The School of Public Health

School of Public Health (SOPH)
University of the Western Cape
Private Bag X17,
Bellville 7535
South Africa

Tel: +27 (0)21 959 2809
Fax: +27 (0)21 959 2872
Email: ccarolissen@uwc.ac.za
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Courses on this page:    Master of Public Health
Promoting Rational Medicines Use in the Community

Course Title Master of Public Health
Institution Bellville: University of the Western Cape
Country South Africa
Type Master
Distance Learning
Topics Public/Global Health: Primary Health Care
Management: Health System Management
Public/Global Health: Promotion and Prevention
Health Research and Methods
Language English
Location Bellville, South Africa
Objectives/
Content
The focus of the programme is in line with current international thinking on Public Health training. This approach emphasises teaching of Public Health within the context of health sector reform and decentralisation, community participation and the globalisation of health concerns.
The broad goals of the programme are to equip graduates:

  • To identify, quantify and prioritise the health problems and needs of communities.
  • To use the Primary Health Care approach to design, implement and evaluate comprehensive and participatory programmes to address these needs.
  • To conduct Health Systems Research to improve the quality of care.
  • To demonstrate leadership in transforming the health and welfare system in South Africa.

Content:

  • Health, Development and Primary Health Care
  • Health Systems Research
  • Measuring Health and Disease
  • Health Management
  • Health Promotion
  • Understanding Public Health
Next Beginning Spring 2009
Appl. Deadline 28 September 2008
Duration one year of full-time study or two years of part-time study.
Requirements Successful completion of all the modules prescribed for the Postgraduate Diploma in Public Heatlh (including its composite examination), or an equivalent qualification; in addition, the candidate should be deemed competent by the University of the Western Cape to embark on thesis research.
Coordinator Dr Thandi Puoane
Email: tpuoane@uwc.ac.za
Course Fee US$4 500
For further
information

The Admissions Office
The University of the Western Cape
Private Bag X17
Bellville 7535
Janine Kader
Tel: +27 21 959 2591
Fax: +27 21 959 2872
E-mail: jkader@uwc.ac.za
Internet: http://www.soph.uwc.ac.za/docs/sophhandbook.pdf

Last update 15/04/2008 mas
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Course Title Promoting Rational Medicines Use in the Community
Institution Bellville: University of the Western Cape
Country South Africa
Type Certificate / Short Course (up to 3 months)
Topics Management: Essential Drugs and Medicine
Healthcare areas: HIV/AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections
Language English
Location School of Public Health, UWC, Bellville, South Africa
Objectives/
Content

The course is aimed at a range of stakeholders interested in improving medicines use in the community, including pharmacists. It will focus on methods to study and remedy inappropriate medicines use in the community; practical approaches to investigating & prioritising medicines use problems; and how to develop effective strategies for change. It will address the use of medicines used in the treatment of HIV/AIDS, TB and chronic diseases.

For a course flyer and the School of Public Health Winter School Brochure, please contact Hazel Bradley, details below.

Next Beginning 29 June - 10 July 2009
Duration 2 weeks
Coordinator Hazel Bradley
For further
information

Hazel Bradley BPharm, MPH, Senior Lecturer, School of Public Health,
University of the Western Cape, Private Bag X17, Bellville 7535, South Africa
Tel: +27 (0)21 959 2630
Fax: +27 (0)21 959 2872
Email: hbradley@uwc.ac.za
Internet: Click here

Last update 25/03/2009 mas
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