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 Adolescent Health||16||2|
|PBHL6MR||Introduction to Reproductive, Maternal and Newborn Health||16||1|
|PBHL6DP||Dental Public Health||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 eligible 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, will necessarily be offered every year.
- d) There shall be no specialization in a particular field
- e) Credit shall not be granted for for modules 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 Economics And Financing||16||1||2|
|PBHL8HM||Health Service Management||16||2||2|
PhD Programme in Public Health
PhD Admission requirement
Closing dates for applications
Applications for the PhD Public Health programme are considered twice a year.
The closing dates for applications are:
- 31 October (1st semester intake)
- 31 March (2nd semester intake)
Applications received after the deadlines will automatically be considered for the next application cycle.
Finding PhD potential supervisor
You need to identify a supervisor before you start the application process. To identify an appropriate supervisor at SNPH you need to browse SNPH’s webpage to find the members of staff would be most appropriate for your area of interest. Click through to the disciplines’ website to find staff profiles. You may find it helpful to contact the PhD Programme (PublicHealthPHD@ukzn.ac.za) to help you identify potential supervisors.
To apply to the programme, please complete the Application online. http://applications.ukzn.ac.za/Homepage.aspx The following documents are required and should be uploaded with your application.
- Detailed curriculum vitae (including a list of publications and a description of your role in any unpublished research projects in which you may have participated).
- Personal statement explaining why you want to pursue doctoral study (especially how the PhD fits into your career plan)
- Academic transcripts
- A Two Page Concept note signed by potential supervisor. You can download a two page concept note template here. This should include a brief introduction outlining the rationale for the research, initial research questions, aim and objectives and a brief description of the envisaged methods. The rationale should indicate why you think the research is original, as this is a requirement for doctoral work..
- A sample of written academic work of which you are the primary author e.g. Master’s thesis/research report, journal article
Once the deadline has passed, the PhD Programme Coordinator will convene a selection committee comprising school and disciplines staff members to consider the applications. Successful candidates will be notified by mail. If you have not heard by after 6 weeks from the closing date then you can take it as you have been unsuccessful.
Successful candidates can then register during the 1st semester and 2nd semester enrolment periods respectively.
For enquiries, please contact PublicHealthPHD@ukzn.ac.za
PhD Programme Coordinator (Acting)
Dr Jabulani Ncayiyana
Tel (w): 031 260 4459