School of Family and Public Health

University of KwaZulu-Natal
Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine
School of Family & Public Health
Umbilo Road
Durban
Private Bag 7 Congella
4013

Tel: +27 (0)31 260 42 48
Fax: +27 (0)31 260 42 11
Email: postgrad@ukzn.ac.za
Internet: http://medschool.ukzn.ac.za/HomePage10526.aspx


Courses on this page:    Master and Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical HIV/AIDS Management
Master of Medicine in Family Medicine
Master of Medical Science in Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Postgraduate Diploma in Occupational Health
MSc / PgDip / PgCert of Medical Science in Medical Informatics
Masters Degree in Health Promotion
A Global Nursing Symposium to Build Collaboration Towards Strengthening Results in Health Systems, Nursing and Health.

Course Title Master and Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical HIV/AIDS Management
Institution Durban: University of KwaZulu-Natal
Country South Africa
Type Master
Diploma
Topics Healthcare areas: HIV/AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections
Healthcare areas: Clinical Medicine in Practice
Language English
Degree, Credits
Location Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, Durban, South Africa
Objectives/
Content

Core Modules for Masters degree

  • Clinical Aspects of Adult HIV/AIDS
  • Antiretroviral Therapy in Adults
  • Clinical aspects of Paediatric HIV/AIDS
  • Antiretroviral Therapy in children
  • Clinical Research
  • Health Measurement
  • Research Dissertation

Core Modules for Diploma

  • HIV/AIDS related diseases in Adults
  • Antiretroviral Therapy in Adults
  • Special issuses in HIV/AIDS
  • HIV/AIDS related Diseases in children
  • Antiretroviral Therapy in children
  • Introduction to Medical Bio-ethics
  • Diagnosis and Managment of sexually transmitted diseases
Next Beginning February 2010
Appl. Deadline November 2009
Duration 2 weeks
Course fee 1 year full-time – R14 390 p.a.
2 years part-time – R8 420 p.a.
Subsequent years – R2 260 p.a. plus levy
Students from countries outside Africa:
Full time (one year) – US$6 600 per annum
Part time (two or more years) – US$3 300 per annum.
Scholarship The University’s Student Funding Centre (SFC) administers various post-graduate scholarships and bursaries (and loans for South African citizens). Full-time Masters and Doctoral students may be eligible for Graduate Scholarships, which cover 80% of the South African tuition fees. Application forms for external scholarships (such as those awarded by the National Research Foundation (NRF) are available from the Student Funding Centre. For further information visit the web site www.ukzn.ac.za/studentfund, or contact: Medical School Tel: +27 (0)31 260 43 59
For further
information

Tel: +27 (0)31 260 44 71
Fax: +27 (0)31 260 46 63
Email: ntolan@ukzn.ac.za or periasam@ukzn.ac.za
Internet: http://www.ukzn.ac.za/handbooks/2009/Fac50Handbook2009.PDF

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Course Title Master of Medicine in Family Medicine
Institution Durban: University of KwaZulu-Natal
Country South Africa
Type Master
Topics Healthcare areas: Reproductive Health
Healthcare areas: Paediatrics
Health Determinants: Gender
Healthcare areas: Infectious Diseases
Healthcare areas: Non-Infectious and Chronic Diseases
Language English
Degree, Credits 192 credits
Location Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, Durban, South Africa
Objectives/
Content

Core module: Child Health, Chronic & Communicable Diseases, Common Practice Problems & Evidence Based Medicine, Emergency Medicine & Anaesthetics, Health Measurement, Health Systems (Community Health Oriented Primary Care), Introduction to Family Medicine & Personal Development, Maternal and Neonatal Care. Women’s Health, Mental Health & Health Promotion, Non-communicable Diseases, Practice Management & Therapeutics, Research Methodology, Research Project (Family Medicine), Research ProjectSubsequent Year, Implementation of Research Project, Trauma Counselling.
Elective modules: Clinical & Technical Skills – Anaesthetics, Health Systems Management, HIV/AIDS, Human Sexuality, Palliative Care, Rheumatology, Sleep Disorders & Management, Introduction to medical informatics as a global system, Traditional Complementary & Alternative Medicine.

Next Beginning February 2010
Appl. Deadline November 2009
Duration a minimum of eight, and a maximum of twelve semesters of part-time tuition and research.
Requirements (a) hold a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree of the University, or have been admitted by Senate to the status of this degree in terms of General University Rule GR7(a); (b) have held such qualification for a period of at least two years prior to registration for the MMed (FamMed) degree; and (c) have met the requirements of the HPCSA for admission to specialist training. Applicants who satisfy these conditions shall be subject to selection.
Course fee 1 year full-time – R14 390 p.a.
2 years part-time – R8 420 p.a.
Subsequent years – R2 260 p.a. plus levy
Students from countries outside Africa:
Full time (one year) – US$6 600 per annum
Part time (two or more years) – US$3 300 per annum.
Scholarship The University’s Student Funding Centre (SFC) administers various post-graduate scholarships and bursaries (and loans for South African citizens). Full-time Masters and Doctoral students may be eligible for Graduate Scholarships, which cover 80% of the South African tuition fees. Application forms for external scholarships (such as those awarded by the National Research Foundation (NRF) are available from the Student Funding Centre. For further information visit the web site www.ukzn.ac.za/studentfund, or contact: Medical School Tel: +27 (0)31 260 43 59
For further
information
Tel: +27 (0)31 260 44 85
Fax: +27 (0)31 260 44 65
Email: moodleyj11@ukzn.ac.za or periasam@ukzn.ac.za
Internet: http://www.ukzn.ac.za/handbooks/2009/Fac50Handbook2009.PDF
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Course Title Master of Medical Science in Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Institution Durban: University of KwaZulu-Natal
Country South Africa
Type Master
Topics Health Determinants: Working Conditions, Occupational Health
Health Determinants: Environment and Ecology
Management: Health Services Management
Health Research and Methods: Statistics
Health Research and Methods: Epidemiology
Language English
Degree, Credits 192 credits
Location Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, Durban, South Africa
Objectives/
Content

Core module: Health Services Management (Occup & Env health), Introduction to epidemiology and biostatistics, Introduction to occupational and environmental health, Professional attachment rotations, Psychosocial and sociological issues, Introductory principles of occupational hygiene, Occupational and environmental diseases, Occupational and environmental respiratory disorders, Occupational Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Research Methods, Principles of Toxicology, Research Project (Occupational & Environmental Medicine)
Elective modules: Occupational and Environmental Toxicology, Control of Occupational Hazards, Environmental Impact Assessment & Rehabilitation, Evaluation of Occupational Hazards, Recognition of Occupational Hazards.

Next Beginning February 2010
Appl. Deadline November 2009
Duration The curriculum for the degree shall occupy a minimum of six and a maximum of eight semesters of part-time tuition and research.
Requirements (a) An applicant who holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree or a Bachelor of Medical Science Honours degree of the University, or has been admitted by the Senate to the status of such degree in terms of General University Rule GR7(a). (b) An applicant in terms of General University Rule GR7 (b) who has qualifications or prior experience which have provided the applicant with a level of competence which is deemed by the Senate to be sufficient for the purpose of study in the Programme.
Course fee 1 year full-time – R14 390 p.a.
2 years part-time – R8 420 p.a.
Subsequent years – R2 260 p.a. plus levy
Students from countries outside Africa:
Full time (one year) – US$6 600 per annum
Part time (two or more years) – US$3 300 per annum.
Scholarship The University’s Student Funding Centre (SFC) administers various post-graduate scholarships and bursaries (and loans for South African citizens). Full-time Masters and Doctoral students may be eligible for Graduate Scholarships, which cover 80% of the South African tuition fees. Application forms for external scholarships (such as those awarded by the National Research Foundation (NRF) are available from the Student Funding Centre. For further information visit the web site www.ukzn.ac.za/studentfund, or contact: Medical School Tel: +27 (0)31 260 43 59
For further
information
Tel: +27 (0)31 260 44 71
Fax: +27 (0)31 260 46 63
Email: ntolan@ukzn.ac.za or periasam@ukzn.ac.za
Internet: http://www.ukzn.ac.za/handbooks/2009/Fac50Handbook2009.PDF
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Course Title Postgraduate Diploma in Occupational Health
Institution Durban: University of KwaZulu-Natal
Country South Africa
Type Diploma
Topics

Health Determinants: Working Conditions, Occupational Health
Health Determinants: Environment and Ecology
Management: Health Services Management
Health Research and Methods: Statistics
Health Research and Methods: Epidemiology

Language English
Degree, Credits 128 credits
Location Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, Durban, South Africa
Objectives/
Content

Core modules: Introduction to occupational and environmental health, Principles of toxicology, Introduction to epidemiology and biostatistics, Introductory principles of occupational hygiene, Health Services Management, Psychosocial and sociological issues, Case studies (Occupational Health), Mini project (Occupational Health).
Elective modules: Occupational and Environmental Toxicology, Occupational and Environmental Respiratory Disorders, Occupational and Environmental Diseases, Recognition of Occupational Hazards, Environmental Impact Assessment and Rehabilitation.

Next Beginning February 2010
Appl. Deadline November 2009
Duration A minimum of four and a maximum of six semesters of part-time tuition.
Participiants' Profile Eligibility to apply to register as a candidate for the Postgraduate Diploma in Occupational Health is governed by Rule OCEH5 (q.v.).
Course fee 1 year full-time – R14 390 p.a.
2 years part-time – R8 420 p.a.
Subsequent years – R2 260 p.a. plus levy
Students from countries outside Africa:
Full time (one year) – US$6 600 per annum
Part time (two or more years) – US$3 300 per annum.
Scholarship The University’s Student Funding Centre (SFC) administers various post-graduate scholarships and bursaries (and loans for South African citizens). Full-time Masters and Doctoral students may be eligible for Graduate Scholarships, which cover 80% of the South African tuition fees. Application forms for external scholarships (such as those awarded by the National Research Foundation (NRF) are available from the Student Funding Centre. For further information visit the web site www.ukzn.ac.za/studentfund, or contact: Medical School Tel: +27 (0)31 260 43 59
For further
information
Tel: +27 (0)31 260 44 71
Fax: +27 (0)31 260 46 63
Email: ntolan@ukzn.ac.za or periasam@ukzn.ac.za
Internet: http://www.ukzn.ac.za/handbooks/2009/Fac50Handbook2009.PDF
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Course Title MSc / PgDip / PgCert of Medical Science in Medical Informatics
Institution Durban: University of KwaZulu-Natal
Country South Africa
Type Research Degree: M.Sc. / M.Phil. / Ph.D.
Diploma
Certificate / Short Course (up to 3 months)
Topics

Health Technology: Management Information Systems

Language English
Degree, Credits Master: 192 credits
Diploma: 128 credits
Certificate: 64 credits
Location Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, Durban, South Africa
Objectives/
Content

Core Modules: Medical information systems, Electronic medical records, Medical artificial intelligence, Introduction to human physiology and biochemistry, Quantitative skills for Medical Informatics, Quantitative skills for Medical Informatics.
Elective modules: Bioinformatics, Cryptography and network security, Programming1 , Programming 2, Databases, Object Oriented Programming and Software Design.

Next Beginning February 2010
Appl. Deadline November 2009
Duration The curriculum for the degree shall occupy three semesters of full-time, or five semesters of part-time tuition and research. The curriculum for the diploma shall occupy two semesters of full-time or four semesters of part-time tuition.
Requirements (a) An applicant who holds an appropriate four-year bachelor’s degree or professional bachelor’s degree or honours degree of the University, or has been admitted by the Senate to the status thereof in terms of General University Rule GR7(a). (b) An applicant who holds an appropriate three-year Bachelor’s degree of the University or has been admitted by the Senate to the status thereof in terms of General University Rule GR7(a), and who prior to registration as a candidate for the Masters degree or Postgraduate Diploma has had at least three years of relevant experience. (c) An applicant in terms of General University Rule GR7(b) who has at least three years of prior experience which has provided him or her with a level of competence which is deemed by Senate to be sufficient for the purpose of study in the Programme.
Course fee

1 year full-time – R14 390 p.a.
2 years part-time – R8 420 p.a.
Subsequent years – R2 260 p.a. plus levy
Students from countries outside Africa:
Full time (one year) – US$6 600 per annum
Part time (two or more years) – US$3 300 per annum.

Scholarship The University’s Student Funding Centre (SFC) administers various post-graduate scholarships and bursaries (and loans for South African citizens). Full-time Masters and Doctoral students may be eligible for Graduate Scholarships, which cover 80% of the South African tuition fees. Application forms for external scholarships (such as those awarded by the National Research Foundation (NRF) are available from the Student Funding Centre. For further information visit the web site www.ukzn.ac.za/studentfund, or contact: Medical School Tel: +27 (0)31 260 43 59
For further
information
Tel: +27 (0)31 260 45 43
Fax: +27 (0)31 260 47 37
Email: naidoos80@ukzn.ac.za or medinformatics@ukzn.ac.za or periasam@ukzn.ac.za
Internet: http://www.ukzn.ac.za/handbooks/2009/Fac50Handbook2009.PDF
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Course Title A Global Nursing Symposium to Build Collaboration Towards Strengthening Results in Health Systems, Nursing and Health.
Institution Durban: University of KwaZulu-Natal
Country South Africa
Type Conference
Topics

Healthcare areas: Nursing

Language English
Degree, Credits  
Location University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), Durban, South Africa
Objectives/
Content

Purpose: The symposium will explore International Health Partnership (IHP) matters that relate to nursing and midwifery education, nursing-led research, practice environments, and complex networks and partnerships. Participants will engage in dialogue to identify mechanisms to strengthen overall outcomes and to foster the collaboration, information-sharing and networking that will help to support fruitful partnerships and strengthen results.

Objectives
• Identify key policy issues and program priorities related to strengthening the collective role of the nursing profession in IHPs;
• Explore tangible mechanisms to enhance nursing education and research;
• Examine strategies to develop synergies among international capacity-building initiatives;
• Explore the role of collaboration and networking within the nursing profession to advance equity in health and health care.

Next Beginning 4 July 2009
For further
information
Maryann Francis
Tel: +27 (0)31 260 45 43
Fax: +27 (0)31 260 47 37
Email: francism@ukzn.ac.za or pandayp@ukzn.ac.za
Internet: http://www.cna-nurses.ca/CNA/international/global/default_e.aspx or Click here
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Course Title Masters Degree in Health Promotion
Institution Durban: University of KwaZulu-Natal
Country South Africa
Type Master
Diploma
Topics Public/Global Health: Health Policy and Planning
Public/Global Health: Promotion and Prevention
Management: Health Economics and Financing
Language English
Degree, Credits Master: 192 credits
Diploma: 128 credits
Certificate: 64 credits
Location School of Psychology, Howard College, Durban
Objectives/
Content

The Masters in Health Promotion programme aims to develop critically informed graduates who will be able to deploy their expertise and skills in health promotion communication, theory, research, policy and legislation in addressing the development challenges facing the nations of the South in an ideologically informed manner that challenges the hegemony of biomedicine.

Students will sit a number of modules, including:

  • Ideology and health: Develops students critical understanding and interrogation of the political economy of health, which informs the ideological project of regulating health behaviour.
  • Theoretical foundations of health promotion: Examines, explores and analyses theories and models of health promotion; an emphasis is placed on change at individual, organisational, and community levels.
  • Planning and evaluation of health promotion interventions: Enables students to apply planning frameworks, tools and strategies in the development of health promotion interventions and to develop skills for monitoring and evaluating interventions.
  • Research methods: Equips students with knowledge and skills in the epistemological foundations of research, and analysis and interpretation of data. Students are expected to apply these skills to a supervised research dissertation.
  • Health promotion practice: The aim of the module is to assure learners’ ability to implement, disseminate, adopt and institutionalise innovations, including demonstrated ability in programme monitoring and evaluation.
Next Beginning February 2010
Appl. Deadline October 2009
Duration Master: one year full-time or two years part-time
Diploma: one year part-time
Participiants' Profile This qualification aims to develop informed graduates who will be able to critically deploy their expertise and skills in health promotion communication, theory, research, policy and legislation in addressing regional and global development challenges.
Requirements Applicants must have a four-year degree or relevant postgraduate qualification/s. Extensive work experience and prior learning will be taken into consideration. All students must be able to communicate electronically. Letters are required from employers supporting application.
Methods Master: 45% course work (including practicum) and 55% research methods and dissertation
Structure Master: four two-week study blocks (i.e. full-time contact)
Diploma: four one-week study blocks (i.e. full-time contact)
For further
information

Mr P. Rajbansi
School of Psychology, Howard College, Durban
University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Tel: +27 (0)31 260 74 25
Fax: +27 (0)31 260 26 18
Email: rajbansid@ukzn.ac.za
Internet: http://www.ukzn.ac.za/psychology/studying_healthpromo.htm

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