College of Health Sciences

Dentistry Academic Invited to Develop WHO Tool for Research Ethics Oversight Benchmarking

Click here for isiZulu version Professor Shenuka Singh of UKZN’s Dentistry Discipline has been invited by the World Health Organization (WHO) to be a member of a working group to develop a tool for benchmarking of research ethics oversight. The invitation came from the WHO’s Regulation and Safety (REG) Unit...
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Audiology Discipline Members Active in World Hearing Day

UKZN’s Audiology Discipline celebrated World Hearing Day (WHD) 2021 - themed Hearing Care for ALL! Screen. Rehabilitate. Communicate. – by participating in several hearing campaigns. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 2021 marks the launch of the World Report on Hearing, which promotes a global call for action to...
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CANSA Undertaking Lung Cancer Research with UKZN

CANSA is involved in a three-year research partnership with UKZN’s Multinational Lung Cancer Control Programme (UKZN-MLCCP) under the leadership of Dr Themba Ginindza and other co-principal investigators. The goal is to improve knowledge and awareness of lung cancer, its risk factors and symptoms, and to positively influence community attitudes towards...
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UKZN Nursing Discipline Redesignated by WHO as Collaborating Centre

Click here for isiZulu version UKZN’s Discipline of Nursing has been designated once again as a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre (WHOCC) for Nursing and Midwifery in the Africa region. It is one of four such centres in Africa which are recognised by WHO,’ said Academic Leader Nursing Discipline and Director UKZN...
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COVID-19 Vaccines – A Path Forward for South Africa

Click here for isiZulu version Dr Nigel Garrett, Head of HIV Pathogenesis and Vaccine Research at the Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA) and an honorary academic in UKZN’s School of Nursing and Public Health; delivered an invigorating webinar, hosted by the College of Health...
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UKZN Panel Discussion Dissects Coronavirus Variants

SARS CoV-2 variants, including the 501Y.V2 first identified in South Africa, were under the microscope in a webinar debate organised by UKZN’s College of Health Sciences. The head of UKZN’s Virology Department and also head of the KZN-National Health Laboratory Service, Dr Nokukhanya Msomi, led the discussion. The deliberations started...
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PHD Scholarships for first-year Doctoral students

The College of Health Sciences is offering a limited number of Scholarships to first-year Doctoral students. • The application must be done via the online system (once the relevant information is filled, the application will go to the supervisor for confirmation, then ALR and Dean/HOS and finally to the Research...
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Webinar Addresses Burnout among Healthcare Workers during COVID-19

Studies show that 40% of South African healthcare workers across the spectrum have suffered from burnout due to the COVID-19 pandemic. These alarming figures were presented at a College of Health Sciences webinar on burnout among healthcare workers due to COVID-19. The panellists included Senior Psychiatrist and UKZN lecturer, Dr...
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Research Reveals Potential of Pre-Diabetes and COVID-19 Being a Deadly Combination

Pre-diabetes should be treated as a comorbidity for COVID-19 and all patients infected with the virus need to be screened for the diabetes condition to reduce deaths and provide optimal clinical care. This is according to a paper written by researchers from UKZN’s School of Laboratory Medicine and Medical Sciences...
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UKZN Hosts Webinar on Ivermectin Debate

What the Ivermectin Debate has revealed to us in a Time of Pandemic, was the title of a webinar facilitated by Professor Colleen Aldous, from UKZN’s College of Health Sciences. It featured panellists Professor Anisa Mosam Associate Professor: Dermatology; Mr Andrew Gray Senior Lecturer: Pharmacology, and Dr Warren Parker, public...
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UKZN Medical Student Appointed President of SAMSA

Miss Tivana Chellan, a fifth-year Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery student at the UKZN Medical School in Durban, has been elected national President of the South African Medical Students Association (SAMSA) for 2021. SAMSA is a national non-profit organisation comprising of Medical students from various medical schools across the country....
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UKZN Supports the Global Call for Hearing Health

UKZN’s Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Department commemorated World Hearing Day on 3 March under the hashtag #WHD_SouthAfrica. The day started with a 5km awareness walk/run/ride along the Durban beach promenade, followed by the distribution of World Health Organization (WHO) ear and hearing care material in English and isiZulu to...
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Alumnus Donates Textbooks to Medical Students

Specialist Family Medicine doctor and UKZN alumnus, Dr Tin Myint from Stanger Hospital generously donated boxes of textbooks to Medical students based at the site. He collected the books and journals over many years as a Medical student and junior doctor. Some were also donated by friends who left the...
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UKZN Nursing Students Shine

Click here for isiZulu version ‘Thank you for representing UKZN exceptionally well in the clinical settings and for fully embracing the UKZN values of respect, excellence, accountability, client orientation, honesty, and trust. Keep up the good work,’ said UKZN’s Nursing Discipline Academic Leader to third-year Nursing students who recently completed...
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CHS Welcomes New Dean and Head of School of Health Sciences

Click here for isiZulu version Professor Khathutshelo Percy Mashige is the new Dean and Head of the School of Health Sciences at UKZN. ‘I am proud and ecstatic,’ said Mashige. ‘I felt I was in with a chance of being appointed but was a bit anxious and apprehensive about it.’...
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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.

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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May 6, 2021

Dentistry Academic Invited to Develop WHO Tool for Research Ethics Oversight Benchmarking

Click here for isiZulu version Professor Shenuka Singh of UKZN’s Dentistry Discipline has been invited by the World Health Organization...
Read More
May 6, 2021

Audiology Discipline Members Active in World Hearing Day

UKZN’s Audiology Discipline celebrated World Hearing Day (WHD) 2021 - themed Hearing Care for ALL! Screen. Rehabilitate. Communicate. – by...
Read More
May 6, 2021

CANSA Undertaking Lung Cancer Research with UKZN

CANSA is involved in a three-year research partnership with UKZN’s Multinational Lung Cancer Control Programme (UKZN-MLCCP) under the leadership of...
Read More
May 6, 2021

UKZN Nursing Discipline Redesignated by WHO as Collaborating Centre

Click here for isiZulu version UKZN’s Discipline of Nursing has been designated once again as a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre (WHOCC)...
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May 6, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccines – A Path Forward for South Africa

Click here for isiZulu version Dr Nigel Garrett, Head of HIV Pathogenesis and Vaccine Research at the Centre for the...
Read More
May 6, 2021

UKZN Panel Discussion Dissects Coronavirus Variants

SARS CoV-2 variants, including the 501Y.V2 first identified in South Africa, were under the microscope in a webinar debate organised...
Read More
March 29, 2021

Webinar Addresses Burnout among Healthcare Workers during COVID-19

Studies show that 40% of South African healthcare workers across the spectrum have suffered from burnout due to the COVID-19...
Read More
March 16, 2021

Research Reveals Potential of Pre-Diabetes and COVID-19 Being a Deadly Combination

Pre-diabetes should be treated as a comorbidity for COVID-19 and all patients infected with the virus need to be screened...
Read More
March 16, 2021

UKZN Hosts Webinar on Ivermectin Debate

What the Ivermectin Debate has revealed to us in a Time of Pandemic, was the title of a webinar facilitated...
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March 16, 2021

UKZN Medical Student Appointed President of SAMSA

Miss Tivana Chellan, a fifth-year Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery student at the UKZN Medical School in Durban, has been...
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March 16, 2021

UKZN Supports the Global Call for Hearing Health

UKZN’s Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Department commemorated World Hearing Day on 3 March under the hashtag #WHD_SouthAfrica. The day...
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March 16, 2021

Alumnus Donates Textbooks to Medical Students

Specialist Family Medicine doctor and UKZN alumnus, Dr Tin Myint from Stanger Hospital generously donated boxes of textbooks to Medical...
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March 1, 2021

UKZN Nursing Students Shine

Click here for isiZulu version ‘Thank you for representing UKZN exceptionally well in the clinical settings and for fully embracing...
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March 1, 2021

CHS Welcomes New Dean and Head of School of Health Sciences

Click here for isiZulu version Professor Khathutshelo Percy Mashige is the new Dean and Head of the School of Health...
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March 1, 2021

Bels Gym Supervisor Wins Gold

UKZN’s Biokinetics, Exercise and Leisure Sciences (Bels) gym supervisor, Ms Zamile Nduli was crowned a wellness fitness champion at an...
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