The programme has been designed to develop participants’ strategic management capabilities by broadening their view of their role in the work sector and developing key managerial competencies required to successfully manage in such an environment


This programme is only accessible by means of a restrictive scholarship provided by AMPATH Laboratories.

Learning Outcomes

On achieving this programme certificate, a learner will be able to:

  • Apply fundamental management principles in a work-based context (Across all modules).
  • Apply quantitative methodologies in making work-based decisions (Module 5).
  • Utilise technology to communicate effectively (Across all modules and course design).
  • Conduct action research.
  • Solve marketing problems.
  • Interpret financial statements and develop a budget.
  • Manage information in a business context.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the basic principles of the healthcare business environment.
  • Demonstrate and apply knowledge of effective self-management and leadership.
  • Practice human resource management principles.
  • Manage a project.
  • Develop a business or funding proposal.

Course Content

The following modules are included:

  • Action Research
  • Understanding the South African Healthcare Environment
  • Managing Self 
  • Leadership
  • Strategic and Operational Management
  • Project Management
  • Managing Information (Monitoring and Evaluation)
  • Financial Management
  • Business Proposal Writing
  • Human Resource Management & Development
  • Strategic Marketing and Customer Relations

Course Duration

The Advanced Health Management Programme is a 12-month full time distance programme with limited assisted tutorial sessions.


Participants are assessed by means of both formative and summative assessments. 


Successful participants will receive a certificate of completion for the Advanced Health Management Programme co-certified by FPD and YALE.

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Participants will have the opportunity to translate learning into measurable application throughout the course. These workplace assessments will help you in your current job.