Division of Communication Sciences & Disorders (CSD)
Audiology students participated in hearing screening at the Special Olympics
Division of Physiotherapy
Students doing an exercise group at Monte Rosa
Division of Disability Studies
The vision of Disability Studies Programme is to forge disability inclusion in Africa.


A warm Welcome/Welkom/Ulwamkelo/Ukwemukela to the Department of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences (DHRS)

from me as Director and Head of Department (HOD)


The Department of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences comprises the following Divisions:

  • Communication Sciences & Disorders (includes Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
  • Disability Studies
  • Nursing and Midwifery
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physiotherapy

We are located in the Old Main Building of Groote Schuur Hospital in Observatory. There are approximately 63 Academic members of staff (including clinical educators) who are engaged in a range of teaching and research activities at local, national and international level, and 13 Administrators.

The Department has strong, accredited undergraduate and postgraduate programmes with about 875 undergraduate students and approximately 294 postgraduate students at PG Diploma, Masters and Doctoral level. Diversity among staff and students is prized and celebrated.