CHS – PGD PH 1 Curriculum: Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health
Eligibility Criteria: A 3 year Bachelor’s degree in a health or related social science discipline and completion of a 1 year program or at least a minimum of 1 year relevant clinical experience in the health or social sector (post community service).
Duration of the Post Graduate Diploma shall be a minimum of four and a maximum of six semesters of part-time study. The curriculum shall carry 128 credits in total which is made-up of:
(a) Compulsory core modules of 96 credits and
(b) Elective modules of 32 credits
|Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health(PGD-PH)|
|Code||Name of Module||Credits||Semester|
|PBHL6PL||Introduction to Public Health||16||1|
|PBHL6BH||Basics of Health Measurement||16||1|
|PBHL6CM||Human Resource Management||16||2|
|PBHL6N1||National Health Systems and Primary Care||16||2|
|PBHL6SL||Public Service Research Project||32||1&2|
|PBHL6QM||Total Quality Management and Corporate Governance||16||1|
|PBHL6RM||Operations, Risk and Supply Chain Management||16||2|
|PBHL6CA||Introduction to Child and Adolscent Health||16||2|
|PBHL6MR||Introduction to Rreproductive, Maternal and Newborn Health||16||1|
|PBHL6DP||Dental Public Helath||16||2|
CHS – MMed PH 1 Eligibility: Masters of Medicine: (Public Health Medicine)
Candidates must be registered with the Health Professional Council of South Africa as Independent Medical Practitioners and have a minimum of two years of experience in an appropriate health service post.
CHS – MMed PH 2 Format of Dissertation
In addition to the format prescribed by CR13, the format of the dissertation may comprise an introductory chapter, a literature review, a publishable paper, a discussion, and appendices comprising at least: the original research proposal, additional results not reported in the paper, guidelines to authors of the journal in which the student intends to publish, and copy of ethics and higher education committee approvals.
CHS – MMed PH 3 Curriculum
Students are required to obtain 720 credits as listed below.
|Masters of Medicine: (Public Health Medicine)(MMD-PH)|
|PBHL8J1||Health Measurement (Descriptive )||16|
|PBHL8PP||Public Health Principles and Practice||16|
|PBHL8X1||Research Methods & Bioethics||16|
|PBHL841||Qualitative Research Methods||16|
|PBHL8GS||Research Project/Dissertation subsequent year|
|PBHL8GP||Public Health Medicine Professional Practice I||190|
|PBHL834||Public Health Medicine Professional Practice II||270|
The Discipline of Public Health Medicine offers the following Post Graduate Courses:
Master of Public Health
CHS – MPH 1 Eligibility: Master of Public Health
Candidates are eliglible to apply for selection to register provided that they hold:
- a four-year Bachelor’s degree or honours degree in a health or related social science discipline; or
- a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health or any Health/Social Science related domain; and
- at least a minimum of 1 year of relevant clinical experience in the health or social sector (post community service).
CHS – MPH 2 Format of Dissertation
In addition to the format prescribed by Rule CR13, the format of dissertation may comprise an introductory chapter, a literature review, a publishable paper, a discussion, and appendices comprising at least: the original research proposal, additional results not reported in the paper, guidelines to authors of the journal in which the student intends to publish, and copy of ethics and higher education committee approvals.
CHS – MPH 3 Curriculum
- a) The curriculum shall carry at least 192 credits, comprising compulsory (“core‟) modules, and elective modules chosen by the candidate and approved by the Programme Director, and a research project, which shall contribute 96 credits.
- b) The approved core and elective modules are those listed in table below.
- c) Not every elective module listed in Tables PBHL-b, will necessarily be offered every year.
- d) There shall be no specialization in a particular field
- e) Credit shall not be granted for for moduoles that have been successfully completed while registered for the Postgraduate Diploma.
|Curriculum for Master of Public Health (M-PH)|
|PBHL8PP||Public Health Principles And Practice||16||1||1|
|PBHL8J1M1||Health Measurement Descriptive||16||1||1|
|PBHL8J1M2||Health Measurement Analytic||16||2||1|
|PBHL841||Qualitative Research Methods||16||2||1|
|PBHL8X1||Research Methods And Bio-Ethics||16||1||2|
|PBHL89S||Research Project subsequent year||96|
|PBHL8HP||Health Systems And Policy||16||2||1|
|PBHL8HR||Maternal And Reproductive Health||16||1||2|
|PBHL8CA||Child And Adolescent Health||16||2||2|
|PBHL8HF||Health Econimics And Financing||16||1||2|
|PBHL8HM||Health Service Management||16||2||2|