• Welcome to the School of Public Health

    Welcome to SOPH, part of the Faculty of Community Health Science (CHS) at the University of the Western Cape (UWC). This website will introduce you to our vision, our staff and our teaching and research programmes.

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  • SOPH Academic Programme

    Popular in South Africa and other African countries for its flexible, modular, part-time design and growing array of distance learning materials.

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  • Annual Summer and Winter Schools

    Probably the largest continuing education programmes in Public Health in Africa, which has trained over 12000 participants since 1992.

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  • SARCHI Chairs

    We host two South African Research Chairs Initiative (SARChi) Chairs

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  • Open Education Resources in Public Health

    We have lodged as OER several of our distance learning modules and case studies to share our resources and expertise and to build the network for public health education in Africa and the global South.

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  • Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health

    Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health

    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 Primary Health Care: Prioritise health needs at population level; Design, implement and evaluate Public Health programmes.

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  • Masters in Public Health (coursework, mini-thesis)

    Masters in Public Health (coursework, mini-thesis)

    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.

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  • Masters in Public Health (full thesis)

    Masters in Public Health (full thesis)

    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.

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  • PhD in Public Health

    PhD in Public Health

    Currently offered by thesis only, which implies a very large research project, either written up in a full thesis, or in a format of manuscripts with a beginning and ending sections forming part of the whole thesis. This work should contribute new and original knowledge to your chosen field.

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  • Winter School / Summer School

    Winter School / Summer School

    Exposes health and health-related workers to the latest thinking in Public Health and enables them to exchange ideas on improved planning and implementation of Primary Health Care in the changing environment of the developing world.

Applications deadline to 2019 SOPH Winter School has been extended to 30th April 2019 for selected courses!  Limited spaces available. Book your place by registering today!

Week 1: 1st July – 5th July 2019
1. Health Management (fully booked – no more applications allowed)
2. Epidemiology and Control of HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in the Era of Antiretrovirals – available
3. DHIS 2: Use of Information - Cancelled
4. Globalisation and Health: Key Aspects for Policy Makers, Managers and Practitioners – available
5. Pharmaceutical Policy and Management – available
6. Urbanisation and Health in Developing Countries – available

Week 2: 8th July – 12th July 2019
7. Understanding and Analysing Health Policy (fully booked – no more applications allowed)
8. Monitoring and Evaluation of Health and Development Programmes (2 week course) (fully booked – no more applications allowed)
9. An Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods for Health Sciences - available
10. Rational Medicines Use - available

Week 3: 15th July – 19th July 2019
11. Current Thinking and Practice in Health Promotion - available
12. Health Information Systems for evidence based management – available
13. Introduction to Complex Health Systems – available
14. Clinical Trials in the Context of Indigenous Herbal Medicine – available
15. Health Committees: A Vehicle for Providers and Communities to Realize the Right to Health – available

Click HERE for full details & how to apply.

Applications closing date: 30th April 2019

School of Public Health
University of the Western Cape
Robert Sobukwe Road
Bellville 7535
Republic of South Africa

Tel: +27-21 - 959 2809
Fax: +27- 21 - 959 2872
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