Postgraduate Programmes

Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health (PGD-PH)

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) 
Core Modules  
CodeName of ModuleCreditsSemester
PBHL6PLIntroduction to Public Health161
PBHL6BHBasics of  Health Measurement161
PBHL6CMHuman Resource Management162
PBHL6N1National Health Systems and Primary Care162
PBHL6SLPublic Service Research Project321&2
Elective Modules  
PBHL6QMTotal Quality Management and Corporate Governance161
PBHL6RMOperations, Risk and Supply Chain  Management162
PBHL6CAIntroduction to Child and Adolscent  Health162
PBHL6MRIntroduction to Rreproductive,  Maternal and Newborn Health161
PBHL6DPDental Public Helath162

 

Master of Medicine: (Public Health Medicine)

 

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)
Core Modules
CodeTitleCredits
PBHL8H1Health Measurement(Analytic)16
PBHL8J1Health Measurement (Descriptive )16
PBHL8PPPublic Health Principles and Practice16
PBHL8X1Research Methods & Bioethics16
PBHL8E1Intermediate Epidemiology16
PBHL841Qualitative Research Methods16
PBHL8GRResearch Project/Dissertation164
PBHL8GSResearch Project/Dissertation subsequent year

164

 

PBHL8GPPublic Health Medicine Professional Practice I190
PBHL834Public Health Medicine Professional Practice II270

The Discipline of Public Health Medicine offers the following Post Graduate Courses:

 
The MMed Sci degree is a research driven masters.  Applications for the programme are considered annually based on the availability of supervisors.For further details contact Dr Tivani Mashamba-Thompson at Mashamba-Thompson@ukzn.ac.za or call 031 260 2530
 

 

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:

 

  1. a four-year Bachelor’s degree or honours degree in a health or related social science discipline; or
  2. a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health or any Health/Social Science related domain; and
  3. 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

  1. 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.
  2. b) The approved core and elective modules are those listed in table below.
  3. c) Not every elective module listed in Tables PBHL-b, will necessarily be offered every year.
  4. d) There shall be no specialization in a particular field
  5. 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)

 

Code

 

Name

 

Credits      

 

 

Semester

 

 

 Year

PBHL8PPPublic Health Principles And Practice1611
PBHL8J1M1Health Measurement Descriptive1611
PBHL8J1M2Health Measurement Analytic1621
PBHL841Qualitative Research Methods1621
PBHL8X1Research Methods And Bio-Ethics1612
PBHL899Research Project9611
PBHL89SResearch Project subsequent year96  
Elective Modules
PBHL8E1Intermediate Epidemiology1612
PBHL8HPHealth Systems And Policy1621
PBHL8HRMaternal And Reproductive Health1612
PBHL8CAChild And Adolescent Health1622
PBHL8HFHealth Econimics And Financing1612
PBHL8HMHealth Service Management1622