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The Department of TeleHealth
Nelson R Mandela
School of Medicine
University of KwaZulu-Natal

Telephone: +27 (0) 31 260 4543
Fax: +27 (0) 31 260 4737
Mission

The Department of TeleHealth is committed to:

  • Promoting the development and effective use of Telemedicine and Medical informatics in the University of KwaZulu-Natal and the Province of KwaZulu-Natal

  • Establishing a sustainable, cost effective Telemedicine service in the Province of KwaZulu-Natal

  • Developing postgraduate educational programmes in Telemedicine and Medical informatics that are appropriate to local demands

  • Conducting appropriate, high quality research that will assist in the use of Telemedicine in developing countries

  • Introducing Telemedicine into the undergraduate medical curriculum

  • Developing the disciplines of Telemedicine and Medical informatics

  • Producing graduates who are able to respond to the changing needs of the community through appropriate and innovative use of information technology

  • Assisting the College of Health Sciences of the University of KwaZulu-Natal in establishing and using information technology for teaching across campuses and teaching hospitals

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