College of Health Sciences

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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UKZN Neurosurgeon Leads Team Performing Deep Brain Stimulation

A UKZN Neurosurgeon, Dr Nomusa Shezi, led a team of medical specialists and practioners who performed deep brain stimulation (DBS) procedures on two patients with movement disorders. The procedures were performed at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital in Durban where UKZN’s Discipline of Neurosurgery is based. The Discipline, a...
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UKZN Academic Appointed to Physiology Society

Senior lecturer and Physiologist in UKZN’s School of Laboratory Medicine and Medical Sciences, Dr Andile Khathi has been appointed Secretary General and Treasurer of the Physiology Society of Southern Africa (PSSA). The society that was founded in 1971 brings together physiologists and molecular biologists in southern Africa to discuss and...
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College of Health Sciences Staff Welcome Spring and Heritage Month over a “Boerie Roll”

The College of Health Sciences invited all its staff to social events to mark the start of spring and Heritage month. The events, which form part of the College’s “Grow Our People” strategy, were aimed at allowing staff to discover, connect and learn about each other’s heritage. There were interesting...
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Innovative Best Teaching Practices Promoted at Symposium

Excellence in Teaching and Learning through innovative best teaching practices was promoted at a College of Health Sciences’ (CHS) symposium. ‘This theme is very fitting because as a learning institution we continuously seek new ways our curriculum in the College can encourage innovation and creativity in students,’ said Deputy Vice-Chancellor...
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Professor Anil Chuturgoon: Acting Dean of Research

Professor Chuturgoon completed his BSc, BSc (Hons) and MSc degrees at the University of Natal in Toxicology. He thereafter obtained his doctoral degree in toxicology and epigenetics from UKZN. He is a member several scientific associations including SASBMB (South African Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology), SAACB (South African Association...
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Young Vet Appointed BRU Manager

Dr Nqobile Jaca, has been appointed the Manager of the Biomedical Research Unit (BRU) in the School of Laboratory Medicine and Medical Sciences. The BRU is one of the largest laboratory animal facilities in Southern Africa. Located on the north-western side of the Westville campus, it comprises three floors and...
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Global Shapers of UKZN Spearhead Health Awareness Drive

Mr Clement Agoni, a PhD student under the supervision of Pharmaceutical Chemistry’s Professor Mahmoud Soliman, and Medical School alumnus, Dr Thandeka Maphumulo, spearheaded a health awareness drive at the Umlazi U21 Clinic on 24 June. The initiative, which was part of Men’s Health Month, National Blood Donor Month, and Youth...
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Neuroscience Group hosts Successful Symposium

UKZN’s School of Laboratory Medicine and Medical Sciences hosted a Neuroscience symposium which brought together academics, researchers and postgraduate students. Neuroscience is the multidisciplinary study of the structure and function of the nervous system. Much remains to be known in this field and it is a rich area for research...
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Seminar Explores Nano Medicine

Guest lecturer from the University of South Florida, Professor Yashwant Pathak’s seminar on Nano Medicine was hosted by the Head of the Medical Biochemistry Discipline in the School of Laboratory Medicine, Professor Anil Chuturgoon. Pathak said that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved many products with particulate materials...
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College of Health Sciences Hosts Delegation from Holland

A College of Health Sciences team led by UKZN Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Head of the College of Health Sciences, Professor Busisiwe Ncama, hosted a delegation from the Erasmus School of Public Health Policy and Management in Holland as part of a Memorandum of Understanding agreement recently signed by the two...
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Equipping Leaders with Key Skills

The School of Laboratory Medicine and Medical Sciences (LMMS) held a two-day Leadership and Emotional Intelligence Training workshop led by renowned coach and consultant, Mrs Mariane Vorster, on the Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine campus. The College of Health Sciences has held several such workshops to help equip its...
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Project to Improve Asthma Control in African Children Launched

A study to improve the control of asthma in African children was launched at UKZN’s Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine. The Achieving Control of Asthma in Children in Africa (ACACIA) study, initiated by the Queen Mary University of London, is a R36 million initiative funded by the National Institute...
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Prof. Busisiwe Ncama

Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Head of College

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PA/Secretary: Mrs Mhlophe Sithole
Email: sitholem1@ukzn.ac.za
Telephone: +27 31 2602798
Email: ncamab@ukzn.ac.za
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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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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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October 21, 2019

UKZN Neurosurgeon Leads Team Performing Deep Brain Stimulation

A UKZN Neurosurgeon, Dr Nomusa Shezi, led a team of medical specialists and practioners who performed deep brain stimulation (DBS)...
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October 21, 2019

UKZN Academic Appointed to Physiology Society

Senior lecturer and Physiologist in UKZN’s School of Laboratory Medicine and Medical Sciences, Dr Andile Khathi has been appointed Secretary...
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October 21, 2019

College of Health Sciences Staff Welcome Spring and Heritage Month over a “Boerie Roll”

The College of Health Sciences invited all its staff to social events to mark the start of spring and Heritage...
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October 21, 2019

Innovative Best Teaching Practices Promoted at Symposium

Excellence in Teaching and Learning through innovative best teaching practices was promoted at a College of Health Sciences’ (CHS) symposium....
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July 26, 2019

Young Vet Appointed BRU Manager

Dr Nqobile Jaca, has been appointed the Manager of the Biomedical Research Unit (BRU) in the School of Laboratory Medicine...
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July 26, 2019

Global Shapers of UKZN Spearhead Health Awareness Drive

Mr Clement Agoni, a PhD student under the supervision of Pharmaceutical Chemistry’s Professor Mahmoud Soliman, and Medical School alumnus, Dr...
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July 26, 2019

Neuroscience Group hosts Successful Symposium

UKZN’s School of Laboratory Medicine and Medical Sciences hosted a Neuroscience symposium which brought together academics, researchers and postgraduate students....
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July 26, 2019

Seminar Explores Nano Medicine

Guest lecturer from the University of South Florida, Professor Yashwant Pathak’s seminar on Nano Medicine was hosted by the Head...
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June 4, 2019

College of Health Sciences Hosts Delegation from Holland

A College of Health Sciences team led by UKZN Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Head of the College of Health Sciences, Professor...
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June 4, 2019

Equipping Leaders with Key Skills

The School of Laboratory Medicine and Medical Sciences (LMMS) held a two-day Leadership and Emotional Intelligence Training workshop led by...
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June 4, 2019

Prevention of Strains and Sprains Focus of UKZN World Health and Safety Day

UKZN’s Occupational Health and Safety Department celebrated World Health and Safety Day by hosting an event to raise awareness about...
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June 4, 2019

Nursing Students Take Part in Spirit of Adventure Event

Second-year UKZN Bachelor of Nursing students took part in a Spirit of Adventure team building exercise with professional service staff...
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