About Dean of School of Health Sciences
Base Khoza is appointed as a Professor at the University of Venda. She
is currently serving as Dean of the School of Health Sciences She obtained
her first degree B Cur in 1986, Honours B Cur in 1988, Masters Curationis
in 1990 and Dlitt et Phil in 1996, all with UNISA. She is in possession
of Advanced Diploma in Strategic Human Resource Management certificate
completed with UNISA. She worked as a nursing tutor and manager of a nursing
school at Letaba Hospital for 10 years and as a nursing service manager
for 5 years. In 1995 she was appointed as lecturer by University of the
North (University of Limpopo) and served 6 years of employment. As a lecturer
she was interested in teaching Ethos and Professional practice, General
nursing science, Research, Nursing Education and Nursing Management Dynamics.
Her research focus areas are as follows: Competence of newly qualification
nurses; Organizational Cultures, its impact on Newly Qualified Nurses;
Problems affecting learning by first year nursing students, Health risks
behaviours; the adolescent and HIV/AIDS and TB. She is a member of South
African Committee of Health Science Deans (SACOHD)). She is Chair of Higher
Education HIV/AIDS coordinating Committee of HEAIDS programme at the University
of Venda .
Base Khoza is a C3 rated researcher by the National Research Foundation
in 2012. As an established researcher she provided leadership in various
projects such as:
A grant by SANPAD as project Leader of the research topic entitled “Assessment
of knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and health factor practices related to
tuberculosis among people in the rural communities of Limpopo Province,
South Africa (2007-2009 circle). It was a collaborative research between
UNIVEN, Limpopo University, UNISA, Department of Health Limpopo Province
and the University of Maastricht, the Netherlands. As capacity building
strategy five students were awarded bursaries 2 PhDs and 3 Masters Degree
on study topics related to TB. She received Ms. Finnie Ramona an International
Doctoral student in the project from the University of Texas, USA in 2008.
The international student has completed her degree and awarded in June
2009. She established partnerships with Prof Bart van den Borne, the co-leader
in the SANPAD project from the Netherlands, Prof Patricia Mullen and Prof
Kay Bartholomew both from the University of Texas, USA who mentored her
and other project team on programme development research.
A second grant for 2011-2012 by SANPAD as project leader of the research
topic entitled “Developing a strategy for the implementation of
an adapted Directly Observed Treatment (DOT) Programme for Tuberculosis
in Limpopo”. It is a collaborative research of the University of
Venda, Limpopo University, Department of Health and Social Development,
Limpopo Province and the University of Maastricht, in the Netherlands.
Two students have been awarded bursaries to pursue PhD studies with UNIVEN.
She was Sub-contracted by CSIR and Centre for Disease Control South
Africa to conduct a baseline assessment on TB infection control in 46
PHC facilities of Mopani District, Limpopo.
She supervised and graduated 20 Masters and 6 PhD students since 2003
to date. She received awards 2008; 2009, 2010 and 2011 in excellence in
research, active researcher and researcher who attracted R500, 000.00
and above by UNIVEN.