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Welcome to the College of Health Sciences

The College of Health Sciences is a multi-professional institution spread across four of the five campuses of the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Its excellent scholars function holistically, ethically and in a socially responsive manner within the African health care environment while actively engaging international collaboration and partnerships for education, research and service.

Recognised as a Centre of Excellence in health professional education, research and community programmes, the College provides a unified and holistic approach to teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels across three campuses.

Located in the province of KwaZulu-Natal, the College's four schools; namely Clinical Medicine, Health Sciences, Laboratory Medicine and Medical Sciences as well as Nursing and Public Health, serve 25 percent of South Africa's population resident in KwaZulu-Natal.

The College boasts among its staff some of the most eminent and respected names in medical and health sciences and academia. Publications in peer reviewed journals are impressive and continue to grow, so too is the authorship of scientific and health sciences books.

Support the Tumelo Seliane Education Fund as initiated by the MBChB Class of 2015. 





The HIV and AIDS Community Grants Programme
Korean Government Scholarship
Vacancy - Dean and Head of School - SCM

Vacancy: Senior Lecturer Lecturer - Clinical Skills

Vacancy: Senior Lecturer Lecturer - Clinical Skills

CHS Research Development Grant for the Credentialing Staff and Developmental Lecturers

CHS’ Young Researchers Competitive Grants
Postgraduate Scholarships for Indigenous Health Care Systems (Traditional Medicine) Research

UKZN Notice for all Current and Prospective First Year Students

Funding Opportunity - National Institute of Health (NIH)

Research: Africa fights for inequality

2017 Registration Booklet

UKZN Unrest Procedures 

RDE guideline document

RDE Application form


CHS Guidelines For Presentation Of Thesis

College of Health Sciences Handbook

Student Bursaries

Latest News
Optometry and the Islamic Medical Association reinforce Vision Car...
‘Eye care services have become more affordable and accessible to indigent communities in recent years, but hard contact lenses in particular are a specialty service not offered by many practitioners in the private sector and are not available at all in public sector hospitals. IMA’s funding of these lenses will go a long way towards assisting patients who cannot afford such,’ said Miss Naimah Ebrahim Khan, a contact lens Lecturer at UKZN’s Discipline of Optometry.
A Successful Instrument Expo Day by Optometry
‘One thing I like about this instrument fair is that I get to save travelling expenses to town, I have been saved the burden to go searching for suppliers that I don’t even know where they are situated. This exhibition brings every instrument I need to me at discounted student rates’, said Sphesihle Ntuli, a second year student in Optometry.
Matric Wonder Kids join the Pharmaceutical Class
The Discipline of Pharmaceutical Sciences in the College of Health Sciences has gained three students who obtained as many as eight distinctions in their matric examinations. They are 16-year-old Ms Nonsikelelo Ndimande of the Umkhanyakude District, who matriculated at Sinethezikele High School scoring eight distinctions; 18-year-old Ms Naheeda Ebrahim of Piet Retief in Mpumalanga, who obtained seven distinctions in matric, and Ms Ayesha Kajee (17) of Westville Girls' High, who also got seven distinctions.


Ms Vanessa Chetty
Health Sciences

Tel: +27 31 260 7950


Ms Sabathile Khumalo

Tel: +27 31 260 43 77 


Mr Mlungisi Chili

Tel: +27 31 260 2203 

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