Dr Mpho Jama
Senior Lecturer
Office of the Dean: Health Sciences
GN A115
051 4017771
Francois Retief Building: Block A A115

Short CV

  • Leadership and management of student academic development
  • Leadership and management of student academic support
  • Postgraduate supervision and teaching
  • Staff development session presenter
  • Undergraduate teaching
  • Research
  • Committee representation
  • Service Learning 



  • Diploma in General Nursing
  • Diploma in Midwifery
  • Diploma in Psychiatric Nursing
  • Diploma in Community Health
  • Advanced Diploma in Nursing Administration
  • Degree in Community Health


  • Degree in Nursing Education (BCur)
  • Master’s in Higher & Further Education Studies
  • Ph.D. Higher Education Studies
  • Certificate in qualitative research
  • Certificate in assessment in higher education


Professional nurse at Moroka Hospital and Poloko Psychiatric Hospital.


  • Training officer at Poloko Psychiatric Hospital
  • Training officer at Free State Province Family Planning Unit
  • Lecturer at Mangaung Nursing College
  • Lecturer at the University of the Free State
  • Senior lecturer at the University of the Free State
  • Head of Department - Division Student Learning and Development, UFS


  • Four (4) registered projects with the Faculty of Health Sciences Ethics Committee
  • Publications in accredited journals
  • Chapter in a book: Title: Performance management of academic staff in South African Higher Education (2004), Handisa Printers, ISBN: 0-86886-688-1
  • Presently writing a Scholarly book:  Title:  Towards a humanistic pedagogy: Teaching students in complex and demanding academic environments.
  • Reviewer for National and International conference abstracts
  • Reviewer for Peer-Reviewed Journals
  • Presentations at international, national and local conferences / workshops / seminars
  • Member of Research Committees
  • Member of Conference Scientific Committee / Editorial Board
  • Examiner of postgraduate dissertations/theses
  • Reviewer and chairperson for NRF applications


  • NRF bursary
  • ETDP-SETA bursary
  • MESAB award for outstanding service and support in mentor programmes in South African higher education institutions
  • Best education paper at AstraZeneca Faculty Forum 2001
  • Merit award
  • Co-author of best poster presentation at AstraZeneca Faculty Forum 2007.
  • GOOT (Grow Our Owm Timber) award 2009-2010
  • Vice-Chancellor`s Prestige Scholars Programme 2011-2013.
  • Fulbright visiting scholar at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) 2013.
  • Golden Key Int

Publications (Short List)

  • Beylefeld, AA & Jama MP 2002. Incorporating transferable skills in an undergraduate medical curriculum: learning from experience, South African Journal of Higher Education, 16(1) 113-121.
  • Beylefeld, AA, Joubert, G., Jama, MP and de Klerk B 2003. Lectures, students and community members sharing the responsibility of assessing project based presentations. South African Journal of Higher Education, 17(2): 5-12.
  • Hay, H & Jama, MP 2004. Changing trends in the performance of medical students: a case study. South African Journal of Higher Education, 18(2): 233-249.
  • Jama, MP, Mapesela, MLE & Beylefeld, AA. 2008. Theoretical perspectives on factors affecting the academic performance of students. South African Journal of Higher Education, 22(5): 992-1005.
  • Jama, MP, Coetser, JA. 2016. The electrocardiogram made (really) easy: Using small-group tutorials to teach electrocardiogram interpretation to final-year medical students. African Journal of Health Professions Education 8(2):140 -143. DOI:10.7196/AJHPE.2016.v8i2.451.
  • Jama, MP. 2016. Academic guidance for Undergraduate Students in a South African Medical School: Can we guide them all? Journal of Student Affairs in Africa 4(2), 13-24. DOI 10.18820/jsaa.v4i23.
  • Jama, MP. 2017. Applying a humanistic pedagogy to advance and integrate humane values in a medical school environment. Perspectives in Education 35(1), 28-39. DOI 10.18820/jsaa.v4i23.
  • Jama, MP. 2018. Maximising the First-Year Experience through the Incorporation of Generic Skills in a Medical Curriculum at the University of the Free State. Journal of Student Affairs in Africa 6(1), 77-91. DOI 10.24085/jsaa.v6i1.2699.

Non-accredited journal/conference proceedings

  • Jama, MP. 2004. “Widening access of female students to medical education at the University of the Free State: a case study”. Proceedings of the 11th International Ottawa Conference on Medical Education. Barcelona, Spain. 6-8 July 2004. Education Medica 7(3) 131.
  • Ogah, AO; Jama, MP; Brits H. 2016. Psychometric properties of the objective structured clinical examination in the Paediatrics department of a resource limited institution in East Africa. Scholars Journal of Applied Medical Sciences 4(11A) 3868-3875.
  • Ogah, AO; Jama, MP; Brits H. 2016. Measuring the quality of the objective structured clinical examination in the Obstetrics and Gynaecology department of a resource-limited institution in East Africa. Scholars Journal of Applied Medical Sciences 4(11A) 3876-3882.


Chapter in a book

Jama MP. 2004. Performance management: School at University A.: Case Study 2. Performance Management of Academic Staff in South African Higher Education; a developmental research project. Handisa printers, Bloemfontein. ISBN 0-86886-688-1.



  • Student learning, development and support
  • Student retention
  • Humanistic research / pedagogy
  • Humane values
  • Academic environment
  • General / generic / academic skills development
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Area(s) of Interest

  • Student academic development and support
  • Undergraduate teaching
  • Postgraduate supervision and teaching
  • Research
  • Academic writing
  • Area(s) of Expertise

    • Algemene / Generiese Vaardighede onderrig en ontwikkeling
    • Studente retensie
    • Studente-leer, ontwikkeling en ondersteuning
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    • Eerste-Jaar ondervinding
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    Courses Presented

    MGEN1513 General Skills in the MBChB Programme

    LLLS1524 Lifelong Learning Skills in the MBChB Programme

    MACC1512 General Skills in the B Medical Science Programme

    HPEI7900  Intoduction to Health Professions Education in Masters Programme in Health professions Education

    Community Service


    Facilitator for MBChB I students’ clinic visits

    Coordination and facilitation of student learning and development seminars for Motheo TVET, Bloemfontein


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