Medical Science

Phillip Taderera Bwititi

BSc (Honours) Biological Sciences CNAA (Wolverhampton, UK),
PhD (Zimbabwe)

Senior Lecturer in Biochemistry
Wagga Wagga
Building 288 Room 243

Dr Bwititi completed his high school education in England and graduated with an honours degree in Biological Sciences from the Wolverhampton University. In 1984 he further studied for the Diploma in Medical Laboratory Management and for the Fellowship of the IBMS (UK) and during this time he was attached to Charing Cross Hospital in London for 2 years.

Dr Bwititi went on to spend 9 months in the Chemical Pathology department at the Royal Free Hospital in London. He completed his PhD in 2003 at the College of Health Sciences at the University of Zimbabwe where he also taught Biochemistry, Clinical Biochemistry and Physiology to various programs in the college including physiotherapy, occupational therapy, medical sciences, medicine and pharmacy.

Dr BwitiI joined Charles Sturt University in 2005 and is involved in teaching various subjects to undergraduate courses including veterinary sciences medical sciences, pharmacy, biotechnology, nutrition, agricultural sciences and forensic sciences. He also supervise a number of post graduate students.

Scientific organisation membership

Dr Bwititi is a member of -

  • Australian Institute of Medical Sciences
  • Australasian Association of Clinical Biochemistry


Teaching philosophy

Dr Bwititi believes more in learning philosophy and that at tertiary level students should be in fore-front of their learning and lecturers can only direct and facilitate.

Subjects currently/past taught


  • Biochemistry
  • Introduction to Medical Sciences
  • Clinical Biochemistry 1
  • Clinical Biochemistry 2
  • Disease Processes

Masters by course work

  • Human Genetic Diseases
  • Integrated Medical Sciences
  • Laboratory Quality Control

Current Research

  • Staffing of the Clinical Biochemistry Laboratory in relation to technology
  • Pathology Informatics in Hospitals
  • Oxidative stress
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Diabetes mellitus


Books chapter

Kalle W, Bwititi PT, Walker TL (2009) Fluorescence in Clinical Diagnosis. In Goldys EM (Ed) 'Fluorescence Applications in Biotechnology and Life Sciences' Sydney; Wiley-Blackwell InterScience. Chapter 14 pages 289-308

Peer-reviewed papers

Nwose EU, Bwititi PT, Chalada MJ (2013) Oxidative stress research: a framework to relate basic science to clinical practice Oxidants and Antioxidants in Medical Science 2 (4): 225-229 doi 10.5455/oams.201013.hp.002

Nwose EU, Richards RS, Bwititi PT, Butkowski EG (2013) New guidelines for diagnosis of gestational diabetes: pathology-based impact assessment North American Journal of Medical Sciences 5 (3): 191-194

Nwose EU, Bwititi PT (2013) Can computer meridian diagnostics be useful in diagnosis and management of diseases? Medical Hypotheses 81: 564-567

Nwose EU, Bwititi PT, Chalada MJ (2013) Reactive nitrogen and oxygen species in anti-coagulated blood of health sheep Expert Opinion on Medical Diagnostics 7 (5): 427-433

PT Bwititi, J Browne (2012) Seroprevalence of Trypanosoma cruzi in blood donors at the National Blood Transfusion Services - Guyana. West Indian Medical Journal 61 (6): 559-563

Gyawali P, Richards RS, Nwose EU, P Bwititi (2012) Whole blood viscosity and metabolic syndrome. Clinical Lipidology 7 (6): 709-719 doi:102217.clp.12.65

Streitberg G, Angel L, Sikaris K, P Bwititi (2012) Impact of service provision and work practices in Australian core and clinical biochemistry laboratories in Australia. Australian Journal of Medical Sciences 33 (4): 123-133

Streitberg G, Angel L, Sikaris K, Bwititi P (2012) Automation in clinical biochemistry: core, peripheral, STAT and specialist laboratories in Australia. Journal of Laboratory Automation 17 (5): 387-394 doi: 10.1177/2211068212448865

Bwititi PT, Nwose U, Ruven H, Kalle W, Nielsen S, Richards R, Butkoskwi E (2012) Serum uric acid and albumin levels and estimated glomerular filtration rate: Oxidative stress considerations. Australian Journal of Medical Sciences 33 (3): 82-87

Richards RS, Nwose EU, Bwititi P, Butkowski E (2012) Serum bilirubin and lipoprotein-a: how are these associated with whole blood viscosity? Redox Report 17: 8-13

Nwose U, K Bwititi P, Cann N, Butkowski E (2011) Low serum creatinine levels as risk factor of diabetes mellitus; prediabetes considerations African Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences 40: 119-122

Richards RS, Nwose EU, Bwititi P (2011) Biochemical basis of circadian rhythms and diseases: with emphasis on post-traumatic stress disorder Medical Hypotheses 77 (4): 605-609 doi:10.1016/j.mehy.2011.06.045

Streitberg G, Angel L, Sikaris K, Bwititi P (2010) Training organisation and perception of graduate preparedness at entry level in automated pathology laboratories Australian Journal of Medical Sciences 31 (4): 122-130

Hamblin J, Bwititi P, Moriarty H (2010) Pathology results in electronic health record Electronic Journal of Health Informatics 5 (2): 1-9

Bwititi PT, Lal R, Moriarty H, Arora D (2009) In vitro study of auto-fluorescence of proteins incubated with monosaccharides Australian Journal of Medical Sciences 30 (1): 2-7

McNamara N, Chen R, Janu M, Bwititi P, Car G, Seibel M (2009) Early renal failure detection by cystatin C in type 2 diabetes mellitus. Pathology 41 (3): 269-275

Streitberg G, Angel L, Sikaris K, Bwititi P (2009) Automation and Expert Systems in a Core Clinical Biochemistry Laboratory Journal of Laboratory Automation 14 (2): 94-105

Streitberg G, Bwititi P, Angel L, Sikaris K (2008) Development of medical laboratory science in Australia Australian Journal of Medical Sciences 29 (4): 121-130

Bwititi P, Angel L, Day S (2008) Self-monitoring of blood glucose levels using glucometers in Riverina NSW: patients' perspectives. Australian Journal of Medical Sciences 29 (1): 3-9

Musabayane CT, Bwititi PT, Ojewole JAO (2006) Effects of oral administration of some herbal extracts on food consumption and blood glucose levels in normal and streptozotocin-treated diabetic rats. Methods and Findings in Experimental Clinical Pharmacology 28 (4): 223-228

Bwititi PT, Machakaire T, Nhachi CB, Musabayane CT (2001). Effects of Opuntia megacantha leaves extract on renal electrolyte and fluid handling in streptozotocin (STZ)-diabetic rats. Renal Failure 23 (2): 149-158

Bwititi P, Musabayane CT, Nhachi CFB (2000) Effects of Opuntia megacantha on blood glucose and kidney function in streptozotocin diabetic rats. Journal of Ethnopharmacology69: 247-252

Musabayane CT, Munjeri O, Bwititi P, Osim EE (2000) Orally administered, insulin-loaded amidated pectin hydrogel beads sustain plasma concentrations of insulin in streptozotocin-diabetic rats. Journal of Endocrinology 164: 1-6

Bwititi PT, Ashorobi RB (1998) Effects of chronic oral nickel chloride administration on glycaemia and renal function in normal and diabetic rats. African Journal of Health Sciences5 (3-4): 198-201

Ashorobi RB, Bwititi PT (1997) Effects of nickel chloride on normal and streptozotocin induced diabetes in rats. Nigerian Quarterly Journal of Medicine 7 (4): 394-396

Bwititi P, Musabayane CT (1997) The effects of plants extracts on plasma glucose levels in rats. Acta Medica et Biologica 45 (4): 167-169

Bwititi P, Zamurawo M, Mabhachi G, Mashanga N (1997) Toxic and hypouricaemic effects of Opuntia megacantha extract in rats. Phytotherapy Research 2:389-391

Musabayane CT, Ndhlovu CE, Bwititi P, Msamati BC (1995) Serum albumin concentrations in rural Zimbabweans. Central African Journal of Medicine 41 (7): 204-208

Musabayane CT, Ndhlovu CE, Mamutse G, Bwititi P, Balment RJ (1993) Acute chloroquine administration increases sodium excretion. Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 96: 305-310

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