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