School of Laboratory Medicine & Medical Sciences

UKZN Academic Appointed to Physiology Society

Senior lecturer and Physiologist in UKZN’s School of Laboratory Medicine and Medical Sciences, Dr Andile Khathi has been appointed Secretary General and Treasurer of the Physiology Society of Southern Africa (PSSA). The society that was founded in 1971 brings together physiologists and molecular biologists in southern Africa to discuss and...
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Upscaling of ART Coverage Reduces TB in South Africa

A groundbreaking study indicating a significant link between the scale up of antiretroviral therapy (ART) coverage and a reduction in cases of tuberculosis (TB) has been published. The work is that of scientists from UKZN’s College of Health Sciences (CHS), the KwaZulu-Natal Research Innovation and Sequencing Platform (KRISP), and the...
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Seminar Explores Nano Medicine

Guest lecturer from the University of South Florida, Professor Yashwant Pathak’s seminar on Nano Medicine was hosted by the Head of the Medical Biochemistry Discipline in the School of Laboratory Medicine, Professor Anil Chuturgoon. Pathak said that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved many products with particulate materials...
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Neuroscience Group hosts Successful Symposium

UKZN’s School of Laboratory Medicine and Medical Sciences hosted a Neuroscience symposium which brought together academics, researchers and postgraduate students. Neuroscience is the multidisciplinary study of the structure and function of the nervous system. Much remains to be known in this field and it is a rich area for research...
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Young Vet Appointed BRU Manager

Dr Nqobile Jaca, has been appointed the Manager of the Biomedical Research Unit (BRU) in the School of Laboratory Medicine and Medical Sciences. The BRU is one of the largest laboratory animal facilities in Southern Africa. Located on the north-western side of the Westville campus, it comprises three floors and...
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Welcome to the School of Laboratory Medicine and Medical Sciences

The School of Laboratory Medicine and Medical Sciences (SLMMS) 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.

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

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