Staff Profiles

Dr. Detlef Richard Prozesky

Detlef Prozesky

Faculty of Medicine

Medical Education

Head of Department

Location: 208, Block 247
Phone: 5494

BSc, MBChB (Pretoria)

MCommH, PhD (Liverpool)

I am a medical doctor and educationist and have worked in clinical medicine, primary care and community health before starting work in academia. Since then I have worked in medical schools in South Africa as well as in tropical medicine schools in the UK, and taught courses in India and Pakistan. I started work at the University of Botswana in 2015. My interests include programme evaluation, student assessment and transformational education. I also have an ongoing interest in public eye health and the prevention of blindness. I have taken part in a number of eye health and education related consultancies in Africa and Asia, for the World Health Organisation and non-governmental organisations.

My main teaching area is staff development in health professions education - short courses and now a postgraduate diploma. I also teach and have taught clinical skills to medical students in primary clinics, and in London, India and Pakistan I teach and have taught modules in health promotion for public eye health in Masters and diploma programmes.

I am not a prolific researcher. My main research interest is programme evaluation. 

I have successfully supervised three PhD and two Masters students, all in the field of health professions education. I have been external examiner for seven PhD dissertations and 27 Masters level research reports.

Prozesky DR. Primary Health Care: a KwaZulu perspective. Journal for Continued Medical Education 1990, 12(3), 272-278

Prozesky DR. Spirituality as an element of health science education and practice. African Journal of Psychiatry 2009, 12: 103-107

Prozesky DR. 2013. ‘Le bon Dieu est dans le détail’ – reflections on being a beaver. African Journal of Health Professions Education 2013, 5(2): 50-55

Chipamaunga S, Prozesky D.  How students experience integration and perceive development of the ability to integrate learning. Advances in Health Sciences Education, 2018,

Prozesky DR, Molwantwa MC, Nkomazana O, Kebaetse MB. Intern preparedness for the CanMEDS roles and the Dunning-Kruger effect: a survey. BMC Medical Education, 19:422

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