Ms Hafaza Amod


Mrs Hafaza Amod


 +27 (0)31 260 3037



Howard college

Research Interests

Maternal, child and woman’s health, Midwifery Education.




Mrs Hafsa Amod is a PhD candidate and lecturer at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, School of Nursing and Public Health. She is a midwifery clinical specialist with over 20 years of experience in both clinical midwifery and midwifery education. As a clinical specialist, Hafsa was involved in planning and implementing many training programmes at institutional level over the years. Her contributions were visible in the success of quality improvement programmes such as the PMTCT programme, Mother and baby Friendly Initiatives, Basic Antenatal care and the ESMOE skills development training. Hafsa is a well-respected professional, a role model and a supportive midwife to many colleagues, managers, students, community members and health care users. Hafsa joined the university of KwaZulu-Natal in 2013 as a clinical and continues to teach midwifery, supervises Master’s research students, is involved in curriculum development, clinical facilitation, examining, moderating and reviewing of research work (thesis and journal articles). Her passion for teaching and practicing midwifery, channeled her research interest in improving midwifery clinical education. In 2016, she developed a simulation learning package on Post-partum haemorrhage using high fidelity simulators available in the clinical skills laboratory. Hafsa successfully completed a Master’s degree in Nursing by research, in 2016 passing with cum laude. Her PhD study is titled: “Analyzing and strengthening the clinical support of undergraduate midwifery students and developing a mentorship training programme at a higher education institution in KwaZulu-Natal: A mixed method and action research design.” To date, she has published 4 research articles related to midwifery clinical education and is hoping to complete her doctoral degree soon.
 List of Publications
  1. Amod, Hafaza & Brysiewicz, Petra. (2017). Developing, implementing and evaluating a simulation learning package on post-partum haemorrhage for undergraduate midwifery students in KwaZulu-Natal. Health SA Gesondheid. 22. 194-201. 10.1016/j.hsag.2016.11.004.
  1. Amod, H. B., & Brysiewicz, P. (2019). Promoting experiential learning through the use of high-fidelity human patient simulators in midwifery: A qualitative study. Curationis42(1), e1–e7.
  1. Olaniyi, A. A., Ncama, B. P., & Amod, H. (2021). Mapping Evidence of Neonatal Resuscitation Training on the Practices of Unskilled Birth Attendants in Low-Resource Countries: Protocol for a Scoping Review. JMIR research protocols10(3), e18935.
  1. Amod, H., Mkhize, S. W., & Muraraneza, C. (2021). Analyzing Evidence on Interventions to Strengthen the Clinical Support for Midwifery Students in Clinical Placements: Protocol for a Systematic Scoping Review. JMIR research protocols10(9), e29707.


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