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Office of the Dean - Health Sciences: Student Learning and Development


The Division Student Learning and Development (DSLD) at the University of the Free State (UFS) was established in 1998, with the main focus on the development and support of undergraduate students in the Faculty of Health Sciences. In 2007, the division merged with the Division Educational Development to form the Division Health Sciences Education (DHSE). In 2016, the need for focus on staff development, postgraduate training and undergraduate student development and support, as well as optimal utilisation of resources, was identified. Hence, the two divisions were separated again to re-establish the DSLD.

Student Academic Development (SAD)

The aim of SAD is to promote a culture of relevant education in the FHS by infusing generic skills such as among others, communication technologies, group/teamwork and learning, time management and study skills.

Contact details

Physical address: Francois Retief Building, Block A, Room 116
Contact persons: Dr MP Jama, Nokuthula Tlalajoe, and  C Bester.


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