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South Africa teaching PDF Print E-mail
Written by Peter   
Tuesday, 15 May 2007
This week (14-18 May), CHIRAD members Graham Wright and John Bryant are in Mthatha, South Africa ( teaching on the MSc in Health Informatics (see and

On 15 and 16 May, we will be trying some interesting joint teaching between the students in South Africa and those on the current cohorts in Winchester. More reports on this over the next few days will be posted on the CHIRAD blog -
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 15 May 2007 )
CHIRAD Moodle PDF Print E-mail
Written by Peter   
Tuesday, 01 May 2007

CHIRAD's new Moodle installation has been set up on our South African website - see

At present, it is only in demonstration mode, but we will be developing it to offer resources and courses in health informatics globally. It will be used initially by students in Mthatha on the MSc in Health Informatics, who will be developing materials there during their mid-May study block. 

Watch out for further developments.

BCSHIF/IMIA/CHIRAD Mapping Project Workshop PDF Print E-mail
Written by Peter   
Tuesday, 02 January 2007

An invitational workshop as part of the current phase of the BCSHIF/IMIA/CHIRAD mapping of the discipline of health informatics will take place on Wednesday January 24, 2007 at BCS London Offices.

Further details on the workshop are available at:

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 02 January 2007 )
Mthatha WSU webpage PDF Print E-mail
Written by Peter   
Thursday, 23 November 2006

CHIRAD members are involved with a joint venture to teach an MSc in Health Informatics at Walter Sisulu University, South Africa.

A new webpage with photos and some information about Mthatha and the development of the MSc in Health Informatics, plus other related developments, is at

Further photos and information will be added in due course.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 02 January 2007 )
WSU and CHIRAD - MSc in South Africa PDF Print E-mail
Written by Peter   
Saturday, 21 October 2006
CHIRAD is involved in teaching and administration of an MSc in Health Informatics course in Eastern Cape province, South Africa.

A new partnership between Walter Sisulsu University, Umtata (Mthatha), South Africa (WSU) and United Kingdom’s University of Winchester is set to take the standard of the Eastern Cape Health Department to even greater heights.

The initiative – launched in June at the Mthatha Campus - is to make WSU the center of excellence in developing, training and application of Health Informatics in clinical practice for the province and South Africa.

This will solve the challenge of the Eastern Cape Department of Health in finding health information.

Present at the launch were Professor Graham Wright and Doctor Peter Murray from the University of Winchester and Doctor Nolwazi Mbananga from Medical Research Council.

A delighted Professor Khaya Mfenyana, WSU’s Interim Vice-Principal: Academic Support, defined the launching of the Health Informatics program as a dream come true

See Walter Sisulu University website ( ) and the above news item ( ).
Last Updated ( Sunday, 22 October 2006 )

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