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POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN PUBLIC HEALTH♦♦MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH♦♦PHD

The School of Public Health at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa, equips graduates with the knowledge and skills to contribute to transforming the health and social development sectors in developing countries and improving the health status of populations. Students can study while they work, and gain credits incrementally towards a Master of Public Health (MPH) or Postgraduate  Diploma (PGD) in Public Health. These flexible, modular programmes use e-learning as its key learning and teaching medium, with optional contact sessions in Cape Town in February/March and June/July every year.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE: PGD & MPH in Public Health - 30 September 2020

POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN PUBLIC HEALTH (NQF level 8)

The PGD in Public Health aims to provide graduates with an overview of Public Health, with an emphasis on health sector transformation, district health services and the Primary Health Care approach.  It also assists students to prioritise health needs at a population level, and design, implement and evaluate context-sensitive Public Health programmes.

The PGD is especially aimed at health and social development managers, supervisors and educators who want general Public Health knowledge and skills to transform their sector without necessarily having to do formal research; and/or practitioners trained in other disciplines, but now working in Public Health. It is appropriate for practitioners at local, district, provincial and national levels. It is also a potential progression towards the MPH.

Curriculum: The curriculum comprises of six compulsory modules. For details please click here :

Admission requirements: A three year Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in any relevant discipline; and a minimum of one year work experience in the health or social development sectors.

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MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH – Coursework and Mini-thesis (NQF level 9)

The MPH aims to equip graduates to: quantify and prioritise health needs at population level; design, implement and evaluate Public Health programmes and policies; demonstrate leadership in transforming aspects of the health services and system; and to conduct related research.   The MPH is designed for a range of health professionals and those working in the health and social development field.  It is particularly designed to support managers (from middle to senior level), who are working at district, provincial or national levels, and staff of NPOs and academic research institutions.

Curriculum: The MPH comprises of six compulsory modules, two electives and a mini-thesis. For details click here.

Admission requirements: An Honours Degree, a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health, or its equivalent at NGF Level 8 in any relevant discipline, and a minimum of three years’ work experience in the health or social development sectors. 

 MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH - Full Thesis Research Mode (NQF level 9)

Curriculum: Students must select a topic and design and complete a research project that is situated within the scope of topics and approaches covered in the areas of specialization offered at the School.                                                                         

Admission requirements: As above, plus  (ii) A tertiary level course in disease pathogenesis, measurement or control, (iii) A minimum of five years in the health or social development sector with relevant experience in implementing policy or planning and managing health or related services, including a minimum of three years of significant research or monitoring and evaluation experience.

PhD IN PUBLIC HEALTH

Curriculum: The PhD is an academically oriented doctorate by thesis, which implies a large research project either written up in a full thesis, or in a format of publications with a beginning and ending sections forming part of the whole thesis. There is no course work or structured programme attached to the thesis.

Admission requirements: Apart from having completed your Masters qualification, you should also have additional research experience and a couple of research publications which you have authored or co-authored. Prospective candidates will need to complete an Expression of Interest form in order to be considered for an invitation to apply. For further details please see: http://uwcsoph.co.za/index.php/academic-programmes/phd-in-public-health

For more information and details on how to apply for the MPH please click here or contact Janine Kader: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Please view the following for more information.

FAQs SOPH Academic Programmes

SOPH 2020 Applicant General Information Letter

Programme Handbook 2020

School of Public Health, University of the Western Cape
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