University of Cape Town
School of Public Health and Family Medicine
Falmouth Building
Faculty of Health Sciences
University of Cape Town
Anzio Road, Observatory, 7925
South Africa

Tel: +27 (0)21 406 6306
Fax: +27 (0)21 406 6163
Email: npanday@cormack.uct.ac.za
Internet: http://www.uct.ac.za or http://www.publichealth.uct.ac.za/about/about.php


Courses on this page:   

Masters Programme in Health Economics
Master of Medicine
Master of Public Health
Diploma in Occupational Health
Diploma in Health Management
Postgraduate Diploma in Family Medicine
Online Postgraduate Diploma in Health Economics


Course Title Masters Programme in Health Economics
Institution Cape Town: University of Cape Town
Country South Africa
Type Master
Topics Management: Health Economics and Financing
Management: Health Services Provision
Management: Health Services Management
Health Research and Methods
Language English
Degree, Credits Master
Location School of Economics, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Objectives/
Content
This masters programme aims to equip economists to apply forms of economic evaluation to the health sector. The objectives of the health economics component of this course are: To provide an understanding of alternative systems of health service organisation and provision: To evaluate the reasons for, and the implications of, recent health sector restructuring initiatives; To develop skills in health sector planning with particular reference to the allocation of resources for health care provision; To provide an understanding of methods of financing and paying for health services, and to develop skills for analysing these alternatives within specific country contexts; and To develop skills in selecting and applying appropriate tools of economic analysis to evaluate the inputs, processes and outcomes of health services, projects and programmes. These issues will be addressed with reference to developing countries, particularly within the African context.
Next Beginning every January
Appl. Deadline Application forms may be obtained from the Graduate Administrator, School of Economics. Completed forms, including the University application forms, are due by 31 October (South African students) or 30 September (international students) and should be sent to Okore Okorafor, Health Economics Unit, Dept of Community Health, University of Cape Town, Anzio Road, Observatory, 7925.
Tel: +27 (0)21 406 65 58
Fax: +27 (0)21 448 81 52
Email: okorafor@cormack.uct.ac.za
Duration The course runs over 18 months full-time
Requirements The course is designed for graduates in social or health sciences. The entry requirement
is at least a second class honours degree in economics, health and social sciences, or equivalent, from an approved university. Fluency in English, both written and spoken, is also required. A demonstration of very good quantitative skills (i.e. good mathematic skills) is also an essential requirement. Medical doctors and other medical graduates must have demonstrated an interest in public health and an interest in economics. As places are limited, the selection will be based primarily on academic merit and professional experience.
Coordinator Dr. Edina Sinanovic
Email: edina@heu.uct.ac.za
Cooperation Centre for Health Policy, Johannesburg (South Africa), Health Policy Unite of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Course fee US$ 10,293
(for the whole 18 months including accommodation: US$ 36,893 )
http://www.uct.ac.za/usr/finance/fees/fees2010.pdf
Scholarship http://heu-uct.org.za/courses/degrees-and-diplomas/funding-opportunities/
For further
information
Ms. Andiswa Sifile
+27 21 406 6558 or 406 6577
Tel: +27 (0)21 406 6558 or 406 6577
Fax: +27 (0)21 448 8152
Email: asifile@heu.uct.ac.za or eco-postgrad@uct.ac.za
Internet: http://heu-uct.org.za/courses/degrees-and-diplomas/masters-in-health-economics/
http://uct-heu.s3.amazonaws.com/MPH_HE_brochure.pdf or Click here
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Course Title Master of Medicine
Institution Cape Town: University of Cape Town
Country South Africa
Type Master
Topics Management: Essential Drugs and Medicine
Language English
Location

Division of Clinical Pharmacology, Faculty of Health Sciences, Cape Town, South Africa.
Internet: http://www.uct.ac.za/depts/pha/

Objectives/
Content
The candidate will be required to undertake a research project under the guidance of a supervisor appointed by the Senate in the field of Pharmacology. Areas most actively supported by the Department include malaria drug resistance reversal, traditional medicines, and tuberculosis pharmacotherapy or pharmacokinetics.
Duration At least one academic year.
Participants'
Profile
The programme is offered only to medical doctors or candidates holding a recognised or equivalent degree in medicine.
Requirements # he/she holds a Bachelor of Science (Medicine)(Honours) degree of the Faculty; or
# he/she holds a qualification deemed by the Senate to be equivalent; or
For further
information

Associate Professor Peter Smith
Tel: +27 (0)21 406 6286
Fax: +27 (0)21 448 1989
Email: pfolb@uctgsh1.uct.ac.za
Internet: http://web.uct.ac.za/depts/pha/mmed.php

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Course Title Master of Public Health
Institution Cape Town: University of Cape Town
Country South Africa
Type Research Degree: M.Sc. / M.Phil. / Ph.D.
Topics Public/Global Health: Epidemiology and Disease Control
Management: Health Services Management
Management: Health Economics and Financing
Health Research and Methods: Statistics
Health Research and Methods: Social Sciences
Language English
Degree, Credits Master of Public Health
Location School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Objectives/
Content
The orientation of the programme will be towards: Population based approaches to health problems. The use and knowledge of evidence based methods to solve public health problems. Engagement with the political, economic and ethical dimensions to social choices underlying health care. The objective of achieving equity in health. Main subjects are: Social Science and Medicine, Epidemiology/ Biostatistics/ Research Methods, Health Service Management, Health Economics, Special areas in Public Health.
Next Beginning February 2010
Appl. Deadline International, including SADC applicants: 31 July 2009
South African applicants: 30 September 2009
Duration 18 - 24 months
No. of
Participants
Limited
Requirements A graduate of any appropriate 4 year Bachelor's course, Honours course or a qualification recognised by the Senate as equivalent. Numeracy skills Residence in Cape Town during the course.
Structure The course will be taught approximately every Thursday afternoon from February to November in addition to two week classroom blocks in February and July. The minimum time to completion will be 18 months to two years. The degree course will consist of core and elective modules. Core modules will be offered annually, and most electives every second year only. The course provides for specialised tracks in Health Economics and Epidemiology /Biostatistics. In order to graduate a total of 10 modules will be required, in addition to a mini-dissertation. Some of the modules may be offered through the University of the Western Cape.
Coordinator Dr Rodney Ehrlich
Evaluation Student assessment will take the form of home assignments, classroom examinations and where applicable semester projects.
Accommodation Possible
Scholarship

Information regarding scholarships and bursaries is available on request from the Postgraduate Scholarships Office, University of Cape Town.
Tel: +27 (0)21 650 22 06
Fax: +27 (0)21 650 43 52
Email: pfoley@its.uct.ac.za
Internet: http://www.uct.ac.za/depts/pgso

For further
information

Mrs Zerina Davis
Tel: +27 (0)21 406 6578
Fax: +27 (0)21 406 61 63
Email: Zerina.Davis@uct.ac.za
Internet: http://www.publichealth.uct.ac.za/students/students_pg_mph.php and
http://web.uct.ac.za/depts/publichealth/documents/MPHBrochure2009.pdf

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Course Title Diploma in Occupational Health
Institution Cape Town: University of Cape Town
Country South Africa
Type Distance Learning
Topics Health Determinants: Working Conditions, Occupational Health
Health Determinants: Environment and Ecology
Health Research and Methods: Statistics
Health Research and Methods: Epidemiology
Health Research and Methods: Study Design and Data Analysis
Language English
Degree, Credits Diploma in Occupational Health
Location  
Objectives/
Content

The programme includes occupational health risk assessment and management; occupational and disability medicine; and occupational health services management. Relevant legislation, ethics and standards pertaining to these three focus areas will be covered. The practical activities include work-place visits, audiometry and spirometry, and clinical case studies.

Next Beginning First Contact session: 16 – 20 May 2011
Second Contact session: 19 -23 September 2011
Appl. Deadline 31 January 2011
Duration 2 years (part-time)
Participants'
Profile
The course is aimed primarily at medical doctors currently practising occupational health, but is also open to selected graduates with appropriate University qualifications in relevant health sciences, as long as these individuals too are currently practising professionally in an occupational health setting.
Requirements A degree in medicine of this University or another university recognised by the Senate for the purpose.
Structure FGJ2.1 Every student must be registered for the programme for at least two years (part-time). Retrospective registration is not allowed.

FGJ2.2 A registered candidate is required to attend the programme for four one-week blocks (the last block being the examination) over the two-year period.

Coordinator Professor Jonny Myers E-mail: myers@anat.uct.ac.za
Methods There are 8 modules. Each module has a theme around which the inputs are organised. Teaching inputs are intended to be non-didactic, and to allow student participation wherever possible. Candidates are expected to undertake substantial homework preparation and activities as well as self-directed learning. They will be expected to read widely and intensively around topics, and to provide teaching inputs themselves either directly or by way of specially structured interactive debates and role-play simulations. The content of these activities will include critical appraisal of the occupational health literature, project work, presentations by students as well as epidemiological, biostatistical, toxicological and occupational clinical exercises.
Evaluation Examinations will be written at UCT and comprise three written papers covering Epidemiology and Statistics; Industrial Hygiene and Toxicology; Occupational Medicine and Health Services, and an oral examination for selected candidates. Examinations are closed book and count for 50% of the marks, with 40% allocated to continuous assessment by way of assignments and other work, and 10 % of the marks are allocated for student performance at distance for their contribution to asynchronous and synchronous learning activities.
For further
information

Ms Faranaaz Bennett
Administrator
Tel: +27 (0)21 406 68 18
Fax: +27 (0)21 406 61 63
Email: Faranaaz.Bennett@uct.ac.za
Internet: http://www.coehr.uct.ac.za/teaching/coursediss.php

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Course Title Diploma in Health Management
Institution Cape Town: University of Cape Town
Country South Africa
Type Diploma
Topics Management: Health System Management
Language English
Degree, Credits  
Location School of Public Health & Family Medicine
Objectives/
Content
Reminiscent of Oliver Tambo's spirit, you will find that this qualification will inspire you to greater heights, set you apart from the rest and take you to the cutting edge of innovation.
The best of the best local and international lecturers will give you an indestructible foundation of theory combined with indispensable practical insight. With the Oliver Tambo Fellowship Programme's exclusive support and root level involvement, you will experience the opportunity to share in a wealth of knowledge which will equip you to understand, manage and respond to the unique demands and needs of South Africa's Health System.
Next Beginning  
Duration 18 months
Participants'
Profile
The Diploma in Health Management is aimed at senior health managers in the public health sector, although we do not exclude senior managers from NGOs or the private sector. Most of these participants receive Oliver Tambo Fellowships. In order to qualify for a fellowship you have to be a senior manager in the public health sector, and you must be nominated through your Provincial or National Department of Health. Contact your Human Resource department for more information regarding nomination as an Oliver Tambo fellow.
Structure This tailormade action learning course spans over 18 months. The first 12 months consist of 32 days of lectures at the Graduate School of Business (4 sessions of 8 days each). The last 6 months cover the completion of an actual chosen project to be implemented in your work setting.
Coordinator Mr Deus Mubangizi
For further
information
Ms Sue MacHutchon
Tel: +27 (0)21 406 6608
Fax: +27 (0)21 447 1569
Email: suemac@cormack.uct.ac.za
Internet: http://www.publichealth.uct.ac.za/students/students_pg_dhm.php
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Course Title Postgraduate Diploma in Family Medicine
Institution Cape Town: University of Cape Town
Country South Africa
Type Diploma
Topics Healthcare areas: Reproductive Health
Healthcare areas: Paediatrics
Healthcare areas: Health Promotion and Education
Healthcare areas: Non-Infectious and Chronic Diseases
Health Research and Methods: Evidence-Based Medicine
Language English
Degree, Credits  
Location School of Public Health & Family Medicine
Objectives/
Content

The diploma in family medicine is aimed at doctors who want to develop and improve their abilities to deliver high quality, cost-effective care in community settings using a bio-psychosocial approach. The diploma is an entrance requirement for the Master of Family Medicine degree.
Content:
Clinical Medicine A and B: Clinical Medicine A – Common surgical conditions and surgical specialities such as ENT, Eyes, Urology; acute medicine, rheumatology, emergency medicine, Occupational Health etc. Clinical Medicine B - Women’s Health, Mental Health, HIV, TB, Pharmacology, Radiology, Medical specialities eg Geriatrics, Neurology, Dermatology etc.
Principles of Family Medicine: This module will include the philosophical basis of Family Medicine and the principles on which it is based. The consultation and the doctor-patient relationship will be addressed.
Child and Family Health: This module aims to cover key topics in child health, clinical paediatrics, family-orientated primary care, human growth and development.
Topics include the therapeutic relationship, theories of development, developmental aspects of infancy, the toddler, the pre-school child, the primary school child, the adolescent, adulthood, ageing and death and dying
Prevention, Health Promotion and Chronic, Illness: Introduction to principles of chronic care, health promotion, disease prevention and the QI cycle
Chronic medical conditions: ischaemic heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, obesity
Chronic medical conditions: asthma, COPD, smoking, occupational lung disease
Rheumatology, the Elderley, Cancer, Pallliative Care, Rehab and the Dr-pt relationship.
Organization and Management: To provide doctors with management skills for effective delivery of health care in both private and public sector.
Adult Education: The key focus of this course is on experience-based approaches to teaching and learning. Each section will model this approach by beginning with critical reflection on clinicians’ own experiences, before going on to examine broader theories and concepts in order to deepen understanding and enhance practical skills. This course puts strong emphasis on learning through active participation, and through sharing of professional experience and understanding.
Evidence Based Medicine: Practicing medicine means that one is constantly faced with decisions regarding diagnostic tests and treatment. This module helps one to ask clear questions and then identify and evaluate the evidence from the literature in order to come up with answers appropriate for one’s practice. It also teaches a critical approach to reading journal articles.

Next Beginning February 2009
Appl. Deadline November30,
Duration 2 years
Requirements · MBChB or equivalent degree
· Learners are required to practise predominantly in primary care or district hospital settings for the duration of the course. Prior experience in primary care practice will be an advantage
· Registration with the HPCSA
· Computer literacy – basic knowledge of a word processing package and use of email and internet.
· Proficiency in English
· Basic clinical skills – these may be assessed at the interview or at a practice visit, prior to acceptance onto the course
As some modules are web-based, students will be required to have a computer and access to the internet and e-mail.
Structure  
Evaluation Each module will be assessed individually at the end of the module. This will be by means of assignments and / or exams. All modules need to be passed (minimum 50%) before the candidate may do the final exam.
Assignments and / or end of module exams will make up 50% of the coursework mark. The final exam will make up the other 50%.
Coordinator Dr Beverley Schweitzer,
Email: beverley@uctgsh1.uct.ac.za
Dr Maryam Navsa
Email: navsa@absamail.co.za
Course fee Fees information can be obtained from the fees office:
Email: fndfees@bremner.uct.ac.za
Scholarship

Contact Postgraduate Scholarships Office,
University of Cape Town
Fax: +27 (0)21 650 2138
Email: pgalv@bremner.uct.ac.za

For further
information

Ms Salega Tape, Dean’s suite, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, Anzio Rd, Observatory, 7925.
Tel: +27 (0)21 406 6751
Email: stape@curie.uct.ac.za
Internet: http://www.publichealth.uct.ac.za/students/students_pg_doh.php

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Course Title Online Postgraduate Diploma in Health Economics
Institution Cape Town: University of Cape Town
Country South Africa
Type Distance Learning
Topics Management: Health Economics and Financing
Management: Health System Management
Language English
Degree, Credits  
Location School of Public Health & Family Medicine
Objectives/
Content

The curriculum gives a thorough introduction to economics as applied to health and the health care sector such as efficiency, equity, resource allocation, priority setting, economic evaluation, health care financing, economics of health systems and current development in health economics.

The diploma runs between February and November each year and takes two years to complete on a part-time basis. It is the first online Postgraduate Diploma in Health Economics to be available from an African university.

Course content
* Microeconomics for the Health Sector
* Introduction to Health Economics and Health Policy
* Economic Evaluation
* Priority Setting, Resource Allocation and Equity
* Health Economics II
* Economics of Health Systems
* Health Economics III
* Current Developments in Health Economics

Next Beginning February 2011
Appl. Deadline 31 October 2010
Duration 2 years (part-time)
Requirements The admission requirement is at least an undergraduate degree in economics, health and social sciences, or equivalent, from an approved university. Fluency in English, both written and spoken, is also required. Medical doctors and other medical graduates must have demonstrated an interest in public health and an interest in economics.
Coordinator Dr Susan Cleary (Director)
Course fee Fees will be set by UCT and published towards the end of the year. The fees are
charged for each module and separate fees apply for international students who are
not citizens of the Southern African Development Community (SADC). UCT does not
grant any fee waivers.
Scholarship

http://heu-uct.org.za/courses/degrees-and-diplomas/funding-opportunities/

For further
information

Latiefa Adams
Tel: +27 (0)21 406 6558
Fax: +27 (0)21 448 8152
Email: Latiefa.Adams@uct.ac.za
Internet: http://heu-uct.org.za/courses/degrees-and-diplomas/postgraduate-diploma-in-health-economics/ or Click here

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