Welcome to the School of Laboratory Medicine and Medical Sciences

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

This School,  combines the disciplines associated with Pathology and Laboratory Medicine with the basic Medical Sciences of Anatomy, Physiology and Biochemistry, which underpin the clinical curricula. In the context of patient care and clinical decision making,  the involvement of the disciplines of Laboratory Medicine are required in more than 80% of clinical decision making at all levels from outpatient care for ambulant patients to inpatient care for the critically ill patient.

Prof Musa Mabandla

Dean & Head of School


The School of Laboratory Medicine and Medical Sciences is made up of the following  disciplines:

Anatomical Pathology Chemical Pathology        Biomedical Resource Unit
Clinical Anatomy Forensic Pathology           Medical Biochemistry
HIV Pathogenesis Programme  Physiology Medical Microbiology
 Optics & Imaging  Virology