University of the Witwatersrand

Faculty of Health Sciences
Dept of Community Health
Medical School
7 York Rd
Parktown 2193
South Africa

Private Bag 3, WITS, 2050, South Africa
Tel: +27 (0)11 717 10 00
Fax: +27 (0)11 717 10 65

School of Public Health
Faculty of Health Sciences
Tel: +27 (0)11 717 2543
Fax: +27 (0)11 717 20 84
Email: cronkc@sph.wits.ac.za

Tel: +27 (0)11 647 20 76
Fax: +27 (0)11 647 20 84
E-mail: healthpg@health.wits.ac.za
Internet: http://www.health.wits.ac.za/PublicHealth/degree.html


Courses on this page:    Diploma in Health Service Management
Master in Public Health
MSc in the field of Population-based Field Epidemiology
MSc in Epidemiology in the field of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Master/ Diploma of Public Health: Occupational Health

Course Title Diploma in Health Service Management
Institution Parktown: University of the Witwatersrand
Country South Africa
Type Diploma
Topics Management: Health Services Management
Management: Human Resources Development
Language English
Degree, Credits  
Location Wits University, Parktown
Objectives/
Content
The Diploma in Health Service Management (DHSM) is to develop specialised skills and knowledge and to prepare learners for positions as managers at district or provincial level, as managers of health care facilities, or as health program co-ordinators, so contributing to the need in our country for management skills at all levels of the health care system.
  • Exit Level Outcomes and the Associated Assessment Criteria
  • Problem-Solving Ability
  • Knowledge of Management Principles and the Application Thereof
  • Attitudes and Values
  • Self Development
  • Working with others as members of a team, group, organisation, community
  • Play a leadership role in public health
  • Develop skills of critical and analytical thinking
  • Professional and General Communication
Next Beginning January 2010
Appl. Deadline 31 July 2009
Duration full-time degree over one year or a part-time degree over two or more years
Requirements A bachelor’s degree of at least four years duration in dentistry, medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, speech and hearing therapy or social work.
A bachelor of Arts or Sciences with honours in psychology or sociology or other field of relevance to public health.
By special arrangement with the University.
Structure The course has two parts:
Part I: consists of core courses comprising 6 one-week blocks.
Part II: consists of advanced courses comprising 6 one-week blocks.
Each course module has a reading pack and is followed by an assignment. Evaluation is by a combination of course work tasks/assignments and examination.
Course fee R21100 - R26520 per year of study
For further
information
Ntokozo Dube
Tel:+27 (0)11 717 20 87
Email: ntokozo.dube@wits.ac.za
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Course Title Master in Public Health
Institution Parktown: University of the Witwatersrand
Country South Africa
Type Research Degree: M.Sc. / M.Phil. / Ph.D.
Topics Public/Global Health: Primary Health Care
Management: Health Care Quality Improvement
Management: Health Services Management
Healthcare areas: Health Promotion and Education
Health Determinants: Working Conditions, Occupational Health
Health Research and Methods
Language English
Degree, Credits
Location Faculty of Health Sciences
Objectives/
Content

The curriculum for the MPH has been designed with the needs of the 21st century public health manager in mind. This part-time degree provides a solid base in the knowledge and skills expected of a public health professional and prepares public health practitioners for leadership positions.
Core disciplines in public health (health measurement, primary health care, management in health and health services, public health law, environmental and occupational health) are offered. Areas of specialisation include Health Policy and Management; Occupational Hygiene; Health Promotion,Hospital Management and Rural Health.

Next Beginning January 2010
Appl. Deadline 31 July 2009
Duration full-time degree over two years or a part-time degree over three or more years.
No. of
Participants
60
Participants'
Profile
Public health practioners of graduates in a health related field
Requirements A bachelor’s degree of at least four years duration in dentistry, medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, speech and hearing therapy or social work.
A bachelor of Arts or Sciences with honours in psychology or sociology or other field of relevance to public health.
Structure Course work over 14 one-week blocks+ interblock assignments+ research report
Teaching staff Specialists in Public Health and Epidemiology
Coordinator Ntokozo Dube,
Email: ntokozo.dube@wits.ac.za
Tel: +27 (0)11 717 2087
Methods Lectures, tutorials, projects, fieldtrips
Evaluation Assignments, examinations, research reports
Course fee ZAR 21 000
Scholarship For information regarding financial assistance contact the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office, telephone +27 (0)11 717 1070 and fax +27 (0)11 339 4397
A number of bursaries are available from MESAB (Medical Education for South African Blacks) for South African students in selected provinces doing the Master of Public Health (MPH) programme.
Contact: The Executive Officer, MESAB, P O Box 76, WITS, 2050 South Africa.
Tel: +27 (0)11 276 11 13
Fax: +27 (0)11 276 11 10
Accommodation Enquiries regarding on-campus accommodation should be directed to Accommodation Officer, Office of Residence Life, Private Bag X3, WITS, 2050, South Africa. Telephone +27 (0)11 717-9170; Fax +27 (0)11 339-8213 and Email: management@residence.wits.ac.za.
For further
information

The Postgraduate Officer, Faculty of Health Sciences, Medical School, 7 York Road, Parktown
2193 South Africa
Tel: +27 (0)11 717 2543
Fax: +27 (0)11 717 2084
E-mail: healthpg@health.wits.ac.za
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Anne de Jager
Tel: +27 (0)11 717 20 87
Emai: dejagera@sph.wits.ac.za
International Office:
Tel: +27 (0)11 717-1054. Fax: +27 (0)11 717-1059
Email: studysa@international.wits.ac.za

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Course Title MSc in Population-based Field Epidemiology
Institution Parktown: University of the Witwatersrand
Country South Africa
Type Research Degree: M.Sc. / M.Phil. / Ph.D.
Topics Public/Global Health: Epidemiology and Disease Control
Health Research and Methods: Statistics
Health Research and Methods: Demography
Health Research and Methods: Epidemiology
Health Research and Methods: Study Design and Data Analysis
Health Technology: ICT for demographic and health surveillance
Language English
Degree, Credits MSc
Location University of the Witwatersrand
Objectives/
Content
Content includes epidemiology, biostatistics and data management, information technologies for demography and health surveillance and leadership in research management plus a substantial field placement in an African Health and Demographic Surveillance site. Focuses on developing capacity of researchers and research leaders competent in longitudinal data management to respond to the key public health challenges of the developing countries.

It has five disciplinary arms and an integrating fieldwork component:

  • Epidemiology
  • Biostatistics and data management
  • Demography and other social sciences
  • Information technologies for demography and health surveillance
  • Leadership in research and research management
Next Beginning January2010
Appl. Deadline 31 July 2009
Duration 1,5 years (full-time)
Participants'
Profile
Data managers and researchers of demographic and surveillance sites of INDEPTH? Epidemiologists/researchers working on field-based projects? Future research leaders in African based research sites? Individuals who require relational database management skills and or working with longitudinal data sets.
Structure Coursework is 12 months full time with a further 6-month field placement
Coordinator Mr Lawrence Mpinga
Email: lawrence.mpinga@wits.ac.za
Tel: +27 (0)11 717 25 43
Fax: +27 (0)11 717 20 84
Course fee ZAR 21 000
Scholarship

A limited number of fellowships are available through INDEPTH for potential students currently working in INDEPTH member DSS sites. For information on fellowship application forms, contact:
Email: Kwabena.Boateng@indepth-network.org
Other funding sources: A number of scholarships from TDR/WHO exist for full-time students. Contact Mr Steven Wayling, Research Capability Strengthening (RCS), Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR), World Health Organisation,
CH-1211, Geneva, 27 Switzerland.
Email: waylings@who.ch.
Wits Financial Aid and Scholarship Office
Tel: +27 (0)11 717 1070
Email: nteyin@finaid.wits.ac.za

For further
information

Lindy Mataboge
Email: dinah.mataboge@wits,ac,za or healthpg@health.wits.ac.za
Tel: +27 (0)11 717 25 96 or +27 (0)11 717 20 76
Fax: +27 (0)11 717 21 19
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Course Title MSc in Epidemiology in the field of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Institution Parktown: University of the Witwatersrand
Country South Africa
Type Master
Topics Health Research and Methods: Statistics
Health Research and Methods: Epidemiology
Health Research and Methods: Demography
Language English
Degree, Credits  
Location Johannesburg, South Africa
Objectives/
Content

This masters course includes extensive computer-based training in epidemiology and biostatistics, with an introductory course in demography, research ethics and surveillance. Selective options include communicable, non-communicable and clinical epidemiology.

Next Beginning January 2010
Appl. Deadline 31 July 2009
Duration one year full-time ( 3 years part-time)
Requirements Applicants must have a four-year honours degree, an MBBCh or other health related degree. Relevant work experience will be an advantage. This degree will appeal to students who want to become more involved in research in their fields. Students come from a range of disciplinary backgrounds including medical, microbiology, dentistry, statistics, nursing, veterinary science and sociology.
Course fee R21100 - R26520 per year of study
Scholarship Information about financial aid is available from the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office.
Tel: +27 (0)11 717-1070
Email: nteyin@finaid.wits.ac.za
A limited number of fellowships from TDR/WHO are available to full-time students.
Contact Mr. Steven Wayling, Research Capability Strengthening (RCS), Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Disease (TDR), World Health Organisation CH-1211 Geneva, 27 Switzerland.
Email: waylings@who.int
For further
information

Lindy Mataboge
Email: dinah.mataboge@wits,ac,za or healthpg@health.wits.ac.za
Tel: +27 (0)11 717 25 96 or +27 (0)11 717 20 76
Fax: +27 (0)11 717 21 19
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Course Title Master/ Diploma of Public Health: Occupational Health
Institution Parktown: University of the Witwatersrand
Country South Africa
Type Master
Diploma
Topics Health Determinants: Working Conditions, Occupational Health
Language English
Degree, Credits
Location Johannesburg, South Africa
Objectives/
Content

The courses are for people who work or intend to work in occupational health in the public or private sectors. Students who complete the programme will have the theoretical knowledge and skills to practice as occupational hygienists.
Occupational toxicology, occupational medicine and occupational health services are the strengths of this DOH. Practical skills development is seen as an important focus.

Next Beginning January 2010
Appl. Deadline 31 July 2009 part-time over two years
Duration part-time over two years
Course fee R21100 - R26520 per year of study
For further
information

Mr Andrew Swanepoel
Email: andrew.swanepoel@wits.ac.za
Tel: +27 (0)11 717 2507
or
Email: healthpg@health.wits.ac.za
Tel: +27 (0)11 717 20 76
Fax: +27 (0)11 717 21 19
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