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Doctors in a Divided Society: The profession and education of medical practitioners in South Africa

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Authors:  Mignonne Breier, Angelique Wildschut Many of the goals of South Africa’s new democracy depend on the production of professionals who have not only the knowledge and skills to make our country globally competitive, but also a commitment t Clicked 141 times. Last clicked 07/19/2014 - 07:40. Teaching & Learning Context:  This study on the medical profession and its related education programmes considers the multiple worlds of medical practice in South Africa ten years into democracy, from a number of perspectives.

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Medicine | Health Sciences | Downloadable Documents | Readings | English | Post-secondary | doctors | equity | government policy | medical practitioners | redress

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Beyond the VO2 max: The role of self-belief in elite athletic performance

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Authors:  Professor Timothy Noakes In the past Prof. Tim Noakes was convinced that physiology could explain performance. Clicked 377 times. Last clicked 10/07/2014 - 07:53. Teaching & Learning Context:  <p>This lecture explores how success in sports ranging from extreme cold water swimming to World Cup rugby are linked by a common thread - the role of self-belief.</p>

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Human Biology | Health Sciences | Video | Video Lectures | English | Post-secondary | cold water swimming | exercise. VO2 max | physiology | self-belief | swimming

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Time to move beyond a brainless physiology

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Authors:  Professor Timothy Noakes According to Noakes, not enough people are looking at the bigger picture – that the body does not function in discrete and unconnected apartments. Clicked 222 times. Last clicked 07/31/2014 - 19:58. Teaching & Learning Context:  “Exercise is a complex behavior that is regulated by a complex system”.In this talk, Prof Noakes seeks to include the brain as a factor in exercise physiology. He starts with the classical teachings in exercise physiology and continues by looking at various models such as the A.V. Hill model and the peripheral model.

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Human Biology | Health Sciences | Video | Video Lectures | English | Post-secondary | brain | central governor model | hill model | peripheral model | physiology | stimuli

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Series of Lectures to the UCT Rugby Team

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Authors:  Professor Tim Noakes In the first lecture Prof Noakes speaks of the role of self belief in athletic performance – ‘what you really believe will happen is exactly what will happen’. Clicked 172 times. Last clicked 10/12/2014 - 19:43. Teaching & Learning Context:  “The greatest hurdle is the mental barrier”. This trilogy of lectures was originally presented to the University of Cape Town’s Rugby Team in 2008. The lectures centre around Prof Noakes’ teachings of self belief and team unity as role players in athletic performance.

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Human Biology | Health Sciences | Video | Video Lectures | English | Post-secondary | athletic performance | barriers | Lewis Pugh | mental | Mike Horn | rugby | self-belief

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Lectures on the Standard Model of Particle Physics

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Authors:  Professor Harald Fritzsch Video lectures on the Standard Model of Particle Physics delivered by Professor Harald Fritzsch visiting from the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany  Clicked 666 times. Last clicked 11/25/2014 - 14:18. Teaching & Learning Context:  <p>These ten 60 minute videos delivered at UCT can be used by self learners or as a supplement to physics course material.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>

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Physics | Science | Video | Video Lectures | English | Post-secondary | Particle Physics | Standard Model

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Teaching Fundamental Concepts in Statistical Science

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Authors:  Prof Graham Barr & Dr Leanne Scott These modules are essentially crafted as teaching tools and the experience of first year students would be of the lecturer leading the students through the simulations at an appropriate pace, allowing Clicked 434 times. Last clicked 07/20/2014 - 12:43. Teaching & Learning Context:  A suite of VBA simulation programmes used at first year level containing a number of tools for teaching introductory statistics at university level. Note that these are written for MS Excel 2007 (or later versions). The modules roughly follow chapters in the first year statis

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Statistical Sciences | Science | Downloadable Documents | Simulations | English | Post-secondary | Excel 2007 | hypothesis testing | Poisson distribution | simulation | statistics | uniform distribution | variables

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Politics Skills Development Lectures

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Authors:  Shawn Duthie, Boikanyo Modungwa These lectures and lesson plans are a guide for students and teaching assistants aimed at improving first year students reading and writing skills. Clicked 53 times. Last clicked 10/22/2014 - 17:46. Teaching & Learning Context:  Lesson Plans included to guide instructors teaching small groups of students and slides available for students to self-study.

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Political Studies | Humanities | Downloadable Documents | Lecture Notes | English | Post-secondary | essay writing | Exam Preparation | paraphrasing | Politics | referencing | Skills Development | Thesis Statements | Writing Skills

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Studying at University: A guide for first year students

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Authors:  Catherine Hutchings (4th edition revision) Illustrations by Stacey Stent 'Studying at University: A guide for first year students' is intended to provide new students with the knowledge and skills required for coping with their studies and academic assignments at the un Clicked 6194 times. Last clicked 11/11/2014 - 17:37. Teaching & Learning Context:  <p>This guide is intended to help new students adjust to university life.&nbsp;</p>

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Academic Development Programme | Centre for Higher Education Development | Downloadable Documents | Other | English | Post-secondary | first year guide | student support

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Revolution in Egypt and the Middle East

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Authors:  Dr Pallo Jordan, Dr Shamil Jeppie, Dr Ibrahim Saleh, Prof Abdulkader Tayob This seminar discusses the revolution in Egypt and the Middle East, specifically: 1. Events in Egypt and how it relates to politics in Africa and South Africa Clicked 271 times. Last clicked 01/27/2015 - 18:31. Teaching & Learning Context:  This lecture can be used to supplement lectures in history, film and media or politics related to the 2011 revolution in Egypt. The lecture can be used as a general interest podcast.

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Contemporary Islam | Humanities | Audio | Audio Lectures | English | Post-secondary | egypt revolution | Islam | media | mobilisation | Politics | revolt

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How do you Feel? The Origins of Emotions

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Authors:  Co-ordinated by Professor Julian Lef, Honorary Professor and Professor Joan Raphael-Lef This course first explores the links between emotions shown by animals and humans, by asking these questions: What is the value of empathy? Do animals show empathy? Clicked 346 times. Last clicked 07/31/2014 - 11:17. Teaching & Learning Context:  <p>These presentations were used in the Summer School 2011 run by the Centre for Extra-Mural Studies at the University of Cape Town.</p>

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Health Sciences | Psychiatry and Mental Health | Downloadable Documents | Training Materials | English | Post-secondary | child health services | emotion | psychiatry

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Children of the New Democracy

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Authors:  Co-ordinated by Dr Rachel Bray, Research Fellow The transition to democracy in South Africa brought real improvements in the opportunities open to many children and young people. Clicked 147 times. Last clicked 01/30/2015 - 19:23. Teaching & Learning Context:  <p>These presentations were used in the Summer School 2011 run by the Centre for Extra-Mural Studies at the University of Cape Town.</p>

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Social Science Research | Humanities | Downloadable Documents | Training Materials | English | Post-secondary | child health environment | child statistics

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The Internet Super-User Textbook

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Authors:  Masha du Toit, Anna Malczyk and Jean-Paul Van Belle Get ahead of the game by making optimal use of the internet and its tools. Become more effective, more efficient and work smarter: become an internet superuser. The Internet Super-User Textbook empowers you to make maximum use of the resources available on the internet, including the advanced use of search engines, how to research online, different ways of online communication (from online forums, instant messaging to VOIP), personal information management, online safety and security, mobile internet, social networking, and publishing your own online content. Clicked 516 times. Last clicked 10/08/2014 - 23:53.

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Commerce | Information Systems | Downloadable Documents | Textbooks | English | Post-secondary | information systems textbook | instant messaging | internet power-user | internet user | Jean-Paul Van Belle | mobile internet | online research | online safety | publish online | search engines | social networking | VOIP

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Land Degradation in South Africa

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Authors:  Prof Timm Hoffman, Simon Todd, Zolile Ntshona, Stephen Turner This resource contains various chapters and factsheets on land degradation in South Africa. Clicked 1079 times. Last clicked 10/26/2014 - 14:08. Teaching & Learning Context:  <p>South Africa has a long history of desertification research which stretches back to the last century. These resources contain literature on water, soil and veld degradation in both commercial and communal areas of South Africa. Also, the most important socio-economic reasons for land degradation are discussed.</p>

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Plant Conservation Unit | Science | Text/HTML Webpages | Other | English | Post-secondary | desertification | land degradation | soil | surface water | vegetation

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Penguin Watch

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Authors:  Department of Zoology This website is designed to contain up-to-date news and information about the issues facing penguins in their natural habitat, specifically the African Penguin. Clicked 158 times. Last clicked 09/24/2014 - 14:45. Teaching & Learning Context:  Penguin Watch is designed to disseminate up to date information about the issues facing penguins in the wild, especially the African penguin. It is a resource aimed firstly at the global African Penguin community from individuals working to conserve the species within its native range of South Africa and Namibia to everyone worldwi

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Animal Demography Unit | Science | Downloadable Documents | Other | English | Post-secondary | habitat | marine environment | oil spills | penguins | south africa

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1910-2010: South Africa as a Unitary Nation State

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Authors:  Professor Peter Merrington Peter Merrington, novelist and Professor Extraordinaire in the Department of English, University of the Western Cape, was guest speaker at UCT’s Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative A Clicked 264 times. Last clicked 03/27/2014 - 13:32. Teaching & Learning Context:  <p>This lecture was delivered in an open forum.&nbsp; It may be used to supplement lectures on this topic or as general interest podcast.</p>

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Fine Art | Humanities | Audio | Audio Lectures | English | Post-secondary | GIPCA | public lecture

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Pina Jackson in Mercemoriam

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Authors:  Foofwa d'Imobilité Acclaimed Swiss contemporary dance artist Foofwa d'Imobilité performed Pina Jackson in Mercemoriam as part of GIPCA’s Great Texts / Big Questions lecture series on Thursday 16 Septembe Clicked 28 times. Last clicked 03/26/2014 - 09:11. Teaching & Learning Context:  <p>This lecture was delivered in an open forum.&nbsp; It may be used to supplement lectures on this topic or as general interest podcast.</p>

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Fine Art | Humanities | Audio | Audio Lectures | English | Post-secondary | GIPCA | public lecture

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Pearl River Tower - Sustainable Design

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Authors:  Tom Sanya and Lazar Tsankov Pearl River Tower pushes the boundaries of sustainable design. Information on the tower is organised on a wiki in easily navigable categories with lots of clear explanatory diagrams. Clicked 82 times. Last clicked 11/03/2014 - 11:46. Teaching & Learning Context:  Constructivism: Lecturer guidance, student teamwork, creative engagement with information sources to formulate a logical whole.

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Aeronautical Research Group | Engineering and the Built Environment | Text/HTML Webpages | Homework and Assignments | English | Post-secondary | architecture | building servicing | china | passive design | sustainable design | wind energy

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Is Richard Wagner (still) dangerous? Reflections on race, politics and The Ring of the Nibelung

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Authors:  Professor Michael Steinberg Professor Michael Steinberg, renowned American musicologist, was guest speaker at The Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts (GIPCA)’s Great Texts / Big Question lecture on Thursda Clicked 106 times. Last clicked 03/26/2014 - 09:10. Teaching & Learning Context:  <p>This lecture was delivered in an open forum.&nbsp; It may be used to supplement lectures on this topic or as general interest podcast.</p>

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Fine Art | Humanities | Audio | Audio Lectures | English | Post-secondary | GIPCA | public lecture

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Human Rights Key: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex themed Key

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Authors:  Veronica Mitchell This resource aims to provide information to promote the health of sexual and gender minorities. Clicked 58 times. Last clicked 07/31/2014 - 21:20. Teaching & Learning Context:  The LGBTI Key is a new theme on the Human Rights Key with links to numerous multimedia resources. It can be a useful teaching and learning tool for educators, students and healthcare providers. It can also assist individuals who may experience discrimination and stigma when wishing to access health care.

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Acute tertiary medicine | Health Sciences | Other | Training Materials | English | Post-secondary | Bisexual | faculty of health sciences | Gay | Healthcare | human rights | Intersex | Lesbian | medical education | Queer | Transgender | University of Cape Town

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The Creature from Planet X: an anatomist looks at science fiction

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Authors:  Professor Alan Morris At GIPCA’s Great Text / Big Questions lecture on Thursday 28 October ‘The Creature from Planet X: An Anatomist looks at science fiction’ Professor Alan Morris of UCT’s Depar Clicked 124 times. Last clicked 03/26/2014 - 09:12. Teaching & Learning Context:  <p>This lecture was delivered in an open forum.&nbsp; It may be used to supplement lectures on this topic or as general interest podcast.</p>

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Fine Art | Humanities | Audio | Audio Lectures | English | Post-secondary | GIPCA | public lecture

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(Not) a Great Text (but) a Big Question: the Protection of Information Bill

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Authors:  Various speakers In the wake of the controversy surrounding the Protection of Information Bill, UCT’s Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts (GIPCA) presents, as part of the Great Texts/Big Questio Clicked 63 times. Last clicked 03/26/2014 - 09:12. Teaching & Learning Context:  <p>This lecture was delivered in an open forum.&nbsp; It may be used to supplement lectures on this topic or as general interest podcast.</p>

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Fine Art | Humanities | Audio | Audio Lectures | English | Post-secondary | GIPCA | public lecture

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Seated: Experiments in Filmmaking

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Authors:  Shelley Barry Filmmaker Shelley Barry presented at GIPCA’s Great Texts / Big Questions public lecture on Thursday 14 October.  She spoke about her experiences and experiments in making films from a wh Clicked 69 times. Last clicked 04/17/2014 - 17:19. Teaching & Learning Context:  <p>This lecture was delivered in an open forum.&nbsp; It may be used to supplement lectures on this topic or as general interest podcast.</p>

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Fine Art | Humanities | Audio | Audio Lectures | English | Post-secondary | GIPCA | public lecture

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Francois le Vaillant and the Great South African text(s)

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Authors:  Professor Ian Glenn Ian Glenn, Professor of Media Studies and Director of the University of Cape Town’s Centre for Film and Media Studies, was guest speaker at the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Ar Clicked 176 times. Last clicked 03/26/2014 - 09:13. Teaching & Learning Context:  <p>This lecture was delivered in an open forum.&nbsp; It may be used to supplement lectures on this topic or as general interest podcast.</p>

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Fine Art | Humanities | Audio | Audio Lectures | English | Post-secondary | GIPCA | public lecture

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’s Shorter Masterpiece: The Dead

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Authors:  Dr Cóilín Parsons The Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts (GIPCA)’s Great Texts / Big Question lecture on Thursday 26 August welcomed Irish literature scholar Dr Cóilín Parsons, who Clicked 135 times. Last clicked 03/26/2014 - 09:13. Teaching & Learning Context:  <p>This lecture was delivered in an open forum.&nbsp; It may be used to supplement lectures on this topic or as general interest podcast.</p>

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Fine Art | Humanities | Audio | Audio Lectures | English | Post-secondary | GIPCA | public lecture

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Does Africa need the International Monetary Fund?

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Authors:  Dr Mark Ellyne International economist Dr Mark Ellyne asks ‘Does Africa need the International Monetary Fund?’ at the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts (GIPCA) Great Texts / Big Questi Clicked 118 times. Last clicked 04/17/2014 - 17:20. Teaching & Learning Context:  <p>This lecture was delivered in an open forum.&nbsp; It may be used to supplement lectures on this topic or as general interest podcast.</p>

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Fine Art | Humanities | Audio | Audio Lectures | English | Post-secondary | GIPCA | public lecture

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