College of Health Sciences

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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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 IFBB LIVING Legends at the Station Urban Event in Durban. This qualified her for an invitation to Arnold Classic Africa 2021 – Multiple Sport Festival, Art and Lifestyle Expo, scheduled...
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CHS Hosts Virtual Long Service and Retirees Ceremony

The College of Health Sciences (CHS) hosted a virtual Long Service and Retirees Awards ceremony to celebrate the commitment and dedication of staff to UKZN. The event was held on the cloud-based video conferencing service of Zoom with all guests having custom snack boxes delivered to their homes to enjoy...
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Tricia Naicker Flies the UKZN Flag High… Once Again!

Click here for isiZulu version The youngest Associate Professor at UKZN’s College of Health Sciences, Professor Tricia Naicker, has been awarded the 2020 Raikes Medal by the South African Chemical Institute. The medal acknowledges a member of the Institute, under the age of 40, whose original chemical research performed in South...
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Nursing Students Tackle Drug Abuse in Austerville

Click here for isiZulu version UKZN’s second-year Nursing students conducted an intervention programme aimed at making a positive contribution in the fight against drug abuse in Austerville, Durban, as part of their Community Nursing module. The students presented their programme at Fairvale Secondary School where they briefed Grade 9 learners...
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Students Bring Occupational Therapy Closer to the Community

In collaboration with Durban Green Corridors, final-year Occupational Therapy students at UKZN offer wellness programmes, rehabilitation, developmental milestones and educational programmes at the Inanda Wilderness Park in Durban. All activities take place outdoors, enticing people to venture outside and enjoy being in nature. This five-year community outreach project is spearheaded...
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UKZN Academics Contribute to Policy Briefs on Staying Fit during COVID-19

Click here for the isiZulu version UKZN academics have helped provide input for two policy briefs aimed at giving guidance to governments and civil societies in Africa on the critical need for people to stay physically active during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic. When it became clear there was a...
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Campaign Against GBV in Public Transport

Click here for isiZulu version In collaboration with the Ayanda Msweli Foundation, the Commission for Gender Equality and the minibus taxi industry, UKZN launched a campaign against gender-based violence (GBV) in the transport industry at Durban West’s Pinetown taxi rank. The Phepha Thembeka Vikela Against Gender-Based Violence campaign aims to...
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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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Latest News

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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...
Read More
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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December 11, 2020

CHS Hosts Virtual Long Service and Retirees Ceremony

The College of Health Sciences (CHS) hosted a virtual Long Service and Retirees Awards ceremony to celebrate the commitment and...
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November 17, 2020

Partnership Promotes Lung Cancer Awareness and Care

UKZN’s Multinational Lung Cancer Control Programme (MLCCP) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Cancer Association of South...
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November 17, 2020

UKZN OT Students Online to Assist Those in Need

UKZN Occupational Therapist (OT) students on the Westville campus in co-operation with the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG)...
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November 17, 2020

Young UKZN Alumna Excelling in the Optometry World

Click here for isiZulu version Bachelor of Optometry alumna, Ms Duduzile Sibisi, owns two optometry practices at the tender age...
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November 17, 2020

Tricia Naicker Flies the UKZN Flag High… Once Again!

Click here for isiZulu version The youngest Associate Professor at UKZN’s College of Health Sciences, Professor Tricia Naicker, has been...
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November 17, 2020

Occupational Therapy Students in the Thick of Things Helping the Needy

Four fourth-year Occupational Therapy students at UKZN are using lessons learned in the lecture room to assist underprivileged communities. They...
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