Dr F Oosthuizen

Dr F Oosthuizen


Dr F Oosthuizen




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Research Interests

Psychopharmacology / Pharmacovigilance / Pharmacy education



Senior Lecturer



Frasia Oosthuizen holds a B.Pharm, MSc and PhD (Pharmacology), completed at the Potchefstroom University for CHE (now North-West University).  She is a senior lecturer in Pharmacology, School of Health Sciences at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.  She is involved in teaching Pharmacology in the undergraduate B.Pharm programme, and has also developed modules in Pharmacology as part of the Masters in Health Sciences coursework programme.  Her main areas of research interest are Psychopharmacology, Pharmaco-vigilence as well as Pharmacy Education, and she has published in these areas, as well as having presented at national and international conferences.



List of Publications

ISI / SAPSE rated publications

  1. Quality teaching and learning in the Health Sciences. 2012. SY Essack, I Naidoo, F Oosthuizen, J Bodenstein, P Brysciewitz, F Suleman. South African Journal of Higher Education, 26(5):960-972.
  2. Medication adherence of psychiatric patients in an outpatient setting.  2012. Sanele Mahaye; Thandinceba Mayime; Siyabonga Nkosi; Farzana Noor Mahomed, Londeka Ntuli, Justine Pramlal, Olivia Setlhabana & Frasia Oosthuizen. African Journal of Pharmacy & Pharmacology, 6(9):608-612.
  3. Assessing the complexity of medicine regimens – a pilot study. 2011. Frasia Oosthuizen, Ebrahim Dhoodhat, Shaaista Kazi, Betty Masondo, Nasreen Omarjee, Zakhira Sacoor, Faadila Shaik & Dhiren Singh. African Journal of Pharmacy & Pharmacology, 5(16):1863-1866.
  4. Maximizing Income via the Higher Education Funding Framework in Health Sciences. 2009. Essack, S.Y., Barnes, G., Jackson, L., Majozi, M., McInerney, P., Mtshali, N., Naidoo, I., Oosthuizen, F. and Suleman. F.   South African Journal of Higher Education, 23(2): 275-212.
  5. Stress-restress evokes sustained iNOS activity and altered GABA levels and NMDA receptors in rat hippocampus. 2004.  Brian H Harvey, Frasia Oosthuizen, Linda Brand, Gregers Wegener & Dan J Stein.  Psychopharmacology, 175:494–502

Other peer-reviewed publications

  1. A pilot study to determine public trends in storage and disposal of medicine.  2008.F. Amod, K. Chetty, A.S. Essa, L. Hlela, C. Maharaj, F Oosthuizen. South African Pharmaceutical Journal, August: 7-10.
  2. Nitric oxide as inflammatory mediator in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD): Evidence from an animal model. 2005. Frasia Oosthuizen, Gregers Wegener, and Brian H Harvey. Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, 1(2): 109-123.

Books, chapters in books
Nitric oxide and post-traumatic stress disorder. 2012. Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany.  ISBN 978-3-8473-4518-3.