oa African Journal of Health Professions Education - Lack of research skills teaching not just an African education issue : correspondence

Volume 5, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5127



Madzima address a very real issue in current medical and health education - lack of teaching of research skills. They have piloted workshops aiming to fill the void in research skills and statistics for those who want them, and I applaud them for their efforts. This shortcoming is not limited to South Africa; teaching of research technique and skills is also lacking in the undergraduate curriculum in the UK, although statistics teaching is more than adequate.

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