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Basic Medical Sciences

Razia Kharwa
Head of Department
Basic Medical Sciences
Qualifications: M.Med. Science (Clinical Pharmacology) (UKZN), B Pharm (UKZN), NC Fam. Plan. (Potch). M.P.S.
Area(s) of Expertise:
Community / Retail Pharmacy
Clinical Pharmacology
Contraception / Family Planning
Contact Details:
Tel: 031 373 2393
Fax: 031 373 2405
Email: kwarwarb@dut.ac.za


Child and Youth Care

Jackie Winfield
Lecturer
Child and Youth Care
Qualifications: B Soc Sc, NHCRCC, BA Honours
Area(s) of Expertise:
Residential and secure care programmes for children and youth at risk Milieu therapy
The use of daily life events for therapeutic and development purposes
Youth justice
Creation of effective learning environments
Human development
Reflective practice
Contact Details:
Tel: 031 373 2834
Fax: 031 373 2835
E Mail: Jackiew@dut.ac.za

Fathima Dewan
Lecturer
Child and Youth Care
Qualifications: B.Tech (Child and Youth Development), HDE (Post School).
Area(s) of Expertise:
Early Childhood Development
Contact Details:
Tel: 031 373 2238
Fax: 031 373 2835
Email: fathimad@dut.ac.za


Chiropractic

Dr A Docrat
Programme Head: Department of Chiropractic
Qualifications: M.Tech:Chiro, C.C.F.C., (T.N.), P.G.Dip.U.T.Med. (UWC), M.Med.Sci (UKZN), M.C.A.S.A.
Areas of Expertise:
Epidemiology, Myofascial Pain, Mechanical Lower Back Pain, Unani-Tibb Medicine.
Contact Details:
0313732589 (Office)
0829272361 (Mobile)
aadild@dut.ac.za

Dr Desiree Varatharajullu
Lecturer
Deputy Clinic Director
Chiropractic
Qualifications: M. Tech: Chiropractic (DUT)
Area(s) of Expertise:
Radiology Research (Musculoskeletal), Low Back Pain, Neck Pain, Chiropractic studies involving blood flow assessments
Research experience:
Experimental studies, questionnaire based research and clinical trials.
Contact Details:
Tel 031 373 2533
Cell: 078 222 0942
Fax: 031 202 3632
E-mail: desireev@dut.ac.za

Dr Laura O’Connor
Senior Lecturer
Chiropractic
Qualifications: M. Tech. Chiropractic. Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner (CCEP)
Area(s) of Expertise:
Musculoskeletal injuries
Contact Details:
Tel 031 373 2923
Fax: 0865324209/031 202 3632
E-mail: lauraw@dut.ac.za

Dr Prisca Zandile (Ndlovu) Twala
Lecturer
Chiropractic Program
Qualifications: M.Tech: Chiropractic (DUT)
Area(s) of Expertise:
Radiology (Musculoskeletal), motion palpation.
Research experience:
Questionnaire based research.
Contact Details:
Tel: 031 373 6312 / 031 373 2094
Cell: 0731993577
Fax: 031 202 3632/0866822838
E-mail: ndlovuz@dut.ac.za

Dr Junaid Shaik
Senior Lecturer
Chiropractic
Qualifications: M. Tech. Chiro. (TN), M. Med. Sci. (SM) (UKZN)
Area(s) of Expertise:
Radiology Research (Musculoskeletal), Low Back Pain, Orthopaedic Assessment, Exercise Immunology and Sports Medicine
Contact Details:
Tel 031 373 2588
Cell: 083 7790358
Fax: 031 202 3632
E-mail: junaids@dut.ac.za

Dr Charmaine Korporaal
Senior Lecturer and Clinic Director
Chiropractic
Qualifications: M.Tech: Chiropractic (TN), Certified Chiropractic Foot Care (TN), Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician
(USA), International Chiropractic Sports Science Diploma (FICS)
Area(s) of Expertise:
Postgraduate specialities:
Chiropractic neuro-musculo-skeletal care with special reference to care of athletes.
Chiropractic neuro-musculo-skeletal care with special reference to care of feet.
Research experience:
Clinical trials, experimental studies and questionnaire based research.
Contact Details:
Tel: 031 373 2611 / 031 373 2094
Cell: 0832463562
Fax: 031 202 3632
E-mail:charmak@dut.ac.za


Dental Sciences

Mr Greg Bass
Acting Dean Faculty of Health
Dental Sciences
Qualifications: B. Comm (UN), NHDip: Dental Tech. (Status Technikon Natal), Reg. Dental Tech.
Area(s) of Expertise:
Dental Technology in general
Contact Details:
Tel: 031 373 2033/44
Fax: 031 373 2047
Email: gregb@dut.ac.za

Mr Grant Somers
Head of Department
Dental Sciences
Qualifications: Masters Degree: Dental Tech. (Status Technikon Natal), Reg. Dental Tech.
Area(s) of Expertise:
Dental Crown and bridge work, Implant Specialist,Prosthetics.
Contact Details:
Tel: 031 373 2851
Fax: 031 373 2047
Email: grants@dut.ac.za

Miss Anisa Vahed
Lecturer
Dental Sciences
Qualifications: NDip: Dental Tech (TN), B.Tech:Dental Tech (TN), M.Tech: Dental Tech (DIT)
Area(s) of Expertise:
Dental Technology in general
Research
Contact Details:
Tel: 031 373 2848/44
Fax: 031 373 2047
Email: anisav@dut.ac.za


Emergency Medical Care and Rescue

Sageshin Naguran
Emergency Medical Care and Rescue
Area(s) of Expertise:
Pre-hospital Emergency Medical Care
Extrication (Rescue of trapped persons)
Rope/High Angle Rescue, Navigation
Survival
Contact Details:
Tel: 031 373 5606
Fax: 031 373 5201
Email: sagien@dut.ac.za


Homoeopathy

Ashley Ross
Homoeopathy
Qualifications: (D.Tech (DUT), M.Tech. Hom. (TN), B.Mus. (UCT))
Area(s) of Expertise:
Homoeopathy in general
Legalities
Relationship to other therapies/medical systems
Politics of Homeopathy
Homoeopathic Education (internationally)
Homoeopathic Research
Homoeopathic Materia medica
Broader issues of health
Contact Details:
Tel: 031 373 2542
Email: ashleyr@dut.ac.za


Radiography

Nalene Naidoo
Senior Lecturer
Radiography
Qualifications: Master of Applied Sciences, Nat. Diploma. Diagnostic Radiography, B.Tech. Radiography. Nuclear Medicine, Higher Education Diploma. Tech. (R)
Area(s) of Expertise:
Nuclear medicine and diagnostic imaging
Radiography research - Breast scintimammography research
Association between Darkroom diseases and chemical fumes
Prevalence of Gall stones in Communities
Reference values for nuclear medicine studies
Reference values for bone mineral density
Comparison between manual and CT planning
Use of CT in Calcium scoring
Evaluating Thyroid disease
Contact Details:
Tel: 031 373 2875
Fax: 031 373 2574
Email: nalenen@dut.ac.za

Rosh Sunder
Lecturer
Radiography
Qualifications: M.Tech: Radiography, B.Tech: Radiography, N Dip: Radiography
Currently registered for M.Tech: Radiography
Area(s) of Expertise:
Diagnostic Radiography with specialised skills in CT scanning,
Angiography, DEXA and other specialised radiography procedures
Diagnostic imaging and Pattern Recognition
Medical Education
Digital CT computers
Web CT Practitioner
Contact Details:
Tel: 031 373 2507
Fax: 031 373 2574
Email: roshs@dut.ac.za

Lynda Swindon
Lecturer
Radiography
Qualifications: N.Dip RAD (P), HED, B.Tech RAD (D), M.Ed (Higher education)
Area(s) of Expertise:
Diagnostic Imaging
Outcomes based education
Curriculum Development
Rural radiography
Teaching and Learning
Experiential training
Contact Details:
Tel: 031 373 2509
Fax: 031 373 2574
Email: lyndas@dut.ac.za


Somatology

Shandi Reid
Somatology
Qualifications: NHD, HED
Area(s) of Expertise:
Health and wellness
Stress management
Reflexology
Aromatherapy
Somatology in general
Contact Details:
Tel: 031 373 2391
Email: shandir@dut.ac.za