College of Health Sciences

Taxis can turn it around

SOUTH African women and girls are under attack. They experience gender-based violence almost any day, any time and everywhere. This could be in their homes, in the workplace and even in public transport stations such as taxi ranks as they commute to and from home for social or economic purposes....
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KZN Specialist Dermatologist Applauded for Passion in Patient Care and Training

The School of Clinical Medicine (SCM) would like to acknowledge and congratulate Dr Gill Lawrie for her boundless and unselfish contribution in setting up the dermatological surgery service which not only benefits patients, but also trains registrars in this component. The School also applauds her unmatched passion for Preventative Medicine...
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Many Breast Cancer Patients in Research Project Consider the Disease a “Death Sentence”

Perceptions of Female Patients with Newly-Diagnosed Breast Cancer at Durban’s Addington Hospital was the subject of research which earned social worker, Mrs Kogielambal Perumaul a Master’s degree in Medical Science. Perumaul’s research explored knowledge, awareness, preconceptions and myths of breast cancer among the patients being studied as well as examining...
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Surgeon with Guillain-Barre Syndrome Graduates with PhD

A medical condition robbed KwaZulu-Natal surgeon Dr Michelle Smith of her ability to perform surgery but could not stop her from continuing to contribute to the field of surgery or from graduating from UKZN with a PhD in Health Sciences (Surgery)! ‘I am immensely proud of my academic achievement, especially...
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UKZN’s Top New Medical Doctors

Dr Ishq Pramchand was placed second and Dr Ra’Eesa Mohamed-Yunus third in UKZN’s Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine’s Class of 2021. They were both awarded Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBChB) degrees summa cum laude. Pramchand (24) scored an 82.56% average in his final year while Mohamed-Yunus achieved 81.88%. Said...
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UKZN Health Care Specialists Encouraged to Join Global Outreach Movement

UKZN’s Dean of Clinical Medicine Professor Ncoza Dlova has appealed to health care specialists in the Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine to join the Extension for Community Healthcare Outcome (ECHO) Outreach movement - a globally recognised organisation that takes on challenges. Dlova made the call during a UKZN seminar...
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Leadership Skills Under the Spotlight at School of Clinical Medicine

Leading self-consciously through emotional intelligence and in a team environment was the focus of a three-day online workshop for UKZN managers and Heads of Disciplines hosted by the School of Clinical Medicine (SCM). The event also examined styles of leadership and followership, critical leadership challenges and the importance of integrating...
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Gut Health the Subject of Webinar

The Gut Microbiome in Konzo was the title of a webinar held by the College of Health Science (CHS). The event investigated the role of the gut microbiome in modulating the development of Konzo (tied leg) which is an epidemic paralytic disease occurring among hunger-stricken rural populations in Africa where...
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Specialist Advocates for Eye Care in the Public Sector

The School of Clinical Medicine has paid tribute to Dr Nombuso Mathe for her commitment to patient advocacy and leadership in the Discipline of Ophthalmology. Mathe has been instrumental in improving service provision in hospitals, and advancing research in the Department. ‘She is very passionate about patient advocacy and leadership...
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UKZN Alumnus is Mrs SA Semi-Finalist

Click here for isiZulu version UKZN alumnus, businesswoman, wife and mother Andile Pieterson is a semi-finalist in the 2022 Mrs South Africa contest. A qualified optometrist, Andile runs a service TwinsOnEyes with her twin sister Ayanda - also an optometrist - catering specifically for children at underprivileged schools. ‘We provide free...
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UKZN Academic Bags Second PhD

Academic Leader: Teaching and Learning at the School of Health Sciences Professor Shenuka Singh has completed her second PhD in Research Ethics. ‘I am the first graduand in the programme and will graduate on 5 April this year,’ she said. Singh intends to continue building a research profile in her...
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International Accolades for UKZN Academic

Associate Professor Tricia Naicker has received awards from two prestigious international publishers - her works being selected as winners by editorial board members of the organisations. She was presented with the annual Thieme Chemistry Journals Award for up-and-coming researchers in the early stages of their independent academic careers as assistant or junior professors....
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Study Reveals Benefits of Moringa Oleifera Leaf Supplementation for HIV Patients on Antiretroviral Therapy

PhD student in the Discipline of Public Health, Ms Aisha Gambo, and her supervisor Professor Nceba Gqaleni, have published a research article evaluating the effects of the Moringa oleifera leaf supplementation on the CD4 count, viral load and anthropometric of HIV positive adults on antiretroviral therapy (ART) in Nigeria. Published...
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Study Finds Depression Linked to Being Involved in a Community Disaster

People exposed to a disaster in their community are likely to experience depression in the long-term with Black Africans, women and individuals from lower education/income sectors particularly susceptible. This is according to the findings of a decade-long study of more than 17 000 South Africans conducted by UKZN and international researchers....
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UKZN Medical Alumnus Awarded French National Order of Merit

A graduate of UKZN’s Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine (Class of 1987), Dr Fareed Abdullah, has received the French Ordre National du Mérite (National Order of Merit) for his work as a clinical researcher and public health scientist in the fight against HIV and TB. The National Order of Merit, launched...
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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
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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.

CHS Student Recruitment Video

Support the Professor Ncoza Dlova Medical Student Fund

Professor Ncoza Dlova, Dean and Head of UKZN’s School of Clinical Medicine, has launched a fund to support medical students with historic debt. The fund will ensure that education is a reality for those who are struggling financially. Further, investing in future medical doctors will inject much needed human resources in an already overburdened healthcare system.

Dlova said, We are appealing to donors, non-governmental organisations, the corporate sector, alumni of UKZN’s Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine as well as alumni of the former Alan Taylor residence to assist with donations.’

Alumnus and founder of the Gift of the Givers, Dr Imtiaz Sooliman pledged R3 million towards the fund.

All donor contributions will be received by the UKZN foundation which will qualify donors to receive a section 18 A certificate which is a tax benefit for their pledge.

‘Support Doctors in the Making (uMuntu nguMuntu ngaBantu).’ ‘Fund the future – Fund a Student and Be part of the Solution.’

Link to video: https://youtu.be/Y8ePQVACgmo

 

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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June 22, 2022

Taxis can turn it around

SOUTH African women and girls are under attack. They experience gender-based violence almost any day, any time and everywhere. This...
Read More
June 9, 2022

KZN Specialist Dermatologist Applauded for Passion in Patient Care and Training

The School of Clinical Medicine (SCM) would like to acknowledge and congratulate Dr Gill Lawrie for her boundless and unselfish...
Read More
May 30, 2022

Many Breast Cancer Patients in Research Project Consider the Disease a “Death Sentence”

Perceptions of Female Patients with Newly-Diagnosed Breast Cancer at Durban’s Addington Hospital was the subject of research which earned social...
Read More
May 30, 2022

Surgeon with Guillain-Barre Syndrome Graduates with PhD

A medical condition robbed KwaZulu-Natal surgeon Dr Michelle Smith of her ability to perform surgery but could not stop her...
Read More
May 30, 2022

UKZN’s Top New Medical Doctors

Dr Ishq Pramchand was placed second and Dr Ra’Eesa Mohamed-Yunus third in UKZN’s Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine’s Class...
Read More
May 30, 2022

UKZN Health Care Specialists Encouraged to Join Global Outreach Movement

UKZN’s Dean of Clinical Medicine Professor Ncoza Dlova has appealed to health care specialists in the Nelson R Mandela School...
Read More
May 30, 2022

Leadership Skills Under the Spotlight at School of Clinical Medicine

Leading self-consciously through emotional intelligence and in a team environment was the focus of a three-day online workshop for UKZN...
Read More
May 30, 2022

Gut Health the Subject of Webinar

The Gut Microbiome in Konzo was the title of a webinar held by the College of Health Science (CHS). The...
Read More
May 10, 2022

Specialist Advocates for Eye Care in the Public Sector

The School of Clinical Medicine has paid tribute to Dr Nombuso Mathe for her commitment to patient advocacy and leadership...
Read More
May 10, 2022

UKZN Alumnus is Mrs SA Semi-Finalist

Click here for isiZulu version UKZN alumnus, businesswoman, wife and mother Andile Pieterson is a semi-finalist in the 2022 Mrs...
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May 10, 2022

UKZN Academic Bags Second PhD

Academic Leader: Teaching and Learning at the School of Health Sciences Professor Shenuka Singh has completed her second PhD in...
Read More
May 10, 2022

International Accolades for UKZN Academic

Associate Professor Tricia Naicker has received awards from two prestigious international publishers - her works being selected as winners by...
Read More
May 10, 2022

Study Reveals Benefits of Moringa Oleifera Leaf Supplementation for HIV Patients on Antiretroviral Therapy

PhD student in the Discipline of Public Health, Ms Aisha Gambo, and her supervisor Professor Nceba Gqaleni, have published a...
Read More
April 19, 2022

Study Finds Depression Linked to Being Involved in a Community Disaster

People exposed to a disaster in their community are likely to experience depression in the long-term with Black Africans, women...
Read More
March 21, 2022

UKZN Medical Alumnus Awarded French National Order of Merit

A graduate of UKZN’s Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine (Class of 1987), Dr Fareed Abdullah, has received the French Ordre...
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