College of Health Sciences

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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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 over under the theme Doek on Fleek: Untold Stories. The gathering aimed to highlight the journey of a woman from child to adult with special emphasis on one’s “magnificent self”....
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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 Sciences’ Academic Leader of Research, Professor Pragashnie Govender, after being recognised at the Department of Science and Technology (DST) Women in Science Awards 2018 (SAWISA 2018) where she was First...
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Owayengumfundi Wase-UKZN Uhlonishwe Ngendondo Yezamalungelo Abantu

Click here for English version UDkt Perisamy Neelaphithambaran Govender, owaziwa ngelika-PN kubangani bakhe, usanda kuhlonishwa yi-South African Medical Association (SAMA) ngendondo Yezamalungelo abantu lapho bekubongwa igalelo lakhe elikhulu abe nalo emsebenzini wakhe nasemphakathini. Lo owayengumfundi wase-UKZN oneminyaka engama-88 yobudala uklonyeliswe ngendondo i-Medal of Transformation, Equity and Justice nguNgqongqoshe WezeMpilo, uDkt...
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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 research into Antimicrobial resistance (AMR). ‘I am very excited and proud to have represented South Africa, Africa, KwaZulu-Natal and UKZN as part of NHLS-UKZN joint staff in receiving this prestigious...
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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 nationally relevant and globally compatible.’ This was the sentiment of Professor Fikile Mtshali from UKZN’s Nursing Discipline at the Discipline’s Education Curriculum Transformation workshop. The workshop, which took a closer...
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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.

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Latest News

Check out our news section updated on a regular basis. 

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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April 24, 2018

Inheritance Patterns in Drug Usage Researched for Degree

Dr Duyilemi Chris Ajonijebu was always determined to venture out beyond teaching into the challenging field of research and proof...
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April 24, 2018

Against the Odds – Refugee Student Obtains PhD

He came, he saw, he studied hard and overcame. Things were not easy for Dr Ngomu “Akeem” Akilimali – among...
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April 24, 2018

Neuroscientist Hopes to Counter Awareness Barriers Around Mental Disorders

PhD graduate of Philosophy in Human Physiology, Dr Khayelihle Brian Makhathini, plans to establish an awareness programme that will educate...
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April 24, 2018

Medical Doctor Graduates Despite Severe Brain Damage

Dr Nkosinathi Shongwe, who survived a fatal motor vehicle accident, which claimed the life of his friend and colleague, Mr...
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April 24, 2018

Four Medical Biochemist Researchers Awarded Doctorates

The Discipline of Medical Biochemistry at UKZN’s College of Health Sciences celebrated achievements of four Medical Biochemist Scientists who were...
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