College of Health Sciences – University of KwaZulu-Natal


College of Health Sciences

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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Living Life Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

- By Professor Nombulelo Magula Fear, stigma and poverty remain the fiercest enemies in our fight against COVID-19. Yet, when considered within the South African context, these are hardly new phenomena. Our years of experience in dealing with the HIV epidemic - and having the highest infection rates in the...
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23 Newly-Qualified Nephrologists in KZN thanks to UKZN Training

A medical team led by UKZN’s Professor Alain Assounga has trained 23 Nephrologists using a College of Medicine syllabus and Grey’s Hospital in Pietermaritzburg and the Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital (IALCH) in Durban as teaching platforms. Assounga is Head of the Discipline of Nephrology at UKZN’s Nelson R. Mandela...
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Cuban-Trained Medical Students join UKZN for Clinical Training

Eighty-five Medical students who underwent five years of training in Cuba have been welcomed back “home” at UKZN. The College of Health Sciences (CHS) hosted a welcoming and orientation programme for the students in the Nelson Mandela-Fidel Castro Cuban Collaboration Programme (NMFCCP) and will now undergo 18 months of clinical...
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UKZN Launches Intern Mentorship Programme

UKZN’s School of Clinical Medicine launched an Intern Mentorship Programme in partnership with Investec on 16 September through a webinar with around 180 attendees made up of Medical interns, academics and mentors. The brain-child of Professor Ncoza Dlova, Dean of the School, the mentorship programme aims to support KwaZulu-Natal interns...
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UKZN Medical Student Honoured by Mail & Guardian

Sixth-year Medical student, Mr Kapil Narain is among the 200 Young South Africans honoured by the Mail & Guardian newspaper. This year, there were more than 8 000 nominations. One of 22 people listed in the health sector, Narain is also the youngest in this category. ‘These are young people...
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UKZN Academic re-admission applications for Semester 2 of 2020

Application for academic re-admission to UKZN in Semester 2 of 2020 will be considered, within Colleges, from individuals in the following categories, 1. Previously excluded candidates who have met their exclusion conditions, and are close to completion of their qualification, who need to register for outstanding second semester modules in...
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Communities of Practice Address Online Teaching and Learning

The Teaching and Learning Committee in the College of Health Sciences (CHS) launched a series of communities of practice presentations. The first such webinar was held on 10 June 2020 to share and discuss best practice experience in online teaching and learning. The event, which attracted academics and professionals in...
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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: 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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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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November 17, 2020

UKZN Lecturer Co-Winner of International Pharmaceutical Award

Click here for isiZulu version College of Health Sciences Senior lecturer, Mr Andy Gray is the co-winner of the annual...
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November 17, 2020

Informative UKZN/UCT Online Debate on Global Health

Click here for isiZulu version Dean and Head of UKZN’s School of Nursing and Public Health, Professor Mosa Moshabela, and...
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November 17, 2020

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...
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November 17, 2020

Alumnus Shines in Optometry World

Click here for isiZulu version Bachelor of Optometry alumnus Mrs Siphokazi Pearl Mahapa owns two optometry practices in Gauteng’s suburbs...
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November 17, 2020

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...
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November 17, 2020

Alumnus Opens Primary Health Care Practice

Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery alumnus Dr Amanda Zondo has opened a private healthcare practice, Fema Medica, in Hillcrest near...
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November 17, 2020

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...
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November 17, 2020

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...
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October 12, 2020

School of Laboratory Medicine and Medical Sciences Holds Successful Research Symposium

In the face of the huge challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, a total of 26 projects were presented at...
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October 12, 2020

Living Life Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

- By Professor Nombulelo Magula Fear, stigma and poverty remain the fiercest enemies in our fight against COVID-19. Yet, when...
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