Dr C Oltmann

Dr C Oltmann

BSc (Med) (Hons) (Witwatersrand), MSc, BPharm (Rhodes), PGDHET, PhD (Rhodes)

Senior lecturer

Room no: T7  Telephone: 0466038494 Email: mailto:c.oltmann@ru.ac.za

Foundations of Pharmacy: Law, ethics and GPP; Pharmaceutical Care – philosophy and practice; health, disease, illness and sickness; communicating with patients
Pharmacy Practice 2: referencing and plagiarism workshop; interpreting prescriptions and labelling medicines; Law and ethics
Pharmacy Practice 3: Contraceptives and HRT; Pharmacy Law
Pharmacy Practice 4: Introduction; history taking; Pharmacy Law; practicals
Sports Pharmacy elective (in 4th year)


Research description: I use Critical realism e.g. to evaluate mentoring, and in Pharmacy education research. I am also interested in sports pharmacy.

Recent research projects
My two PhD students are using critical realism in their research.
I am using Critical realism and Realistic Evaluation to evaluate our mentoring programme.
I am a member of a research group looking at the attributes and competencies of Health educators in the 21st Century, in South Africa
I hope to start some Sports Pharmacy research in the near future.

Selected Publications

  • Oltmann C (2009). A critical realist account of a mentoring programme in the Faculty of Pharmacy at Rhodes University. PhD thesis. Rhodes University.
  • Oltmann, C and Boughey, C. (2012). Using critical realism as a framework in pharmacy education and social pharmacy research. Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy Volume 8, Issue 4, 333 – 337 (available online at http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1551741111000829 )
  • Oltmann, C. (2012). Abstract: Using aspects of Bernstein’s pedagogic device to review and re-align the pharmacy curriculum at Rhodes University. African Journal of Health Professions Education Vol. 4, No. 2, page 96.
  • Rowe, M and Oltmann, C. (2016). Randomised controlled trials in educational research: Ontological and epistemological limitations. AJHPE vol 8, No. 1, pages 6 – 8.

Peer-reviewed conference proceedings
2016: South African Association of Health Educationalists (SAAHE) conference, Port Elizabeth – Boardwalk Convention Centre, 22 – 24 June 2016: “Using Realistic Evaluation to evaluate a mentoring programme”.
2016: PSSA Border and Eastern Districts Branch mini-conference, 10 and 11 September 2016, Stutterheim: “Sports Pharmacy elective”.

Awards and grants
SAFRI fellowship 2010 – 2011 (SAFRI is the Southern African FAIMER Regional Institute, and FAIMER stands for the Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research)

Professional affiliations
I am registered with the SAPC (as a practicing pharmacist).
PSSA, SAAHIP, SAFRI, Life Long Learning in Pharmacy
I am a registered tutor (registered with the SAPC).

Hobbies and interests
Sports, completed 10 Comrades marathons and one Ironman

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