Graduates of the online masters

Health Sciences and Pharmacy Online Masters graduation list and research topics

Health Sciences and Pharmacy Online Masters graduation list and research topics

Please note

  • the list is in order of graduation date with no other criteria
  • Research links marked with * are available on the UKZN research space
  • Links marked with ** are available via open source journals

Surname Firstname Qualification Date of Graduation Research topic Research Supervisor
Cobbing Saul Edward Master of Health Sciences 18 April 2013 Physiotherapy rehabilitation in the context of HIV and disability in KwaZulu-Natal*
see also
Cobbing, S., Hanass-Hancock, J., & Deane, M. (2014). Physiotherapy rehabilitation in the context of HIV and disability in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Disability and rehabilitation, 36 (20), pp. 1687-1694.
Mrs Hanass-Hancock & Mrs Rhode
Chunnilall Dipika Master of Pharmacy (Pharmacy Practice) 10 April 2014 Chunnilall, D. (2014). An evaluation of antibiotic prescribing patterns in a private hospital in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. (available in print format at UKZN library)
See also
Dipika Chunnilall, Abdool Peer, Indirani Naidoo, Sabiha Essack (2015). An evaluation of antibiotic prescribing patterns in adult intensive care units in a private hospital in KwaZulu-Natal. Southern African Journal of Infectious Diseases, 30 (1) 17-22, DOI: 10.1080/23120053.2015.1103956 **
Prof Essack
Bangalee Varsha Master of Pharmacy (Pharmaco-economics)
10 April 2014 An investigation into the relationship between the number of available generics within a therapeutic class and prices of medicines in South Africa*
See also
Bangalee, V (2015). South African patient’s acceptance of generic drugs. African Health Sciences 15(1) pp 281-282.**
and
Bangalee, V and Suleman, F (2016). Has the increase in the availability of generic drugs lowered the price of cardiovascular drugs in South Africa? Health SA Gesondheid 21 pp. 60–66.**
Prof Suleman
Kriel Yolandie Master of Health Sciences 10 April 2014 Access to healthcare : investigating the barriers to accessing antiretroviral treatment at a public sector antiretroviral clinic in Durban, South Africa* Dr De La Porte & Dr Magula
Mhlanga Brenda Sphiwe Master of Pharmacy (Pharmaco-economics) 10 April 2014 Mhlanga, B. S. (2013). Prices, availability and affordability of essential medicines for chronic diseases in Manzini, Swaziland (available in print format at UKZN library).
See also
Mhlanga, Brenda S., & Suleman, Fatima. (2014). Price, availability and affordability of medicines. African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine, 6(1), pp1-6.**
Prof Suleman
Hemraj Arti Master of Pharmacy (Pharmacy Practice) 16 April 2015 Hemraj, A. (2015). Determining the prevalence and scope of polypharmacy in geriatric patients at a private hospital in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal*. (Also available in print format from UKZN library) Prof Suleman
Joosub Imraan Master of Pharmacy (Pharmaco-economics) 16 April 2015 Cost-minimization analysis of imipenem/cilastatin versus
meropenem in moderate to severe infections at a tertiary care hospital in
Saudi Arabia
*
See also
Joosub, I., Gray, A., Crisostomo, A., & Salam, A. (2015). Cost-minimization analysis of imipenem/cilastatin versus meropenem in moderate to severe infections at a tertiary care hospital in Saudi Arabia. Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal : Spj : the Official Publication of the Saudi Pharmaceutical Society, 23(6) pp. 626-34.**
Mr Gray
Desmond Alicia Catherine Master of Pharmacy (Pharmacy Practice) 16 April 2015 Evaluation of adherence measures in infants receiving daily
Nevirapine suspension for prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV
*
see also
Desmond, A. C., Moodley, D., Conolly, C. A., Castel, S. A., & Coovadia, H. M. (2015). Evaluation of adherence measures of antiretroviral prophylaxis in HIV exposed infants in the first 6 weeks of life. BMC pediatrics, 15(1), 1.**
Prof Moodley
Chetty Levin Master of Health Sciences 16 April 2015 The effects of a structured group exercise program on functional
fitness of older persons living in old age homes within the eThekwini
Municipality, South Africa
Dr Ramklass & Prof McKune
Shabangu Kholiwe Master of Pharmacy (Pharmaco-economics) 16 April 2015 Investigating medicines availability for selected non-communicable diseases at Raleigh Fitkin Memorial Hospital, Manzini, Swaziland and the impact on patient out-of- pocket payments *
See also
Shabangu, Kholiwe, & Suleman, Fatima. (2015). Medicines availability at a Swaziland hospital and impact on patients. African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine , 7(1), 1-6. https://dx.doi.org/10.4102/PHCFM.V7I1.829**
Prof Suleman
Hanslo Dominique Michelle Master of Pharmacy (Pharmacy Practice) 16 April 2015 Evaluation of the use of pictograms for the improvement in
patient understanding of medication labels and use
Prof Suleman
Lines Monique Master of Pharmacy (Pharmaco-economics) 16 April 2015 Accessing antiretroviral treatment in the rural Eastern Cape:
Patients’ perceptions of a decentralised pre-packing model of care and the
impact on direct out-of-pocket spending
*
Prof Suleman
Redhi Dhirendra Gyanasivan Master of Pharmacy (Pharmacy Practice) 16 April 2015 Redhi, D. G. (2015). Cost saving from the use of generic medicines for the treatment of the most common non-communicable diseases in adults in South Africa*. (Also available in print format from UKZN library) Rev Mathibe
Birbal Sumeshni Master of Health Sciences 14 April 2016 Adverse drug reactions associated with Anti-Retroviral Therapy in South Africa Dr F Oosthuizen & Dr EB Ojewole
Basson Marna Master of Pharmacy (Pharmacy Practice) 14 April 2016 A retrospective comparison of broad spectrum and pathogen-directed antimicrobial treatment of acute respiratory distress syndrome in HIV/ AIDS patients Professor CA Varga
Marume Amos Master of Pharmacy (Pharmaco-economics) 14 April 2016 A price and availability survey of essential medicines in Harare province, Zimbabwe * Mrs V Bangalee
Nkosi Makhipha Johannes Master of Pharmacy (Pharmaco-economics) 14 April 2016 Pharmacoeconomic implications of interchangeable use of oral nsaid for pain management at a district hospital Rev L J Mathibe
Rahimat Alli Shiraz Master of Pharmacy (Pharmaco-economics) 14 April 2016 The impact of patient co-payment on the reported adherence to prescription medication Mrs VA Perumal-Pillay & Prof F Suleman
Samjowan Jarisha Master of Pharmacy (Pharmacy Practice) 14 April 2016 Analysis of the impact of automating stock management and dispensing task in a private hospital pharmacy on cost and space Prof F Suleman
Selagan Nirvana Master of Pharmacy (Pharmacy Practice) 14 April 2016 Evaluating the administration of medication in a private healthcare facility: Identifying the most common medication administration error and its effect on patient safety Dr EB Ojewole & Prof F Suleman
Smith Chanelle Master of Pharmacy (Pharmacy Practice) 14 April 2016 Adherence to ARV in a rural paediatric cohort Dr TN Gengiah
Tlhakudi Pride Talente Master of Pharmacy (Pharmaco-economics) 14 April 2016 The extent and cost implications of myocardial revascularization as a treatment option for stable Angina patients in private health care setting in South Africa Rev L J Mathibe
Upfold Michele Master of Pharmacy (Pharmacy Practice) 14 April 2016 Measurement of vaginal microbicide adherence using visual inspection as compared to ultra violet light assessment of returned empty gel applicators
See also
Upfold, M., Grobler, A., Suleman, F., & Mansoor, L. E. (2016). Measurement of Vaginal Microbicide Adherence Using Visual Inspection as Compared to Ultra Violet Light Assessment of Returned Empty Gel Applicators. AIDS and Behavior.
The final publication is available at http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10461-016-1465-z or http://rdcu.be/ngpq.
Dr LE Mansoor & Prof F Suleman
Langa Estaleva Calvina Ernesto Infection Control & Antibiotic Stewardship 07 April 2017 Extended spectrum ß-Lactamase and plasmid mediated AmpC resistance in clinical isolates of Escherichia coli from the Central Hospital of Maputo, Mozambique Zimba, T.F.;   Sundsfjord, A.S. & Essack, S.Y.

Reddy

Prishani

Chronic Disease Rehabilitation

07 April 2017

Physiotherapists knowledge, attitude, perception and practice of the International Classification of Function, Disability and Health (ICFDH) in Gert Sibande District, Mpumalanga Province

Nadasan, T.
Moyo Nokuthemba Sibusiso Master of Pharmacy (Pharmacovigilance) 07 April 2017 Evaluating adverse drug reactions associated with antibiotic use in a public sector hospital Oosthuizen, F.
Hutheram Karmishtha Pharmacovigilance 07 April 2017 Investigating patients’ knowledge and use of the patient information leaflet regarding their Warfarin therapy Ojewole, E.B.
Gounden Sarah-Jane Pharmacovigilance 07 April 2017 Safety profile of anti-retroviral medicine in South Africa based on reported adverse drug reactions Oosthuizen, F.   Ojewole, E.B.
Reddy Thereshen Pharmacoeconomics 07 April 2017 An exploratory study into the impact of Schedule Zero exemption from the Single Exit Price policy and the use of these medicines in South Africa Suleman, F. & Perumal-Pillay, V.A.
Van Der Walt Kenneth Trevin Master of Pharmacy (Pharmacy Practice) 07 April 2017 Clinical pharmacy services in a South African private hospital group, and the factors hindering their progress Gray, A.L.
Singh Shanay Master of Pharmacy Pharmacy Practice 07 April 2017 Antimicrobial resistance and antibiotic stewardship: Knowledge, attitudes and perceptions amongst final-year undergraduate health professional students in a South African University Essack, S.Y.
Moustafa Iman Master of Pharmacy (Pharmacy Practice) 07 April 2017 Efficacy and safety of Aprepitant in combination with Dexamethasone, Granisetron and Metoclopramide (DGM) as a prophylaxis of CINV in high emetogenic chemotherapy Oosthuizen, F.
Govender Seshnee Master of Pharmacy (Pharmacy Practice) 07 April 2017 Antibiotic prophylaxis in a primary level hospital: A medicines use evaluation to assess compliance in caesarean sections Gray, A.L.
Mthombeni Tiyani Comfort Master of Pharmacy (Pharmacy Practice) 07 April 2017 Knowledge, attitudes and practices about Hepatitis B infection and vaccination among healthcare workers in Nkhensani Hospital in Mopani District, Limpopo Province of South Africa Suleman, F.
Seorathan Samantha Master of Pharmacy (Pharmacy Practice) 07 April 2017 Psychiatric patients’ perceptions concerning medication adherence: Perceived barriers and support from hospital Pharmacists Suleman, F.
Chihumbiri Noreen Master of Health Sciences (Chronic Disease Rehabilitation) 20 April 2018 Exploring occupational risk factors of low back pain among patients attending a private physiotherapy practice in Gabarone, Botswana Nadasan, T.  & Pefile, N
Chirinda Libert Master of Health Sciences (Pharmacovigilance) 20 April 2018 Health care practitioners’ knowledge and perceptions of pharmacovigilance and barriers to reporting adverse drug reactions (ADRs) in Zimbabwe Oosthuizen, F
Dambamupfe Victoria Master of Health Sciences (Chronic Disease Rehabilitation) 20 April 2018 The level of knowledge and perceptions about the role of exercise in the management  of type two diabetes mellitus among adult patients in Harare, Zimbabwe Chetty, V & Lawler, ST
Hamisi Tadala Master of Health Sciences (Antibiotic Stewardship & Conservation) 20 April 2018 Evaluating medicine supply to Kamuzu central hospital in Lilongwe, Malawi, to assess continuity of supply medicines Suleman, F; Smabrekke, L & Khuluza, F
Matambo Ernest Master of Health Sciences (Antibiotic Stewardship & Conservation) 20 April 2018 Antibiotic prescribing in treatment of non-severe paediatric community acquired pneumonia at Limbe Health Centre, Blantyre Smabrekke, L; Solomon, V & Dzinjalamala, F
Govender Kumeren Master of Health Sciences  13 Sept 2018 Clinical risk factors for in-hospital mortality in older  adults with HIV infection: Findings from a South African hospital administrative dataset  Suleman, F & Moodley, Y
Barday Zeenat Master of Pharmacy (Pharmacovigilance) 13 Sept 2018 The cost effectiveness of pharmacotherapy and associated costs to schizophrenia: A health insurer’s perspective Oosthuizen, F & Suleman, F
Singh Ishara Master of Pharmacy (Pharmacovigilance) 13 Sept 2018 A restrospective review of benzodiazepine use: A case study from a chronic dispensing unit Oosthuizen, F 
Baksh Mohammed Master of Health Sciences (Pharmacovigilance) 4 April 2019 An investigation into the knowledge of South African pharmacists on identification and management of drug and drug interactions Oosthuizen, F 
Govender Geneshree Master of Health Sciences (Chronic Disease Rehabilitation) 4 April 2019 Community-based primary healthcare training for physiotherapy in KwaZulu-Natal: Perceptions of physiotherapy academics Chetty, V, Chemane, NCT & Cobbing, SE 
Mamade Sheiniz Master of Health Sciences (Antibiotic Stewardship & Conservation) 4 April 2019 Antibiotic prescriptions for outpatients at Maputo Central Hospital Suleman, F & Smabrekke, L
Moodley Koobeshan Master of Health Sciences (Chronic Disease Rehabilitation) 4 April 2019 The experiences of caregivers of children living with HIV and HIV-related disability in KwaZulu-Natal Maddocks, S, Chetty, V & Cobbing, SE
Nakooda Mohamed Master of Health Sciences (Chronic Disease Rehabilitation) 4 April 2019 Perceptions of healthcare workers and relevant stakeholders towards the rehabilitation of children living with HIV in a semi-rural setting in South Africa Maddocks, S, Chetty, V & Cobbing, SE
Kadare Pamela Master of Pharmacy (Pharmacy Practice) 4 April 2019 Implications of out-of-pocket expenses incurred by breast cancer patients in Harare, Zimbabwe Mathibe, LJ