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The General Rules of the University requires every post-graduate student to submit two final, corrected copies of the dissertation or research report or thesis in a printed format as well as a final, corrected copy in electronic
The availability of Wits theses and dissertations electronically will undoubtedly lead to increased visibility of the institution internationally.
The advantages and attraction of electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs) include the following:
By creating ETDs students can use more innovative approaches, as well as print on paper, including audio, video, hypertext, multimedia and hypermedia.
Access to graduate research information is enhanced by making it available to researchers on the Internet (ETDs are accessed ten to a hundred times more than the paper copy).
Collaboration between research programmes can be promoted at separate universities by making research work visible and accessible via a network archive.
The costs of submitting and handling theses and dissertations will be reduced.
The theses and dissertations will be available 24 hours a day and are never checked out of the library.
Browsing Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD) by Author "A dissertation submitted to the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand , Johannesburg, in fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Masters of Science, Johannesburg, 2012"
(2014-02-13) Loonat, Sakina Bibi; A dissertation submitted to the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand , Johannesburg, in fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Masters of Science, Johannesburg, 2012
At the University of Witwatersrand academic hospitals, unexplained microcytosis is a commonly encountered clinical problem. The differential diagnosis of microcytosis includes iron deficiency, anaemia of chronic disorder, sideroblastic anaemia (both congenital and acquired e.g. lead poisoning) and thalassaemia trait. α thalassaemia trait is most often not detected through conventional laboratory methods and molecular analysis becomes necessary in this setting.