Associate Prof Renier Coetzee

BPharm [North West University], MPharm [North West University], PharmD [Rhodes University]

Associate Professor

Renier Coetzee is a trained clinical pharmacist. Prior to joining the School of Public Health in 2022, he worked at the School of Pharmacy (UWC) where he was responsible for the development of various undergraduate and postgraduate clinical programmes.

He currently serves on various local and national department of health committees, appointed as expert reviewer of the Standard Treatment Guidelines for South Africa. His current research focus is in the area of Patient Safety, with a special interest in Rational Medicine Use and Antimicrobial Stewardship. Using the social accountability framework, he is collaborating with various role players and stakeholders to engage with communities to strengthen the health care systems. The UWC Deputy Vice Chancellor Community Engagement Award was awarded in 2020 for his work in communities around Cape Town. Renier will convene the Descriptive Epidemiology Course at Postgraduate level, as well as teach the Pharmaceutical Public Health track within the MPH which includes the first fully online modules offered by SOPH, Rational Medicines Use, and Pharmacy Policy and Management.