Faculty of Health Sciences
Location: South Campus
Phone: 27 41 504 2957
Fax: 27 41 504 9297
Email: vanessa.heunis@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: N Dip Office Mgt & Tech (PET)

Dr Henri Maarschalk
Dr Henri Maarschalk
Position: Principal lecturer: Environmental Health
Department: Environmental Health
Location: North Campus
Phone: 27 41 504 3273
Fax: 27 41 504 3117
Email: genesis@mandela.ac.za

Mr Vernon Sack
Mr Vernon Sack
Position: Lecturer
Department: Psychology
Room: 07OO14
Location: South Campus
Phone: 27 41 504 4595
Fax: 27 41 504 2101
Email: vernon.sack@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: MA (Clin) (UOFS)

Dr Lynn Slogrove
Dr Lynn Slogrove
Position: Senior Lecturer & Counselling Psychologist (Sport)
Department: Human Movement Science
Room: 1250123
Location: South Campus
Phone: 27 41 504 2646
Fax: 041 5042770
Email: lynn.slogrove@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: D Phil, MA (Psychology)