College of Health Sciences

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 group of just seven Specialist Physicians and Nephrologists holding PhDs in South Africa. Madala and Ndlovu were supervised by Professor Alain Assounga of the School of Clinical Medicine at UKZN....
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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 Eucerin Awards valued at one thousand rand (R1 000) each during the Final Year awards ceremony held by the College of Health Sciences at UKZN Howard campus. The Eucerin awardees...
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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 of his success in doing that was evident for all to see when he was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy (Physiology) degree. Ajonijebu’s PhD study, titled: Characterising Epigenetic Alterations Following...
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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 the many challenges were being French-speaking and a refugee with little money in his pockets. But at the end of a long and winding road which started in the Democratic...
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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 communities about mental disorders. Makhathini, who currently works as an Academic Development Officer in the School of Laboratory Medicine, says he is looking forward to this year’s Canadian IBRO-USCRC School...
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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 Tumelo Seliane - a final-year Medical student at UKZN in 2015 - has graduated. Shongwe sustained serious neurological damage in the accident and could not continue with his studies for...
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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 awarded Doctor of Philosophy in Health Sciences degrees. The four PhD holders are Dr Sanil Duleep Singh, Dr Shanel Raghubeer,  Dr Samantha Mary Anderson and Dr Prishani Nansook. Said Singh:...
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Top Medical Student Graduates Cum Laude and Bags Academic Honours

Dean’s Commendations in each of her six years of study, Certificates of Merit in five of six final year subjects, graduating with an MBChB cum laude and receiving several subject prizes like the EB Adams Award for the Highest mark in Medicine and the Eucerine Dermatology award, Dr Lisha Jeena...
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Medical Sciences Student Graduates Summa Cum Laude after Uphill Battle

Ms Akhona Sikutshwa was awarded her Medical Sciences degree summa cum laude from the School of Laboratory Medicine and Medical Science. Sikutshwa (27) worked as a retail sales assistant so she could pay for her transport costs and other expenses because she didn’t like the idea of having to ask...
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Medical Student Graduates Summa Cum Laude … and Lives his Dream

Dr Mohammed Yusuf Hussain has always admired MBChB candidates who graduated summa cum laude and now he is one of them! Hussain says he remembers the name of every MBChB summa cum laude graduate at UKZN for the past six years as it has been his dream to hold the title. For...
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Academic Graduates Nine Masters Students

Academic Co-ordinator in the Discipline of Public Health Medicine Dr Ozayr Mohamed supervised the graduation of nine masters students in the 2018 Graduation ceremonies. ‘The graduation of these nine students was the culmination of work done over the past two to three years,’ said a proud Mohamed. His students were...
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Change in admission requirements for Dental Therapy

Please note the change in the minimum entry requirements for Dental Therapy. NSC Degree with: English (HL) (FAL) level  4 Life Orientation level  4 Life Sciences level  3 Mathematics level  3
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UKZN Neuroscience Team Out and About for Brain Awareness Week

A UKZN Neuroscience team organised a variety of activities for Brain Awareness Week (BAW) from 12- 18 March. Held world-wide, the annual event is the brain child of the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives and the Society for Neuroscience to promote the public and personal benefits of brain research. Under the...
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College of Health Sciences Launches Infections Diseases Research Programme

Tackling Infections to Benefit Africa (TIBA) - an Africa-led, multi-disciplinary research programme - has been launched by the College of Health Sciences at the Mgedula Primary School in Ingwavuma in northern KwaZulu-Natal. ‘The project explores and draws lessons from ways different African health systems tackle infectious diseases,’ said TIBA co-Deputy...
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UKZN Partners with Smile Foundation to bring Smiles to the Faces of Children with Moebius Syndrome

In a first for the province, UKZN’s Discipline of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery joined forces with the Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital and the Smile Foundation to bring critical reconstructive surgery to children suffering from Moebius Syndrome (facial paralysis). This was done as part of the Smile Facial Reanimation Week...
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Email: sitholem1@ukzn.ac.za
Telephone: +27 31 2602798
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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.

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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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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...
Read More
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...
Read More
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...
Read More
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...
Read More
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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April 24, 2018

Top Medical Student Graduates Cum Laude and Bags Academic Honours

Dean’s Commendations in each of her six years of study, Certificates of Merit in five of six final year subjects,...
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April 24, 2018

Medical Sciences Student Graduates Summa Cum Laude after Uphill Battle

Ms Akhona Sikutshwa was awarded her Medical Sciences degree summa cum laude from the School of Laboratory Medicine and Medical...
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April 24, 2018

Medical Student Graduates Summa Cum Laude … and Lives his Dream

Dr Mohammed Yusuf Hussain has always admired MBChB candidates who graduated summa cum laude and now he is one of...
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April 24, 2018

Academic Graduates Nine Masters Students

Academic Co-ordinator in the Discipline of Public Health Medicine Dr Ozayr Mohamed supervised the graduation of nine masters students in...
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April 12, 2018

Research Developments in Psychiatry discussed at UKZN Seminar

Researchers from Durban and Harvard University in the United States shared results of their latest research work in the field...
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April 12, 2018

UKZN Lecture Explores Opportunities of Commercialising Nanoparticles

Product development of nanoparticles and possibilities for their commercialisation were outlined by visiting lecturer from the University of Malakand in...
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April 10, 2018

UKZN Epidemiologist Appointed onto WHO Taskforce

UKZN Epidemiologist and Biostatistician in the Department of Public Health, Professor Benn Sartorius has been invited by the World Health...
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April 10, 2018

Workshop on Incorporating Health Advocacy into Health Sciences Curriculum

The College of Health Sciences in partnership with the Rural Health Advocacy Project (RHAP), hosted a workshop titled: Incorporating Health...
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