Get involved

You have a few options for participating in research.

Join an existing research project

Many undergraduate students have joined existing research projects, where they are supervised and mentored by the leading researchers themselves. If you would like to join an existing research project please email us and we will send the current research projects to you for you to choose from.

Start your own research project 

Email us if you have an original idea and would like to explore it by means of conducting a research or if would like to be part of an existing research.

The resources and guidelines you might possibly need are at Toolbox.

Continuing Research for a Completed Protocol

The purpose of a Special Study Module (“SSM” but traditionally referred to as an “SMO”) in the undergraduate curriculum at the University of Pretoria is to provide students with a deeper exposure to an important topic relating to Block content. During their second year of study, medical students are first exposed to research principles and have in previous years completed a health research project in SMO 211 during their “People and their environment” Block. "

For the past two years, students in groups were supported to develop and present a protocol based either on a problem, topic or research question from a variety of departments in the Faculty of Health as well as clinicians in surrounding healthcare facilities. This module has supported the exposure of second year medical students to basic research principles with application to a real-life topic that will enable their development of a protocol and presentation skills. With the support of an identified supervisor, students are encouraged to continue with the remaining research steps.

Thus far, several individual students as well as groups have adapted and continued with the research process.

If you are interested in continuing research on completed protocol, you will need to email us and complete documentation that will acknowledge the contribution of the students and supervisor in future outputs.

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Published by Michael Stark

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