SCHOOL OF DIAGNOSTICS AND BIOMEDICINE

Health science academic programmes of UniSZA was established in 2006 under the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (FPSK). The establishment of these academic programmes were aimed at meeting the country's need to produce more professionals in the health science field. Only two programmes were offered in 2006; Diploma in Radiography and Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology (DTMP).

In July 2013, five (5) school of health sciences was established with five courses offered; School of Nursing (Diploma in Nursing), School of Nutrition and Dietetics (Bachelor Of Dietetics), School of Rehabilitation Sciences (Diploma in Physiotherapy), School of Medical Imaging (Diploma in Radiography) and the School of Diagnostics and Biomedicine (DTMP).

On January 1, 2015 the UniSZA Board of Directors have approved the restructuring of FPSK into two separate faculties known as Faculty of Medicine (FP) and Faculty of Health Sciences (FSK). There were only four (4) academic schools in FSK; School of Medical Imaging was abolished and integrated into School of Diagnostics and Biomedicine.

In February 2015, School of Nursing was absorbed into FP. FSK were left with three (3) academic schools; School of Nutrition and Dietetics, School of Diagnostics and Biomedicine and School of Rehabilitation Sciences.

In September 2016, FSK offered three (3) new academic programmes called Bachelor of Nutrition Sciences (Hons) under the School of Nutrition and Dietetics and Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences (Hons) and Bachelor of Medical Imaging (Hons), under the School of Diagnostics and Biomedicine.

On September 25, 2016 the FSK management has approved the restructuring of academic schools in which the School of Medical Imaging was re-established and separated from the School of Diagnostics and Biomedicine. School of Diagnostics and Biomedicine now only offers two programmes, namely Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences (Hons) and DTMP.

Currently, there are 23 students from BSc. Biomedicine and 61 students from Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology with 18 academic staff.

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