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PUBLIC HEALTH

NB: Only offered at postgradute level.

Descriptive Health Measurement - PPH4801
Post Graduate Diploma Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: To to provide students with skills to collect, analyse and use health information; to provide them with an understanding of the basic principles and methods of descriptive epidemiology, descriptive biostatistics and demography and to demonstrate how these are applied in approaches to the planning and evaluation of public health interventions.
Analytic Health Measurement - PPH4802
Post Graduate Diploma Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: To introduce students to the prinicples and methods of analytical epidemiology and biostatistics. The module will focus on the applications of these approaches to the planning and evaluation of public health interventions.
Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases, Including HIV and AIDS - PPH4803
Post Graduate Diploma Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: To facilitate knowledge about the context, trends, impact and intervention strategies of important infectious diseases and HIV and Aids. Students will be able to monitor, critically reflect and act appropriately at a strategic level on these infectious diseases.
Introduction to Population Studies and Reproductive Health - PPH4804
Post Graduate Diploma Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: To facilitate knowledge about the context, trends and impact on health on populations. Students will be able to monitor, critically reflect and act appropriately on population trends as relevant to health, health systems and health service delivery.
Principles and Methods of Health Research - PPH4805
Post Graduate Diploma Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: To update and increase the student's knowledge of scientific approach and of every step of the research process. Qualifying students will be able to critically evaluate research reports and articles.