College of Health Sciences

School of Laboratory Medicine and Medical Sciences Holds Successful Research Symposium

In the face of the huge challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, a total of 26 projects were presented at the annual research symposium of the School of Laboratory Medicine and Medical Sciences. With the words of Nelson Mandela - ‘It always seems impossible until it’s done’ - very relevant...
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Living Life Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

- By Professor Nombulelo Magula Fear, stigma and poverty remain the fiercest enemies in our fight against COVID-19. Yet, when considered within the South African context, these are hardly new phenomena. Our years of experience in dealing with the HIV epidemic - and having the highest infection rates in the...
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23 Newly-Qualified Nephrologists in KZN thanks to UKZN Training

A medical team led by UKZN’s Professor Alain Assounga has trained 23 Nephrologists using a College of Medicine syllabus and Grey’s Hospital in Pietermaritzburg and the Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital (IALCH) in Durban as teaching platforms. Assounga is Head of the Discipline of Nephrology at UKZN’s Nelson R. Mandela...
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Cuban-Trained Medical Students join UKZN for Clinical Training

Eighty-five Medical students who underwent five years of training in Cuba have been welcomed back “home” at UKZN. The College of Health Sciences (CHS) hosted a welcoming and orientation programme for the students in the Nelson Mandela-Fidel Castro Cuban Collaboration Programme (NMFCCP) and will now undergo 18 months of clinical...
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UKZN Launches Intern Mentorship Programme

UKZN’s School of Clinical Medicine launched an Intern Mentorship Programme in partnership with Investec on 16 September through a webinar with around 180 attendees made up of Medical interns, academics and mentors. The brain-child of Professor Ncoza Dlova, Dean of the School, the mentorship programme aims to support KwaZulu-Natal interns...
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UKZN Medical Student Honoured by Mail & Guardian

Sixth-year Medical student, Mr Kapil Narain is among the 200 Young South Africans honoured by the Mail & Guardian newspaper. This year, there were more than 8 000 nominations. One of 22 people listed in the health sector, Narain is also the youngest in this category. ‘These are young people...
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UKZN Academic re-admission applications for Semester 2 of 2020

Application for academic re-admission to UKZN in Semester 2 of 2020 will be considered, within Colleges, from individuals in the following categories, 1. Previously excluded candidates who have met their exclusion conditions, and are close to completion of their qualification, who need to register for outstanding second semester modules in...
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Communities of Practice Address Online Teaching and Learning

The Teaching and Learning Committee in the College of Health Sciences (CHS) launched a series of communities of practice presentations. The first such webinar was held on 10 June 2020 to share and discuss best practice experience in online teaching and learning. The event, which attracted academics and professionals in...
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Prof. Busisiwe Ncama

Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Head of College

Contact Details

PA/Secretary: Mrs Mhlophe Sithole
Email: sitholem1@ukzn.ac.za
Telephone: +27 31 2602798
Email: ncamab@ukzn.ac.za
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Welcome Message from the DVC

Welcome to the College of Health Sciences and we are one of the four Colleges that form the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN).  Our College is devoted to global excellence by preparing professional health care providers/researchers.

Our college consists of four Schools namely:

 

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.

For admission enquiries contact:

School of Health Sciences

 Ms Nokuthula Hlongwa:
 Tel: 031 260 7950
 e-Mail: hlongwan@ukzn.ac.za

 Ms Vanessa Chetty :
 Tel: 031 260 8833
 e-Mail: chettyv3@ukzn.ac.za 

School of Nursing

Mr Mlungisi Chili:
Tel: 031 260 2203
  e-Mail: chilim1@ukzn.ac.za

             

SCM(MBChB) & SLMMS

Ms Vasanthie Brijlal:
 Tel: 031 260 4563
 e-Mail: brijlalv@ukzn.ac.za

            

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October 12, 2020

School of Laboratory Medicine and Medical Sciences Holds Successful Research Symposium

In the face of the huge challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, a total of 26 projects were presented at...
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October 12, 2020

Living Life Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

- By Professor Nombulelo Magula Fear, stigma and poverty remain the fiercest enemies in our fight against COVID-19. Yet, when...
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October 12, 2020

23 Newly-Qualified Nephrologists in KZN thanks to UKZN Training

A medical team led by UKZN’s Professor Alain Assounga has trained 23 Nephrologists using a College of Medicine syllabus and...
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October 1, 2020

Cuban-Trained Medical Students join UKZN for Clinical Training

Eighty-five Medical students who underwent five years of training in Cuba have been welcomed back “home” at UKZN. The College...
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October 1, 2020

UKZN Launches Intern Mentorship Programme

UKZN’s School of Clinical Medicine launched an Intern Mentorship Programme in partnership with Investec on 16 September through a webinar...
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October 1, 2020

UKZN Medical Student Honoured by Mail & Guardian

Sixth-year Medical student, Mr Kapil Narain is among the 200 Young South Africans honoured by the Mail & Guardian newspaper....
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September 11, 2020

UKZN Gynaecologist Secures Endoscopic Laboratory Sponsorship

Dr Suran Ramphal, a consultant and head of the Gynaecological Endoscopy Unit and the Urogynaecology and Pelvic Floor Unit at...
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August 18, 2020

UKZN Academic re-admission applications for Semester 2 of 2020

Application for academic re-admission to UKZN in Semester 2 of 2020 will be considered, within Colleges, from individuals in the...
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July 31, 2020

Helping Medical Experts become Robust Leaders

As doctors in the frontline of the fight against of COVID-19, Medical heads of departments at UKZN not only carry...
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July 31, 2020

UKZN helps Source Generous Donation of Masks for SA Medical Students

UKZN was among the Higher Education Institutions in South Africa which benefitted from a Solidarity Fund donation of hundreds of...
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July 21, 2020

Two Gold Medals in Specialist Physician Examinations for UKZN Graduate

UKZN’s Dr Raeesa Bhorat, a senior Registrar in the Department of Internal Medicine based at King Edward VIII Hospital in...
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July 17, 2020

Medical Student at the Frontline of COVID-19

Click here for isiZulu version Final-year Medical student, Mr Kapil Narain, has served at the frontline of COVID-19 by conducting...
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July 17, 2020

UKZN Student aims to Improve Hospital-Based Cancer Surveillance System

Click here for isiZulu version Multinational Lung Cancer Control Programme (MLCCP) cancer Registrar in the Discipline of Public Health Medicine,...
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July 9, 2020

UKZN Secures COVID-19 Rapid Tester

The College of Health Sciences (CHS) at UKZN has secured an advanced instrument called the ILEX Genehecker (ultra-fast pcr) valued...
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July 2, 2020

UKZN Lecturer Honoured with Eugene Weinberg Medal Award

Development lecturer and PhD candidate in the Discipline of Paediatrics and Child Health in the School of Clinical Medicine, Dr...
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