College of Health Sciences

UKZN Academic and Scientist Elected Vice-Chair of Adult and Child Lung Health Section

Paediatric pulmonologist, researcher and Head of the Discipline of Paediatrics and Child Health at UKZN Professor Refiloe Masekela has been elected Vice-Chair of the Adult and Child Lung Health Section (ACLH) by the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease. The union, established in 1920 as the first of its...
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Junior Doctors Receive the Bongani Mayosi Medical Students’ Academic Awards

UKZN’s Dr Zama Dlamini is the winner and Dr Sphindile Tini the runner-up in the inaugural Bongani Mayosi Medical Students’ Academic Awards for the class of 2020. The awards recognise final-year Medical students who epitomise the academic, legendary and altruistic life of the late Professor Bongani Mayosi. UKZN was one...
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Psychiatry Lecturer Awarded Atlantic Fellowship for Equity in Brain Health

Psychiatry lecturer at UKZN’s School of Clinical Medicine Dr Khanyo Ngcobo has been awarded the Atlantic Fellowship for Equity in Brain Health. The Atlantic Fellows programme is based at the Global Brain Health Institute (GBHI) at the Trinity College Dublin, University of Dublin in Ireland in partnership with the University...
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PHD Scholarships for first-year Doctoral students

The College of Health Sciences is offering a limited number of Scholarships to first-year Doctoral students. • The application must be done via the online system (once the relevant information is filled, the application will go to the supervisor for confirmation, then ALR and Dean/HOS and finally to the Research...
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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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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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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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June 17, 2021

UKZN Academic and Scientist Elected Vice-Chair of Adult and Child Lung Health Section

Paediatric pulmonologist, researcher and Head of the Discipline of Paediatrics and Child Health at UKZN Professor Refiloe Masekela has been...
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June 17, 2021

Junior Doctors Receive the Bongani Mayosi Medical Students’ Academic Awards

UKZN’s Dr Zama Dlamini is the winner and Dr Sphindile Tini the runner-up in the inaugural Bongani Mayosi Medical Students’...
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June 17, 2021

Psychiatry Lecturer Awarded Atlantic Fellowship for Equity in Brain Health

Psychiatry lecturer at UKZN’s School of Clinical Medicine Dr Khanyo Ngcobo has been awarded the Atlantic Fellowship for Equity in...
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May 13, 2021

UKZN Medical Alumnus Appointed SANDF Surgeon General

President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the new leadership of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) on 14 April. The University...
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May 13, 2021

Dean of Medicine Honoured with the Maria Duran Medal 2020

Professor Ncoza Dlova, the Dean and Head of the School of Clinical Medicine at UKZN, is the recipient of the...
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May 6, 2021

Dentistry Academic Invited to Develop WHO Tool for Research Ethics Oversight Benchmarking

Click here for isiZulu version Professor Shenuka Singh of UKZN’s Dentistry Discipline has been invited by the World Health Organization...
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May 6, 2021

Audiology Discipline Members Active in World Hearing Day

UKZN’s Audiology Discipline celebrated World Hearing Day (WHD) 2021 - themed Hearing Care for ALL! Screen. Rehabilitate. Communicate. – by...
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May 6, 2021

CANSA Undertaking Lung Cancer Research with UKZN

CANSA is involved in a three-year research partnership with UKZN’s Multinational Lung Cancer Control Programme (UKZN-MLCCP) under the leadership of...
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May 6, 2021

UKZN Nursing Discipline Redesignated by WHO as Collaborating Centre

Click here for isiZulu version UKZN’s Discipline of Nursing has been designated once again as a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre (WHOCC)...
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May 6, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccines – A Path Forward for South Africa

Click here for isiZulu version Dr Nigel Garrett, Head of HIV Pathogenesis and Vaccine Research at the Centre for the...
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May 6, 2021

UKZN Panel Discussion Dissects Coronavirus Variants

SARS CoV-2 variants, including the 501Y.V2 first identified in South Africa, were under the microscope in a webinar debate organised...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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