School of Health Sciences

Four Ethiopian Students Achieve Doctorates all Related to Sport

Four Ethiopian students in the Discipline of Biokinetics, Exercise and Leisure Sciences (BELS) graduated with doctoral degrees from UKZN’s College of Health Sciences. They were Dr Gashaw Analeyi, Dr Ephrm Desalegn, Dr Dagnachew Begizew and Dr Bizuw Gebermariam. Analeyi’s thesis was titled: The Rise and Fall of the Ethiopian Men’s...
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Doctoral Research Finds Urgent Need for Heightened Regulations in SA Animal Food Production

A UKZN researcher says he has found evidence to support the urgent implementation of heightened antibiotic regulation and stewardship in the animal food production system in South Africa. Ghanaian-born, Dr Daniel Amoako did the research for his PhD in Pharmaceutical Microbiology producing a thesis titled: Molecular and Genomic Profiling of Staphylococcus...
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Contribution to Dental Public Health Earns Academic International Recognition

Click here for isiZulu version UKZN’s Professor Shenuka Singh has received an international award at a dentistry summit organised by the International Venus Foundation in Chennai, India, for her contribution to dental public health. Singh got the Excellence in Dental Public Health Award and was also a guest of honour...
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Welcome to The School of Health Sciences

It is with great pleasure and excitement that I welcome you to the School of Health Sciences Website. I am sure that the website will allow us to proudly share our excellence in teaching, research and community endeavors with the outside world.

The School of Health Sciences is made up of the following eight disciplines:

Speech Language TherapyOccupational Therapy
Pharmaceutical SciencesBiokinetics, Exercise and Leisure Sciences (BELS)


The School of Health Sciences offers a wide range of academic programmes that qualify competent health professionals in the above disciplines. We are committed to ensuring that our graduates leave as caring and responsible health professionals. Our curricula and teaching methods and approaches are being continuously updated to make sure that we keep up with the new advances of a rapidly changing world, especially in health profession education.

The school of Health Sciences has managed to place itself in a leading position in terms of undergraduate and postgraduate throughput and research productivity – All of which would have never been achievable without the hard work of our dedicated and passionate staff members who work tirelessly to make the school a better place for students and colleagues.

I invite you all to browse our website for more information and updates on the school, and please try to link it up in your signature for more exposure with the outside community.

All the best.

Prof M Soliman

Dean and Head of the school of Health Sciences.