School of Nursing and Public Health

Doctoral Study Assesses Effects of Mobility on HIV Risk

Dr Armstrong Dzomba’s PhD study investigated the effects of mobility on HIV acquisition risk in South Africa. He was supervised by Professor Frank Tanser from the College of Health Sciences and Professor Kaymarlin Govender from the College of Humanities. ‘The study identified the mechanisms behind the complex relationship between mobility,...
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Study Encourages Nurses to Advocate for the Less Privileged

Dr Luke Laari’s study titled: Developing a Health Advocacy Theory to Advance Nursing Practice in Ghana: A Grounded Theory, explored knowledge, acceptance and practice of the health advocacy role among nurses in the country. Supervised by the College of Health Science’s Dean of Teaching and Learning, Professor Sinegugu Evidence Duma, the study aimed...
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Lecturer Awarded PhD in Nursing

Dr Nomaxabiso Mooi’s PhD study examined enteral nutritional therapy practices, availability and implementation of related guidelines in adults within district hospitals and primary healthcare centres, with the goal of developing an implementation model relevant to the South African context. ‘The number of patients who should not be admitted to the intensive...
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PhD Study Focuses on Children with ADHD

Dr Gloria Pila-Nemutandani’s PhD in Behavioural Medicine investigated lateralisation and compared gross motor skills in order to establish whether children with ADHD have deficits in fine motor skills. The study also tested the participants’ visuomotor performance. Supervised by Professors Basil Pillay and Anneke Meyer, the study revealed a relationship between Attention...
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Master’s in Medical Sciences in Public Health for UKZN Project Officer

Mr Nkosinathi Mncwabe graduated with a Master's in Medical Sciences in Public Health. Supervised by Drs Themba Ginindza and Khumbulani Hlongwane, his ethnographic study explored cancer patients’ experiences of living with cancer in palliative care and support group settings in KwaZulu-Natal. The study documented patients’ experiences of living with cancer, and...
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PhD Study Aims to Reduce Neonatal Mortality Rate

Dr Adenike Adebola Olaniyi was awarded a PhD in Nursing for her study on a neonatal resuscitation training model for semi-skilled birth attendants to manage neonatal emergencies in Oyo State, Nigeria. Olaniyi, who hails from Nigeria, noted that Nigeria has one of the highest neonatal mortality rates in the world,...
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Welcome to The School of Nursing and Public Health

The School of Nursing and Public Health (SONPH), headed by Prof Mosa Moshabela , arose from a grouping of the Public Health disciplines derived from the Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine (Faculty of Medicine) and the old School of Nursing derived from the Faculty of Health Sciences.

The School consists of 7 disciplines, one from the School of Health Sciences and six from the School of Clinical Medicine.

The Disciplines are as follows:

The Disciplines within this School also contribute to the MBChB programme.

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