College of Health Sciences

UKZN Secures COVID-19 Rapid Tester

The College of Health Sciences (CHS) at UKZN has secured an advanced instrument called the ILEX Genehecker (ultra-fast pcr) valued at $10 000 to conduct rapid testing for COVID-19. The instrument was donated by the Gift of the Givers following a request by UKZN researchers, Professor Anil Chuturgoon, Dr Veron Ramsuran...
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UKZN Lecturer Honoured with Eugene Weinberg Medal Award

Development lecturer and PhD candidate in the Discipline of Paediatrics and Child Health in the School of Clinical Medicine, Dr Reratilwe Mphahlele has been honoured by the Colleges of Medicine of South Africa (CMSA) with the Eugene Weinberg Medal for 2019 for her excellent performance towards obtaining the Diploma in...
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UKZN Students Unite Against Racism

UKZN Medical students and colleagues at various academic institutions in South Africa (SA) have formed #MzansiUthuleleni – a movement to challenge all South Africans to be aware of and protest against innocent lives lost due to injustices by individuals and organisations, including the police. ‘We are aware of the injustices...
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Study Reveals Serious Health Consequences for those Living Near Waste Disposal Sites

A group of international scientists, including prominent UKZN researchers, have found that people living close to waste disposal sites suffer several chronic clinical conditions. Their study also found that the closer the participants lived to the waste site (as close as 5km), the greater their likelihood of being diagnosed with...
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Communities of Practice Address Online Teaching and Learning

The Teaching and Learning Committee in the College of Health Sciences (CHS) launched a series of communities of practice presentations. The first such webinar was held on 10 June 2020 to share and discuss best practice experience in online teaching and learning. The event, which attracted academics and professionals in...
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Top Orthopaedic Surgeon Joins UKZN

Respected orthopaedic surgeon, Dr Duduzile Sigodi, trained in foot and ankle surgery with a special interest in flatfoot deformity correction, has joined UKZN’s Discipline of Orthopaedic Surgery. ‘I am excited to be in a Discipline with mentors who have contributed significantly to my career development and supported me during my...
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UKZN Academic a Finalist for Science Oscar

Click here for isiZulu version UKZN Occupational Therapy academic Professor Pragashnie Govender is a finalist in the National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF) South 32 Research Awards - also known as the Science Oscars. The NSTF awards, sponsored by mining and metals company South 32, recognise excellence and outstanding contributions...
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UKZN Student to Serve on COVID-19 International Steering Committee

Click here for isiZulu version Doctoral student in the School of Health Sciences, Mr Clement Agoni has been selected to serve on an 11-member COVID-19 steering committee of the Global Shapers Community - an initiative started by the World Economic Forum in 2011. Agoni was recognised for his significant impact...
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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
Email: ncamab@ukzn.ac.za
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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: hlongwanen@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: chilim@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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July 9, 2020

UKZN Secures COVID-19 Rapid Tester

The College of Health Sciences (CHS) at UKZN has secured an advanced instrument called the ILEX Genehecker (ultra-fast pcr) valued...
Read More
July 2, 2020

UKZN Lecturer Honoured with Eugene Weinberg Medal Award

Development lecturer and PhD candidate in the Discipline of Paediatrics and Child Health in the School of Clinical Medicine, Dr...
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June 29, 2020

UKZN Students Unite Against Racism

UKZN Medical students and colleagues at various academic institutions in South Africa (SA) have formed #MzansiUthuleleni – a movement to...
Read More
June 29, 2020

Study Reveals Serious Health Consequences for those Living Near Waste Disposal Sites

A group of international scientists, including prominent UKZN researchers, have found that people living close to waste disposal sites suffer...
Read More
June 29, 2020

Communities of Practice Address Online Teaching and Learning

The Teaching and Learning Committee in the College of Health Sciences (CHS) launched a series of communities of practice presentations....
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June 29, 2020

Top Orthopaedic Surgeon Joins UKZN

Respected orthopaedic surgeon, Dr Duduzile Sigodi, trained in foot and ankle surgery with a special interest in flatfoot deformity correction,...
Read More
June 22, 2020

UKZN Academic a Finalist for Science Oscar

Click here for isiZulu version UKZN Occupational Therapy academic Professor Pragashnie Govender is a finalist in the National Science and...
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June 22, 2020

UKZN Student to Serve on COVID-19 International Steering Committee

Click here for isiZulu version Doctoral student in the School of Health Sciences, Mr Clement Agoni has been selected to...
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June 1, 2020

Professor Appointed to National Health Research Committee

‘I am very excited and look forward to making a positive contribution,’ said Associate Professor in UKZN’s Discipline of Pharmaceutical...
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June 1, 2020

Medical Students Respond to COVID-19

In response to the COVID-19/SARS-Cov-2 pandemic, the final-year Medical class at the Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine formed an...
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June 1, 2020

Medical Student Selected for London World Health Organization Organising Committee

Click here for isiZulu version Second-year Medical student, Mr Mohamed Hoosen Suleman, has been appointed to serve as Theme Officer...
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June 1, 2020

Health Experts Panel Supports Ban on Cigarette Sales

Click here for isiZulu version The ban on cigarettes sales has slowed the spread of COVID-19 and will ease pressure...
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June 1, 2020

UKZN Academic Finalist for Bioanalysis Rising Star Award

Academic Leader: Research at UKZN, Mr Sooraj Baijnath, became South Africa’s first ever finalist for the international Bioanalysis Rising Star...
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June 1, 2020

Call to Protect COVID-19 Sufferers Against Off-Label Drug Side Effects

Click here for isiZulu version African countries need to consider implementing a prescription monitoring scheme to ensure their COVID-19 patients...
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June 1, 2020

UKZN Employee Helps Feed Those Impacted by COVID-19

UKZN staff member Mrs Zandile Magwaza-Mtshali, her husband, Bishop Sibusiso Mtshali, and colleagues in the College of Health Sciences are...
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