Teaching and Learning
The Faculty trains:

  • Audiologists
  • Biokineticists
  • Dental Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Optometrists
  • Oral Hygienists
  • Pharmacists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Speech Therapists, and,
  • Researchers in all disciplines.

All undergraduate and postgraduate programmes exemplify:

  • Academic excellence
  • Relevance to the South African and African healthcare contexts
  • Diverse education and training platforms ranging from rural to urban and primary to tertiary healthcare,
  • Community-based education,
  • Experiential learning/externships,
  • Diverse, learner-friendly pedagogies,
  • Community outreach and service,
  • Innovative research that informs teaching and learning, and,
  • International and national collaboration.

As the sole provider of Health Sciences professional education and training in KwaZulu-Natal, all programmes are well subscribed with the student body comprised of students from the whole of South Africa.

The Faculty offers the following undergraduate degrees:

  • B. Communication Pathology (Audiology)
  • B. Occupational Therapy
  • B. Communication Pathology (Speech Language Pathology)
  • B. Dental Therapy
  • Diploma in Oral Health
  • B. Medical Sciences (Anatomy)
  • B. Medical Sciences (Physiology)
  • B. Nursing
  • B. Nursing (Advanced Practice)
  • B. Pharmacy
  • B. Physiotherapy
  • B. Sports Science
  • B. Optometry

Undergraduate degrees lead to Masters degrees by coursework and/or research which in turn lead to Doctoral degrees or the PhD.
Postgraduate diplomas include the Postgraduate Diploma in Hand Rehabilitation and Clinical Pharmacology.

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