College of Health Sciences

Clinical Virologist Appointed Head of Department at UKZN

Newly-appointed Head of Virology in the School of Laboratory Medicine and Medical Sciences at UKZN, Dr Nokukhanya Msomi says she looks forward to pursuing her vision in this new position. ‘I’m fortunate to work in a discipline with a strong foundation laid by previous heads. The dedicated team of virologists...
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High Flyer Joins Med School

Seventeen-year-old Umlazi resident, Mr Andile Mkhungo is excited to have been accepted at UKZN’s Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine. The young star, who attended Zwelibanzi High School, scored an impressive 92% for Science, 86% for Maths and 81% for English in matric. He was also placed second in the...
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Medical Student Inaugural Recipient of Prestigious Medical Award

Final-year Medical student, Mr Kapil Narain, was honoured with the inaugural Rising Star Award by the South African Clinician Scientists’ Society and the Clinix Health Group. The annual South African Health Excellence Awards recognise the country’s leading researchers, scientists, doctors and other medical professionals. The Rising Star award is bestowed...
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Virology Lecturer Appointed Associate Professor

Pathologist, Professor Raveen Parboosing of the Discipline of Virology in the School of Laboratory Medicine and Medical Sciences, has been appointed Associate Professor. ‘I am passionate about discovering innovative ways to treat viral infections,’ said Parboosing. ‘My aim is to use my appointment to facilitate and strengthen research collaborations, locally...
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Comrades Runner Supports Children Living with Cancer

Dr Kumaran Moodley, a Specialist Pediatrician at Prince Mshiyeni Memorial Hospital, Honorary Clinical Associate at the Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine, and member of the Child Health Priorities Committee will run the 2020 Comrades Marathon to raise funds for the Childhood Cancer Foundation (CHOC). The non-profit organisation supports children...
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School of Clinical Medicine Holds Healthy Lifestyle Event for Staff

UKZN’s School of Clinical Medicine (SCM) closed its awareness campaign for the year with a healthy living event which was well attended by SCM staff. A healthy lifestyle is a way of living that lowers the risk of being seriously ill or dying at an early age. Good health is...
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UKZN Technician Delivers Presentation at Conference in the USA

UKZN’s Principal Technician in the Discipline of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care in the College of Health Sciences, Mr Naren Bhimsan presented a paper at the SimGHOSTS Conference in Miami titled: New Trend in Training: Taking Hi-Fidelity Simulation Cross-Country to Under-Resourced Anesthetists. Bhimsan’s presentation demonstrated the impact of cross-country collaboration and...
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UKZN Medical School Class of ’69 Holds 50-Year Reunion

Many of UKZN’s Medical School Class of ’69 who attended their 50th reunion function in Durban recently are still in active practice. They include Dr Farouk Haffejee, Dr Ahmed Salejee, Dr Percy Naidoo, Dr Rajend Maharaj, Dr Titus Moghoro, Dr Bala Naidoo, Dr Les Ananth, Dr Steve Ramasuvha, Dr Thomas Rambau,...
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UKZN Dean on the Winning Trail Again

Internationally respected Dermatologist and Dean of UKZN’s School of Clinical Medicine Professor Ncoza Dlova has won two national awards – first prize in the Leadership Excellence section at the South African Health Excellence Awards and runner-up for the Global Excellence Award. The awards are hosted by the Clinix Health Group...
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CHS Celebrates Improved Pass Rate of Registrars

UKZN’s College of Health Sciences hosted the second registrar awards evening at Umhlanga to honour specialists who successfully completed their final clinical examinations with the Colleges of Medicine of SA (CMSA), sub-specialists and those who graduated with Masters in Medicine (MMED) degrees. ‘As the College of Health Sciences we are...
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New ENT Head Plans to Build Capabilities

Dr Andile Sibiya joined the few women in surgery and leadership, as she took office as Head of UKZN’s Ortorhinolaryngology (ENT) Department at the Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine at the beginning of October. Sibiya completed her MBChB at the University of Cape Town and did her internship and...
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Collaborative South African Study Wins International Award

Click here for isiZulu version A team of collaborators consisting of medical specialists and engineers from UKZN as well as medical scientists from Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (SMU) and the University of the Witwatersrand, joined forces to conduct a study to improve kidney function amongst the sub-Saharan African population....
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Paediatrics Specialist Climbs Mount Kilimanjaro at Age 65

Raziya Bobat, Associate Professor in Paediatrics and Head of Paediatric Infectious Diseases, climbed Africa’s highest mountain this year at the age of 65. She was accompanied by her husband, Professor Umesh Lalloo, their daughter, Natasha, and four friends. Bobat, who is set to retire from UKZN at the end of...
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UKZN Students Champion Mental Health Awareness amongst High Schools in Umlazi

Two College of Health Sciences students and an alumnus of the UKZN Medical School spearheaded a mental health awareness drive for selected high schools in Umlazi township recently in commemoration of Mental Health Month. The students, Mr Clement Agoni and Mr Yanga Mdleleni and alumnus, Dr Thandeka Maphumulo-Ngcobo are members...
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CHS Research Symposium

‘It is imperative that all of us, as healthcare professionals and medical scientists, produce research that is novel and impactful.’ These were the words of newly-appointed Dean of Research in the College of Health Sciences (CHS), Professor Anil Chuturgoon when he welcomed delegates to the College’s research symposium at the...
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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: hlongwanen@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: chilim@ukzn.ac.za

             

SCM(MBChB) & SLMMS

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

            

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February 7, 2020

Clinical Virologist Appointed Head of Department at UKZN

Newly-appointed Head of Virology in the School of Laboratory Medicine and Medical Sciences at UKZN, Dr Nokukhanya Msomi says she...
Read More
February 7, 2020

High Flyer Joins Med School

Seventeen-year-old Umlazi resident, Mr Andile Mkhungo is excited to have been accepted at UKZN’s Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine....
Read More
February 7, 2020

Medical Student Inaugural Recipient of Prestigious Medical Award

Final-year Medical student, Mr Kapil Narain, was honoured with the inaugural Rising Star Award by the South African Clinician Scientists’...
Read More
February 7, 2020

Virology Lecturer Appointed Associate Professor

Pathologist, Professor Raveen Parboosing of the Discipline of Virology in the School of Laboratory Medicine and Medical Sciences, has been...
Read More
February 7, 2020

Comrades Runner Supports Children Living with Cancer

Dr Kumaran Moodley, a Specialist Pediatrician at Prince Mshiyeni Memorial Hospital, Honorary Clinical Associate at the Nelson R. Mandela School...
Read More
December 6, 2019

School of Clinical Medicine Holds Healthy Lifestyle Event for Staff

UKZN’s School of Clinical Medicine (SCM) closed its awareness campaign for the year with a healthy living event which was...
Read More
December 6, 2019

UKZN Technician Delivers Presentation at Conference in the USA

UKZN’s Principal Technician in the Discipline of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care in the College of Health Sciences, Mr Naren Bhimsan...
Read More
December 6, 2019

UKZN Medical School Class of ’69 Holds 50-Year Reunion

Many of UKZN’s Medical School Class of ’69 who attended their 50th reunion function in Durban recently are still in active...
Read More
December 6, 2019

UKZN Dean on the Winning Trail Again

Internationally respected Dermatologist and Dean of UKZN’s School of Clinical Medicine Professor Ncoza Dlova has won two national awards –...
Read More
December 5, 2019

CHS Celebrates Improved Pass Rate of Registrars

UKZN’s College of Health Sciences hosted the second registrar awards evening at Umhlanga to honour specialists who successfully completed their...
Read More
November 25, 2019

New ENT Head Plans to Build Capabilities

Dr Andile Sibiya joined the few women in surgery and leadership, as she took office as Head of UKZN’s Ortorhinolaryngology...
Read More
November 20, 2019

Collaborative South African Study Wins International Award

Click here for isiZulu version A team of collaborators consisting of medical specialists and engineers from UKZN as well as...
Read More
November 20, 2019

Paediatrics Specialist Climbs Mount Kilimanjaro at Age 65

Raziya Bobat, Associate Professor in Paediatrics and Head of Paediatric Infectious Diseases, climbed Africa’s highest mountain this year at the...
Read More
November 20, 2019

UKZN Students Champion Mental Health Awareness amongst High Schools in Umlazi

Two College of Health Sciences students and an alumnus of the UKZN Medical School spearheaded a mental health awareness drive...
Read More
November 20, 2019

CHS Research Symposium

‘It is imperative that all of us, as healthcare professionals and medical scientists, produce research that is novel and impactful.’...
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