Dr Brenda De Gama

Person

Brenda De Gama

 

Telephone

0312607439

Email

degama@ukzn.ac.za

Campus

Westville

Room F3-01-010

Discipline of Clinical Anatomy

Research Interests

Body donation

Indigenous Knowledge Systems

Medical Education

Gross Anatomy

Designation

Senior Lecturer

 Biosketch

Dr De Gama is a product of UKZN, she has a Bachelor of Medical Science, Honours in Medical Science, Master of Medical Science (Cum Laude) and Doctor of Philosophy majoring in Anatomy.

Her current area of research focuses on perspectives on body donation in the ethnic groups in the Black African population group. Body donation is an important source of cadaveric material utilized for medical education and anatomical research. Interestingly, there are few donated bodies received from the Black African population group. She is also investigating the religious and cultural perspectives influencing the decision to donate one’s body among other population groups.

She is also actively involved in the academic activities of medical science, health science and medical students as well as supervision of Honours, Masters and Doctoral students.

ResearchGate profile

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Brenda_De_Gama

List of Publications

1.       Kupsamy, K., Ishwarkumar, S., De Gama, B.Z. and Pillay, P., 2021. Classification of the Musculocutaneous Nerve Fetuses. International Journal of Morphology39 (2).

2.       The ulnar nerve in the cubital tunnel: a fetal study

DN Bailey, S Ishwarkumar, BZ De Gama, P Pillay

Folia Morphologica, 2020

3.       Cultural practices of the Zulu ethnic group on the body and their influence on body donation

BZ De Gama, DG Jones, TT Bhengu, KS Satyapal

Anatomical Sciences Education 13 (6), 721-731, 2020

4.       Anatomical Variations of the Anterior Belly of the Digastric Muscle.

K Guambe, BZ De Gama, P Pillay, KS Satyapal

International Journal of Morphology 37 (4), 2019

5.       Anatomical Investigation of the Vascular Supply of the Suprarenal Glands in Fetuses.

B Greeff, P Pillay, BZ De Gama, KS Satyapal

International Journal of Morphology 37 (3), 2019

6.       Indurjeeth K, Ishwarkumar S, De Gama BZ, Ndlazi Z, Pillay P, Morphometry and Morphology of the Acetabulum Within the Black African Population of South Africa. Int. J. Morphol. 2019 Jul 1;37(3):971-6.

7.       Greeff B, Pillay P, De Gama BZ, Satyapal KS. Anatomical Investigation of the Vascular Supply of the Suprarenal Glands in Fetuses. Int. J. Morphol. 2019 Jul 1;37(3).

8.       Ishwarkumar, S., Pillay, P., De Gama, B.Z., Satyapal, K.S., 2019. Osteometric and Radiological Study of the Mandibular Notch. Int. J. Morph., 37(2), pp.491-497.

9.       S. Govender, L. Lazarus, B.Z. De Gama, K.S. Satyapal. Post-Mortem Brain Weight Reference Range for a Select South African Population. Int. J. Morphol., 36 (3): 915-920, 2018.

10.   De Gama, B.Z.; Bhengu, T.T.; Satyapal, K.S. Attitudes of undergraduate South African students towards body donation. Int. J. Morphol., 36 (1): 130-134, 2018.

11.   Govender, S.; Lazarus, L.; De Gama, B.Z., Satyapal, K.S. Post-mortem organ weights at a medico-legal state facility in the eThekwini region.      Int. J. Morphol., 35 (31): 928-935, 2017.

12.   Kalicharan, A.; Pillay, P.; Rennie, C.O.; De Gama, B. Z. & Satyapal, K. S. The plantar aponeurosis in fetuses and adults: An aponeurosis or fascia?              Int. J. Morphol., 35 (2): 684-690, 2017

13.   Pillay, S., Ishwarkumar, S., De Gama, B.Z. and Pillay, P.  The Morphometry of the Angle of Mandible and its Correlation with Age and Sex in the eThekwini Metropolitan Region: A Panoramic Study. Int. J. Morphol., 35 (2): 661-666 2017.

14.   Singh, S., Lazarus, L., De Gama, B.Z. and Satyapal, K.S. An anatomical investigation of the superficial and deep palmar arches.

Fol. Morphol., 76 (2): 219-225, 2017.

15.   An osteometric evaluation of the mandibular condyle in a black KwaZulu-Natal population

S Ishwarkumar, P Pillay, BZ DeGama, KS Satyapal

Int J Morphol 34 (3), 848-853, 2016

16.   Arterial Variations of the Subclavian-Axillary Arterial Tree: Its Association with the Supply of the Rotator Cuff Muscles.

N Naidoo, L Lazarus, BZ De Gama, NO Ajayi, KS Satyapal

International Journal of Morphology 32 (4), 2014

17.   The Recurrent Laryngeal Cardiac Nerve in Fetuses

BZ De Gama, L Lazarus, KS Satyapal,

Int. J. Morphol 32 (2), 415-419, 2014

18.   Arterial supply to the rotator cuff muscles

N Naidoo, L Lazarus, BZ De Gama, NO Ajayi, KS Satyapal

Int. J. Morphol 32 (1), 136-40, 2014

19.   The variant course of the suprascapular artery

N Naidoo, L Lazarus, BZ De Gama, KS Satyapal

Folia morphologica 73 (2), 206-209, 2014

20.   The sympathetic and parasympathetic contributions to the cardiac plexus: a fetal study

BZ De Gama, L Lazarus, P Partab, KS Satyapal,

Int J Morphol 30 (4), 7, 2012

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