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How to get your research published

How to get your research published

                  This workshop is targeted at novice and early career researchers who want to be published for the first time as the lead author. It will also be relevant to any researchers that want help with getting published. The workshop will look at choosing a journal, preparing […]

Methods for implementation science

Methods for implementation science

                  Implementation research is the scientific study of methods to promote the systematic uptake of research findings and other evidence into policy and practice in order to improve the quality and effectiveness of health services and policy. In this E-workshop we will look at how you can […]

Qualitative data analysis and report writing in family medicine

Qualitative data analysis and report writing in family medicine

Exploratory descriptive and phenomenological qualitative research studies are common in the field of family medicine. Many of our students and researchers use such qualitative methods. As editor of the African Primary Health Care and Family Medicine journal I see the many different ways in which people try to describe and present what they have done. […]

Compassion and Wellbeing module: Primafamed

Compassion and Wellbeing module: Primafamed

On 10th June, the Stellenbosch University Network for Strengthening Rural InterProfessional Education (SUNSTRIPE) offered a workshop on compassion and wellbeing to Primafamed.   The workshop was filled up with 50 registrations soon after the advert was released, which perhaps expressed a need for this topic.  The turnout of 20 participants was a little disappointing, but hose […]

The pearls and pitfalls of constructing high-quality multiple-cho...

The pearls and pitfalls of constructing high-quality multiple-choice questions

Multiple choice type questions (MCQs) are commonly used in high stakes examinations in medical education. Many health professional educators (HPE) are not confident in constructing MCQs that are reliable, valid, defensible and fair. The workshop will provide an overview to the process of blueprinting for the examination, constructing the MCQs, standard setting and interrogating the […]

Workplace based assessment for learning and portfolios of learnin...

Workplace based assessment for learning and portfolios of learning

Workplace-based assessment (WPBA) is an increasingly important component of learning and assessment of registrars in postgraduate family medicine training. Learning as well as formative and summative assessment become blended together. Patients and communities need a doctor who can be trusted to be professional, competent and safe. WPBA moves us beyond formal examinations. Family physicians are […]

Peer reviewing and critical appraisal

Peer reviewing and critical appraisal

                  Critical appraisal is an essential skill for family physicians and primary care providers. We need to be equipped to appraise the latest evidence which may inform our clinical practice. Similarly, primary care research editors rely on their colleagues to assist with peer reviewing, to ensure the […]

Strengthening postgraduate supervision e-workshop

Strengthening postgraduate supervision e-workshop

The supervision of postgraduate studies is a complex endeavour, particularly in those instances, such as the MMed, where the research is not necessarily the main objective for the qualification. In this online, interactive workshop, we will focus on the supervision of postgraduate students who must complete research as part of their clinical training. The first […]

11th Primafamed Conference – 28th October 2020

11th Primafamed Conference – 28th October 2020

  Primafamed held a virtual conference on 28th October with participants from our member institutions and strategic partners. Please find links below to the zoom videos or power point presentations for each sessions: Prof Bob Mash: Introductory talk on the “state of the network” Feedback on innovations, achievements and needs for support within the network. […]

The George Institute for Global Health hosts webinar

The George Institute for Global Health hosts webinar

The George Institute of Global Health would like to invite you all to the 1st episode of their webinar series on 19th November at 5:30 PM IST titled ‘Knowledge Gaps around PHC Quality and Performance Management’. Will look forward to meeting you all at the webinar. More details and registration at https://www.georgeinstitute.org.in/events/virtual-session-1-knowledge-gaps-around-primary-health-care-quality-performance-management