The School of Public Health of the University of the Western Cape equips health professionals with the knowledge and skills to contribute to transforming the health and welfare sectors in developing countries. Health professionals can study while they work, and gain credits incrementally towards a Master in Public Health or PG Diploma in Public Health. These flexible, modular programmes use text-based learning modules and some e-learning opportunities as its learning media, with optional contact sessions in Cape Town in February/March and June/July every year.
The Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health is an Honours level qualification (at NQF level 8). This one or two year programme provides in-depth training for health and welfare managers, supervisors, educators and researchers, and is appropriate for local, district, provincial and national levels.
Curriculum: The curriculum is divided into dynamically interacting themes divided into six compulsory modules; these relate to critical competence areas in the practice of public health.
Admission requirements: Three or four year Diploma or Bachelors degree in a relevant discipline, e.g. health sciences, social work, and education, and three years relevant experience in the health or welfare sector.
The MPH aims to equip health professionals to:
The programme is designed for a range of health and welfare professionals and managers from middle to senior level, at district, provincial or national levels, staff of NGO’s and academic research contexts. The programme may be taken over two to three years.
Curriculum: The programme is made up of eight coursework modules, six compulsory components (which includes two research methodology modules) and two electives and a mini-thesis.
Admission requirements: A four year degree (Honours Degree) or its equivalent in any discipline, or in exceptional cases, five years of relevant experience assessed by the university through a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process. Preference will be given to candidates employed in the health, welfare and education sectors with three years of relevant experience.
A full-thesis research MPH and PHD in Public Health are also offered.
To find out more information and details of how to apply
consult our website http://www.uwc.ac.za/publichealth
Closing date: 3 September 2012
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