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The WCRC offers unique research and training opportunities for a wide variety of health workers including doctors, nurses, therapists (physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists), social workers, etc.
The WCRC offers the following Research and Training opportunities:
We offer placements for medical, nursing, physio-, occupational- and speech therapy under- and post graduate students. Students are offered the unique opportunity to experience the process of facilitating interdisciplinary rehabilitation programmes in an outcomes-based approach environment. Staff of the WCRC is committed to providing a fertile and dynamic learning environment.
As places are limited, requests should be forwarded by September of the preceding year to the following persons:
Student placement co-ordinators:
Physiotherapy: Janine White :021- 370 2478/ Janine.White@westerncape.gov.za
Occupational therapy:Jacqui.Goeller: 021-3702440 / Jacqui.Goeller@westerncape.gov.za
Social Work: Tertia McKee :021 -370 2372/ Tertia.McKee@westerncape.gov.za
Speech therapy: Shameema Hassiem: 021-3702420/ Shameema.Hassiem@westerncape.gov.za
Medical students: Dr Helen Sammons: 021- 370 2300/ Helen.Sammons@westerncape.gov.za
Elective students from all over the world are welcome to do an elective clinical placement at the WCRC. They must contact the Head of the Institution, Jenny Hendry, at 021 370 2300/ Jenny.Hendry@westerncape.gov.za
WCRC offers a wide variety of post-basic rehabilitation related courses and workshops, for example: the three-week basic Bobath Course in the Management of Adult Hemiplegia and the one-week advanced Bobath Course. The specialised Seating Training modules are offered on an annual basis.
Enquiries for Seating training: Nelleke Bakkes @ email@example.com;
Enquiries for Bobath Courses: firstname.lastname@example.org or Nelleke on 083 290 7049.
The WCRC offers unique research opportunities for under- and postgraduate students in a wide variety of health and rehabilitation- related fields. Enquiries: Jenny Hendry at 021 370 2316 - Jenny.Hendry@westerncape.gov.za