Work Integrated Learning WIL

Human Nutrition & Dietetics

Student participation in professional roles through workplace learning experiences are opportunities for transformative learning that shape professional identity formation and a sense of professionalism.  Students are exposed to WIL from first year onward, making sure that by the time they enter the workforce, they feel at home and are properly equipped to deal with the demands of the Health Industry. The Department collaborates with a number of public and private institutions, where students get quality training, giving them an opportunity to articulate their professional values and develop a professional identity.

Nursing Science

Students in the nursing department embark on both academic activities and work-based learning. Work-based learning is compulsory in nursing in order to meet SANC requirements particularly for all students who are registered for clinical courses such as BCUR/BNSA, Diploma in Occupational Health Nursing, Advanced Nursing courses at Honours and Master’s level (Community, Psychiatric and Midwifery). Various clinical facilities such as general, psychiatric and maternity hospitals as well as community health centres at local and provincial levels, occupational health industries, school health services and Midwifery Obstetric Units are used for clinical practice. The placement of the students in these facilities is done collaboratively with other stakeholders such as universities, nursing colleges and the health services. The skills centre is used for simulation of procedures before placement in the clinical facilities. The BCUR/BNSA nursing students are also involved in Inter-Professional learning at third year level to teach them to work and collaborate effectively with other members of the multi-disciplinary team.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy students are exposed to clinical settings from first to fourth year level of study. Third and fourth year students work full days in various clinical settings, including hospitals, schools and community settings. Training prepares students to be lifelong learners, to be able to function in any situation at all three levels of health care in any setting of practice. Student are further prepared to be professionally competent generalists, cultivate ethical practice and deal with any person with occupational dysfunction in any circumstance.

Physiotherapy

In order to produce transformative leaders in physiotherapy, our students are trained in an inter-professional manner from first year. Students get exposed to various clinical settings from first year and in their third and fourth year of studies, they work full days per week in various clinical setting in the different public clinical teaching platforms around Gauteng, North-West and Limpopo provinces.

Public Health (awaiting data)

Speech Language Pathology & Audiology

Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology students are exposed to clinical training from their first year of study.  This participation in workplace learning help to prepare our students for their professional roles as speech-language therapists and/or audiologists, ensuring they are properly prepared for the demands of their future workplaces.  Third and fourth year students work mostly full days in various clinical settings, including schools, hospitals and community settings, enabling them to function in any setting of practice.