MPH in Public Health Online

General

Program Description

On completion of this program students will be able to:

  • Contextualize Public Health within the region and relevant countries’ health systems, with a specific focus on environmental and occupational health.
  • Conduct health risk assessments and to enumerate, understand, mitigate, and manage these risks.
  • Develop relevant epidemiology and research methodologies for local, regional environmental, and occupational health risks.
  • Develop knowledge of related health economies.
  • Unpack environmental and occupational disasters that have local and regional relevance as learning opportunities in primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention situations.
  • Take strategic decisions within the context of environmental and occupational health domains.

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At the University of Johannesburg “The Future. Reimagined.” is not simply a catchy phrase

The institution is taking the lead across Africa in the 4th Industrial Revolution Thinking, reimagining the future for all disciplines 4IR is the next wave of industrialization that we need to understand and shape in order to build the future of this country – and the Africa continent – so richly deserve. 4IR is not just about robotics and automation; it is about the advancement of society to empower people and uplift generations.

As the world moves forward into the 4th industrial revolution, so does UJ with “Education 4IR” – bringing 4IR thinking and technology into the curriculum across different courses and using innovative blended-learning technologies. This means that UJ graduates are better prepared to embrace the future of business and industry as AI and 4IR play a bigger part in the way we live and work.

At the University of Johannesburg, it is our duty to embrace and navigate the future leaders of our country proudly and boldly through the unimagined complexities of 4IR so that they may take full advantage and deliver a better tomorrow. Future leaders like you! Here we are leading courageous conversation; pushing and shaping the design of a new tomorrow. Here we are taking action and building the new world.

Admission requirements:

The minimum admission requirement is a Bachelor’s Degree at NQF 8 in a related Health Field E.g. Environmental Health, Epidemiology, MbChB, Social Work, Physiotherapy, Nursing, and other related equivalent qualification. Applications from persons with equivalent qualifications will be considered by a constituted status committee in line with the University’s and Faculty’s regulation. Three to five years’ work experience in the Health sector inclusive of research and/or project management. A minimum of five years’ work experience in the field of Environmental Health and Occupational Health and safety. Three to five years’ Experience in a management position in the Health Sector. Applicants with equivalent qualifications will be considered by a constituted status committee if they submit a detailed CV and motivation letter.

Duration of program:

Part-time: Minimum 2 years and maximum of 3 years

Contact details:

Name: Mrs. Martha Chadyiwa / Tel 011 559 6239 / Email: mchadyiwa@uj.ac.za

Last updated May 2020

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Vibrant, multicultural and dynamic, the University of Johannesburg (UJ) shares the pace and energy of cosmopolitan Johannesburg, the city whose name it carries. Proudly South African, the university i ... Read More

Vibrant, multicultural and dynamic, the University of Johannesburg (UJ) shares the pace and energy of cosmopolitan Johannesburg, the city whose name it carries. Proudly South African, the university is alive down to its African roots, and well-prepared for its role in actualising the potential that higher education holds for the continent’s development. Read less