College of Health Sciences

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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Anaesthetics Acknowledges Top Student

UKZN’s Discipline of Anaesthetics extended its congratulations to Miss Ra’eesa Mohamed Yunus for obtaining the highest marks in Anaesthesiology and Critical Care and winning the South African Society of Anaesthesiologists [SASA] Horace Wells Medal for the Best Anaesthetics Student for 2019. Yunus, who is a fifth-Year MBChB student at the...
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KZN’s Top Two Matriculants Make UKZN Their “University of Choice”

KwaZulu-Natal’s top two achievers in the 2019 NSC matric exams have placed their faith in UKZN. Mr Aaron Naidu has registered for a BSc degree majoring in Data Science, whilst Ms Shweta Harilal will be studying towards her MBChB (Medicine). The pair is part of 136 first entry undergraduates who achieved...
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UKZN Launches First COVID-19 University Intervention in Africa

UKZN is set to launch a ground-breaking Campus Health “War Room” to support international efforts to fight the deadly Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. To bolster these efforts, the University has created an email address: covid19@ukzn.ac.za and the hashtag: #ukzncovid19 for staff and student queries. A hotline will also be established to communicate with its...
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SA-UK Collaboration to Strengthen Research Capacity in KZN

A collaborative project between the United Kingdom (UK) and South Africa (SA) has been awarded a R5 million grant from the British Council’s Newton Fund. The project will see the development of a world-class masters and doctoral training programme through a joint partnership between UKZN, Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT)...
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CHS Inaugural Research Day Showcases Cutting-Edge Research

The College of Health Sciences’ (CHS) inaugural Research Day provided a platform for professors and high impact researchers to share their research. ‘This event showcases research by our professors and high impact researchers,’ said CHS Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Busisiwe Ncama. ‘Researchers should take cognisance of the fact that the research...
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Best Paper Award for PhD Student

Telemedicine PhD student, Mr Michael Addotey-Delove received the best paper award at the Success and Failures of Telemedicine (SFT) Conference held on the Gold Coast in Australia. ‘It is very refreshing to see that my hard work has been noticed and celebrated by my peers and practitioners, industry players and...
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Student Leadership and EQ Development Workshops

The College of Health Sciences (CHS) hosted a series of development workshops on the Howard College campus for leadership students. The series comprised a one-day Emotional Intelligence (EQ) workshop for the Medical student leadership and a two-day leadership workshop for Nursing students. The aim of the workshops was to explore...
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Motivating Young Achievers to Make the Best Choices

UKZN, in partnership with the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education (DoE), ran Leadership and Career Development Seminars for top-performing Grade 12 learners at quintile one to three schools in Hluhluwe and Durban. Welcoming the learners, Ms Hazel Langa of UKZN, said the main goal of the seminars was to enlighten the...
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Excellent Attendance at Master of Medicine Orientation

More than 112 potential registrars in the School of Clinical Medicine, the School of Laboratory Medicine and the School of Nursing and Public Health attended the College of Health Sciences’ (CHS) Master of Medicine (MMed) orientation function sponsored by Investec. The event brought together key role players, including the Department of...
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IMadeADoctor – Theme of Fundraiser to Help Keep Medical Students in Class

UKZN’s Medical Campus Representative Council (MCRC) has launched a campaign to raise funds for students with historical debt to enable them to register this year. ‘Our main aim is to raise funds to help clear the debt of those students who are faced with financial exclusion,’ said MCRC Student Support...
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Nurses Need to be Sensitised to African Medicine – Traditional Healer

Early Diagnosis of Psychosis by Traditional Healers and their Partnerships with Psychiatrists at Townhill Hospital, was the title of a seminar presented on the Howard College campus by UKZN Masters Nursing graduate and traditional healer Mr Elliot Makhathini. Makhathini focused on the importance of culture competence and stressed that despite...
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Project to Improve Asthma Control in African Children Launched

A study to improve the control of asthma in African children was launched at UKZN’s Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine. The Achieving Control of Asthma in Children in Africa (ACACIA) study, initiated by the Queen Mary University of London, is a R36 million initiative funded by the National Institute...
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Abafundi Bezobuhlengikazi Bagubhe iNyanga ye-Autism

Click here for English version Abafundi base-University of KwaZulu-Natal abenza unyaka wesine eMkhakheni wezobuHlengikazi bagubhe iNyanga ye-Autism kuMbasa(April) ngokubamba iqhaza emikhankasweni ehlukene ebihlelwe yi-Action in Autism, inhlangano engenzi nzuzo efundisa nge-autism, ifundise nezingane ezibanjwe yilokhu kugula. Laba bafundi babambe iqhaza ngokusiza abazali balezi zingane nasemtholampilo ohlolela lokhu kukhubazeka njalo emva...
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Huge Cash Injection for Lung Cancer Control

Phase two of the College of Health Sciences’ Multinational Lung Cancer Control Programme (MLCCP) led by Dr Themba Ginindza has received a R40 million grant from the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation (BMSF). The project seeks to launch a proof-of-concept incubation for the Cancer Centre of Excellence and Research (CACER) concept by...
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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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March 17, 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
March 17, 2020

Anaesthetics Acknowledges Top Student

UKZN’s Discipline of Anaesthetics extended its congratulations to Miss Ra’eesa Mohamed Yunus for obtaining the highest marks in Anaesthesiology and...
Read More
March 17, 2020

KZN’s Top Two Matriculants Make UKZN Their “University of Choice”

KwaZulu-Natal’s top two achievers in the 2019 NSC matric exams have placed their faith in UKZN. Mr Aaron Naidu has...
Read More
March 17, 2020

UKZN Launches First COVID-19 University Intervention in Africa

UKZN is set to launch a ground-breaking Campus Health “War Room” to support international efforts to fight the deadly Coronavirus...
Read More
March 17, 2020

SA-UK Collaboration to Strengthen Research Capacity in KZN

A collaborative project between the United Kingdom (UK) and South Africa (SA) has been awarded a R5 million grant from...
Read More
March 17, 2020

CHS Inaugural Research Day Showcases Cutting-Edge Research

The College of Health Sciences’ (CHS) inaugural Research Day provided a platform for professors and high impact researchers to share...
Read More
March 16, 2020

Best Paper Award for PhD Student

Telemedicine PhD student, Mr Michael Addotey-Delove received the best paper award at the Success and Failures of Telemedicine (SFT) Conference...
Read More
March 16, 2020

Student Leadership and EQ Development Workshops

The College of Health Sciences (CHS) hosted a series of development workshops on the Howard College campus for leadership students....
Read More
March 16, 2020

Motivating Young Achievers to Make the Best Choices

UKZN, in partnership with the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education (DoE), ran Leadership and Career Development Seminars for top-performing Grade 12...
Read More
March 16, 2020

Excellent Attendance at Master of Medicine Orientation

More than 112 potential registrars in the School of Clinical Medicine, the School of Laboratory Medicine and the School of...
Read More
March 16, 2020

IMadeADoctor – Theme of Fundraiser to Help Keep Medical Students in Class

UKZN’s Medical Campus Representative Council (MCRC) has launched a campaign to raise funds for students with historical debt to enable...
Read More
March 16, 2020

Nurses Need to be Sensitised to African Medicine – Traditional Healer

Early Diagnosis of Psychosis by Traditional Healers and their Partnerships with Psychiatrists at Townhill Hospital, was the title of a...
Read More
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...
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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....
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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’...
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