College of Health Sciences

“My Eyes are My Ears and My Hands are My Mouth” – Audiology Annual Deaf Awareness Campaign

Click here for isiZulu version Final-year Audiology students hosted their annual Deaf Awareness Month campaign at Fulton School for the Deaf, in Gillitts, Durban. Facilitated by Audiology students and supervised by Audiology lecturer, Dr Zandile Shezi, the event featured guest speakers as well as fun activities and prizes. ‘I’ve always...
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Alumnus Pens WHO Bulletin Editorial

Click here for isiZulu version UKZN alumnus, multi-award-winning youth leader, One Young World ambassador, medical doctor, and activist, Dr Kapil Narain was selected to publish an editorial in the official journal of the World Health Organization (WHO), The Bulletin. The journal is ranked 7th out of 193 journals in the field of...
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Study Shows Improvement in South African Children’s Physical Activity

A study co-led by Professor Rowena Naidoo from UKZN’s Discipline of Biokinetics, Exercise and Leisure Sciences found that South African children’s overall physical activity has improved. The recently released Healthy Active Kids South Africa (HAKSA) 2022 report card indicates that it moved up to a B-grade, despite the global COVID-19...
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PhD Student’s Paper Published in Prestigious Journal

PhD candidate in Public Health Medicine at UKZN Ms Zakia Salod has published an article in a Q1 journal, Vaccines. Her PhD research focuses on the intersection between reverse vaccinology and artificial intelligence. Salod’s scoping review paper, titled Mapping Potential Vaccine Candidates Predicted by VaxiJen for Different Viral Pathogens between 2017-2021 -...
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Blind Cricket Makes History

In collaboration with UKZN, Blind Cricket South Africa (BCSA) hosted the T20 National Tournament for the first time. The main aim of the tournament was to select the national squad that will travel to India in December for the T20 Blind Cricket World Cup. Six to eight matches were played...
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Professor Shenuka Singh’s Inaugural Lecture

‘I am glad to present this lecture in front of my mother who instilled in me the value of investing in life-long education.’ These were the words of UKZN’s Professor Shenuka Singh, Full Professor in the Discipline of Dentistry, at her inaugural lecture. Singh is also an appointed member of...
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Optometry Kits Worth R750 000 Donated to Optometry Discipline

The Gift of the Givers Foundation, in partnership with the Caring Sisters Network (CSN), have donated 25 Optometry kits valued at R30 000 each to the Optometry Discipline to loan out to students who cannot afford to buy their own. The donation process, which was overseen by UKZN Foundation’s Donor Relationship Manager,...
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Sports Day to Celebrate Ladysmith School’s 33rd Anniversary

Click here for isiZulu version UKZN’S Biokinetics, Exercise and Leisure Sciences (BELS) Discipline assisted the Inkanyezi Special School in Ladysmith organise a 123-Awareness and Sports Day to celebrate the founding of the school 33 years ago. The day began with a march along the main streets of Steadville, led by...
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Prioritise Your Eyes!

UKZN’s third-year Optometry students helped mark World Sight Day at an Eye Care Awareness event in KwaMashu, Durban. The students together with their lecturer Dr Zama Xulu-Kasaba and representatives of the Phumlani Dube Foundation, USAWA, Essilor and other partners, conducted eye screenings at the KwaMashu Indoor Sports Centre. To honour...
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Prestigious Emerging Researchers Award for UKZN Academic

UKZN senior lecturer and researcher Dr Andile Khathi has received the National Research Foundation (NRF) Research Excellence Award for Early Career / Emerging Researchers in the Life Sciences. The presentation was made to Khathi during the NRF Awards ceremony at the Century City Conference Centre in Cape Town. The NRF makes...
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Paediatric Research Insights shared at UKZN Update

UKZN’s Update for Paediatrics and Paediatric Surgery (UPPS 2022) at Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital was an opportunity to share knowledge in this field. The two-day conference was convened by the head of the Clinical Unit in Paediatrics at King Edward VIII hospital, Dr Kimesh Naidoo and Head of Discipline:...
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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
Full Profile

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.

CHS Student Recruitment Video

Support the Professor Ncoza Dlova Medical Student Fund

Professor Ncoza Dlova, Dean and Head of UKZN’s School of Clinical Medicine, has launched a fund to support medical students with historic debt. The fund will ensure that education is a reality for those who are struggling financially. Further, investing in future medical doctors will inject much needed human resources in an already overburdened healthcare system.

Dlova said, We are appealing to donors, non-governmental organisations, the corporate sector, alumni of UKZN’s Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine as well as alumni of the former Alan Taylor residence to assist with donations.’

Alumnus and founder of the Gift of the Givers, Dr Imtiaz Sooliman pledged R3 million towards the fund.

All donor contributions will be received by the UKZN foundation which will qualify donors to receive a section 18 A certificate which is a tax benefit for their pledge.

‘Support Doctors in the Making (uMuntu nguMuntu ngaBantu).’ ‘Fund the future – Fund a Student and Be part of the Solution.’

Link to video: https://youtu.be/Y8ePQVACgmo

 

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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November 11, 2022

“My Eyes are My Ears and My Hands are My Mouth” – Audiology Annual Deaf Awareness Campaign

Click here for isiZulu version Final-year Audiology students hosted their annual Deaf Awareness Month campaign at Fulton School for the...
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November 8, 2022

Emeritus Professor Publishes Pharmacology Book

UKZN Emeritus Professor Julia Botha’s book, Master the Mystery of Medicines (Understanding Pharmacology) aims to make pharmacology more accessible to Medical students....
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November 8, 2022

Alumnus Pens WHO Bulletin Editorial

Click here for isiZulu version UKZN alumnus, multi-award-winning youth leader, One Young World ambassador, medical doctor, and activist, Dr Kapil...
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November 8, 2022

Study Shows Improvement in South African Children’s Physical Activity

A study co-led by Professor Rowena Naidoo from UKZN’s Discipline of Biokinetics, Exercise and Leisure Sciences found that South African...
Read More
November 8, 2022

PhD Student’s Paper Published in Prestigious Journal

PhD candidate in Public Health Medicine at UKZN Ms Zakia Salod has published an article in a Q1 journal, Vaccines. Her...
Read More
November 8, 2022

Blind Cricket Makes History

In collaboration with UKZN, Blind Cricket South Africa (BCSA) hosted the T20 National Tournament for the first time. The main...
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November 3, 2022

Professor Shenuka Singh’s Inaugural Lecture

‘I am glad to present this lecture in front of my mother who instilled in me the value of investing...
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November 3, 2022

Optometry Kits Worth R750 000 Donated to Optometry Discipline

The Gift of the Givers Foundation, in partnership with the Caring Sisters Network (CSN), have donated 25 Optometry kits valued...
Read More
November 3, 2022

Sports Day to Celebrate Ladysmith School’s 33rd Anniversary

Click here for isiZulu version UKZN’S Biokinetics, Exercise and Leisure Sciences (BELS) Discipline assisted the Inkanyezi Special School in Ladysmith...
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November 3, 2022

Prioritise Your Eyes!

UKZN’s third-year Optometry students helped mark World Sight Day at an Eye Care Awareness event in KwaMashu, Durban. The students...
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September 8, 2022

Prestigious Emerging Researchers Award for UKZN Academic

UKZN senior lecturer and researcher Dr Andile Khathi has received the National Research Foundation (NRF) Research Excellence Award for Early...
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September 8, 2022

Paediatric Research Insights shared at UKZN Update

UKZN’s Update for Paediatrics and Paediatric Surgery (UPPS 2022) at Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital was an opportunity to share...
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September 8, 2022

UKZN UPPS Shines a Spotlight on Female Paediatricians and Neonatology

The UKZN Update for Paediatrics and Paediatric Surgery (UPPS) 2022 held at Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital shone a spotlight...
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September 8, 2022

Trauma and Burns Chief Specialist Applauded for Driving Transformation in Surgery

The School of Clinical Medicine (SCM) under the leadership of its Head and Dean, Professor Ncoza Dlova, recently applauded Professor...
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August 12, 2022

ISFAP Beneficiaries Honoured in Award Ceremony

Ikusasa Student Financial Aid Programme (ISFAP) celebrated the achievements of graduates and undergraduates enrolled as beneficiaries in their programme at...
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