College of Health Sciences

UKZN Co-Hosts Inaugural African Chapter on Ecohealth Conference

The College of Health Sciences (CHS) hosted the first African Chapter on Ecohealth Conference at the International Convention Centre in Durban in collaboration with the Durban Tourism and National Convention Bureau. The conference provided a forum for sharing research findings which address health problems holistically as well as for the...
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Launch of Lung Cancer Control Programme at UKZN

UKZN’s College of Health Sciences launched a Multinational Lung Cancer Control Programme (MLCCP) in which about 35 Community Care Givers (CCGs) received palliative care training. Organisers of the programme - which aims to improve the public’s access to early diagnostic services, treatment and care for lung cancer - selected CCGs...
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Prestigious Prize for AIDS Researcher

Renowned AIDS researcher Professor Salim S. Abdool Karim of UKZN has been awarded the prestigious Al-Sumait Prize for research contributions to African development. The prize of US$500 000 (R6,9 million) and a gold medal will be handed to Abdool Karim by the Amir of Kuwait at a ceremony in Kuwait on...
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Head Psychiatrist at UKZN Elected President of Influential Society

Click here for isiZulu version UKZN’s Head Psychiatrist Professor Bonga Chiliza has been elected President of the South African Society of Psychiatrists (SASOP). SASOP - the only professional body in South Africa that represents the interests and protects the rights of psychiatrists in the country - is actively involved in...
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Deputy Vice-Chancellor’s Communiquè

DVC'S COMMUNIQUE JULY-OCTOBER We started this quarter with some challenges, and experienced a student protest. However, we managed to resolve the issues and we are grateful to our students and staff for working with us to resolve the challenges faced.
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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 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.

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October 2, 2018

Celebrating the Beauty and Power of Women

Female staff within the College of Health Sciences (CHS) recently came together to celebrate struggles faced by women the world...
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October 2, 2018

Govender Shines Through Science

‘It is indeed humbling to be recognised as a contributing woman to science,’ said an elated UKZN’s School of Health...
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October 2, 2018

Click here for English version UDkt Perisamy Neelaphithambaran Govender, owaziwa ngelika-PN kubangani bakhe, usanda kuhlonishwa yi-South African Medical Association (SAMA)...
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October 2, 2018

UKZN PhD Student Wins Prestigious Continental Award

UKZN PhD student, Dr Yogandree Ramsamy, was recently awarded the 2018 Institute Mérieux-ICAN Young Investigator Award in recognition of her...
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October 2, 2018

Workshop Focuses on Nursing Education Transformation

‘As an institution, we have to be a centre of excellence. We need to have a competency-based curriculum that is...
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May 30, 2018

Nurses Do it for the Nurses

UKZN’s Nursing Discipline celebrated International Nurses Day (IND) by hosting an event themed Nurses also have a Right to Health....
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May 30, 2018

Fourth-Year Nursing Students Engage Radio Listeners on Dementia

Fourth-year Nursing students; Ms Slindile Madela and Mr Bonginhlanhla Ngubane recently spoke to the Izwilomzansi community radio station about dementia...
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May 30, 2018

KRISP Cautions about Intellectual Property when Fostering Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Understanding Intellectual Property (IP) allows people and businesses to harness creations of the human mind and realise their economic potential...
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May 30, 2018

Healing through Music

Final-year Medical student at the Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, Mr Senzeni Tshuma is juggling his MBChB classes with...
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May 30, 2018

Obstetrics and Gynaecology Head Awarded Prestigious Prize for Clinical Research Publication

Head of the Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department in the College of Health Sciences at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Professor Motshedisi...
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May 30, 2018

Obengumsizi Wasekhaya Wesikhashana Uthole Iziqu Zobudokotela

Click here for the English version Ngesikhathi engumfundi, uPamela Sithole ubenza izifundo zakhe eNyuvesi yaKwaZulu-Natal eSikoleni Sezifundo Zokwelapha i-Nelson R...
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May 30, 2018

UKZN hosts Successful Open Day for Learners

Prospective students, keen to pursue a degree at UKZN, attended the 2018 Undergraduate Information Open Day held at the Westville...
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May 30, 2018

ISikole Sezifundo Zokwelapha e-UKZN sithole Igunya Eligcwele Lokuqhubeka Nokwethula Izifundo Eminye Iminyaka Emihlanu Ezayo

Click here for English version I-Health Professions Council of South Africa (i-HPCSA) isanda kuhlola uhlelo lwezifundo zokwelapha lwase-UKZN yase ilugunyaza...
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April 24, 2018

Nephrologists Graduate with PhDs and Join Elite Group

Dr Nomandla Madala and Dr Kwazi Celani Ndlovu have graduated with Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Medicine, joining an elite...
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April 24, 2018

Medical Graduates Receive Prestigious Eucerin Award

UKZN’s Department of Dermatology in the School of Clinical Medicine recently awarded seven top performing Dermatology final-year Medical students with...
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