College of Health Sciences

School of Clinical Medicine Holds Healthy Lifestyle Event for Staff

UKZN’s School of Clinical Medicine (SCM) closed its awareness campaign for the year with a healthy living event which was well attended by SCM staff. A healthy lifestyle is a way of living that lowers the risk of being seriously ill or dying at an early age. Good health is...
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UKZN Technician Delivers Presentation at Conference in the USA

UKZN’s Principal Technician in the Discipline of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care in the College of Health Sciences, Mr Naren Bhimsan presented a paper at the SimGHOSTS Conference in Miami titled: New Trend in Training: Taking Hi-Fidelity Simulation Cross-Country to Under-Resourced Anesthetists. Bhimsan’s presentation demonstrated the impact of cross-country collaboration and...
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UKZN Medical School Class of ’69 Holds 50-Year Reunion

Many of UKZN’s Medical School Class of ’69 who attended their 50th reunion function in Durban recently are still in active practice. They include Dr Farouk Haffejee, Dr Ahmed Salejee, Dr Percy Naidoo, Dr Rajend Maharaj, Dr Titus Moghoro, Dr Bala Naidoo, Dr Les Ananth, Dr Steve Ramasuvha, Dr Thomas Rambau,...
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UKZN Dean on the Winning Trail Again

Internationally respected Dermatologist and Dean of UKZN’s School of Clinical Medicine Professor Ncoza Dlova has won two national awards – first prize in the Leadership Excellence section at the South African Health Excellence Awards and runner-up for the Global Excellence Award. The awards are hosted by the Clinix Health Group...
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CHS Celebrates Improved Pass Rate of Registrars

UKZN’s College of Health Sciences hosted the second registrar awards evening at Umhlanga to honour specialists who successfully completed their final clinical examinations with the Colleges of Medicine of SA (CMSA), sub-specialists and those who graduated with Masters in Medicine (MMED) degrees. ‘As the College of Health Sciences we are...
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New ENT Head Plans to Build Capabilities

Dr Andile Sibiya joined the few women in surgery and leadership, as she took office as Head of UKZN’s Ortorhinolaryngology (ENT) Department at the Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine at the beginning of October. Sibiya completed her MBChB at the University of Cape Town and did her internship and...
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Collaborative South African Study Wins International Award

Click here for isiZulu version A team of collaborators consisting of medical specialists and engineers from UKZN as well as medical scientists from Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (SMU) and the University of the Witwatersrand, joined forces to conduct a study to improve kidney function amongst the sub-Saharan African population....
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Paediatrics Specialist Climbs Mount Kilimanjaro at Age 65

Raziya Bobat, Associate Professor in Paediatrics and Head of Paediatric Infectious Diseases, climbed Africa’s highest mountain this year at the age of 65. She was accompanied by her husband, Professor Umesh Lalloo, their daughter, Natasha, and four friends. Bobat, who is set to retire from UKZN at the end of...
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UKZN Students Champion Mental Health Awareness amongst High Schools in Umlazi

Two College of Health Sciences students and an alumnus of the UKZN Medical School spearheaded a mental health awareness drive for selected high schools in Umlazi township recently in commemoration of Mental Health Month. The students, Mr Clement Agoni and Mr Yanga Mdleleni and alumnus, Dr Thandeka Maphumulo-Ngcobo are members...
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CHS Research Symposium

‘It is imperative that all of us, as healthcare professionals and medical scientists, produce research that is novel and impactful.’ These were the words of newly-appointed Dean of Research in the College of Health Sciences (CHS), Professor Anil Chuturgoon when he welcomed delegates to the College’s research symposium at the...
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Yoga Classes Launched for Staff and Students

The UKZN Yogi Yoga Project was launched in partnership with the Township Yogi Project at the Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine in October. The project targets staff and students and was launched by Dr Suvira Ramlall, Academic Leader for the Registrar Training Programme. Ramlall states that the project was...
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CHS Arms Employees with EQ skills

The College of Health Sciences (CHS) held a successful Emotional Intelligence (EQ) workshop for healthcare staff at Ngwelezana Hospital in Empangeni as part of UKZN’s “Grow Our People” strategy. The introspective workshop, which was attended by health care practitioners from different hospitals in the province, aimed to capacitate staff to...
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Bell Awards for UKZN Registrars

UKZN Psychiatry Registrars scooped MS Bell Awards at the South African Society of Psychiatrists’ Biological Psychiatry Congress held in Cape Town in September. The awards are bestowed by the College of Psychiatrists of the Colleges of Medicine of South Africa. Dr Thejini Naidoo’s presentation on Burnout, Anxiety and Depression in...
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Seminar Explores Practical Approaches to Communication in Health Care

The seminar on Practical Approaches to Communication in Health Care in sub-Saharan Africa hosted by the South African Association of Health Educationalists (SAAHE) in collaboration with UKZN’s Department of Family Medicine featured key local and international experts. Communication is central to health care provision, but is often dismissed as a...
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Health Sciences Community Pledges to Protect Women

The School of Health Sciences hosted its Annual Oath Taking Ceremony in which final-year students took an oath to abide by the ethical and professional standards of all professional bodies ... and this year at the same occasion, the School encouraged all male staff, students and parents in attendance to...
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Prof. Busisiwe Ncama

Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Head of College

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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.

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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December 6, 2019

School of Clinical Medicine Holds Healthy Lifestyle Event for Staff

UKZN’s School of Clinical Medicine (SCM) closed its awareness campaign for the year with a healthy living event which was...
Read More
December 6, 2019

UKZN Technician Delivers Presentation at Conference in the USA

UKZN’s Principal Technician in the Discipline of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care in the College of Health Sciences, Mr Naren Bhimsan...
Read More
December 6, 2019

UKZN Medical School Class of ’69 Holds 50-Year Reunion

Many of UKZN’s Medical School Class of ’69 who attended their 50th reunion function in Durban recently are still in active...
Read More
December 6, 2019

UKZN Dean on the Winning Trail Again

Internationally respected Dermatologist and Dean of UKZN’s School of Clinical Medicine Professor Ncoza Dlova has won two national awards –...
Read More
December 5, 2019

CHS Celebrates Improved Pass Rate of Registrars

UKZN’s College of Health Sciences hosted the second registrar awards evening at Umhlanga to honour specialists who successfully completed their...
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November 25, 2019

New ENT Head Plans to Build Capabilities

Dr Andile Sibiya joined the few women in surgery and leadership, as she took office as Head of UKZN’s Ortorhinolaryngology...
Read More
November 20, 2019

Collaborative South African Study Wins International Award

Click here for isiZulu version A team of collaborators consisting of medical specialists and engineers from UKZN as well as...
Read More
November 20, 2019

Paediatrics Specialist Climbs Mount Kilimanjaro at Age 65

Raziya Bobat, Associate Professor in Paediatrics and Head of Paediatric Infectious Diseases, climbed Africa’s highest mountain this year at the...
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November 20, 2019

UKZN Students Champion Mental Health Awareness amongst High Schools in Umlazi

Two College of Health Sciences students and an alumnus of the UKZN Medical School spearheaded a mental health awareness drive...
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November 20, 2019

CHS Research Symposium

‘It is imperative that all of us, as healthcare professionals and medical scientists, produce research that is novel and impactful.’...
Read More
November 20, 2019

Yoga Classes Launched for Staff and Students

The UKZN Yogi Yoga Project was launched in partnership with the Township Yogi Project at the Nelson R Mandela School...
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November 20, 2019

CHS Arms Employees with EQ skills

The College of Health Sciences (CHS) held a successful Emotional Intelligence (EQ) workshop for healthcare staff at Ngwelezana Hospital in...
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October 31, 2019

Bell Awards for UKZN Registrars

UKZN Psychiatry Registrars scooped MS Bell Awards at the South African Society of Psychiatrists’ Biological Psychiatry Congress held in Cape...
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October 28, 2019

Seminar Explores Practical Approaches to Communication in Health Care

The seminar on Practical Approaches to Communication in Health Care in sub-Saharan Africa hosted by the South African Association of...
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October 28, 2019

Health Sciences Community Pledges to Protect Women

The School of Health Sciences hosted its Annual Oath Taking Ceremony in which final-year students took an oath to abide...
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