School of Health Systems and Public Health

Faculty of Medicine
P.O. Box 667
University of Pretoria
Pretoria 0001
South Africa

Educational Programme Manager
Tel: +27 (0)12 841 3346 or (0)12 354 1472
Fax:  +27 (0)12 841 3308
E-mail: courses@med.up.ac.za
Internet: http://shsph.up.ac.za


Courses on this page:    Master of Public Health MPH
Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Health
MSc Clinical Epidemiology
MSc Epidemiology
MSc Community Health
Master of Public Health Degree Programme with Special Interest in Tobacco Control

Course Title Master of Public Health MPH
Institution Pretoria: School of Health Systems and Public Health
Country South Africa
Type Master
Topics Public/Global Health: Primary Health Care
Public/Global Health: Promotion and Prevention
Management: Health System Management
Health Determinants: Socio-cultural aspects
Health Determinants: Environment and Ecology
Health Research and Methods
Language English
Degree, Credits 200 credits
Location South Africa
Objectives/
Content
The Master of Public Health (MPH) degree programme prepares professionals for leadership
roles in the management, improvement, and evaluation of health, health interventions, and
the health care system. It is a degree with international recognition, even though MPH
degree programmes around the world vary widely in terms of intensity, scope and depth. It is
primarily a practice-oriented degree not a research degree.
Note that the term public health refers to the health of entire populations. It is not limited to
public sector health. Students from both public and private health sectors find that the MPH
degree programme provides them with essential learning and competencies that assist their
work and careers.
The MPH enables students to acquire a solid understanding of the many facets of health and
health care, and to be exposed to the many disciplines involved. At the same time, the field
of health systems and public health is far too wide to become a specialist in all its aspects.
For this reason, the MPH programme is structured in a way that students, in consultation
with School staff, can select one area of concentration, or a “track", in public health. At the
end of the MPH programme, students will not only have acquired an understanding of the
entire field of health systems and public health, but will also have developed sufficient
competence in one particular field.
Next Beginning January 2011
Duration 24 months minimum / 4 years maximum
Appl. Deadline 31 July International applicants
31 August SA applicants
Requirements • All applicants must have a Bachelor's or higher Degree
• At least three - five years of professional experience in a health field will be an
advantage
• Fluency in spoken and written English is a requirement
• Basic computer literacy is required
Course Fees

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For further
information

CLIENT SERVICE CENTRE
Tel: +27 (0)12 420 3111
E-mail: csc@up.ac.za
Internet: http://programmes.up.ac.za/index.php?programme=420 or Click here or Click here

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Course Title Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Health
Institution Pretoria: School of Health Systems and Public Health
Country South Africa
Type Diploma
Topics Healthcare areas: Tropical Diseases
Public/Global Health: Epidemiology and Disease Control
Language English
Degree, Credits 50 ECTS
Location South Africa
Objectives/
Content
The course focuses on communicable diseases and health in Africa. In the DTM&H, there are 6
modules taken over 5 contact weeks.
Next Beginning January 2011
Duration The diploma is offered as a part-time course over one year.
Appl. Deadline 31 July International applicants
31 August SA applicants
Participants'
Profile

The course is aimed at professionals working, or intending to work, in the field of tropical health either in a hospital (curative) setting, or in preventive and disease control settings.
The Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Health (DTM&H) is aimed at medical and dental practitioners.

Coordinator

Dr. Bernice Harris
Email: berniceh@nicd.ac.za

Course Fees

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information

Client Service Centre
Tel: +27 (0)12 420 3111
E-Mail: csc@up.ac.za
Internet: http://programmes.up.ac.za/index.php?programme=553 or Click here

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Course Title MSc Clinical Epidemiology
Institution Pretoria: School of Health Systems and Public Health
Country South Africa
Type Master
Topics Public/Global Health: Epidemiology and Disease Control
Healthcare areas: Clinical Medicine in Practice
Health Research and Methods: Statistics
Health Research and Methods: Epidemiology
Health Research and Methods: Study Design and Data Analysis
Language English
Degree, Credits Master of Science
Location South Africa
Objectives/
Content

The Master of Science degree course (MSc) is a degree course aimed at professionals who wish to advance their career in research. In the case of the MSc degrees offered through the School for Health Systems and Public Health, the scientific orientation is on the health sciences and in particular, in the field of public health.

This course is aimed at clinical practitioners who wish to deepen their understanding of epidemiological methods in clinical practice, “evidence-based” decision making, clinical guideline preparation, and quality assurance in clinical practice.

Next Beginning January every year
Duration 1 year
Appl. Deadline 31 July International applicants
31 August SA applicants
Requirements • All applicants must have a Bachelor's or higher Degree
• At least three - five years of professional experience in a health field will be an
advantage
• Fluency in spoken and written English is a requirement
• Basic computer literacy is required
For further
information

Tel: +27 (0)12 420 3111
E-mail: csc@up.ac.za
Internet: Click here

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Course Title MSc Epidemiology
Institution Pretoria: School of Health Systems and Public Health
Country South Africa
Type Master
Topics Public/Global Health: Epidemiology and Disease Control
Health Research and Methods: Statistics
Health Research and Methods: Epidemiology
Health Research and Methods: Study Design and Data Analysis
Language English
Degree, Credits Master of Science
Location South Africa
Objectives/
Content

The Master of Science degree course (MSc) is a degree course aimed at professionals who wish to advance their career in research. In the case of the MSc degrees offered through the School for Health Systems and Public Health, the scientific orientation is on the health sciences and in particular, in the field of public health.
This course focuses on epidemiological methods in public health. Students could continue towards a PhD in epidemiology at some future stage.

Next Beginning January every year
Duration 1 year
Appl. Deadline 31 July International applicants
31 August SA applicants
Requirements • All applicants must have a Bachelor's or higher Degree
• At least three - five years of professional experience in a health field will be an
advantage
• Fluency in spoken and written English is a requirement
• Basic computer literacy is required
For further
information

Tel: +27 (0)12 420 3111
E-mail: csc@up.ac.za
Internet: Click here

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Course Title MSc Community Health
Institution Pretoria: School of Health Systems and Public Health
Country South Africa
Type Master
Topics Public/Global Health: Community, Rural and Urban Health
Healthcare areas: Health Promotion and Education
Health Research and Methods: Statistics
Health Research and Methods: Epidemiology
Health Research and Methods: Demography
Language English
Degree, Credits Master of Science
Location South Africa
Objectives/
Content

The Master of Science degree course (MSc) is a degree course aimed at professionals who wish to advance their career in research. In the case of the MSc degrees offered through the School for Health Systems and Public Health, the scientific orientation is on the health sciences and in particular, in the field of public health.
This course is aimed at public health professionals who wish to increase their ability to use research to improve public health. The emphasis is less on epidemiological and biostatistical methodology and more on their application to health problems.

Next Beginning January every year
Duration 1 year
Appl. Deadline 31 July International applicants
31 August SA applicants
Requirements • All applicants must have a Bachelor's or higher Degree
• At least three - five years of professional experience in a health field will be an
advantage
• Fluency in spoken and written English is a requirement
• Basic computer literacy is required
Course Fees

ZAR 15250

For further
information

Voyi Kuku
Tel: +27 (0)12 420 3111
E-mail: kvoyi@med.up.ac.za
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Course Title Master of Public Health Degree Programme with Special Interest in Tobacco Control
Institution Pretoria: School of Health Systems and Public Health
Country South Africa
Type Master
Topics Healthcare areas: Non-Infectious and Chronic Diseases
Health Determinants: Social Determinants
Health Research and Methods: Statistics
Health Research and Methods: Demography
Language English
Degree, Credits Master of Science
Location South Africa
Objectives/
Content

The University of Pretoria (UP) with the support of the Global Health Initiative of the American Cancer Society (ACS) are offering an 18-month residency degree programme through the university’s School of Health Systems and Public Health (SHSPH). Three fully funded fellowships for a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree in Health Promotion with special interest in tobacco control are available.

The purpose of the UPACS programme is to provide students with opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills in the broader field of public health and translate this knowledge in the field of tobacco control in the areas of intervention designs and monitoring & evaluation of tobacco control policies in their countries or in the African region at large.

All UPACS Fellows will be required to complete the ollowing preselected modules:
Core modules
• Learning in Public Health
• Introduction to Disease Prevention and Control
• Biostatistics
• Principles of Demography
• Basis of Environmental Health
• Introduction to Health Management
• Introduction to Health Measurement
• Social Determinants of Health and Primary
Health Care
• Public Health, Ethics and Human Rights
• Scientific Writing

Tobacco Control Research Programme
• MPH Mini-dissertation leading to a publication
• Prerequisite: Applied Research Methods

Next Beginning September 2011
Duration 18 months
Appl. Deadline 30 June 2011
Requirements

Applicants must be fluent in spoken and written English and have one of the following:
• A four year bachelor’s degree, plus at least two years relevant working experience
• A three-year degree plus at least five years relevant working experience
• An advanced bachelor’s degree
• A three year degree plus a post graduate qualification

Scholarship

Three fully funded fellowships for a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree in Health Promotion with special interest in tobacco control are available. The fellowships will be offered on a competitive basis to citizens from any Sub-Saharan country to be known as UPACS Fellows. The fellowships will cover the cost of tuition, prescribed books, airfare, research practicum, thesis, health insurance, accommodation, and a monthly living allowance for the duration of the programme.

For further
information

E-mail: joyce.jakavula@up.ac.za.
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