Massive health problems face African populations. There is a huge need to build capacity to study the causes of and apply evidence-based solutions for these problems. However, there is a lack of affordable and accessible educational opportunities for committed health workers to build their capacity in this area.
The healthcare sector is one of the few industries where experts expect a substantial increase in the number of jobs. A Masters of Public Health degree holds the promise of job security and exciting, new employment opportunities and the opportunity to make a real difference in people’s access to good health.
To respond to this need the Foundation for Professional Development (FPD) presents a Masters of Public Health (MPH) degree that is a three-year on-line part-time qualification accredited with the South African Council of Higher Education and registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). The Master’s degree is aimed at equipping health practitioners from a variety of disciplines, with key public health competencies and collaborative strategies to address and mitigate population-level risk factors contributing to the global and national burden of disease.
FPD’s online MastersofPublicHealthdegreewill provide you with access to an internationally expert authored curriculum to build your practical knowledge and develop a wholistic body of knowledge and skills around public health.This will enable you to monitor and diagnose the health concerns of entire communities and promote healthy practices and behaviours to ensure that populations stay healthy.
Empower yourself with a registered, online qualification and some of the best public health learning and decision-making tools available.
If a public health perspective is critical to your current role or would be beneficial in your aspirant role. If you want the knowledge and skills to put public health principles into effect in a variety of settings including research, practice, policy and at the interface of applied research.
Note: Should you not have this prior experience with online learning you will be provisionally enrolled on the course with final registration being subject to the successful completion of two of the course modules namely:
These two modules will count towards the credits required to completing the qualification. Should the participant be unable to successfully complete these two modules the provisional registration will be withdrawn.
The curriculum is designed to support the learner to acquire the following throughout the Masters:
COMPULSORY AND ENTRY MODULES:
Additional compulsory modules:
Choose any four of the modules from the two groups.
GROUP 1 - FOUNDATION SCIENCES OF PUBLIC HEALTH
(Any of these modules other than the two chosen as core modules)
GROUP 2 - PUBLIC HEALTH PROBLEMS
(Any of these modules other than the four chosen as core modules) Communicable disease (Transmission, surveillance & control)
The assessment processes for the MPH qualification uses both formative and summative assessments for assessing each of learning outcomes. Each module includes course work and the formative assessments are performed through:
Learners are required to demonstrate the application and integration of all the modules of the MPH through the planning, execution, and reporting of a research project. The summative assessment of the Research Module is in the form of a mini dissertation.
8 to 10 hours per week required part time to complete
On passing eight modules and the mini dissertation, the successful candidate will be awarded with a Master degree in Public Health (NQF Level 9). SAQA ID: 117086
Total fees cost for up to three years to complete: R46 964.00 including vat Payment terms available as follows:
|Module 1||Prior to commencing||R11 741.00|
|Module 2||On completion of module 1 (entry/compulsory)||R11 741.00|
|Progress||On completion of module 4||R11 741.00|
|Final||On submission of dissertation||R11 741.00|
Extended year of study:
Applicants will follow these easy steps on their path to enrolment, please contact us for the relevant forms:
Step 1: Apply for enrolment
You will be required to complete and submit and application form for enrolment, together with supporting documents, please note there is a non-refundable R 300.00 application fee. Please note that by signing the Application Form and submitting the supporting documents you indicate that you understand that, should your qualification(s) be found to be misrepresented or from a degree mill, then your name will be included in the Register of Misrepresented Qualifications and Providers operating outside of the South African NQF (RMQP). You will also not receive the qualification.
The following supporting documents need to be submitted:
Once you have submitted your application, along with all supporting documentation, you will receive correspondence from FPD regarding the outcome of your application.
Step 2: Apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) / Credit Accumulation & Transfer (CAT)
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Applicants aiming to enter the FPD proposed programme may already be working in the public health context and/or have gained knowledge as a result of learning in the workplace and in other settings. If this applies to you, you can apply for RPL by providing testimonials/reference letter from previous or current employers. The testimonials/reference letter must include the number of years worked and your responsibilities/duties.
Credit Accumulation & Transfer (CAT)
Students who have previously successfully completed relevant modules, courses or programmes at FPD or another institution and who wish to have such modules, courses or programmes recognised by FPD should apply for CAT.
The following supporting documentation is required to be submitted:
You will receive correspondence from FPD regarding the outcome of the CAT.
Step 3: Registration and Payment
Successful applicants will also receive an invoice from FPD, in order to make payment. Kindly refer to the course fee section for more information.
Once proof of payment has been received, you will receive an acknowledgment letter with a link for you to register on the FPD Student Portal.
Kindly contact Mrs Bontle Mogakane at email@example.com for the above application and enrolment forms.
For more information or to register, please contact:
School of Public Health
Tel: 012 110 4080/ 087 821 1109
The public health system cannot function as a single entity, our strong health system demands workers who understand that we co-exist with other sectors to run a successful public health care system.