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Our first of its kind, completely online Master of Public Health programme aims to empower health professionals to analyse, strategise and offer solutions to public health challenges in South Africa and around the globe. You will study environmental health, occupational health and epidemiological threats and risks.

Our curriculum is comparable with programmes offered at internationally accredited schools of public health, but with a curriculum tailored to South African and sub-Saharan legislation, health imperatives and economic environment. Completion of this programme will enable you to progress to a doctorate in a health-related field of study.

This programme requires no travel and no face-to-face sessions, allowing you to earn credits at your own pace while fulfilling personal and professional obligations. Complete the programme in a minimum of two years.

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We recommend the following in order to successfully complete your 100% online degree:

Basic computer skills:

  • Ability to operate your computer and perform common tasks
  • Email and file management (access, create, edit, save, upload and download documents)
  • Ability to use a word processing program to create and edit documents
  • Basic web-browsing skills


Computer requirements:

  • Laptop or PC
  • E-book storage and reading
  • Study notes storage and reading (PDF, MS Office)
  • Video storage and playback
  • Video recording
  • Audio storage and playback
  • Audio recording
  • Web browsing
  • Document creation
  • Access to social networking

Module interruption and scheduled maintenance:
In the event of unexpected module interruption on the due date for an activity, the online facilitator will notify students of a new due date.

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The admission requirements for this programme will adhere to the University of Johannesburg’s Admission and Selection Policy that is current at the time of the registration for this programme.
The admission process is the first step towards advancing your career. Below are the minimum requirements for applying and a list of the required documents you will need when you submit your application for the Master of Public Health 100% online programme.


Admission requirements:

  • A health-related qualification at NQF Level 8 such as Environmental Health, Public Health, MbChB, Social Work, Physiotherapy, Nursing, or other related equivalent qualification. Non-South African students need to apply to SAQA for verification of the equivalence of the entry qualification. 
    AND
  • An average of 65% for the NQF Level 8 qualification 
    AND
  • A minimum of five years’ work experience in the field of Public Health, Environmental Health, and/or Occupational Health and Safety, of which three years must be in a management position.

Applications from persons with equivalent qualifications will be considered by a constituted status committee in line with the regulations of the university and faculty.


Required documentation:

  • A certified academic record and a certified copy of your highest qualification obtained
  • An updated and detailed CV
  • Evidence of NQF Level of your highest qualification
  • Proof of work experience
  • A motivation letter
  • A general referee report from a colleague or a recommendation letter
  • SAQA evaluation for non-South African qualifications
  • The international equivalence of qualifications will be specified in the prospectus.

If you have a question, please email enquiries@online.uj.ac.za or phone 0800 233 723 (toll-free).

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Modules are undertaken over a seven-week period. The programme is split over two years and consists of compulsory modules and a minor dissertation.

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APPLY BY DATE:
04 August 2024
TO START BY:
19 August 2024

THE FUTURE. REIMAGINED.

Master of Public Health

Our first of its kind, completely online Master of Public Health programme aims to empower health professionals to analyse, strategise and offer solutions to public health challenges in South Africa and around the globe. You will study environmental health, occupational health and epidemiological threats and risks.

Our curriculum is comparable with programmes offered at internationally accredited schools of public health, but with a curriculum tailored to South African and sub-Saharan legislation, health imperatives and economic environment. Completion of this programme will enable you to progress to a doctorate in a health-related field of study.

This programme requires no travel and no face-to-face sessions, allowing you to earn credits at your own pace while fulfilling personal and professional obligations. Complete the programme in a minimum of two years.

Requirements

The admission requirements for this programme will adhere to the University of Johannesburg’s Admission and Selection Policy that is current at the time of the registration for this programme.
The admission process is the first step towards advancing your career. Below are the minimum requirements for applying and a list of the required documents you will need when you submit your application for the Master of Public Health 100% online programme.


Admission requirements:

  • A health-related qualification at NQF Level 8 such as Environmental Health, Public Health, MbChB, Social Work, Physiotherapy, Nursing, or other related equivalent qualification. Non-South African students need to apply to SAQA for verification of the equivalence of the entry qualification. 
    AND
  • An average of 65% for the NQF Level 8 qualification 
    AND
  • A minimum of five years’ work experience in the field of Public Health, Environmental Health, and/or Occupational Health and Safety, of which three years must be in a management position.

Applications from persons with equivalent qualifications will be considered by a constituted status committee in line with the regulations of the university and faculty.


Required documentation:

  • A certified academic record and a certified copy of your highest qualification obtained
  • An updated and detailed CV
  • Evidence of NQF Level of your highest qualification
  • Proof of work experience
  • A motivation letter
  • A general referee report from a colleague or a recommendation letter
  • SAQA evaluation for non-South African qualifications
  • The international equivalence of qualifications will be specified in the prospectus.

If you have a question, please email enquiries@online.uj.ac.za or phone 0800 233 723 (toll-free).

We recommend the following in order to successfully complete your 100% online degree:

Basic computer skills:

  • Ability to operate your computer and perform common tasks
  • Email and file management (access, create, edit, save, upload and download documents)
  • Ability to use a word processing program to create and edit documents
  • Basic web-browsing skills


Computer requirements:

  • Laptop or PC
  • E-book storage and reading
  • Study notes storage and reading (PDF, MS Office)
  • Video storage and playback
  • Video recording
  • Audio storage and playback
  • Audio recording
  • Web browsing
  • Document creation
  • Access to social networking

Module interruption and scheduled maintenance:
In the event of unexpected module interruption on the due date for an activity, the online facilitator will notify students of a new due date.

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Module & credits

Modules are undertaken over a seven-week period. The programme is split over two years and consists of compulsory modules and a minor dissertation.

Total Fees:  R2,620

Credits:  10

The module provides an introduction to environmental health and occupational health interlinked to public health. It examines the multidisciplinary approaches to understanding, assessing and controlling environmental and occupational factors that impact on public health.

Total Fees:  R2,620

Credits:  10

This module evaluates and debates occupational and environmental health systems with reference to strengths, weaknesses, core values, ethos of current health reforms and global public health priorities. The module enables a contextual framework of public health within a region or country’s health system.

Total Fees:  R2,620

Credits:  10

This module introduces and demonstrates the relevance of epidemiology, biostatistics and research methodologies to public health. It provides the foundation to public health surveillance and investigations.

Total Fees:  R2,620

Credits:  10

This module explores multidisciplinary approaches in the prevention of epidemiological diseases and the improvement of health through research within the community and for individuals. It provides various statistical tools for interpretation of scientific data for public health.

Total Fees:  R4,200

Credits:  16

The purpose of this module is to enable the assessment of programmes, policies and activities available to promote health and the development of new applicable methodologies for health promotion. It focuses on creating models for social and environmental interventions to respond to current public health challenges across the globe.

Total Fees:  R4,200

Credits:  16

This module encompasses the carrying out of health risk assessment and impact assessment using applicable methodologies developed by specialist organisations.

Total Fees:  R4,200

Credits:  16

The purpose of this module is to demonstrate how well-known disasters were managed at the country level, the intersectoral collaboration at a continental level and the international responses.

Total Fees:  R4,200

Credits:  16

This module explores the impact of existing health systems and associated political environments on continental demographics, water, ecosystems critical for human survival, health, food and energy.

Total Fees:  R4,200

Credits:  16

This module critiques the existing models of funding health care with reference to best practices across the globe and relevance to developing and developed countries. It enables the development of knowledge on health economies.

Total Fees:  R540

Credits:  2

This module provides the base for the formulation of a research concept note and a relevant research question, with a specific focus on public health.

Total Fees:  R540

Credits:  2

The purpose of this module is to aid the formulation of research aims and objectives aligned to an identified, refined research topic in the area of public health.

Total Fees:  R540

Credits:  2

This module aims to assist in the choice of an appropriate study approach and design to be used in the research.

Total Fees:  R540

Credits:  2

This module aids to plan, outline and - where applicable - design data collection tools and/or measuring instruments. It enables the formulation of specific questions answering to the aims and objectives of the proposed research.

Total Fees:  R540

Credits:  2

The purpose of this module is to allow authentication and piloting of data collection tools for validity and reliability purposes. It also focuses on ethical considerations required for research projects.

Total Fees:  R540

Credits:  2

This module allows for corrections of the research protocol, any substantiations required and submissions for higher degree and ethics approval. It enables initial interaction with a specific field expert or supervisor.

Total Fees:  R4,200

Credits:  16

This module provides for collection of data, the control of bias, capturing of data, analysing of data and the interpretation of research results.

Total Fees:  R4,200

Credits:  16

This module warrants research report writing and comments or corrections with an allocated field expert or supervisor.

Total Fees:  R4,200

Credits:  16

This module warrants the minor dissertation finalisation, submission, examination and corrections where applicable. Results to be presented and approved as per faculty and university policies to qualify the student for completion.

FEES FOR 2024

UJ Online programmes are designed to be affordable, saving time and money compared to other formats. Tuition fees are calculated per seven-week module. You can enrol in and pay for each consecutive session as your studies progress. Payment is accepted through the online student portal and must meet the payment deadline.

* Fees quoted are 2024. Fees are subject to an annual increase.

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Number of modules: 18

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Programme credits: 180

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Fees per programme credit: ± R263

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Total tuition fees: R47,320*

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