Master On Campus


University of Kwazulu Natal

12 months
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The School of Laboratory Medicine and Medical Sciences (SLMMS) at University of Kwazulu Natal 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 addition to servicing the Physiology requirements of the first three years of the 2001 MBCHB curriculum at the Nelson Mandela School of Medicine from University of Kwazulu Natal, we teach Physiology courses in 1st and 2nd years of the nursing curriculum (B Nursing); Neurophysiology requirements of the M Med (Psychiatry) Part 1 course, and offer assistance to registrars writing Part 1 courses of the College of Medicine.

Key Features 

  • Furthermore, service courses in Physiology are presented to students completing Health Science programmes in the Schools of Dentistry, Pharmacy and Pharmacology, Physiotherapy, Sport Science & Optometry and Audiology, Occupational Therapy & Speech-language Pathology and BSc students in the B.Sc. (Biomedical Science) programme of the Faculty of Science.

Programme Structure

Research foci of staff in the Division include:

  • The pathogenesis of salt-sensitive hypertension (molecular, endocrine and renal responses)
  • The management of diabetic, renal and cardiovascular abnormalities with medicinal plants
  • Exercise immunology (pro-inflammatory cytokine, adhesion molecule and acute phase response)
  • Sports nutrition and hydration status of MBT riders
  • Antioxidants and trace elements in oxidative stress
  • Ultrastructural and immunocytochemical studies of scar tissue
  • Medical education

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An appropriate Bachelor's degree OR
  • Admission to the status of that degree in terms of Rule GR7 (a) OR
  • Attained a level of competence as defined by rule GR7 (b)
  • A School/College may prescribe further criteria for admission to study. Consult College Handbooks. 
  • Some Schools/College may accept and Advanced Diploma for entry into a Postgraduate Diploma if HEQF  (Higher Education Qualification Framework) requirements are met.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Durban

7800 - 9401 ZAR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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