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Professor Lina Puckree

Executive Dean: Faculty of Health Sciences
031 373 2967
031 373 2620

Professor Lina Puckree aims to create and encourage a culture of research and to put the Faculty of Health Sciences at DUT on the map during her term of office. The Faculty of Health Sciences has significant potential that will be showcased under her directorship.


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The Faculty of Health offers a wide range of programmes for health professionals and is able to cater for most students interested in the health and well-being of communities.

Our sleek facilities include a state-of-the-art dental technology laboratory, and fully functional homeopathy, chiropractic, somatology, radiography, primary health and community nursing clinics to serve our communities. A modern environmental health laboratory, a computerised physiology laboratory, and two human anatomy laboratories compare favourably with the best facilities in South Africa.

Emergency Medical Care and Rescue students use all the equipment necessary for training in efficient, high technology emergency and rescue situations under expert guidance. The Department of Child and Youth Development are partners in community projects which help children at risk.

In addition to the excellent opportunities for experiential learning, academic and support staff are well qualified, enthusiastic and dedicated to their students and to their professions.

Research is endorsed as an integral part of training in the health profession, and participation in research by staff and students is encouraged and supported. Graduates are in demand in both the public and the private sectors. The Faculty of Health aims to meet the needs of the country and communities in producing quality health professionals.

The Faculty of Health Science 1st year Mentorship Programmme

This is an interactive and innovative way of providing first year health science mentees on-line access to their senior, second and third year mentors. They are able to send messages, read announcements and interact with each other through a virtual medium. This allows them unlimited access to each other to promote both personal and professional development. The site also has useful websites and quick tips for study guidance and university life.

Visit the Faculty of Health Sciences 1st year Mentoring Programme to find out more.

Contact Information

Executive Dean Professor Threethambal (Lina) Puckree

Deputy Dean Mr Greg Bass
Tel: 031 373 2033

Ms Bilkish Khan (Secretary to Executive Dean)
Tel: 031 373 2704

Faculty Office
Ritson Campus, MS 49

Ms Khanyisile Ntuli
Tel: 031 373 2446

Ms Linda Arnold
Tel: 031 373 2566

Mr Vikesh Singh (Faculty Officer)
Tel: 031 373 2701