School Of Health Sciences



Human Nutrition
Health Promotion Unit
Medical Sciences

Director: Professor Linda Skaal

The School of Health Care Sciences is one of the two schools in the Faculty of Health Sciences. The school comprises seven departments: Human Nutrition and Dietetics; Nursing Science; Optometry; Pathology and Medical Sciences; Pharmacy; Public Health; and Pre-Clinical Sciences.

The teaching philosophy and delivery enables students to obtain clinical experience at various facilities, including hospitals, clinics, industries and community-based programmes in Limpopo and Gauteng Provinces.

Furnished with advanced, modern equipment, our clinics and laboratories are conducive to learning and students are able to use the skills to the betterment of communities in the environs of the university.

Our school is actively involved in a variety of research projects, collaborations, and partnerships with both local and international universities. Our academic staff and students enjoy the benefits of being engaged in exchange programmes with international universities.

Through and Annual Research Day, the school promotes innovative scholarly work where both under- and post-graduate students gather to present their research projects.

The school has the following career opportunities:

  • Employment in the public and private sectors as Dieticians, Professional Nurses, Optometrists, Pharmacists, and Medical Scientists.
  • Self-employment as private practitioners


In contributing to the University of Limpopo’s endeavour to be a leading African university, the School of Health Care Sciences strives to be the premier School in the university that brings the university closer to its vision.

Mission Statement

  • In an endeavour to become the premier School, we:
  • Educate and train competent health care professionals and scientists of national standard who are confident in their knowledge and skills;
  • Employ best practices in our teaching and assessment activities, and administration of our departments;
  • Offer relevant curricula by engaging with the communities in our environs;
  • Develop innovative teaching strategies to cater for learning needs of our students who are mainly from rural areas;
  • Apply university policies effectively; and
  • Actively engage in research with the purpose of improving staff qualifications, keeping abreast with current knowledge within disciplines, contributing to increasing body of knowledge in our professions, increasing the university’s research output and participating in academic conferences both locally and internationally.

Contact Details:

Senior Secretary: Ms A Raseboya
Tel: (+27) 15 268 3954

Principal Admin Officer: Ms BM Koenaite
Tel: (+27) 15 268 4311