Departments Health Sciences
Professor Gugu Gladness Mchunu
Position: Executive Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences
Ms Bilkish Khan (Secretary to Executive Dean)
Faculty Research Officer: Mr Sugen Reddy
Bio: I deal with the applications for the generic Masters and generic PhD, the appointment of Examiners, the examination of Masters and Doctoral dissertations, submissions to HDC and the student research budget.
Faculty Research Officer: Ms Sheena Perumal
Faculty Officer: Ms Thembi Mayisela
Faculty Assistant: Ms Nolwazi Luthuli
Faculty Assistant: Nokuthula Shandu
Faculty Assistant: Ms Linda Arnold
Ritson Campus, MS 49
The Faculty of Health offers a wide range of programmes for health professionals and is able to cater for most students interested in the health and well-being of communities.
Our sleek facilities include a state-of-the-art dental technology laboratory, and fully functional homeopathy, chiropractic, somatology, radiography, primary health and community nursing clinics to serve our communities. A modern environmental health laboratory, a computerised physiology laboratory, and two human anatomy laboratories compare favourably with the best facilities in South Africa.
Emergency Medical Care and Rescue students use all the equipment necessary for training in efficient, high technology emergency and rescue situations under expert guidance. The Department of Child and Youth Development are partners in community projects which help children at risk.
In addition to the excellent opportunities for experiential learning, academic and support staff are well qualified, enthusiastic and dedicated to their students and to their professions.
Research is endorsed as an integral part of training in the health profession, and participation in research by staff and students is encouraged and supported. Graduates are in demand in both the public and the private sectors. The Faculty of Health aims to meet the needs of the country and communities in producing quality health professionals.
The Faculty of Health Science 1st year Mentorship Programme
This is an interactive and innovative way of providing first year health science mentees on-line access to their senior, second and third year mentors. They are able to send messages, read announcements and interact with each other through a virtual medium. This allows them unlimited access to each other to promote both personal and professional development. The site also has useful websites and quick tips for study guidance and university life.
Visit the Faculty of Health Sciences 1st year Mentoring Programme to find out more.